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" To many men, experience is like the stern-lights of a ship which illumine only the track it has passed. "
Annual Report of the School Committee of the City of Boston - Page 170
by Boston (Mass.). School Committee, School Committee of the City of Boston - 1871
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The Parterre of fiction, poetry, history [&c.]., Volume 4

1836
...THROUGH THE WOULD IK A GOOD COAT AND A BAD ONE. WriLIAM COX. EXCERPTS FROM COLERIDGE. AN APT SIMILE. To most men, experience is like the stern-lights of...ship, which illumine only the track it has passed. ' CUnlOUS ILLUSTRATION. IT is not enough that we have once swallowed truths ; we must feed on them,...
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Lyrics of the Heart: With Other Poems ...

Alaric Alexander Watts - 1852 - 331 pages
...Cruel, seldom to be kind ; Lite the stern-light, ihoies too clearly But the track we leave behind! To most men, Experience is like the stern-lights of...ship, which illumine only the track it has passed. ST COLERIDGE. Page 48, line 2. / see thee ofi in Fancy's glass, " Edwin " and " Hanger " in thy train,...
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Great Truths by great Authors

1856
...advantageous, were found, when brought into practice, to be altogether inapplicable. ^Experience,— Coleridge. 'TO most men Experience is like the stern-lights of...ship, which illumine only the track it has passed. 3EXperienCe. — Shakspeare. To wilful men, The injuries that they themselves procure, Must be their...
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Celebrated Friendships, Volume 2

Mrs. A. T. Thomson - 1861
...loss a gain to match ? Or reach a hand through time to catch The far-off interest of tears ? " * " To most men experience is like the stern-lights of...ship, which illumine only the track it has passed." Charles Lamb, however, was the "track," and the stern-lights shed their full power on him. At twenty-one...
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Gleanings for the Curious from the Harvest Fields of Literature: A Melange ...

Charles Carroll Bombaugh - 1874 - 864 pages
...our minds ? and if wo were not weak, Should we be less in deed than in desire ? Julian and Maddola To most men, experience is like the stern-lights of a ship, which illummo only the track it has passed. — COLERIDGE. We arrive complete novices at the different ages...
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Annual Report of the Board of Education

Connecticut. State Board of Education - 1875
...yesterday, the same old thing over and over again, discarding no errors, adopting no improvement ? To many men, experience is like the stern-lights of a ship...mind's eye to look before and choose the right way. Roger Ascham, the author of the first, the best, and almost the only educational classic in our tongue,...
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Report of the Board of Education of the State of Connecticut to the Governor ...

Connecticut. Board of Education - 1875
...yesterday, the same old thing over and over again, discarding no errors, adopting no improvement ? To many men, experience is like the stern-lights of a ship...mind's eye to look before and choose the right way. Roger Ascham, the author of the first, the best, and almost the only educational classic in our tongue,...
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GLEANINGS FOR THE CURIOUS FROM THE HARVEST-FIELDS OF LITERATURE

1875
...our minds ? and if we were not weak, Should we be less in deed than in desire ? Julian and Maddolo. To most men, experience is like the stern-lights of...ship, which illumine only the track it has passed. — COLERIDGE. We arrive complete novices at the different ages of life, and we often want experience...
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Speeches on Commercial, Financial and Other Subjects

Elijah Ward - 1877 - 320 pages
...obtain a fancied benefit for others we do not destroy ourselves. It has been justly said, sir, that to most men experience is like the stern-lights of...ship, which illumine only the track it has passed. It will be a sad thing for the Republic if those who have it in their power to control its destinies...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 25; Volume 88

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell, Henry T. Steele - 1877
...wave of the sea, which takes its form from the waves which precede and follow it ; and Experience to the stern-lights of a ship, which illumine only the track it has passed. His epigram on a bad singer is excellent : Swans sing before they die ; 'twere no bad thing Should...
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