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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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American Poems (1625-1892)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - American poetry - 1912 - 669 pages
...to our dust, So near is God to man, When Duty whispers low, Thou must, 15 The youth replies. / can. TERMINUS It is time to be old, To take in sail: The...sets to seas a shore, Came to me in his fatal rounds 5 And said: "No more! No farther spread Thy broad ambitious branches and thy root. Fancy departs: no...
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American Literature

Roy Bennett Pace - American literature - 1915 - 281 pages
...; 60 Woe and want thou canst outsleep ; Want and woe, which torture us, Thy sleep makes ridiculous. Terminus It is time to be old, To take in sail : —...sets to seas a shore, Came to me in his fatal rounds, 6 And said : ' No more I No farther shoot Thy broad ambitious branches, and thy root. Fancy departs...
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Columbus Medical Journal: A Magazine of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 3

1885
...guidance. He retired from active practice several years ago, when he had come to feel, with Emerson, "It is time to be old, To take in sail; The god of...Came to me in his fatal rounds, And said, 'No more!" " • * 1 • 576 REVIEWS AND BOOK NOTICES. Mendota, 11l., and graduated in medinine at Rush Medical...
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American Poetry

Percy Holmes Boynton - American poetry - 1918 - 721 pages
...last He will spell in the sculpture, "Stay." 1846. Atlantic Monthly, Dec., 1866. creep, TERMINUS 1 It is time to be old, To take in sail : — The god...departs : no more invent ; Contract thy firmament I0 To compass of a tent. There's not enough for this and that, Make thy option which of two; Economize...
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American Poetry

Percy Holmes Boynton, Howard Mumford Jones, George Sherburn, Frank Martindale Webster - American poetry - 1918 - 721 pages
...sculpture, "Stay." 1846. Atlantic Monthly, Dec., 1866. TERMINUS i • It is time to be old, To tal^e in sail : — The god of bounds, Who sets to seas...departs : no more invent ; Contract thy firmament I0 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 Atlantic Monthly, Volume 19

American literature - 1867
...North Village ; and as for Dave, he and I have struck ile. I 'm going out to look at our property now." TERMINUS. IT is time to be old, To take in sail :...to me in his fatal rounds, And said, " No more ! No further spread Thy broad ambitious branches, and thy root ; Fancy departs : no more invent, Contract...
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Nineteenth-century American Poetry

William C. Spengemann, Jessica F. Roberts - Poetry - 1996 - 447 pages
...know, That in the wild turmoil, 35 Horsed on the Proteus, Thou ridest to power, And to endurance. 1860 TERMINUS It is time to be old, To take in sail: — The god of bounds, Who sets to seas a shore, 5 Came to me in his fatal rounds, And said: 'No more! No farther shoot Thy broad ambitious branches,...
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The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 4, Nineteenth-Century ...

Cyrus R. K. Patell - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 562 pages
...called for renovation through ecstasy; in "Terminus" Emerson receives a command from a different god: It is time to be old, To take in sail: The god of...Came to me in his fatal rounds, And said: "No more!" The poet's failing life-force must now be husbanded. Resentfully, the poet first blames his ancestors,...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oliver Wendell Holmes - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 456 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 :...farther shoot Thy broad ambitious branches, and thy rood Fancy departs : no more invent ; Contract thy firmament To compass of a tent. There 's not enough...
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That Oceanic Feeling

Fiona Capp - Australia - 2003 - 288 pages
...been so moved by in John Kelly. Terminus, appropriately, is the Roman god of boundaries and landmarks: It is time to be old, To take in sail: The god of...Came to me in his fatal rounds, And said, 'No more!' As the bird trims her to the gale, I trimmed myself to the storm of time, I man the rudder, reef the...
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