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" Where nought but dreams, no real pleasures, grow ; Like cats in air-pumps, to subsist we strive On joys too thin to keep the soul alive. "
The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature - Page 417
1804
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The Works of the Author of The Night-thoughts: In Three Volumes, Volume 1

Edward Young - 1802 - 383 pages
...land of noise and show, Where nought but dreams, no real pleasures, grow ; Like cats in air pumps, to subsist we strive On joys too thin to keep the soul alive. LEM IRA'S sick ; make haste ; the doctor call : He comes ; but where 's his patient ? At the ball....
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

1803
...solid joys, In Fancy's airy land of nuise and show. Where nought but dream*, no real pleasures, grow,. Like cats in air-pumps, to subsist we strive On joys too thin to keep the soul alive. Lemira's sick, make haste; the doctor call: He comes; but where 's his patient ? at ihe ball. 180 The...
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The Literary Magazine, and American Register, Volume 3

Charles Brockden Brown - 1805
...others, odd and quaint. I shall produce one as a specimen, which you may classify as your judgment shall direct : Like cats in air-pumps, to subsist...majestic or dignified in Young's satires ; not that lie was incapable of sublimity, but because the view he took of men and manners generally excluded...
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The Poetical Works of the Rev. Dr. Edward Young: With the Life of ..., Volume 4

Edward Young - 1805
...solid joys, In Fancy's airy land of noise and show, Where nought but dreams, no real pleasures, grow, Like cats in airpumps, to subsist we strive On joys too thin to keep the soul alive. Lemira's sick; make haste ; the doctor call: He comes ; but whcre's his patient ? at the ball. The...
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Letters to a Young Lady on a Course of English Poetry

John Aikin - 1806 - 297 pages
...others, odd and quaint. I shall produce one as a specimen, which you may classify as your judgment shall direct : Like cats in airpumps, to subsist we...excluded it. Yet his account in the seventh satire of the final cause of that principle, the love of fame, is introduced by some very noble lines, which...
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Letters to a Young Lady on a Course of English Poetry: By J. Aikin

John Aikin - 1807 - 297 pages
...others, odd and quaint. I shall produce one as a specimen, which you may classify as your judgment shall direct: , Like cats in airpumps, to subsist...alive. There is little of the majestic or dignified in Voting's satires ; not that he was incapable of sublimity, but -because the view he took of men and...
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The cabinet of poetry, containing the best entire pieces in the works of the ...

Cabinet - 1808
...airy land of noise and show, Where nought but dreams, no real pleasures grow } Like cats in air pumps, to subsist we strive On joys too thin to keep the soul alive. Lemira's sick; make haste; the doctor call : Becomes; but where's his patient? At the ball. The doctor...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;: Watts, A. Philips ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...solid joys, Infancy'e airy land of noise and show, Where nought but dreams, no real pleasures grow; Like cats in air-pumps, to subsist we strive On joys too thin to keep the soul alive. Lemira's sick ; make haste; the doctor call : He comes ; but where's his patient ? At the ball. The...
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Watts, A. Philips, West, Collins, Dyer, Shenstone, Young

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...Jit fancy's airy land of noise and show,Where nought but dreams, no real pleasures grow; Like cols in air-pumps, to subsist we strive On joys too thin to keep the soul alive. 1 Lemira's sick ; make haste; the doctor call : He comes ; but where's his patient ? At the ball. The...
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The Works of the Rev. Dr. Edward Young

Edward Young - 1811
...solid joys, Infancy's airy land of noise and show, Where nought but dreams, no real pleasures, grow ; Like cats in air-pumps, to subsist we strive On joys too thin to keep the soul alive. LEMIRA'S sick ; make haste ; the doctor call : He comes -, but where's his patient ? At the ball. The...
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