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" Oh could we copy their mild virtues, then What joy to live, what blessedness to die! Methinks their very names shine still and bright ; Apart — like glow-worms on a summer night; Or lonely tapers when from far they fling A guiding ray; or seen — like... "
Bentley's Miscellany - Page 258
by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - 1840
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American Whig Review, Volume 9

George Hooker Colton, James Davenport Whelpley - 1849
...a flow of generous sentiment. This volume is a transcript of the author's mind. There are no colors in the fairest sky So fair as these. The feather whence...names shine still and bright, Apart, like glowworms on a summer night; Or lonely tapers when from far they fling A guiding ray, or seen — like stars...
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The Monthly Christian spectator

...not linger on these details. Many will remember Wordsworth's lines of quiet, pious beauty : — ' 0 could we copy their mild virtues, then What joy to...names shine still and bright Apart, like glowworms on a summer night ; Or lonely tapers, when from far they fling A guiding ray ; or seem, like stars...
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The Poetical Works of George Herbert

George Herbert, Robert Aris Willmott - 1855 - 315 pages
...sleeps; Herbert delights to set anthems to his lute ; and TVotton bequeaths his viol to a friend. " 0 could we copy their mild virtues! then What joy to...Methinks their very names shine still and bright; Apart,—like glow-worms on a summer night: Or lonely tapers, when from far they fling A guiding ray"!...
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Characters and criticisms, Volume 1

William Alfred Jones - American literature - 1857
...With moistened eye We read of faith and purest Charity In Statesman, Priest, and humble citizen ; 0 could •we copy their mild virtues, then What joy...names shine still and bright ; Apart, like glow-worms on a summer night, Or lonely tapers when from far they fling A guiding ray ; or seen, like stars on...
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CHARACTERS AND CRITICISMS

W. ALFRED JONES - 1857
...With moistened eye We read of faith and purest Charity In Statesman, Priest, and humble citizen ; 0 could we copy their mild virtues, then What joy to...to die ! Methinks their very names shine still and blight; Apart, like glow-worms on a summer night, Or lonely tapers when from far they fling A guiding...
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Characters and criticisms, Volume 1

William Alfred Jones - American literature - 1857
...With moistened eye We read of faith and purest Charity In Statesman, Priest, and humble citizen ; O could we copy their mild virtues, then What joy to live, what blessedness to die ! Hethinks their very names shine still and bright ; Apart, like glow-worms on a summer night, Or lonely...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 41

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1857
...; with moisten'd eye We read of faith and purest charity [n statesman, priest, and humble citizen. Methinks their very names shine still and bright; Apart like glow-worms in a summer-night, Or seen, like stars on high, Satellites burning in a lucid ring, Around meek Walton's...
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Our Christian Classics: Readings from the Best Divines, Volume 3

James Hamilton - Christian literature, English - 1858
...These exquisite biographies are above all praise, unless it be such praise as Wordsworth's : — " There are no colours in the fairest sky, So fair as...shine still and bright ; Apart — like glow-worms on a summer night ; Or, lonely tapers, when from far they fling A guiding ray; or seen— like stars...
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Our Christian Classics: Readings from the Best Divines with ..., Volume 3

James Hamilton - Christian literature, English - 1858
...These exquisite biographies are above all praise, unless it be such praise as Wordsworth's : — " There are no colours in the fairest sky, So fair as...shine still and bright ; Apart — like glow-worms on a snmmer night ; Or, lonely tapers, when from far they fling A guiding ray; or seen — like stars...
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Our Christian classics: readings from the best divines with ..., Volume 1

James Hamilton - Religion - 1858
...whence the pen Was shaped, that traced the lives of these good men, Dropped from an angel's wing: witk moistened eye, We read of faith, and purest charity,...virtues then, What joy to live, what blessedness to die ! Mcthinks their very names shine still and bright ; Apart — like glow- worms ou a summer night;...
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