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" Big with the vanity of state ; But transient is the smile of Fate ! A little rule, a little sway, A sun-beam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. "
Two Poets of the Oxford Movement: John Keble and John Henry Newman - Página 23
de Rodney Stenning Edgecombe - 1996 - 296 páginas
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The Works of the Reverend John Wesley, A.M.

John Wesley - 1840
...cathedral, and what is left of many grand buildings, yield a melancholy pleasure. Thus A little power, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's day, Is all the great and mighty nave Between the cradle and the grave ! We lodged at Castle Dermot, and reached Dublin...
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The book of poetry [ed. by B.G. Johns].

Book - 1841 - 139 páginas
...seen — that lifts the low. And level lays the lofty brow — Has seen this broken pile complete, Big with the vanity of state : But transient is the...cradle and the grave. And see the rivers, how they run Through woods and meads, in shade and sun ! Sometimes swift, sometimes slow, Wave succeeding wave,...
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The Ladies' Repository, Volumen 1

1841
...tempest's thundering roar, So does the blaze of memory Stir up the scenes so calm before. " A LITTLE pomp, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's day, Is all the great and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave'." MART. Original. ZOOLOGY. RT PROFESSOR MERRICR....
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The School and the Schoolmaster: A Manual for the Use of ..., Volúmenes 1-2

Alonzo Potter - 1842 - 552 páginas
...natural play of his finer feelings. The sunshine of the breast is something more than a metaphor. " A little rule, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's...and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave." Let the teacher, who often has too much of the two first, take care to get his portion of the last....
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Cyclopædia of English literature, Volumen 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...time ha« seen, that lifts the low, And level lays the lofty brow, Has seen this broken pile complete, > J q $Ӯ %mk (* 3 Through woods and meads, in shade arid sun, Sometimes swift, sometimes slow, Wave succeeding wave,...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volumen 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...time has seen, that lifts the low, And level lays the lofty brow, Has seen this broken pile complete,. Through woods and meads, in shade and son, Sometimes swift, sometimes slow, Wave succeeding wave, they...
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The Church of England Magazine, Volumen 17

1844
...pile complete, Bij with the vanity of state j But transient is th« smile of fate. A little rule, л little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's day. Is all the...mighty have Between the cradle and the grave."— DTER. To how many solemn reflections are such scenes as that here represented calculated to give rise...
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A Literary History of England

Tucker Brooke, Matthias A.. Shaaber - 1959 - 462 páginas
...elegiac rivals with such graceful, if chilly, comment as: A little rule, a little sway, A sun beam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. His poems are most sincere, and can be astonishingly honest. In The Country Walf( — published when...
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Poems, Viz: Grongar Hill. The ruins of Rome. The fleece, in four books. I ...

John Dyer - 1761 - 188 páginas
...the vanity of ftate ; But tranfient is the fmile of fate .' A little rule, a little fway, A fun beam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. And fee the rivers how they run, Thro' woods and meads, in {hade and fun, Sometimes fwift, fometimes flow,...
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The Past is a Foreign Country

David Lowenthal, Professor Emeritus David Lowenthal, Lowenthal David - 1985 - 489 páginas
...Death, pp. 610-13. Other writers emphasized transience ('all passes but God'), the futility of vanity ('A little rule, a little sway, / A sunbeam in a winter's...proud and mighty have / Between the cradle and the grave')301 or the brevity of men's lives compared with their works ('what is my existence in comparison...
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