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" T' outlength my life, whom friends have left forlorn ; How well are they that die ere they be born, And never see thy sleights, which few men shun Till unawares they helpless are undone ! Oft have I sung of Love and of his fire ; But now I find that poet... "
Alphonsus, king of Arragon. James the Fourth. George-a-Greene, the pinner of ... - Page 291
by Robert Greene, Alexander Dyce - 1831 - 324 pages
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Harper's Cyclopędia of British and American Poetry

Epes Sargent - American poetry - 1881 - 958 pages
...Groat's-worth of Wit bought with a Million of Repentance," we quote the following: A DEATH-BED LAMENT. fenceless as thon wert, oh, where was then Wisdom the mirrored shield, or scorn the spear To out-length my life, whom friends have left forlorn ; — How well are they that die ere they be...
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The Life and Complete Works in Prose and Verse of Robert Greene ...

Robert Greene - 1886
...his sorrows in that GI g mournful song of a wasted life in the ' Groatsworth of Wit,' beginning — ' Deceiving world, that with alluring toys, Hast made my life the subject of thy scorn ; ' in which occur such passionate regrets and sorrows : — ' How well are they that die ere they...
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Harper's Cyclopaedia of British and American Poetry

Epes Sargent - American poetry - 1882 - 958 pages
...Groat' s-worth of Wit bought with a Million of Repentance," we quote the following: A DEATH-BED LAMENT. recollection suppressing, To out-length my life, whom friends have left forlorn ; — How well are they that die ere they be...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed. and ..., Volume 1

Cassell, ltd - 1883
...from his last l>ook, the " Groatsworth of Wit bought with a Million of Repentance : " — TIME LOST. Deceiving world, that with alluring toys Hast made...scornest now to lend thy fading joys T' outlength my Ufe, whom friends have left forlorn ; How well arc they that die ere they be born, And never see thy...
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The Dramatic and Poetical Works of Robert Greene & George Peele

Robert Greene - 1883 - 624 pages
...chain blind youths in trammels of their hair. Till waste brings woe, and sorrow hutee despair. VERSES. DECEIVING world, that with alluring toys Hast made...of thy scorn, And scornest now to lend thy fading joya T' outlength my life, whom friends have left forlorn; How well are they that die ere they be born,...
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A First Sketch of English Literature

Henry Morley - English literature - 1883 - 914 pages
...Chaucer's stanza, were written not long before his death: " Deceiving world, that with alluring to>ps Hast made my life the subject of thy scorn, And scornest now to lend thy fading joys T'outlength my life, whom friends have left forlorn; How well are they that die ere they be born, And...
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Red-letter Poems by English Men and Women

English poetry - 1885 - 648 pages
...LAMENT. DECEIVING world, that with alluring toys Hast made mylifethe subject of thyscorn, , And scorn est now to lend thy fading joys, T' out-length my life,...few men shun, Till unawares they helpless are undone ! O that a year were granted me to live, And for that year my former wits restored ! What rules of...
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Red-letter Poems by English Men and Women

Thomas Young Crowell - English poetry - 1885 - 648 pages
...A DEATH-BED LAMENT. JECEIVING world, that with alluring toys Hast made mylifethe subjectofthyscorn, And scornest now to lend thy fading joys, T' out-length...born, And never see thy slights, which few men shun, Ifil unawares they helpless are undone ! O that a year were granted me to live, And fot that year my...
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Red-letter Poems by English Men and Women

Thomas Young Crowell - English poetry - 1885 - 648 pages
...toys Hast made mvlifethesubjectofthyscorn, And scornest now to lend thy fading joys, T' ont-length my life, whom friends have left forlorn; How well are they that die ere they be bom, And never see thy slights, which few men sbun, Tfil unawares they helpless are undone ! O that...
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Genius in Sunshine and Shadow

Maturin Murray Ballou - Literature - 1886 - 309 pages
...from his " Death-Bed Lament," contained in this volume : — " Deceiving world, that with allnring toys Hast made my life the subject of thy scorn, And scornest now to lend thy fading joys, To out-length my life, whom friends have left forlorn ; — How well are they that die ere they are...
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