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" TERMINUS. IT is time to be old, To take in sail : — The god of bounds, Who sets to seas a shore, Came to me in his fatal rounds, And said : ' No more ! No farther shoot Thy broad ambitious branches, and thy root. "
The Stoddard Library: A Thousand Hours of Entertainment with the World's ... - Page 55
by John Lawson Stoddard - 1913
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The Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes ...

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1892
...that one passage from it has been quoted for a particular purpose, but here is the whole poem : — TERMINUS. It is. time to be old, To take in sail:...invent ; Contract thy firmament To compass of a tent. There 's not enough for this and that, Make thy option which of two ; Economize the failing river,...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Lothrop Motley: Two Memoirs

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1892 - 542 pages
...that one passage from it has been quoted for a particular purpose, but here is the whole poem : — TERMINUS. It is time to be old, To take in sail: —...invent ; Contract thy firmament To compass of a tent. There 's not enough for this and that, Make thy option which of two ; Economize the failing river,...
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Works, Volume 11

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1892
...that one passage from it has been quoted for a particular purpose, but here is the whole poem: — TERMINUS. It is time to be old, To take in sail: —...Came to me in his fatal rounds, And said : " No more I No farther shoot Thy broad ambitious branches, and thy root. Fancy departs : no more invent; Contract...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Lothrop Motley; two memoirs

Oliver Wendell Holmes - American literature - 1892
...that one passage from it has been quoted for a particular purpose, but here is the whole poem : — TERMINUS. It is time to be old, To take in sail: —...Came to me in his fatal rounds, And said : " No more I No farther shoot Thy broad ambitious branches, and thy root. Fancy departs : no more invent ; Contract...
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The Baroness: A Dutch Story

Frances Mary Peard - 1892 - 278 pages
...our years, long that we had given a swifter and more generous answer. CHAPTER XTTT. FOB HILVARDINE. "It is time to be old, To take in sail:— The god...Came to me in his fatal rounds, And said, 'No more!'" EMEKSON. AFTER all, the Sandpoort party did not remain long absent. Hilvardine was surprised one day...
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Over the teacups

Oliver Wendell Holmes - American literature - 1892
...that of the grand climacteric, when he read to his son the poem he called " Terminus," beginning : "It is time to be old, To take in sail. The God of...Came to me in his fatal rounds And said, 'No more! '" It was early in life to feel that the productive stage was over, but he had received warning from...
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Over the teacups

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1892
...that of the grand climacteric, when he read to his son the poem he called " Terminus," beginning : " It is time to be old, To take in sail. The God of...Came to me in his fatal rounds And said, ' No more ! ' " It was early in life to feel that the productive stage was over, but he had received warning...
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Over the teacups

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1892
...read to his son the poem he called " Terminus," beginning : " It is time to be old, To take in Bail. The God of bounds, Who sets to seas a shore, Came to me in his fatal rounds And said, ' No more ! ' " It was early in life to feel that the productive stage was over, but he had received warning...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American poetry - 1894 - 319 pages
...wisdom is, Thy thrift, the sleep of cares; For a proud idleness like this Crowns all thy mean affairs. TERMINUS. IT is time to be old, To take in sail :...root. Fancy departs : no more invent ; Contract thy firmamsnt To compass of a tent. There's not enough for this and that, Make thy option which of two;...
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Poems and Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Citizenship - 1897 - 236 pages
...great charm (Cabot, 570), his smile was a sunbeam in his face (Cooke, 193), and his whole manner was TERMINUS.* IT is time to be old, To take in sail :...departs : no more invent ; Contract thy firmament 10 To compass of a tent. There 's not enough for this and that, Make thy option which of two ; Economize...
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