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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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Aging in Today's World: Conversations Between an Anthropologist and a Physician

Renée Rose Shield, Stanley M. Aronson - Social Science - 2003 - 248 pages
...acutely aware of their diminishing creativity. Emerson at age sixty-five declared: "It is time to be old. The god of bounds who sets to seas a shore, came to me in his fatal rounds and said: no more!" And Melville, in a letter to Hawthorne, acknowledged that his output was nearing exhaustion. He wrote:...
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Bartlett's Poems for Occasions

Geoffrey O'Brien, Billy Collins - Poetry - 2007 - 544 pages
...understand How far the unknown transcends the what we know. HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW AMERICAN (1807-1882) Terminus It is time to be old, To take in sail: —...in 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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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oliver Wendell Holmes - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 456 pages
...passage from it has been quoted for a particular purpose, but here is the whole poem: — TEBMfflU8. It is time to be old, To take in sail: — The god...of bounds, Who sets to seas a shore, Came to me in Ms fatal rounds, And said : " No more! No farther shoot Thy broad ambitious branches, and thy root....
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oliver Wendell Holmes - Literary Collections - 2007 - 574 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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Over the Teacups

Oliver Wendell Holmes - Literary Collections - 2007 - 338 pages
...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 bounds, Who sets to seas a shore, Game to me in his fatal rounds And said, ' No more ! '" It was early in life to feel that the productive...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Poetry - 2007 - 328 pages
...is, Thy thrift, the sleep of cares ; go For a proud idleness like this Crowns all thy mean affairs. TERMINUS IT is time to be old, To take in sail : — The god of bounds, Who seti to seas a shore, Came to me in his fatal rounds, And said ; * No more ! No farther spread Thy...
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