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" Big with the vanity of state; But transient is the smile of fate! A little rule, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. "
Chronicles of saint Mungo: or, Antiquities and traditions of Glasgow - Page 49
by Kentigern (st.) - 1843
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 94-95

John Bell - English poetry - 1799
...ruins, muss, and weeds ; While, ever and anon, there falls Huge heaps of hoary moulder'd walls. Yet Time has seen, that lifts the low, And level lays the lofty brow, t$ Has seen this broken pile complete, 1 Big with the vanity of state : r But transient is the smile...
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The Beauties of the Poets:: Being a Collection of Moral and Sacred Poetry ...

Thomas Janes - English poetry - 1800 - 304 pages
...ruins, moss, and weeds; While, ever and anon, there falls Huge heaps of hoary moulder'd walls. Yet time has seen, that lifts the low, And level lays...brow, Has seen this broken pile complete, Big with the vanity of state; But transient is the smile of fate! A little rule, a little sway, A sun-beam in a...
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The Beauties of England and Wales: Or Delineations, Topographical ...

John Britton - Architecture - 1815
...in ruins, moss, and weeds ; While ever and anon there fall Huge heaps of hoary mouldered wall. Yet time has seen, that lifts the low, And level lays...brow, Has seen this broken pile complete, Big with the vanity of state ; — But transient is the smile of fate." 1 See also the pedigree of Mr. Johnes of...
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Letters Written During a Tour Through North Wales, in the Year 1798, and at ...

John Evans - Wales, North - 1804 - 415 pages
...ruin, moss, and weeds; \.\ While ever and anon, there falls Huge heaps of hoary mouldered walls. Yet Time has seen, that lifts the low, And level lays...brow, Has seen this broken pile complete, Big with the vanity of state ; But transieht is the smile of Fate ! A little rule, a little sway, A Sun-beam in...
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The speaker, or Miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield - 1804
...weeds; \ While , ever and anon, there falls Huge heaps of hoary moulder'd wall*. Yet time has been that lifts the low, And level lays the lofty brow...Has seen this broken pile complete ) Big with the vanity of state ; > But transient is the smile of fate ; J A little rule ,,a little sway , A sun-beam...
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Letters Written During a Tour Through South Wales: In the Year 1803 and at ...

John Evans - Wales - 1804 - 80 pages
...abrupt hill, covered with woods, appear the ivied walls and rugged turrets of Dinefawr Castle. " Yet time has seen that lifts the low, And level lays the lofty brow, Has seen this broken pile compleat, Big with the vanity of state." I before observed that this was the seat of the South Wallian...
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The Beauties of Scotland: Containing a Clear and Full Account of the ...

Architecture - 1805
...monuments of the devastations produced by time. We are reminded of the word of the poet, Time hat wen, that lifts the low, And level lays the lofty brow...broken pile complete, Big with the vanities of state. A little rule, a little way, A sun-beam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between...
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The Beauties of the Poets: Being a Collection of Moral and Sacred Poetry

Poetry - 1806 - 304 pages
...ruins, moss, and weeds; J While, ever and anon, there falls Huge heaps of hoary moulder'd walls. Yet time has seen, that lifts the low, And level lays...seen this broken pile complete, •) Big with the vanity of state ; , But transient is the smile of fate ! ) A little rule, a little sway, A sun-beam...
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A tour through England: described in a series of letters, from a young ...

Young Gentleman - England - 1806 - 200 pages
...weeds; f While ever and anon there falls, f Huge heaps of hoary moulder'd walls. Yet time has been that lifts the low. And level lays the lofty brow, Has seen this broken pile complete. Big with the vanity of stile. - ' After traversing the ruins of Caerphilly till we were fatigued, we procured some...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 380 pages
...and weeds : While, ever and anon, there falls Huge heaps of hoary moulder'd walls. Yet time has been, that lifts the low, And level lays the lofty brow, Has seen this broken pile complete, Big with'the vanity of state; But transient is the smile of fate! A little rule, a little sway, A sun-beam...
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