Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Books Books
" Like to the falling of a star; Or as the flights of eagles are; Or like the fresh spring's gaudy hue; Or silver drops of morning dew; Or like a wind that chafes the flood; Or bubbles which on water stood; Even such is man, whose borrowed light Is straight... "
Anthologia oxoniensis - Page 162
by William Linwood - 1846 - 306 pages
Full view - About this book

The Miscellaneous Works, Volume 1

William Hazlitt - 1854
...thus moralises on the life of man, in a set of similes, as apposite as they are light and elegant : " Like to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of...like the fresh spring's gaudy hue, Or silver drops of mornin» dew, Or like a wind that chafes the flood, Or bubbles which on water stood : E'en such is...
Full view - About this book

English Prose and Verse from Beowulf to Stevenson

Henry Spackman Pancoast - 1915 - 816 pages
...-sweet as lovely melancholy. ¿Fran«« IBeaumom 158C (?)-1616 ON THE LIFE OF MAN1 (From Poems, 1640) the deep-mouth'd beagles catch The tainted manes;...impatience try 85 Each doubtful trace. Or, if a n the wind that chafes the flood, 5 Or bubbles which on water stood; Even such is man, whose borrowed...
Full view - About this book

A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed, Volume 1

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - 1916 - 889 pages
...eternally, And death shall be no more: Death, thou shalt die! FRANCIS BEAUMONT (1684-1616) EVEN SUCH IS MAN Like to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of...chafes the flood, Or bubbles which on water stood: Even such is man, whose borrowed light Is straight called in and paid to night. The wind blows out,...
Full view - About this book

A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed, Volume 1

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - 1916 - 889 pages
...eternally, And death shall be no more: Death, thou shalt die! FRANCIS BEAUMONT (1684-1616) EVEN SUCH IS MAN a rising knell ! Did ye not hear it? — No; 'twas...the dance! let joy be unconfined; No sleep till mor 5 Or bubbles which on water stood : Even such is man, whose borrowed light Is straight called in and...
Full view - About this book

A Dictionary of Similes

Frank Jenners Wilstach - 1916 - 488 pages
...men are like animals — they take fright and are reassured by trifles. — BALZAC. Like the falling star, Or as the flights of eagles are, Or like the...like a wind that chafes the flood, Or bubbles which in water stood : Even such is man, whose borrowed light Is straight call'd in and paid to-night. —...
Full view - About this book

Studies in Shakespeare

Homer Baxter Sprague - 1916 - 220 pages
...rapid stream." Or there may be many graceful images. Notice how the ornaments soften and soothe: " Like to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of eagles are, Or like a wind that chafes the flood Or bubbles that on water stood, Or like the fresh spring's gaudy hue Or...
Full view - About this book

A Book of English Literature, Volume 1

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - 1916 - 889 pages
...drops of morning dew, Or like a wind that chafes the flood, 5 Or bubbles which on water stood: Even such is man, whose borrowed light Is straight called in and paid to night. The wind blows out, the bubble dies, The spring intombed in autumn lies; i< The dew's dried...
Full view - About this book

Joseph Fawcett, The Art of War: Its Relation to the Early Development of ...

Arthur Beatty - 1918 - 270 pages
...Bishop King's Sic Vita, which is analyzed with skill in Dr. SS Curry's Lessons in Vocal Expression,1" Like to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of eagles are, Or as the fresh spring's gaudy hue, Or silver drops of morning dew. Or like the wind that chafes the flood,...
Full view - About this book

The Home Book of Verse: American and English, 1580-1918

1918 - 4009 pages
...silver drops of morning dew, Or like a wind that chafes the flood, Or bubbles which on water stood: Even ngs Of morning, pierce the Barcan wilderness, Or lose thyself in to night. The wind blows out, the bubble dies, The spring entombed in autumn lies; The dew dries up,...
Full view - About this book

The Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 1

William Cullen Bryant - 1925 - 1100 pages
...tomb ; Only the actions of the just Smell sweet, and blossom in their dust. JAMES SHIRLEY. SIC VITA.« LIKE to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of eagles are, Or like the frcsli spring's gaudy hue, Or silver drops of morning dew, Or like a wind that chafes the flood, Or...
Full view - About this book




  1. My library
  2. Help
  3. Advanced Book Search
  4. Download EPUB
  5. Download PDF