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" O'er a' the ills o' life victorious! But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever ; Or like the Borealis race, That flit ere you can point... "
The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns: With Explanatory and Glossarial ... - Page 18
by Robert Burns, James Currie - 1847 - 635 pages
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Thoughts on the Poets

Henry Theodore Tuckerman - 1846 - 350 pages
...felt the transitory nature of human enjoyment, he has told us in a series of beautiful similes : — But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever ; Or like the borealis race, That flit...
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The School Reader. Fifth Book: Designed as a Sequel to Sanders' Fouth Reader ...

Charles Walton Sanders, Joshua Chase Sanders - 1848 - 468 pages
...But its tone is gone ; 'tis stricken now ; The CURSE of pleasure is on my brow." 6. But pleasures arc like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r — its...snow-falls in the river, — A moment white — then lost forever ; Or like the borealis race, That flit ere you can point their place ; Or like the rainbow's...
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Robert Burns: As a Poet, and as a Man

Samuel Tyler - 1848 - 222 pages
...victorious !" Such is the happy state of Tam O'Shanter as the poet presents him in the first scene. " But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed ! Or like the snowfall in the river, A moment white, — then melts forever ; Or like the borealis race, That flit...
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Robert Burns: As a Poet, and as a Man

Samuel Tyler - 1848 - 238 pages
...once.) Every thing and every person are brought into unity of time and place. You see them together. " Kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious!" Such is the happy state of Tam O'Shanter as the poet presents him in the first scene. " But pleasures...
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The Lives of the Lords Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England ...

John Campbell Baron Campbell - 1851 - 560 pages
...vote on the Catholic question." " 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 melt for ever; Or like the Borealis race, That flit ere you can point the place ; Or like the rainbow's...
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The Lives of the Lords Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England ...

John Campbell Baron Campbell - 1851 - 566 pages
...vote on the Catholic question." " 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 melt for ever; Or like the Borealis race, That flit ere you can point the place; Or like the rainbow's...
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The Republic: A Monthly Magazine of American Literature ..., Volumes 3-4

1852 - 746 pages
...vapid moods, forcibly tells us that " pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r — the bloom is shed ; Or like the snow-falls in the river, A moment white — then gone for ever." We do not mean to quarrel with the poet for liis opinion — doubtless he wrote as...
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Memoir of Rev. H. B. Soule

Caroline Augusta Soule - 1852 - 410 pages
...O'Shanter;' yet how simple, natural and real are the metaphors employed to express the thought : — " But pleasures are like poppies spread. You seize the...shed ; Or like the snow-falls in the river, A moment while — then melts forever ; Or like the borealis racej That flit ere you can point their place ;...
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Memoir of Rev. H.B. Soule

Caroline Augusta Soule - 1852 - 412 pages
...O'Shanter ;' yet how simple, natural and real are the metaphors employed to express the thought : — "But pleasures are like poppies spread. You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow-fulls in the river, A moment while — then melts forever ; Or like the borealis race, That flit...
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Second collection of instructive extracts: no.vi of a new series of school-books

Scottish school-book assoc - 1852 - 322 pages
...drives, elate. Full on thy bloom, Till crush'd beneath the furrow's weight. Shall be thy doom! Pleasures But pleasures are like poppies spread. You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow-fails in the river, A moment white—then melts for ever; Or like the borealis race, That flit...
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