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" ... of a fruitful tree, Why do ye fall so fast ? Your date is not so past, But you may stay yet here awhile To blush and gently smile, And go at last. What, were ye born to be An hour or half's delight, And so to bid good-night ? 'Twas pity Nature brought... "
The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism and Belles ... - Page 308
1830
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A cyclopædia of sacred poetical quotations, ed. by H.G. Adams

Cyclopaedia, Henry Gardiner Adams - 1854 - 762 pages
...delight, And so to bid good-night? 'Twas pity nature brought ye fjrth Merely to show your worth, And lose you quite. But you are lovely leaves, where we May...brave. And after they have shown their pride Like you awhile, they glida Into the grave. Herrick. Our life hath many a wintry scene, Deciduous are our...
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Pictorial Calendar of the Seasons, ...

Mary Botham Howitt - Country life - 1854 - 584 pages
...And so to bid good-night ? 'Twos pity nature brought you forth, Merely to show your worth And lose you quite. But you are lovely leaves, where we May...brave : And after they have shown their pride, Like you, awhile, they glide Into the grave. We cannot conclude our April day more fitly than in the quaint...
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A Compendium of English Literature, Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1854 - 796 pages
...delight, And so to bid good-night ? Tis pily nature brought ye forth Merely to show your worth, Aad lose you quite. But you are lovely leaves, where we May...brave: And after they have shown their pride, Like you, awhile, they glide Into the grave. HOW THE HEART S-EASE FIRST CAME. Frolic virgins once these...
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The Old church porch, Volume 2

1856 - 678 pages
...And so to bid good night ";' 'Twas pity Nature brought ye forth, Merely to shew your worth, Aud loae you quite. But you are lovely leaves, where we May...Their end, though ne'er so brave ; And after they have shewed their pride, Like you, awhile, they glide Into the grave." J Many, indeed, of the blossoms had...
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Gift of Flowers: Love's Wreath for 1854

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Gift books - 1854 - 350 pages
...good-night f Twas pity nature brought ye forth Merely tc show your worth, And lose you quite. But ye are lovely leaves, where we May read how soon things...brave : And after they have shown their pride, Like you, awhile, they glide Into the grave. -' ; , ' 804 THE POETRY OF FLOWERS. '':'." A COMPARISON. BY...
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Gleanings from the Poets: For Home and School

American poetry - 1854 - 456 pages
...And so to bid good-night ? 'T was pity Nature brought ye forth Merely to show your worth, And lose you quite. But you are lovely leaves, where we May...soon things have Their end, though ne'er so brave ; LOVE. — Mines. THERE are gold-bright suns in worlds above, And blazing gems in worlds below, Our...
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The Rhyme and Reason of Country Life, Or, Selections from Fields Old and New

Susan Fenimore Cooper - Country life - 1854 - 482 pages
...And so to bid good-night • 'Twns pity nature brought ye forth. Merely to show your worth, And lose you quite. But you are lovely leaves, where we May read how soon things have Their end, though ne'er HO brnve ; And after they have shown their pride, Like you awhile they glide, Into the grave. KOBF.UT...
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Recollections of a Literary Life

Mary Russell Mitford - Authors - 1855 - 580 pages
...And so to bid good-night ? 'Twas pity Nature brought ye forth, Merely to show your worth, And lose you quite. But you are lovely leaves, where we May...have shown their pride, Like yon, awhile they glide Into the grave. The want in these graceful and delicate lyrics is thew and sinew. And yet they are...
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The Guardian, Volumes 6-7

Conduct of life - 1855 - 902 pages
...delight, Aud so to bid good-night? 'T was pity Nature brought ye forth Merely to show your worth, And lose you quite. But you are lovely leaves, where we May...brave , And after they have shown their pride, Like you, a while, they glide Into the grave. 1856.] The Natural Bridge. 175 THE NATURAL BRIDGE; OR, ONE...
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The Rhyme and Reason of Country Life, Or, Selections from Fields Old and New

Susan Fenimore Cooper - Country life - 1855 - 510 pages
...And so to bid good-night ? 'Twas pity nature brought ye forth, Merely to show your worth, And lose you quite. But you are lovely leaves, where we May...brave ; And after they have shown their pride, Like you awhile they glide, Into the grave. ROEEET HEREICK, 1591. CHILDREN'S POSIES. FKOM " JOUKNAL OF A...
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