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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... "
Chambers's Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ... - Page 395
edited by - 1830
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Night Thoughts

Edward Young - 1798 - 432 pages
...leaves 395 Of Man's miraculous mistakes, this bears The palm, " That all men are about to live," 400 For ever on the brink of being born. All pay themselves...ready praise; At least their own ; their future selves applauds ; 405 How excellent that life they ne'er will lead ! Time lodg'd in their own hands is Folly's...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1799 - 408 pages
...the mencies of a moment leaves The vafl concerns of an eternal fcene. Of man's miraculous miftakes, this bears The palm, " That all men are about to live;" For ever on the brink of being born. All pay themfelves the compliment to think, They, one day, fball not drivel ; and their pride On this reverfion...
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The Works of the Author of The Night-thoughts, Volume 2

Edward Young - 1802 - 402 pages
...scene. If not so frequent, would not This be strange ? That 'tis so frequent, This is stranger still. Of man's miraculous mistakes, this bears The palm,...praise ; At least, their own; their future selves applauds \ How excellent that life they ne'er will lead ! ' Time lodg'd in their own hand's is Folly's...
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Night Thoughts, on Life, Death, and Immortality

Edward Young - 1802 - 412 pages
...strange ? That 'tis so frequent, This is stranger still. Of man's miraculous mistakes, this bears i The palm, " That all men are about to live," For ever...praise ; At least, their own ; their future selves applauds; \i How excellent that life they ne'er will lead ! Time lodg'd in their own hand's is Folly's...
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Night Thoughts, on Life, Death, and Immortality

Edward Young - 1802 - 416 pages
...scene. If not so frequent, would not This be strange ? That 'tis so frequent, This is stranger still. Of man's miraculous mistakes, this bears The palm,...about to live," For ever on the brink of being born. I All pay themselves the compliment to think They one day shall not drivel : and their pride On this...
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The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 418 pages
...concerns of an eternal scene. Ol 'man's miraculous mistakes this bears The palm , « That all men ere about to live , For ever on the brink of being born....pay themselves the compliment to think. They , one 'lay, stall not drivel; and their pride On this reversion takes up ready praise; At least , their own...
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The Complaint, Or, Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality

Edward Young - 1805 - 284 pages
...scene, f not so frequent would not this be strange ? hat 'tis so frequent, this is stranger stillOf man's miraculous mistakes, this bears The palm, "...think They one day shall not drivel; and their pride At least their own; their future selves applauds. On this reversion takes up ready praise; Time lodg'd...
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The Poetical Works of the Rev. Dr. Edward Young: With the Life of ..., Volume 1

Edward Young - 1805 - 238 pages
...scene. If not so frequent, would not this be strange ? That 'tis so frequent, this is stranger still. Of man's miraculous mistakes this bears The palm,...being born. All pay themselves the compliment to think 1 hey one day shall not drivel, and their pride On this reversion takes up ready prt.ise ; At least...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

1806 - 408 pages
...steals, till all are fled, And to the rpercies of a moment leavep The vast concerns of an eternal scene. Of man's miraculous mistakes, this bears The palm,...compliment to think They, one day, shall not drivel j and their pridtt On this reversion takes up rendy praise; At least, their own ; their future selves...
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The cabinet of poetry, containing the best entire pieces in the works of the ...

Cabinet - 1808 - 524 pages
...•• If not so frequent, would not this be strange ? That 'tis so frequent, this is stranger still. Of man's miraculous mistakes, this bears The palm,...praise; At least, their own ; their future selves applaud;How excellent that life they ne'er will lead! Time lodg'd in their own hands is folly's vails;...
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