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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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Exercises in Reading and Recitation

Jonathan Barber - 1828 - 266 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,...will lead ! Time lodged in their own hands is folly's vails; That lodged in fate's, to wisdom they consign; The thing they can't but purpose, they postpone;...
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Extracts from ancient and modern authors, arranged so as to form a history ...

Extracts - 1828 - 786 pages
...things that lie within his reach, or by prejudice and neglect, harden himself in error and ignorance. Of man's miraculous mistakes, this bears The palm,...one day shall not drivel; and their pride On this t-eversion takes up ready praise ; At least, their own, their future selves applauds. How excellent...
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Murray's English Reader

Lindley Murray, Jeremiah Goodrich - 1829 - 318 pages
...eternal scene. Of man's miraculous nvstiikes, this bear The .palm, "That all men arc about to five: & For ever on the brink of being born. All pay themselves...compliment to think, They one day shall not drivel ; and (heir prid« On this reversion takes up ready praise ; At least, (heir own ; their future selves applaudsr...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Verses; Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1830 - 256 pages
...scene. Of man's miraculous mistakes, this bears The palm, " That all men are about to live : " Forever on the brink of being born. All pay themselves the...At least their own : their future selves applaud* j as en./) 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 - 1830 - 244 pages
...mistakes, this bears The palm, " That all men are about to Jive :* For ever on the brink of being barn. All pay themselves the compliment to think, They,...praise ; At least, their own ; their future selves applauds ; How excellent that life they ne'er will lead ! Time lodij'd in their own hands is folly's...
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Select British Poets: Containing the Works of Goldsmith, Thomson, Gray ...

Thomas F. Walker - 1830 - 256 pages
...scene. If not so frequent, would not this be strange '( That 't is 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. AH pay themselves the compliment to think They one day shall not drivel : and their pride On this reversion...
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The Academical Reader: Comprising Selections from the Most Admired Authors ...

John J. Harrod - 1832 - 338 pages
...till all are fled; And to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene. 2. Of man's miraculous mistakes, this bears The palm...ready praise; At least their own; their future selves applauds; How excellent that life they ne'er will lead! 3. Time lodg'd in their own hands is folly's...
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The philosophic alphabet, with an explanation of its principles; to which is ...

George Edmonds (of Birmingham.) - 1832 - 122 pages
...all are fled ; And, to the mercies of a moment, leaves The vast concerns of eternal scene. Of man-s miraculous mistakes this bears The palm, — " That...ready praise ; At least their own, their future selves applauds; 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 Verse, from the Best Writers

Lindley Murray - 1832 - 260 pages
...fled \ R2 And, to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene. - ( » • 2 Of man's miraculous mistakes, this bears The palm,...born. All pay themselves the compliment to think, On this reversion, takes up ready praise ; At least their own ; their future selves applaud ; How excellent...
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The English Orator: a Selection of Pieces for Reading & Recitation

James Hedderwick - 1833 - 232 pages
...steals, till all are fled; And to the mercies of a moment, leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene. 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, lodged in their own hands, is folly's...
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