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" Though now his eightieth year was nigh. Then with no fiery throbbing pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way. "
Annual Register - Page 158
edited by - 1785
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Favourite English poems and poets

English poems - 1870 - 672 pages
...pause, nor left a void ; And sure the Eternal Master found The single talent well employed. The busy day the peaceful night, Unfelt, uncounted, glided by ; His frame was fIrm, his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was nigh. Then with no fiery throbbing pain, No cold gradations of decay,...
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Class-book of English Poetry from Chaucer to Tennyson

Daniel Scrymgeour - 1870 - 597 pages
...pause, nor left a void ; And sure th' Eternal Master found The single talent well employ'd. The busy day, the peaceful night, Unfelt, uncounted, glided by, His frame was firm, his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was nigh. Then, with no fiery, throbbing pain, No cold gradations of...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1872 - 231 pages
...pause, nor left a void; And sure the Eternal Master found The single talent well employ 'd. The busy day, the peaceful night, Unfelt, uncounted, glided...by ; His frame was firm his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was nigh. Then with no fiery, throbbing pain, No cold gradations of decay,...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places, and People

Mary Russell Mitford - 1872 - 558 pages
...pause nor left a void; And sure the Eternal Master found, His single talent well employed. The busy day, the peaceful night, Unfelt, uncounted, glided by ; His frame was firm, his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was nigh. Then with no throbs of fiery pain, No cold gradations of decay,...
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Encyclopaedia of English & American Poetry from Caedmon & King Alfred's ...

Samuel Orchart Beeton - 1873
...pause, nor left a void ; And sure th' Eternal Master found The single talent well employ'd. The busy se days when by thy shore I wander'd young and free. Full many a path I've tried since wore bright, Though now hia eightieth year was nigh. Then with no throbs of fiery pain, No cold gradations...
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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1874
...pause, nor left a void ; And sure the eternal Master found His single talent well employ'd. The busy day, the peaceful night, Unfelt, uncounted, glided by; His frame was firm, his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was nigh. Then, with no throbs of fiery pain, No cold gradations of decay,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...And Labour steals an hour to die." But he afterwards altered it to the present reading. " The busy day, the peaceful night, Unfelt, uncounted, glided by; His frame was firm, his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was nigh. " Then, with no throbs of fiery pain, No cold gradations of...
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Life and Conversations of Dr. Samuel Johnson: (founded Chiefly Upon Boswell).

Alexander Main - 1874 - 441 pages
...pause, nor left a void ; And sure the eternal Master found His single talent well employ'd. The busy day, the peaceful night, Unfelt, uncounted, glided by ; His frame was firm, his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was nigh. Then, with no throbs of fiery pain, No cold gradations of decay,...
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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1875 - 352 pages
...pause, nor left a void ; And sure the Eternal Master found The single talent well employed. The busy day, the peaceful night, Unfelt, uncounted, glided by ; His frame was firm, his powers were bright. Though now hiseightieth year was nigh. Then with no fiery throbbing pain, No cold gradations of decay,...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed. and ..., Volume 2

Cassell, ltd - 1876
...th' Eternal master found The single talent well employed. The busy day, the peaceful night, Tinfoil, uncounted, glided by; His frame was firm his powers...Tho' now his eightieth year was nigh. Then with no fiery, throbbing pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain, And forced...
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