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" Pleasures are few, and fewer we enjoy ; Pleasure, like quicksilver, is bright, and coy\ We strive to grasp it with our utmost skill, Still it eludes us, and it glitters still : If seiz'd at last, compute your mighty gains; What is it, but rank poison... "
The Poetical Works of the Rev. Dr. Edward Young: With the Life of the Author - Pagina 64
door Edward Young - 1805
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The Works of the Author of The Night-thoughts: In Three Volumes, Volume 1

Edward Young - 1802 - 383 pagina’s
...own. Pleasures are few, and fewer we enjoy ; Pleasure, like quicksilver, is bright, and coy\ We strive to grasp it with our utmost skill, Still it eludes...angel spies, Pride whispers in her ear pernicious lyes ; Tells her, while she surveys a face so fine, There's no satiety of charms -divine : Hence, if...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

1803
...and coy; We strive to grasp it with out utmost snill, Still it eludes us, and it glitters still; It seiz'd at last, compute your mighty gains; What is it but rank poison in your veins i As Flavia in her glass an angel spies, Pride whispers in her ear pernicious lies; l'ounj.JL u Tells...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - 1805
...quick-silver, is bright and coy : We strive to grasp it, with our utmost skill ; Still it duties MS, and it glitters still ; If seiz'd at last, compute...gains : What is it, but rank poison in your veins ? in order to be free from interruption, to an obscure place in the suburbs. His director hearing no...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., Volume 3

Nathan Drake - 1805
...: Pleasures are few, and fewer we enjoy ; Pleasure, like quick-lihcr, is bright and coy: We strive to grasp it, with our utmost skill ; Still it eludes us, and it g litters still ; Tf seiz'd at last, compute your mighty gains : What is it, but rank poison in your...
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Poétique anglaise, Volume 3

Albin Joseph U. Hennet - 1806
...Bunyan's prose ; The learned war both wage with equal force', And the fifth morn concluded the divorce. As Flavia in her glass an angel spies , Pride whispers in her ear pernicious lyes ; " Froid , faim , tout doucement le petit mot expire. Marton l'attrape au vol , Marton sait à...
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 2,Deel 1

British poets - 1809
...We strive to grasp it with our utmost skill. Still it elndes us, and it glitters still : If seia'd at last, compute your mighty gains ; What is it but rank poison in your veins t Aa Flavia in her glass an angel spies, Pride whispers in her ear pernicious lies ; Tells her, while...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;: Watts, A. Philips ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...Pleasure, like quicksilver, 'ч bright, and coy ; We strive to grasp it with our utmost skill, Stilt it eludes us, and it glitters still : If seiz'd at...pernicious lies ; Tells her, while she surveys a face so fihc, There's no satiety of charms divine : .Hence, if her lover yawns, all chang'd appears Her temper,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 13

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 612 pagina’s
...Pleasures are few, and fewer we enjoy ; Pleasure, like quicksilver, is hright, and coy ; \Ve strive to grasp it with our utmost skill, ' Still it eludes us, and it glitters still: If s«iz'd at last, compute your mighty gains ; What is it, hut rank poison in your veins • As Flavia...
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Watts, A. Philips, West, Collins, Dyer, Shenstone, Young

Alexander Chalmers - 1810
...Pleasures are few, and fewer we enjoy ; Pleasure, like irattksilvtr, is bright, and coy; We strive to grasp it with our utmost skill, Still it eludes us, and it glitters still : tf SGNE'd at last, compute your mighly gains ; What is it, but rank poison in your veins r As Flavia...
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The Works of the Rev. Dr. Edward Young, Volume 1

Edward Young - 1811
...Pleasures are few, and fewer we enjoy ; Pleasure, like quicksilver, is bright, and coy ; We strive to grasp it with our utmost skill, Still it eludes...in her glass an angel spies, Pride whispers in her ears pernicious lies , Tells her, while she surveys a face so fine, There's no satiety of charms divine...
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