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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 fiery throbbing pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain,... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Seite 558
von John Hawkins - 1787 - 602 Seiten
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The Book of Gems: Pomfret to Bloomfield

Samuel Carter Hall - 1837
...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 freed his soul the nearest way. PROM THE VANITY OP HUMAN WISHES. " ENLARGE my life with multitude of days !"...
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Selections from the British Poets, Band 2

1840
...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 freed his soul the nearest way. THK VANITY OF HUMAN WISHES, IN IMITATION OF THI TENTH SATIRE Of JUVENAL. LET...
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Poetry for Schools: Designed for Reading and Recitation : the Whole Selected ...

Eliza Robbins - 1842 - 348 Seiten
...— 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 once 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...
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The Living Age ..., Band 60

1859
...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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The life of Samuel Johnson. [Followed by] The journal of a tour to ..., Band 4

James Boswell - 1851
...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 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...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or Books, Places and People

Mary Russell Mitford - 1851 - 558 Seiten
...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 freed his soul the nearest way. XII. * OLD POETS. ROBERT HERRICK GEORGE WITHER. NOTHING seems stranger in the...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places, and People, Band 1

Mary Russell Mitford - 1852 - 558 Seiten
...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 once the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way. i. 3 XII. OLD POETS. EGBERT HERBICK — GEORGE WITHERS. NOTHING seems stranger...
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Hausschatz englischer Poesie: Auswahl aus den Werken der bedeutendsten ...

Oskar Ludweg Beruhard Wolff - 1852 - 399 Seiten
...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 freed his soul the nearest way. Extracts from the Vanity of human Wishes. "Enlarge my life with multitude of...
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The General Baptist repository, and Missionary observer [afterw ..., Band 15

1854
...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 once the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way." The immediate cause of death is supposed to have been disease of the heart....
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The Poetical Works of Johnson, Parnell, Gray, and Smollett: With Memoirs ...

Samuel Johnson, Thomas Parnell, Thomas Gray, Tobias Smollett - 1855 - 254 Seiten
...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 once the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way. EPITAPH ON CLAUDE PHILLIPS,1 AN ITINERANT MUSICIAN. PHILLIPS ! whose touch harmonious...
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