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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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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious ..., Volume 1873

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1896 - 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, I-Ove, friendship, charity, are subject all...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern

Charles Dudley Warner - Literature - 1896
...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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Library of the World's Best Literature: A-Z

Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H. Warner, Edward Cornelius Towne - Literature - 1897
...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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Dictionary of Quotations: (English)

Philip Hugh Dalbiac - Quotations, English - 1897 - 510 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." SHAKESPEARE. The Passionate Pilgrim, St. g. " Beauty is but skin deep." OLD PROVERB, " And all the...
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Shakespeare's Songs

William Shakespeare - 1901 - 140 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 goods lost are seld or never found, As faded gloss no rubbing will refresh, As flowers dead...
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Meehans' Monthly: A Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and ..., Volumes 9-10

Agriculture - 1899
...lines : — " Beauty is but a vain, a fleeting good, A shining glass that fadeth suddenly ; A flow'r that dies when almost in the bud, A brittle glass...breaketh presently. A fleeting good, a gloss, a glass, a flow'r Lost, faded, broken, dead, within an hour." But generally the flowers are produced in such rapid...
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The Speaker's Garland: Comprising 100 Choice Selections ...

Phineas Garrett - Readers - 1904
...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. Shakzpearz. All private virtue is the public fund: As that abounds, the state decays or thrives : Each...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the ...

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1908 - 644 pages
...good ; a shining gloss that fadeth suddenly ; a flower that dies when it begins to bud ; a doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower, lost, faded, broken, dead within an hour. — KhakfSjH are. What tender force, what dignity divine, what virtue consecrating every feature ;...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1908 - 644 pages
...good ; a shining gloss that fadeth suddenly ; a flower that dies when it begins to bud ; a doubtful how much, and where and when. Man is his brother's keeper, and must keep hi — Shakespeare. What tender force, what dignity divine, what virtue consecrating every feature ; around...
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Venus and Adonis: The Rape of Lucrece, and Other Poems, Volume 36

William Shakespeare - English drama - 1913 - 200 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. And as goods lost are seld or never found, 175 As faded gloss no rubbing will refresh, As flowers dead...
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