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" For then we know how vain it was to boast Of fleeting things, so certain to be lost. Clouds of affection from our younger eyes Conceal that emptiness which age descries. The soul's dark cottage, battered and decayed, Lets in new light through chinks that... "
The Works of the English Poets: Waller - 166. oldal
szerző: Samuel Johnson - 1779
Teljes nézet - Információ erről a könyvről

Select Poetry: Chiefly on Subjects Connected with Religion

1860 - 272 oldal
...battered and decayed, Lets in new lights thro' chinks that time has made. Stronger by weakness, wiser, men become, As they draw near to their eternal home...Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That stand upon the threshold of the new. CXVIII. Fair sea ! whose lines of rolling wave, Flash back the...

The North American Review, 91. kötet

1860
...battered and decayed, Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made ; Stronger by weakness, wiser men become As they draw near to their eternal home....Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view That stand upon the threshold of the new." This was the flashing up of the candle in the socket before going...

A Compendious History of English Literature, and of the English ..., 2. kötet

George Lillie Craik - 1861
...battered and decayed, Lets in new light through chinks that time has made : Stronger by weakness, wiser men become As they draw near to their eternal home...Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That stand upon the threshold of the new. Fenton, his editor, tells us that a number of poems on religious...

Sunbeams for all seasons; counsels, cautions, and precepts &c

Sunbeams - 1861
...batter'd and decay' d, Lets in new light through chinks that time has made. Stronger by weakness, wiser men become As they draw near to their eternal home...Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That stand upon the threshold of the new. — Waller. (Bptrtifln. Opinion is mistress of the world. —...

Moral and Religious Quotations from the Poets: Topically Arranged ...

1861 - 338 oldal
...battered and decayed, Lets in new light through chinks that time has made. Stronger by weakness, wiser, men become As they draw near to their eternal home;...Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That stand upon the threshold of the new. WALLER. The aged Christian stands upon the shore Of time, a storehouse...

Quips and Cranks

Tom Hood - 1861 - 390 oldal
...and decayed, Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made. Stronger by weakness — wiser— men become As they draw near to their eternal home : Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, Who stand upon the threshold of the new. RAREY-FACTION. Jones has been shut np in the stable with his...

A manual of English literature and of the history of the English language ...

George Lillie Craik - 1862 - 536 oldal
...battered and decayed, Lets in new light through chinks that time has made : Stronger by weakness, wiser men become As they draw near to their eternal home...Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That stand upon the threshold of the new. Fenton, his editor, tells us that a number of poems on religious...

Religio Medici: A Letter to a Friend, Christian Morals, Urn-burial ..., 2. kötet

Sir Thomas Browne - 1862 - 432 oldal
...battered and decayed, Lets in new light thro' chinks that time hath made: Stronger by weakness, wiser men become, As they draw near to their eternal home....Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That stand upon the threshold of the new." Compare Shalapeare's King Richard II., ii. 1. waking that kills...

A Manual of English Literature, and of the History of the English Language ...

George Lillie Craik - 1863 - 536 oldal
...battered and decayed, Lets in new light through chinks that time has made : Stronger by weakness, wiser men become As they draw near to their eternal home : Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That-stand upon the threshold of the new. Fenton, his editor, tells us that a number of poems on religious...

The World's Way: Lays of Life and Labour

1864 - 304 oldal
...batter' d and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks that time has made : Stronger by weakness, wiser men become, As they draw near to their eternal home....Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That stand upon the threshold of the new. EDMUND WALLER, 1605-1687. THE WORLD. SOME call the world a dreary...




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