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" O'er a' the ills o' life victorious. But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow-falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever ; Or like the borealis race, That flit ere you can point... "
Laconics: Or Instructive Miscellanies, Selected from the Best Authors ... - Página 159
por A general reader - 1827 - 188 páginas
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The Gospel of Matthew

William Barclay - 1968
...chances and the changes of this life. Robert Burns wrote in 'Tarn o' Shanter' of the fleeting things: But pleasures are like poppies spread: You seize the flower, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white - then melts for ever. Anyone whose happiness depends on things...
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Journal of a Voyage Around the World: A Year on the Ship Helena (1842-1842)

Thomas Worthington King - 2003 - 264 páginas
...lovers here—it is extremely beautiful— But pleasures are like poppies spread You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed! Or like the snowfalls in the river, A moment white—then melts for ever; Or like the borealis race, That flit ere you can point their place; Or...
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Ohio Volunteer: The Childhood & Civil War Memoirs of Captain John Calvin ...

John Calvin Hartzell - 2005 - 250 páginas
...forcibly than words that the balance in the clearing house was heavy against me, and I soon realized that "Pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow-fall in the river, A moment white, then melts forever." 1 And another old truth was borne in upon...
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Gettysburg Requiem: The Life and Lost Causes of Confederate Colonel William ...

Glenn W. LaFantasie - 2006 - 456 páginas
...flooded his emotions, Gates called to mind some lines written by his favorite poet, Robert Burns: "But pleasures are like poppies spread, you seize the flower, its bloom is shed." 11 On June 5, Hood's men—including Gates and the i5th Alabama— watched from atop a railroad embankment...
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Shirley

Charlotte Bronte - 2006 - 396 páginas
...burst fitful from morsels of coal among the red cinders: the group were happy enough, but'Pleasures are like poppies spread; You seize the flower - its bloom is shed.' The dull, rumbling sound of wheels was heard on the pavement in the yard. 'It is the carriage returned,'...
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Shirley

Charlotte Bronte - 2006 - 472 páginas
...burst fitful from morsels of coal among the red cinders: the group were happy enough, but'Pleasures are like poppies spread; You seize the flower - its bloom is shed. 1 The dull, rumbling sound of wheels was heard on the pavement in the yard. 'It is the carriage returned,'...
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Partners in God's Love

John Davey - 2007 - 404 páginas
...purpose lies in the pursuit of pleasure. It is a doomed quest as Robert Bums (1759 - 1796) lamented: "But pleasures are like poppies spread; You seize the flower, its bloom is shed. Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white, then melts forever." As sure as the pursuit of pure and proper...
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