The Complete Poetical Works of Edward Young: With Life ; Eight Steel Engravings

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Gall & Inglis, 1866 - 502 oldal

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1. oldal - How poor, how rich, how abject, how august, How complicate, how wonderful, is man!
8. oldal - All pay themselves the compliment to think They one day shall not drivel, and their pride On this reversion takes up ready praise; At least their own their future selves applaud; How excellent that life they ne'er will lead! Time lodged in their own hands is Folly's vails; That lodged in Fate's to wisdom they consign; The thing they can't but purpose, they postpone.
8. oldal - Of man's miraculous mistakes, this bears The palm, " That all men are about to live," For ever on the brink of being born : All pay themselves the compliment to think They one day shall not drivel, and their pride On this reversion takes up ready praise; At least their own; their future selves...
1. oldal - Distinguished link in being's endless chain ! Midway from nothing to the Deity ! A beam ethereal, sullied and absorpt ! Though sullied and dishonoured, still divine ! Dim miniature of greatness absolute ! An heir of glory ! a frail child of dust : Helpless immortal ! insect infinite ! A worm ! a god ! I tremble at myself, And in myself am lost.
297. oldal - Think nought a trifle, though it small appear ; Small sands the mountain, moments make the year, And trifles life.
4. oldal - Insatiate archer ! could not one suffice ? Thy shaft flew thrice ; and thrice my peace was slain ; And thrice, ere thrice yon moon had fill'd her horn.
277. oldal - I'm nearer death in this verse than the last : What then is to be done ? be wise with speed : A fool at forty is a fool indeed.
17. oldal - Where shall I find Him ? Angels ! tell me where. You know him ; He is near you : point him out : Shall I see glories beaming from his brow ? Or trace his footsteps by the rising flowers...
149. oldal - Attend my song, and thou shalt know them all ; And know thyself; and know thyself to be (Strange truth !) the most abstemious man alive.
56. oldal - As wise as Socrates, might justly stand The definition of a modern fool. A Christian is the highest style of man : And is there, who the blessed cross wipes off...

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