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" The busy day, the peaceful night, Unfelt, uncounted, glided by ; His frame was firm, his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was nigh. Then, with no throbs of fiery pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain,... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Pagina 256
door James Boswell - 1807
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A household book of English poetry, selected with notes by R.C. Trench

Richard Chenevix Trench (abp. of Dublin) - 1868
...firm, his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was nigh. Then with no fiery throbbing pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain, 35 And freed his soul the nearest way. Samuel Johnson. CLXV HIGHLAND MARY. Ye banks and braes and streams...
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The Christian miscellany, and family visiter

1869
...day, the peaceful night, Unfelt, uncounted, glided by ; His frame was firm, his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year wa.s nigh. " Then, with no throbs of flery pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at o.nce the vital chain, And freed his soul the...
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Class-book of English Poetry from Chaucer to Tennyson

Daniel Scrymgeour - 1870 - 597 pagina’s
...firm, his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was nigh. Then, with no fiery, throbbing pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at...the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way. JAMES MERRICK. (1720-1769.) THE CAMELEON. OKT has it been my lot to mark A proud, conceited, talking...
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Favourite English poems and poets

English poems - 1870 - 672 pagina’s
...fIrm, his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was nigh. Then with no fiery throbbing pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at...the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way. THE KITE; OR, PRIDE MUST HAVE A KALI.. JOHN NEWTON.— 1725-1807. [THE "Olney Hymns" establish the...
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Divided Fictions: Fanny Burney and Feminine Strategy

Kristina Straub
...because he so totally dedicated himself to alleviating the bodily pains of others: Then with no throbbing fiery pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke...vital chain, And free'd his soul the nearest way. [Poems 235.33-36] A life spent watching the poor and the obscure die has prepared Levet for acceptance...
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Preromanticism

Marshall Brown - 1991 - 500 pagina’s
...stanza and subsequent reascent to bright day, images a transcendent immediacy of the eternal moment: "Death broke at once the vital chain, / And free'd his soul the nearest way." The rhyme at the end echoes the first stanza, and the redemptive "and" is the soft transition that...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 pagina’s
...the Eternal Master found The single talent well employed. (1. 25-28) 4 Then with no fiery throbbing ) 53 The ri . (1. 33-36) EBEV; HelP; InPS; NAEL-1: NOBE; NOEC; NoP; OAEL-1; OBEV; PoE; PoEL-3; PPP; SCV; TEP 241...
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Gender, Race, and the National Education Association: Professionalism and ...

Wayne J. Urban - 2000 - 304 pagina’s
...frame was firm, his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was nigh. Then with no throbbing fiery pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke...the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way. Like Alexander Pope (1688-1744), who had spoken of "This long disease, my life', Johnson reworks the...
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Chapters into Verse: Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible: Volume 1 ...

Robert Atwan, Laurance Wieder - 1993 - 432 pagina’s
...frame was firm, his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was nigh. Then with no throbbing fiery pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain, And forced his soul the nearest way. MATTHEW 25:30-33 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness:...
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The New England Historical and Genealogical Registry: Volume 22 1868

New England Historic Genealogical Society Staff - 1994 - 500 pagina’s
...remarks on that occasion, is appropriate to the present case : " Then with no fiery, throbbing paio, No cold gradations of decay ; Death broke at once the vital chain, And freed his aoul the nearest way." Mr. Deblois was tall in person, remarkably well developed, and of commanding...
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