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" 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, Death broke at once the vital chain, And... "
Addresses and Messages to the General Court, Proclamations, Official ... - Page 71
by Massachusetts. Governor - 1861
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 2

British poets - English poetry - 1809
...firm— his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was uigh. Then with no fiery, throbbing pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain, And forc'd his soul the nearest wayPROLOGUE. fyoken by Garrick, at the Opening of tAc TheatreRoyal, Drury-Lane,...
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English Minstrelsy: Being a Selection of Fugitive Poetry from the ..., Volume 1

Walter Scott - English poetry - 1810 - 264 pages
...firm — his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was nigh. Then with no fiery throbbing pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at...the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way. LI. THE BATTLE OF AHGOED LLYFAIN* WHITEHEAD. MORNING rose ; the issuing sun Saw the dreadful fight...
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Smart, Wilkie, P. Whitehead, Fawkes, Lovibond, Harte, Langhorne, Goldsmith ...

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...firm — his powers were bright, Thojgh now his eightieth year was night. Then with no fiery throbbing pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at...the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way. Rest here, dislrest by poverty no more, Find here that calm thou gav'st so oft before; Sleep undistiirb'd...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 16

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810 - 782 pages
...his eightieth year was night. hen with no fiery throbbing pain, No cold gradations of decay, leath broke at once the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way. Rest here, distrest by poverty no more, Find here that calm tbou gav'st so oft before ; Sleep undistnrb'd...
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The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

Samuel Johnson, Francis William Blagdon - Electronic books - 1811 - 234 pages
...firm, his powers were bright, 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 forc'd his soul the nearest way. EPITAPHS. ON SIR THOMAS HANMER, BART. THOU who survey'st these walls...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D.: With an Account of the Author ...

Samuel Johnson - 1816 - 140 pages
...firm, his powers were bright,. Though now his eightieth year was nigh. Then with no fiery, throbbing pain, No cold gradations of decay; Death broke at...the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way. EPITAPH ON CLAUDE PHILLIPS, An itinerant [Musician. PHILLIPS, whose touch harmonious could remove,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...wasfirm, hiğ powers wire bright, Though now Mi eightieth year waĞ nigh. Then, with no throbs of fiery pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at...the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way. In one of Johnson's registers of this year, there occurs the following curious passage: Jan. 20. The...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...firm — his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was nigh. Then with no fiery throbbing pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at...the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way. i 17 EPITAPH ON CLAUDE PHILIPS, AN ITINERANT MUSICIAN.* PHILIPS ! whose touch harmonious could remove...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1820
...liis powers were bright, Though now bis eightieth year was nigh. Then, with no throbs of fiery pğin, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way. In one of Johnson's registers of this year, there occurs the following curious passage: Jan. 20. The...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 5

James Boswell - 1821
...firm, his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was nigh. Then, with no throbs of fiery pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at...vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way." In one of Johnson's registers of this year, there occurs the following curious passage: " Jan. 20....
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