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" The soul's dark cottage, battered and decayed, Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made: Stronger by weakness, wiser men become As they draw near to their eternal home. Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view That stand upon the threshold... "
Salad for the Social - Page 383
1856
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The Works of Edmund Waller: Esq., in Verse and Prose

Edmund Waller, Percival Stockdale - 1772 - 236 pages
...cf Agricola. May we not liften with a tender attention to the expiring notes of Waller. The foul's dark cottage, battered, and decayed, Lets in new light through chinks that timt has made; Stronger by weaknefs, wifer, men become, AS they draw near to their eternil home : Leaving...
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The Works of the English Poets: Waller

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...indite, Is by her glafs inftructed how to write. * Paris. The foul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light, through chinks that time has made: Stronger by weaknefs, wifer men become, As they draw near to their eternal home : Leaving the old, both worlds...
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The Poetical Works of Edmund Waller ...

Edmund Waller - 1806
...which age descries. The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through clunks that time has made : Stronger by weakness, wiser men become, As they draw near to their eternal home. Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That stand upon the threshold of the new. • •...
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The Works of Richard Hurd, Lord Bishop of Worcester: Critical works

Richard Hurd - 1811
...other useful knowledge. The lines are Mr. Waller's, and in the best manner of that very refined writer. Stronger by weakness, wiser, men become As they draw near to their eternal home. The Soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay 'd, " Lets in new light thro' chinks that time has made....
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A View of Society and Manners in the North of Ireland: In the Summer and ...

John Gamble - Electronic book - 1813 - 399 pages
...age descries ; The soul's dark cottage batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks th;ft time has made ,Stronger by weakness, wiser men become, ,.; .,,. As they draw near to their eternal home ; Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That stand upon the threshold of the new." CHAPTER...
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A View of Society and Manners in the North of Ireland: In the Summer and ...

John Gamble - Electronic book - 1813 - 399 pages
...The soul's dark cottage batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks thift time has made j Stronger by weakness, wiser men become, .,. As they draw near to their eternal home ; Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That stand upon the threshold of the new." CHAPTER...
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The Intellectual repository for the New Church. (July/Sept. 1817 ...

New Church gen. confer - 1849
...(Mark the last two lines !) Waller, also, has it, — " The soul's dark cottaye, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks that time has made. Stronger by weakness, wiser men became, As they draw near to their eternal home ; Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That...
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An Account of the Island of Jersey: Containing a Compendium of Its ...

W. Plees - Jersey - 1817 - 369 pages
...the following exquisitely beautiful lines pf Waller, which arc sufficient to immortalize his name : ' The soul's dark cottage, battered and decayed, ' Lets in new light through chinks that time bus made. ' Stronger by weakness, wiser we become, ' As we draw near to our eternal home. ' Quitting...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 8

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1819
...descries. The soul's dark cottage, hatter'd and deeay'd. Lets in new light , t hruugh chinks t hat ti me has made : Stronger by weakness, wiser men become, As they draw near to their eternal home : leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That stand upon the threshold of the new. Miratur...
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The Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature, Volume 16

Liberalism (Religion) - 1821
...no more, will, we trust, add weight to hie advice. " The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks that time has made....weakness, wiser men become As they draw near to their eterual home ; Leaving the old, both worlds at ouce they view, That stand upon the threshold of the...
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