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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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Selections from the Works of Taylor, Latimer, Hall, Milton, Barrow, South ...

Basil Montagu - 1839 - 350 páginas
...taste and genius that blessed the sweet charities of private life by which I was then surrounded. But 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 for ever. This second edition is published with...
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Memoirs of a Cadet

Albert Fenton - 1839 - 338 páginas
...cavalry cantonment of Sultanpore away on our starboard bow. 'Tis gone ! — disappeared like a vision, " Or like the Borealis race, That flit ere you can point their place." And see ! — here is the Fort of Chunar on the rock to our left — Chunar, so celebrated for its...
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The Young Lady's Reader

Louisa Caroline Tuthill - 1839 - 458 páginas
...enchantments, that gave Nourmahal the proud lord of the east for her slave. PLEASURES.— BURNS. But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is sped ; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white — then melts forever ; Or like the borealis...
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The Saturday Magazine, Volumen18

1841
...and several domestic comforts, which he was capable of feeling, and therefore deserved to enjoy. . Pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower,...snow-falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever ; Or like the borealis race. That flit ere you can point their place : Or like the rainbow's...
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The United States Reader: Containing a Variety of Exercises in Reading ...

John D. Post - 1842 - 304 páginas
...in quiet sunlight, without an eddy or a fall to mark the rushing of time towards eternity." 7. " But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is sped ; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white — then melts forever ; Or like the borealis'...
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The Family Magazine, Or, General Abstract of Useful Knowledge, Volumen3

1843
...direction of the pupil upwards, so much so, indeed, as frequently to be lost beneath the upper lid. " But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed : Or, like the snow, falls in a river, A moment white — then melts for ever." These raptures have been known to...
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Tales, Essays, and Sketches, Volumen2

Robert Macnish - 1844
...indeed rallied us upon the occasion ; and I thought Julia never appeared half so beautiful as now. " But pleasures are like poppies spread : You seize the flower, its bloom is shed." So saith Robert Burns ; and, truth to speak, his distich was never more effectually verified than at...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volumen57

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1862
...example of devotion to a fixed object, dating from a period at which literary plans are mostly dreams or " Like the borealis race. That flit ere you can point their place." The pages which he gave to the world, as well as those which remained to be written, were planned by...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns: With Explanatory and Glossarial ...

Robert Burns, James Currie - 1844 - 635 páginas
...o' life victorious. But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom is sued ; 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 their place ; Or like the rainbow's...
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The general reciter; a unique selection of the most admired and popular ...

General reciter - 1845
...rair and rustle, TAM didna mind the storm a whistle. TAM O' SHANTER AND SOUTER JOHNNY. P. 260. But pleasures are like poppies spread. You seize the flower,...snow-falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever ; Or like the borealis race, That flit ere you can point their place ; Or like the rainbow's...
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