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" Of man's miraculous mistakes this bears The palm, ' That all men are about to live, For ever on the brink of being born.' All pay themselves the compliment to think They one day shall not drivel : and their pride On this reversion takes up ready praise... "
The Works of the Author of the Night-thoughts: In Four Volumes - Page 19
by Edward Young - 1762
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The Complaint: Or, Night-thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality. : To ...

Edward Young - Bible - 1750 - 326 pages
...be ftrange ? That 'tis fo frequent, This is ftranger ftill. Of Man's miraculous Miftakes, this bears The Palm, " That all Men are about to live," For ever...themfelves the Compliment to think They, one Day, mall not drivel ; and their PrideOn this Reverfion takes up ready Praife ; At leaft, their own ; their...
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The Complaint: Or, Night-thoughts on Life, Death, & Immortality..

Edward Young - Bible - 1750 - 404 pages
...be ftrange ? Tkat 'tis fo frequent* This is ftranger ftilL Of Man's miraculous Miftakes, this bears The Palm, " That all Men are about to live,"' For...themfelves the Compliment to think They, one Day, mall not drivel ; and their Pride On this Reverfion takes up ready Praife ; At leaft, their own ; their...
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The Beauties of English Poesy, Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - English essays - 1767 - 12 pages
...ftrange ? That 'tis. fo frequent, this is ftranger fiill. Of man's miraculous miftakes, this bears The palm, лл That all men are about to live," For...pride On this reverfion takes up ready praife; At kaft their own, their future felves applauds; How excellent that life they ne'er will lead ! Time,...
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The Complaint: Or, Night-thoughts on Life, Death and Immortality. To which ...

Edward Young - 1773 - 320 pages
...be ftrange ? That 'tis fo frequent, This is ftranger ftill. Of Man's miraculous Miflakes, this bears The Palm, " That all Men are about to live,'* For...Reverfion takes up ready Praife; At leaft their own.; their future Selves applauds j How excellent that 'Life they ne'er will lead ! Time lodg'd in their...
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The Complaint: Or, Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality, to which ...

Edward Young - English poetry - 1775 - 388 pages
...be ftrange? That 'tis fo frequent, this is ftranger ftill. Of man's miraculous mi flakes, this bears The palm, " That all men are about to live," For ever...reverfion takes up ready praife; At leaft, their own; their future felves.applauds 5 How excellent that life they nelr will lead! Time lodg'd in their own...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces ..., Volume 51, Page 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...ftill. Of man's miraculous miftakes, this bears The palm, " That all men are about to live," 4.00 All For ever on the brink of being born. All pay themfelves the compliment to think They one day mall not drivel : and their pride On this reverf:on takes up ready praife ; At leaft, • their own...
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The Speaker: Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1785 - 405 pages
...of a moment leaves The vaft concerns of an eternal fcene. Of man's miraculous miftakes, this bears The palm, " That all men are about to live," For ever...reverfion takes up ready praife ; At leaft, their own ; their future felves applauds ; How excellent that life they ne'er will lead ! Time lodg'd in their...
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The English Parnassus: Being a New Selection of Didactic, Descriptive ...

John Adams - English poetry - 1789 - 352 pages
...of a moment leaves The vaft concerns of an eternal fcene. Of man's miraculous miftakes, this bears The palm, That all men are about to live, For ever...their pride On this reverfion takes up ready praife. DR. YOUNG. SEC T. XIX. ON IRRESOLUTION. AT thirty man fufpefts himfelf a fool ; ^•^•Knows it at...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 61

English poets - 1790
...ftilL Of man's miraculous miftakes, this bears The palm, " That .all men are about to live," 40* All For ever on the brink of being born. All pay themfelves...reverfion takes up ready praife; At leaft, their own; their future felves applaud; 405 How excellent that life they ne'er will lead ! Time lodg'd in their...
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Elegant Extracts; Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry ..., Volume 1

Vicesimus Knox - Conduct of life - 1791
...frcqucut, this is ftranger dill. • Of man's miraculous miftakcs, this bears The palm, " That all men aic about to live.'! . For ever on the brink, of being born. All pay thcmfjves the compliment to think , • '. They one diy ihall net drivel ; and their pr'UOn this revei...
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