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" The soul's dark cottage, battered and decayed, Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made: Stronger by weakness, wiser men become As they draw near to their eternal home. Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view That stand upon the threshold... "
The Saturday Magazine ... - Page 130
1842
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The Poetical Works of Edmund Waller ...

Edmund Waller - 1806
...more ! For then we know how vain it was to boast Of fleeting things, so certain to be lost. Clouds of affection from our younger eyes Conceal that emptiness which age descries. The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through clunks that time has made : Stronger by weakness, wiser...
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Waller, Butler, Rochester, Roscommon, Otway, Pomfret, Dorset, Stepney, J ...

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...no more ! Far then we know how vain it was to boast Of fleeting things, so certain to be lost. Ckwb of affection from our younger eyes Conceal that emptiness, which age descries. The tool's dark cottage, hatter'd and dccay'd, Let* in new light, through chinks that time has made : Stranger...
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A View of Society and Manners in the North of Ireland: In the Summer and ...

John Gamble - Electronic book - 1813 - 399 pages
...for then we know how vain it were to boast . , / Of fleeting things so certain to be lost; , Clouds of affection from our younger eyes, Conceal that emptiness which age descries ; The soul's dark cottage batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks th;ft time has made ,Stronger by weakness, wiser...
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A View of Society and Manners in the North of Ireland: In the Summer and ...

John Gamble - Electronic book - 1813 - 399 pages
...For then we know how vain it were to boast . . , Of fleeting things so certain to be lost ; , Clouds of affection from our younger eyes, Conceal that emptiness which age descries i The soul's dark cottage batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks thift time has made...
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An Account of the Island of Jersey: Containing a Compendium of Its ...

W. Plees - Jersey - 1817 - 369 pages
...the following exquisitely beautiful lines pf Waller, which arc sufficient to immortalize his name : ' The soul's dark cottage, battered and decayed, ' Lets in new light through chinks that time bus made. ' Stronger by weakness, wiser we become, ' As we draw near to our eternal home....
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...more ! For then we know how vain it was to boast Of fleeting things, so 'certain to be lost. Clouds of affection from our younger eyes Conceal that emptiness which age descries. The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks that time has made : Stronger by weakness, wiser...
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An account of the island of Jersey

W. Plees - 1824
...following exquisitely beautiful lines of Waller, which alone are sufficient to immortalize his name : " The soul's dark cottage, battered and decayed, " Lets in new light through chinks that time has made. " Stronger by weakness, wiser we become, " As we draw near to our eternal home....
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Miscellanies Selected from the Public Journals, Volume 2

Joseph Tinker Buckingham - American literature - 1824
...Idle. 12. My country — "Good faith with all nations, tangling alliances with none." 13. Myself— " The soul's dark cottage battered and decayed, Lets in new light through chink's, which time has made." To conclude, I j_,ive the following song to the old tune of Yankee doodle...
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Select poetry; chiefly on subjects connected with religion

Select poetry - English poetry - 1825 - 160 pages
...more ! For then we know how vain it was to boast Of fleeting things, so certain to be lost. Clouds of affection from our younger eyes Conceal that emptiness which age descries : The soul's dark cottage, barter'd and decay'd, Lets in new lights thro' chinks that time has made. Stronger by weakness, wiser...
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A Selection of Eulogies: Pronounced in the Several States, in Honor of Those ...

1826 - 426 pages
...write with more perspicuity and force. — And here we might adopt the sentiments of an eminent poet : The soul's dark cottage, battered and decayed, Lets in new light through chinks that time has made. And now let us pause. — For whom are we sorrowing? Whose eulogj are we attempting...
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