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" The bell strikes one. We take no note of time But from its loss. To give it then a tongue Is wise in man. As if an angel spoke, I feel the solemn sound. If heard aright, It is the knell of my departed hours: Where are they? With the years beyond the flood... "
Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight - Page 175
by Half hours - 1856
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A dictionary of poetical illustrations

Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1877
...no note of time Hut from its loss. To give it then a tongue Is wise in man. As if an angel spoke, I e crumbling buit. Huge moles, whose shadow stretch'd from sh 40 alann'd, and o'er life's narrow verge Look down — on what ? a fathomless abyss ; A dread eternity...
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Light for the Day...

Tryon Edwards - 1877 - 379 pages
...note of time But from its loss. To give it, then, a tongue, Is wise in man. As if an angel spoke I feel the solemn sound. If heard aright It is the knell...signal that demands despatch. How much is to be done ! — YOUNG. Search the Scriptures. — JOHN v. 39. DO I receive the Bible as indeed the word of God,...
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Choice Thoughts; Or, Selections from Nearly One Hundred and Fifty Different ...

Isaac Newton Carleton - 1878 - 132 pages
...no note of time But from its loss : to give it then a tongue Is wise in man. As if an angel spoke, I feel the solemn sound. If heard aright, It is the...How much is to be done ! My hopes and fears Start up alarmed, and o'er life's narrow verge Look down — on what ? A fathomless abyss ! A dread eternity!...
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The Normal Fifth Reader

Albert Newton Raub - Readers - 1878 - 416 pages
...no note of time But from its loss : to give it then a tongue Is wise in man. As if an angel spoke, I feel the solemn sound. If heard aright, It is the...years beyond the flood, It is the signal that demands dispatch. How much is to be done ! My hopes and fears Start up alarmed, and o'er life's narrow verge...
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Time and its keepers

...no note of Time But from its loss : to give it then a tongue Is wise in man. As if an angel spoke, I feel the solemn sound. If heard aright, It is the...Where are they ? 'With the years beyond the Flood. Youth is not rich in Time : it may be poor ; Part with it as with money, sparing ; pay No moment, but...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 3

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1879
...no note of time But from its loss : to give it then a tongue Is wise in man. As if an angel spoke, I feel the solemn sound. If heard aright, It is the...years beyond the flood. It is the signal that demands dispatch : How much is to be done ? My hopes and fears Start up alarmed, and o'er life's narrow verge...
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Poetical reader, by J. Martin

James Martin (of the Wedgwood inst, Burslem) - 1880
...no note of time But from its loss: to give it then a tongue Is wise iu man. As if an angel spoke, I feel the solemn sound. If heard aright, It is the...Start up alarm'd, and o'er life's narrow verge Look down—on what? A fathomless abyss; A dread eternity! how surely mine! And can eternity belong to me,...
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The handbook of specimens of English literature, selected by J. Angus

Joseph Angus - 1880
...no note of time, But from its loss. To give it then a tongue Is wise in man. As if an angel spoke, I feel the solemn sound. If heard aright, It is the...signal that demands despatch ; How much is to be done 1 my hopes and fears Start up alarm'd, and o'er life's narrow verge Look down — On what ? A fathomless...
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An Empire of Information: Uniting Four Regions of Thought ...

John McGovern - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1880 - 700 pages
...it : The bell strikes one. We take no note of time, But from its loss: to give it then a tongue Is wise in man. As if an angel spoke, 1 feel the solemn...heard aright. It is the knell of my departed hours. Young has written lines on procrastination in the First Night which have superseded other oracles of...
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Harper's Cyclopędia of British and American Poetry

Epes Sargent - American poetry - 1881 - 958 pages
...no note of time But from its loss : to give it then a tongue Is wise in man. As if an angel spoke, I wings of Time, Old age comes on apace, to ravage all the clime. And be ! Sly hopes and fears Start up alarmed, and o'er life's narrow verge Look down — 011 what ? A fathomless...
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