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" Fountain heads, and pathless groves, Places which pale passion loves ! Moonlight walks, when all the fowls Are warmly housed, save bats and owls ! A midnight bell, a parting groan ! These are the sounds we feed upon ; Then stretch our bones in a still... "
Boston Miscellany - Page 62
1842
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The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, Volume 1

Francis Beaumont - 1750
...Beafts, to fpare thy Innocence. Bel. Alas, my Lord, my Life is not a thing Worthy your noble Thoughts ; 'tis not a Life, 'Tis but a Piece of Childhood thrown away : Should I out-live you, I mould then out-live Virtue and Honour : and, when that Day comes, If ever...
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The Works of His Grace George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham: Containing His ...

George Villiers Duke of Buckingham - 1770
...beafts, to fpare thy innocence. End. Alas ! my lord, my life is not a thing Worthy your noble thoughts : 'tis not a life, 'Tis but a piece of childhood thrown away. Should I out-live you, I mould then out-live Virtue and honour; and when that day comes, If ever above...
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Rule a Wife and Have a Wife: A Comedy

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - 1777 - 66 pages
...to fpare thy innocence. , ' Bel.' Alas, my Lord, my life is not a thing Worthy your noble thoughts ; 'tis not a life, 'Tis but a piece of childhood thrown away : Should I outlive you, I fhould then outlive Virtue and honour; and, when that day comes, If ever...
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The Dramatick Works of George Colman ...: Philaster. King Lear. Epicoene; or ...

George Colman - 1777
...innocence. VoL. III. G Bel. Bel. Alas, my lord, my life is not a thing Worthy your noble thoughts ; 'tis not a life, 'Tis but a piece of childhood thrown away : Should I out-live you, I fhould then out-live Virtue and honour ; and, when that day comes, If ever...
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Bell's British Theatre,: Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays ...

English drama - 1778
...fpare thy innocence, i • Bel. Alas, my Lord, my life is not a thing ' Worthy your noble thoughts ; 'tis not a life, ' 'Tis but a piece of childhood thrown away :3i . * Should I outlive you, I fhould then outlive • •'•, ' Virtue and honour; and, when that...
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Bell's British Theatre, Volume 18

John Bell - English drama - 1797
...to spare thy innocence. " Bel. Alas, my lord, my life is not a thing " Worthy your noble thoughts ; 'tis not a life, " 'Tis but a piece of childhood thrown away : " Should I outlive you, I should then outlive " Virtue and honour ; and, when that day comes, " If...
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which ..., Volume 3

English poets - 1801
...owls ; A midnight bell, a parting groan, These are the sounds we feed upon. Then stretch our bones in a still gloomy valley, Nothing's so dainty sweet as lovely melancholy. SONG. [In a Masque.] YE should stay longer if we durst Away. Alas, that he that first Gave time wild...
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Poetry Explained for the Use of Young People

Richard Lovell Edgeworth - English poetry - 1802 - 115 pages
...;. 53 A midnight bell, a parting groan, These are the sounds we feed upon ; Then stretch our bones in a still gloomy valley ; Nothing's so dainty, sweet, as lovely melancholy.." N. Milton begins the Allegro in praise of mirth by exclaiming, " Hence, loathed Melancholy !" He begins...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets: To which is Prefixed an ..., Volume 3

George Ellis - English poetry - 1803 - 458 pages
...owls ! A midnight bell, a parting groan, These are the sounds we feed upon ! Then stretch our bones in a still gloomy valley : Nothing's so dainty sweet as lovely melancholy. SONG. [In " The Masque," &c.J YE should stay longer if we durst Away. — Alas, that he that first...
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The British drama, Volume 1

British drama - 1804
...beasts, to spare tiiy innocence. Bel. Alas, my lord, my life is not a thing, Worthy your noble thoughts : 'Tis not a life ; Tis but a piece of childhood thrown away. Should I out-live you, I should then out-live Virtue and honour ; and, when that day comes, If ever...
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