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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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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - 1845 - 222 páginas
...seize the flow'r—its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow, falls in the river, A moment white—then melts forever; Or like the Borealis race, That flit ere you can point their place; Or like the*rain bow's lovely form, Evanishing amid the storm.— Nae man can tether time or tide, The hour...
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Table Talk: Opinions on Books, Men, and Things

William Hazlitt - 1845
...things to show, as I think, that pleasures are not " Like poppies spread, You seize the flower, the 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 their place ; Or like the rainbow's...
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volumen75

1872
...the well-known exquisite lines — " But pleasures are like poppies spread. You seize the flower, the 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 their place ; Or, like the rainbow's...
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The Genius and Character of Burns

John Wilson - 1845 - 222 páginas
...an universal and everlasting truth : " 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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Self-formation; Or, The History of an Individual Mind: Intended as a Guide ...

Capel Lofft - 1846 - 504 páginas
...thoughts are floating in the brain, and probably about to die into nothing, to vanish away for ever, — " Like the Borealis race, That flit ere you can point their place ; Or, like Ihe snow falls in the river, A moment seen, then lost for ever " ; upon that comes this potent interceder,...
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Key to the Questions and exercises adapted to Hiley's English grammar

Richard HILEY - 1846 - 12 páginas
...miser care ; Time but the impression stronger makes, As streams their channels deeper wear." Ex. 10. " Pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower — its bloom is shed," Examples 9 and 10, illustrate comparison. Ex. 11. " How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon the bank ;...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns: With Explanatory and Glossarial ...

Robert Burns, James Currie - 1847 - 635 páginas
...glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious. But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, 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 their place; Or like the rainbow's...
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The School Reader. Fifth Book: Designed as a Sequel to Sanders' Fouth Reader ...

Charles Walton Sanders, Joshua Chase Sanders - 1848 - 456 páginas
...CURSE of pleasure is on my brow." 6. But pleasures arc like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r — its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow-falls in the river, — A moment white — then lost forever ; Or like the borealis race, That flit ere you can point their place ; Or like the rainbow's...
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Hill and Valley, Or, Wales and the Welsh

Catherine Sinclair - 1848 - 462 páginas
...crowds of more deserving contemporaries. Books are all " like poppies spread, We seize the flower, the 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 their place,— Or like the rainbow's...
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Recreations, physical and mental, lawful and unlawful: a lecture

Thomas William Baxter AVELING - 1849 - 50 páginas
...they are. Beautifully has si rare, but, alas ! unhappy poet, said, and he spake that which he knew, " 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 melt for ever ; Or like the Borealis race, That flit ere we can point...
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