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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 - 1903 - 550 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.' " The closing years of his life resembled an ever-deepening twilight. Hearing, sight, memory, slowly...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 9

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1904
...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 : —...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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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1904
...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 : —...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, Not...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Lothrop Motley: Two Memoirs

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1904 - 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: —...And said : " No more ! No farther shoot Thy broad ambitions branches, and thy root. Fancy departs : no more invent ; Contract thy firmament To compass...
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Indian Summer Calendar

Kate Sanborn - Aging - 1904 - 8 pages
...what you would call an oxygenarian, is he?" said the professor, looking at him with half-shut eyes. TERMINUS. IT is time to be old, To take in sail: The...Came to me in his fatal rounds And said "No More!" Leave the many and hold the few; Timely wise accept the terms, Soften the fall with wary foot. As the...
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The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson ...: Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1905
...thrift, the sleep of cares; For a proud idleness like this Crowns all thy mean affairs. TERMINUS. " T is time to be old, To take in sail : — The god of...me in his fatal rounds, And said : " No more ! No further shoot Thy broad ambitious branches, and thy root. r The Fancy departs : no more invent, Contract...
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Life of Father Taylor, the Sailor Preacher

Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society - 1904 - 472 pages
...also. He de Bcended from his deck, and accepted fate. He confessed that TO THE HARBOR. 39i " It was time to be old, To take in sail: The god of bounds, Who sets to sens a shore, Came to him in his fated rounds, And said,' No more I' " He turned his vessel's prow...
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Life of Father Taylor, the Sailor Preacher

Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society - 1904 - 472 pages
...case, been Apollo also. He de scended from his deck, and accepted fate. He confessed that " It was time to be old, To take in sail : The god of bounds, Who seta to seas a shore, Came to him in his fated rounds, And said, ' No more ! ' " He turned his vessel's...
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Descriptive and reflective verse

Henry Van Dyke, Hardin Craig - American poetry - 1905
...laughter, And carry in my heart, for days, Peace that hallows rudest ways. 1847. Ralph Waldo Emerson. 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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The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow ...

Curtis Hidden Page - American literature - 1905 - 713 pages
...than live to-day; If who can read them comes at last He will spell in the sculpture, ' Stay.' 1866. TERMINUS* IT is time to be old, To take in sail: —...Fancy 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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