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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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King's College Lectures on Elocution: Or, The Physiology and Culture of ...

Charles John Plumptre - Elocution - 1881 - 487 pages
...vision, Leave not a rack behind. 7. Beauty is but a vain, a fleeting good, A shining gloss that fadeth suddenly ; A flower that dies when almost in the bud, A brittle glass that breaketh presently ; A doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower, Lost, faded, broken, dead, within an hour. 8. Proclaim it,...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - Quotations, English - 1881 - 715 pages
...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. Sh Pass. Pilgr. 10. Beauty itself doth of itself persuade The eyes of men without an orator. Sh. Bape...
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Mrs. Geoffrey

Duchess - 1881 - 331 pages
...A 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." Mere beauty of form and feature will fade indeed, but Mona's beauty lies not altogether in nose or...
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A professional beauty, Volume 1

mrs. Alexander Fraser - 1882 - 247 pages
...suddenly, A flower that dieth when first gives 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 Quita, from her distant perch, marked it all, and turned away her face to the window impatiently....
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Art and the Formation of Taste

Lucy Crane - Aesthetics - 1882 - 292 pages
...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." Now, when in our times a man or woman possesses great natural advantages, a certain self-consciousness...
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The Works of Shakespeare: the Text Carefully Restored According to the First ...

William Shakespeare - English drama - 1883
...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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The Works of Shakespeare ...

William Shakespeare - 1883
...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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Great Thoughts from Latin Authors

Craufurd Tait Ramage - Quotations, Latin - 1884 - 679 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." SECRECY. If you would wish another to keep your secret, first keep it yourself. THE HUMBLE. Fortune...
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Truths illustrated by great authors [ed. by W. White].

Truths - 1885 - 560 pages
...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 seld or never found, As faded Gloss no rubbing will refresh, As Flowers dead,...
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The American Library of Art, Literature and Song, Volume 5

Literature - 1886
...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 seid or never found, As faded gloss no rubbing will refresh. As flowers dead lie...
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