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" Beauty is but a vain and doubtful good, A shining gloss, that fadeth suddenly ; A flower that dies, when first it 'gins to bud ; A brittle glass, that's broken presently : A doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower, Lost, faded, broken, dead within an... "
Conversation; or, Shades of difference - Page 33
by Heron - 1821
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The Confessions of William Henry Ireland: Containing the Particulars of His ...

William Henry Ireland - 1874 - 317 pages
...1750. " Beauty is but a vain and fleeting good, " A shining gloss that fadeth suddenly, " A flow'r that dies when almost in the bud, " A brittle glass...presently :— " A fleeting good, a gloss, a glass, a flow'r, " Lost, faded, broken, dead, within an hour. " As goods when lost are wond'rous seldom found,...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious Indexes ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1875 - 772 pages
...A flower that dies when first it 'gins to bud, A brittle glass that's broken presently; A doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower, Lost, faded, broken, dead within an hour. SHAKSPEARE. Beauty, wit, high birth, desert in service, Love, friendship, charity, are subject all...
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The Homilist; or, The pulpit for the people, conducted by D ..., Volume 27

1875
...flower that dies, when first it 'gins to bud ; A brittle glass that's broken presently : A doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower, Lost, faded, broken, dead within an hour.And as good lost is seldom or never found, As fading gloss no rubbing will refresh, As flowers...
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King's college lectures on elocution

Charles John Plumptre - 1876
...vision, Leave not a rack behind. 7. Beauty is but a vain, a fleeting good, A shining gldss that fadeth suddenly ; A flower that dies when almost in the bud, A brittle glass that breaketh presently ; A doubtful g6od, a gWss, a glass, a flower, Lost, faded, br6ken, de'ad, within an hour. 8. The temperate...
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Union Fifth Reader: Embracing a Full Exposition of the Principles of ...

Charles Walton Sanders - 1876
...A flower that dies when first it 'gins to bud, A brittle glass that's broken presently ; A doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower, Lost, faded, broken, dead, within an hour. 2. And as good lost is seld or never found, As fading gloss no rubbing will refresh, As flowers dead...
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A Dictionary of Poetical Illustrations: Specially Selected with View to the ...

Robert Aitkin Bertram - English language - 1877 - 748 pages
...flower that dies when first it 'gins to bud ; A brittle glass, that's broken presently i A doubtful YOVH«. 2377. MAN : dilatory. ALL promise is poor dilatory man, And that And as good lost is seldom or never found, As fading gloss no rubbing will refresh, As flowers dead...
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Poemas y sonetos

William Shakespeare - 1877
...flower that dies, when first it 'gins to bud; A brittle glass, that's broken presently; Л doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower. Lost, faded, broken, dead -within an hour And as (food lost are seid or never found. As faded gloss no rubbing will refresh. As flowers dead,...
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The plays and poems of William Shakespeare, ed. by J.P. Collier, Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1878
...flower that dies, when first it gins to bud ; A brittle glass, that's broken presently : A doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower, Lost, faded, broken, dead within an hour. And as goods lost are seld or never found, As faded gloss no rubbing will refresh ; As flowers dead...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1878 - 772 pages
...A flower that dies when first it 'gins to bud, A brittle glass that's broken presently; A doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower, Lost, faded, broken, dead within an hour. SHAKSPEARE. Beauty, wit, high birth, desert in service, Love, friendship, charity, are subject all...
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A Homilectical Commentary on the Book of Psalms: Vol.2, Volume 221

William Jones (theologian.) - Bible - 1879
...flower that dieth when first it 'gins to bud ; A brittle glass that's broken presently ; A doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower, Lost, faded, broken, dead within an hour." But spiritual beauty is a pure good, and it never perishes. "Truth, love, and holiness are Divine,...
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