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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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Class-book of English Poetry from Chaucer to Tennyson

Daniel Scrymgeour - 1870 - 597 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. JAMES MERRICK. (1720-1769.) THE CAMELEON. OKT has it been my lot to mark A proud,...
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A Household Book of English Poetry. Selected and Arranged, with Notes

Richard Chenevix Trench - 1870 - 438 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, j5 And freed his soul the nearest way. Samuel Johnson. CLXIX HIGHLAND MARY. Ye banks and braes and...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places, and People

Mary Russell Mitford - 1872 - 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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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1872 - 231 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 forred his soul the nearest way. ON THE DEATH OF STEPHEN GKEY, FKS THE ELECTRICIAN.1 LONG hast thou...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...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." In one of his registers of this year, there occurs the following curious passage:...
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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1874
...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." A sweeter tribute never was paid to the memory of a man. Wordsworth is right:...
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Life and Conversations of Dr. Samuel Johnson: (founded Chiefly Upon Boswell).

Alexander Main - 1874 - 441 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." A sweeter tribute never was paid to the memory of a man. Wordsworth is right...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1874 - 778 Seiten
...well employ'd. Stan2a 7. 1 Var. His ready help was always nigh. Then with no throbs of fiery pain,1 No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way. Verses on Robert Level. Stay That saw the manners in the face. Lines on the Death...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace Their Sources, Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - 864 Seiten
...eternal Master found His single talent well employ'd. Stanta 7. Then with no throbs of fiery pain,1 No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way. Stanza 9. 1 Var. His ready help was always nigh. 2 Var. Then with no fiery throbbing...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious Indexes ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1875 - 772 Seiten
...summer — man a flower — He dies, alas ! how soon he dies ! 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. DR. S. JOHNSON : on Robert Levett. This world death's region is, the other life's;...
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