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" Hermit hoar, in solemn cell, Wearing out life's evening gray: Smite thy bosom, sage, and tell, What is bliss ? and which the way ?'" BOSWELL. " But why smite his bosom, sir?" JOHNSON. " Why to shew he was in earnest... "
The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to the ... - Page 296
by James Boswell - 1835
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...Wearing out life's evening grey, Strike thy bosom, Sage, and tell What is bliss, and which the way. Thus I spoke, and speaking sigh'd, Scarce repress'd the starting tear, When the hoary sage reply'd, Come, my lad, and drink some beer. BURLESQUE of the following Lines of LOPEZ DE...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...(smiling). Johnson at an after period added the following stanza: " Thus I spoke; and speakingsigh'd; " Scarce repress'd the starting tear; " When the smiling...sage replied, " Come, my lad, and drink some beer." Speaking of a collection being made of all the English Poets who had published a volume of poems, Johnson...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...Why to shew he was in earnest," (smiling.) — He at an after period added the following stanza : " Thus I spoke ; and speaking sigh'd ; " — Scarce...repress'd the starting tear ; — " When the smiling sage reply'd — " — 'Come, my lad, and drink some beer."6 I cannot help thinking the first stanza very...
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The temple of truth: or, The best system of reason, philosophy, virtue, and ...

Charles Edward De Coetlogon - 1807
...life's evening grey, tc Strike thy bosom, Sage, and tell, ** WHAT is Buss, and, WHICH THE WAY."— Thus I spoke — and speaking sigh'd; Scarce repress'd the starting tear ; When the hoary Sage replied, Come, my Friend, and, read it hire", Tolle, lege. LJ po N finishing the last sentence...
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The Temple of Truth: Or, The Best System of Reason, Philosophy, Virtue, and ...

Charles Edward De Coetlogon - Christianity - 1807 - 566 pages
...life's evening grey, *' Strike thy bosom, Sage, and tell, " WHAT is BLISS, and, WHIcH THE WAY."— Thus I spoke — and speaking sigh'd ; Scarce repress'd the starting tear ; When the hoary Sage replied, Come, my Friend, and, read it bere.'\ Tolle, lege. u, PON finishing the last sentence...
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Selection of Poems ...

Charles Snart - Poetry - 1808
...out life's evening grey ; Strike thy bosom, sage, and tell, ;> AVhat is bliss, and which the way ? Thus I spoke, and, speaking, sigh'd, Scarce repress'd the starting tear, When the hoary sage reply 'd, . v; Come, my .lad, and drink some beer. THE TULIP AND THE MYRTLE. S on the border...
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Works, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...Wearing out life's evening grey, Strike thy bosom, sage, and tell What is bliss, and which the way. Thus I spoke, and speaking sigh'd, Scarce repress'd the starting tear, When the hoary sage reply'd, Come, my lad, and drink some beer. BURLESQUE O* THE FOLLOWING LINES OF LOPEZ DE...
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The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

Samuel Johnson, Francis William Blagdon - Electronic books - 1811 - 234 pages
...Wearing out life's evening grey ; Strike thy bosom sage, and tell What is bliss, and which the way !'— Thus I spoke, and speaking sigh'd, Scarce repress'd the starting tear, When the hoary sage replied, — ' Come, my lad, and drink some beer.' BURLESQUE Of the following Lines of Lofiez...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Johnson: Collated with the Best Editions

Samuel Johnson - 1811 - 133 pages
...Wearing out life's evening grey ; Strike thy bosom sage, and tell What is bliss, and which the way !' — Thus I spoke, and speaking sigh'd, Scarce repress'd the starting tear; When the hoary sage replied, — ' Come, my lad, and drink some beer.' BURLESQUE Of THE FOLLOWING LINES OF LOPEZ...
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The Life of Richard Cumberland, Esq: Embracing a Critical Examination of His ...

William Mudford - Dramatists, English - 1812 - 621 pages
...Wearing out life's evening gray, Strike thy bosom, sage, and tell What is bliss, and which the way ? Thus I spoke, and speaking sigh'd, Scarce repress'd the starting tear : When the hoary sage replied, Come my lad and drink some beer." The witty Duke of Buckingham in the Rehearsal,...
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