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" Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, Man passes from life to his rest in the grave. "
The Life-work of William McKinley: The Brilliant Career of a Typical ... - Page 222
by Edward T. Roe - 1901 - 319 pages
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The profit of piety; or, The gain of godliness: a discourse

J Byres Laing - 1852
...KNOX'S SONGS OF ISBAEL. MORTALITY. O WHY should the spirit of mortal be proud 1 Like a fast-flitting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave — He passes from life to his rest in the grave. The leaves of the oak and the willows sliall fade,...
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Select English Poems: With Gaelic Translations, [arranged on Opposite Pages ...

Archibald Sinclair - English poetry - 1859 - 200 pages
...for heaven to prepare. MORTALITY. O why should the spirit of mortal be proud ! Like a fast-flitting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, • A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, He passes from life to his rest in the grave. The leaves of the oak and the willow shall fade, Be scattered...
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The sacred minstrel, a collection of spiritual songs, with biographical ...

Charles Rogers - 1859
...friends rejoin in heaveD. MORTALITY. OH ! why should the spirit of mortal be proud J Like a fast-flitting meteor, a fast-flying cloud ; A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, He passes from life, to his rest in the grave. The leaves of the oak and the willows shall fade, Be...
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Notes and Queries

Questions and answers - 1862
...EMEBSON TESITBST." " MORTALITY." " O why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like n fast-flitting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, — He passes from life to his rest in the grave. " The leaves of the oak and the willows shall fade,...
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Annals of Iowa

Iowa - 1908
...sweeping into my mind that verse so loved of Lincoln : Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast-flying cloud,...A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave; Man passes from life to his rest in the grave. I quote these verses in order that I may venture to dissent...
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The R.I. Schoolmaster, Volume 11

Education - 1864
...lips." OH ! WHY SHOULD THE SPIRIT OF MOETAL BE P&OUD ? O, why should the spirit of mortal be proud ? Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, He passeth from life to his rest in the grave. The leaves of the oak and willow shall fade, Be scattered...
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The Progressive Third Reader: For Public and Private Schools : Containing ...

Salem Town, Nelson M. Holbrook - Readers - 1864 - 320 pages
...sArink. PRES. LINCOLN'S FAVORITE POEM. — MoCurcHEOS. 1. Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, He passeth from life to his rest in the grave. 2. The leaves of the oak and the willow shall fade,...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States ...

Frank Crosby - Presidents - 1865 - 476 pages
...relief from thought and care." Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a swift, fleeting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, A flash of the lightning,...Man passeth from life to his rest in the grave. The leaves of the oak and the willow shall fade, Be scattered around and together be laid ; And the young...
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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1865 - 808 pages
...verses down, one by one, as he uttered them :*— Oil I why should the spirit of mortal be proud T— Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, lie passeth from life to his rest in tho grave. The leaves of the oak and the willow shall fade, Bo...
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Sermons Preached in Boston on the Death of Abraham Lincoln

Funeral sermons - 1865 - 379 pages
...we seem to get near his great and loving heart : — Oh why should the spirit of mortal be proud ? Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, He passeth from life to bis rest in the grave. The leaves of the oak and the willow shall fade, Be...
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