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" Sinks to the grave with unperceived decay, While Resignation gently slopes the way; And, all his prospects brightening to the last, His heaven commences ere the world be past. "
Sargent's School Monthly, for Home and School Use - Page 286
1859
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Poems by Goldsmith and Parnell

Oliver Goldsmith - 1804 - 68 pages
...state, To spurn imploring famine from the gate ; But on he moves to meet his latter end, Angels around befriending virtue's friend ; Sinks to the grave with...brightening to the last, His heaven commences ere the world be pass'd ! Sweet was the sound, when oft, at evening's close, Up yonder hill the village murmur rose...
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Spurinna; or, The comforts of old age. [by sir T. Bernard].

sir Thomas Bernard (bart.) - 1813
...age and infirmity, to the poorest and humblest Christian, — who Sinks to the grave by unpercelv'd decay, While resignation gently slopes the way ; And all his prospects brightening to the last, His heaTen commences 'ere this world be past. IN adopting the form of a dialogue passing between eminent...
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Beauties of Poetry: Consisting of Elegant Selections from the Works of Pope ...

English poetry - 1814 - 300 pages
...To spurn imploring famine from the gate ; •But on he moves to meet his latter end, Angels around befriending virtue's friend ; Sinks to the grave with...brightening to the last, His Heaven commences ere the world be past ! Sweet was the sound, when oft, at evening's close, Up yonder hill the village murmur rose...
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The Intellectual repository for the New Church. (July/Sept. 1817 ..., Volume 27

New Church gen. confer
...and satisfy a quiet, faithful, sweet old age. " For on he moves to meet his latter end, Angels around befriending Virtue's friend ; Sinks to the grave with...brightening to the last, His heaven commences ere the world be past." We have mentioned that in autumn the ivy blossoms. The bright yellowish-green flowers, emblems...
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Elegant poems. Pope's Essay on man, Blair's Grave, Gray's Elegy, Goldsmith's ...

Elegant poems - 1814
...meet bis latter end, Angels around befriending virtue's friend ; Sinks to the grave with unperceiv'd decay, While resignation gently slopes the way, And...brightening to the last, His heaven commences ere the world be past! Sweet was the sound, when oft at evening's close, Up yonder hill the village murmur rose :...
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The Intellectual repository for the New Church. (July/Sept. 1817 ...

New Church gen. confer - 1874
...Sinks to the grave with unperceived demy, While resignation gently slopes the way ; 1 Isaiah xlL 19. And all his prospects brightening to the last, His heaven commences ere the world be past." The main design and purpose of Divine prophecy is not to give vain inquirers a foreknowledge...
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 1

John Nichols - Eighteenth century - 1817
...Thus, to proceed in the language of the Poet, he prepares himself to meet his latter end, Angels around befriending Virtue's friend, Sinks to the grave with...decay, While resignation gently slopes the way, And all bis prospects brightening to the last, His heaven commences, ere the world be past. This envied portion...
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The Sexagenarian: Or, The Recollections of a Literary Life ...

William Beloe - Scholars - 1817
...421. Of the venerable personage here depicted, it may be truly said, that he l Sinks to the grave by unperceived decay, While resignation gently slopes the way, And all his prospects brightning to the last, His heaven commences ere this world be past. CHAP. CHAP. LXVI. P. 427. " As...
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The poems and plays of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1818 - 254 pages
...the gate: But on he moves to meet his latter end, Angels around befriending virtue's friend— Bends to the grave with unperceived decay, While resignation...brightening to the last, His heaven commences ere the world be past! Sweet was the sound, when oft at evening's close Up yonder hill the village murmur rose; There,...
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Comforts of Old Age

Sir Thomas Bernard - 1818 - 264 pages
...age and infirmity, to the poorest and humblest Christian, — who Sinks to the grave by unperceiv'd decay While resignation gently slopes the way ; And...brightening to the last, His heaven commences ere this world be past. IN adopting the form of a dialogue passing between eminent men of the same period,...
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