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" Or like the borealis race, That flit ere you can point their place; Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanishing amid the storm. Nae man can tether time or tide; The hour approaches Tarn maun ride — That hour o... "
Flora's Interpreter, and Fortuna Flora - Page 159
by Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - 1849 - 288 pages
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The Theosophist, Volume 30

1909 - 340 pages
...that is by Yoga, that is by " attention and practice." WILLIAM H. KIRBY. EVANESCENT PLEASURES. But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed ; Or like the snowfall in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever ; Or like the borealis...
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Tales of Wonder;, Volume 2

Matthew Gregory Lewis - 1801 - 266 pages
...pleasure : Kings may be bless'd, but Tarn was glorious, O'er a'5 the hills o' life victorious ! But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white then melts for ever ; Or like the borealis race,...
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Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions ..., Volumes 1-2

Sir Egerton Brydges - 1805 - 908 pages
...wi' pleasure : Kings mny be blest, but Tarn was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious. But pleasures are like poppies spread; ^ You seize the flower, its bloom is shed; 1 Or like the snow-falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever; Or like the borealis...
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The Ruminator: Containing a Series of Moral, Critical, and ..., Volume 2

Sir Egerton Brydges - 1813 - 354 pages
...the charm is gone ; they separate the parts, and find nothing in them. We may say with Burns, These " pleasures are like poppies spread ; You seize the flower, its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow-falls in the river, A moment white, then melts for ever; Or like the borealis race,...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 25

1829 - 840 pages
...indeed rallied us upon the occasion ; and I thought Julia never appeared half so beautiful as now. " But pleasures are like poppies spread : You seize the flower, its bloom is heJ." So saith Robert Burns ; and, truth to speak, his distich was never more effectually verified...
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The English Master: Or, Student's Guide to Reasoning and Composition ...

William Banks - 1823 - 462 pages
...recovering soon, her visage rears, All moist and trickling with her Ipver's tears." Jerusalem Delivered. " Pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, — its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow-falls hi the river, A moment white, — then melts for ever ; Or like the horealis...
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection ... from the Most Eminent Prose and ...

Richard Alfred Davenport - 1824 - 406 pages
...way wi' pleasure : Kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious. But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow-falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever ; Or like the borealis...
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The British anthology; or, Poetical library, Volumes 7-8

British anthology - 1825 - 464 pages
...wi' pleasure . Kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious ! But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower — its bloom is shed ! Or like the snow-falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever ; Or like the Borealis...
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The Laughing Philosopher: Being the Entire Works of Momus, Jester of Olympus ...

John Bull - 1825 - 782 pages
...pleasure : Kings may be blest, but Tarn was glorious, O'er a" the ills o' life victorious. But-pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed ; Or lilte the snow-falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever ; Oi like the borealis...
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Recensio synoptica annotationis sacrae, being a critical digest ..., Volume 1

Samuel Thomas Bloomfield - 1826 - 664 pages
...the great Scottish Theocritus, in the following exquisitely beautiful accumulation of similes : " But pleasures are like poppies spread — You seize the flower, its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white, then melts for ever; Or like the Borealis race,...
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