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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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Introduction to American Literature: Including Illustrative Selections, with ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - American literature - 1897 - 498 pages
...the limit of his working life. He gave pathetic expression to his experience in the poem entitled " Terminus : " — " It is time to be old, To take in...Came to me in his fatal rounds, And said ' No more.' " way. At last, April 27, 1882, surrounded by those he loved, he was beckoned " to his vaster home."...
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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 :...sets to seas a shore, Came to me in his fatal rounds, 5 And said : " No more ! No farther shoot Thy broad ambitious branches, and thy root. Fancy departs...
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Fortieth Anniversary of the Inauguration of the Rev. S. M. Woodbridge: As ...

New Brunswick Theological Seminary. Alumni Association - Theological seminaries - 1898 - 70 pages
...When Ralph Waldo Emerson was sixty-three. years old he wrote his poem called Terminus, beginning: " It is time to be old, To take in sail :— The God...Came to me in his fatal rounds, And said : No more I " But with such sentiments expressed at such an age we can have but little sympathy. Far more to...
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An American Anthology, 1787-1899: Selections Illustrating the Editor's ...

Edmund Clarence Stedman - American poetry - 1900 - 878 pages
...I heard no church-bell chime ; The sea-beat scorns the minster clock And breaks the glass of Time. R V | 6 7 / Fancy departs: no more invent; Contract thy tirinament To compass of a tent. There 's not enough for...
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An American Anthology, 1787-1900: Selections Illustrating the Editor's ...

Edmund Clarence Stedman - American poetry - 1900 - 878 pages
...church-bell chime ; The sea-beat scorns the minster clock And breaks the glass of Time. TERMINUS IT a time to be old, To take in sail: The god of bounds,...fatal rounds, And said: " No more ! No farther shoot ТЬт broad ambitious branches, and thy Finer departs: no more invent; Contract thy firmament To compass...
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An American Anthology, 1787-1900: Selections Illustrating the Editor's ...

Edmund Clarence Stedman - American poetry - 1900 - 878 pages
....sea-beat .scorns the minster clock And breaks the glass of Time. TERMINUS IT la time to be old, To tako in sail: The god of bounds, Who sets to seas a shore,...Came to me in his fatal rounds, And said: " No more t No farther shoot Tliy broad ambitious branches, and thy root. Fancy departs: no more invent; Contract...
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An American Anthology, 1787-1900

Edmund Clarence Stedman - 1901 - 878 pages
...rock, I heard no church-bell chime; The sea-beat scorns the minster clock And breaks the glass of Time. it is closed, — 't is a far cry to Heaven, my soul, — Oh, a far cry to Heaven ! Fancy departs: no more invent; Contract thy firmament To compass of a tent. There 's not enough for...
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Prayers from the Poets: A Calendar of Devotion

Laurie Magnus, Cecil Headlam - Religious poetry - 1903 - 369 pages
...and the patriot bard In bright succession raise, her ornament and guard ! ROBERT BURNS. DECEMBER 1. TERMINUS. IT is time to be old, To take in sail :...his fatal rounds, And said : " No more ! No farther spread Thy broad, ambitious branches, and thy root. Fancy departs : no more invent, Contract thy firmament...
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“The” Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Poems. 1884, repr. 1897

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902
...thrift, the sleep of cares ; For a proud idleness like this Crowns all thy mean affairs. TEEMINUS. IT is time to be old, To take in sail : — The god...his fatal rounds, And said : "No more ! No farther spread Thy broad ambitious branches, and thy root, Fancy departs : no more invent, Contract thy firmament...
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Getting One's Bearings: Observations for Direction and Distance

Alexander McKenzie - Conduct of life - 1903 - 301 pages
...est. Many have said it since and made it true. Let us set in opposition the beginning and ending of Terminus. " It is time to be old, To take in sail...Came to me in his fatal rounds. And said : ' No more ! ' " " As the bird trims her to the gale, I trim myself to the storm of time, I man the rudder, reef...
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