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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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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 2

Fitz-Greene Halleck - English poetry - 1840
...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. THK VANITY OF HUMAN WISHES, IN IMITATION OF THI TENTH SATIRE Of JUVENAL. LET observation, with extensive...
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Poetry for Schools: Designed for Reading and Recitation : the Whole Selected ...

Eliza Robbins - American poetry - 1842 - 348 pages
...firm — his powers were bright, Tho' 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. GRAY. Born in 1716— Died in 1771. Mr. Gray was accounted in his time, according to Dr. Johnson, the...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D.: Including A Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1843
...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 chnin, And freed his soul the nearest way '." " TO MRS. STRAHAN. " 4th February, 1783. " DEAR MADAM,...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 60

Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell - 1859
...respect and affection as could well accompany any human career, — " Then, with no fiery, throbbing pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain, And freed liis soul the nearest way." It is not for me, gentlemen, to attempt any delineation of his character,...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...his eightieth year was nigh. Then with no fiery throbbing pain, No cold г~ "'1л**""а nf л*.*«.. re now so numerous and promising that he deemed them infallible. For som WILLIAM COLLINS. None of our poets have lived more under the ' skiey influences' of imagination than...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [Followed by] The journal of a tour to ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1851
...firm, his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was nigh. Then, with no throbs cf 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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Hausschatz englischer Poesie: Auswahl aus den Werken der bedeutendsten ...

Oskar Ludwig Bernhard Wolff - English poetry - 1852 - 399 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. Extracts from the Vanity of human Wishes. "Enlarge my life with multitude of days!" In health, in sickness,...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places, and People, Volume 3

Mary Russell Mitford - Authors - 1852
...firm, his powers were bright, Though now liis eightieth year was 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. i. 3 XII. OLD POETS. EGBERT HERBICK — GEORGE WITHERS. NOTHING seems stranger in the critics of the...
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The General Baptist repository, and Missionary observer [afterw.] The ...

1854
...and unanticipated in this instance was the coming of the Son of man. " Then with no throbs of fiery pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at...vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way." The immediate cause of death is supposed to have been disease of the heart. On the following Friday...
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The Poetical Works of Johnson, Parnell, Gray, and Smollett: With Memoirs ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1855 - 254 pages
...— his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was nigh. 9 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,1 AN ITINERANT MUSICIAN. PHILLIPS ! whose touch harmonious could remove...
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