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" I strove with none, for none was worth my strife. Nature I loved and, next to Nature, Art; I warmed both hands before the fire of life; It sinks, and I am ready to depart. "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Page 489
1903
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 75

1854
...none, for none was worth my strife ; Nature I loved, and, next to nature, art: I •warmed both bauds before the fire of life ; It sinks, and I am ready to depart." The verse is good ; but if this is a farewell to the world, it is not a graceful leave-taking. * I...
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 79

1876
...strove with none, for none were worth my strifa ; Nature I loved, and after Nature, Art. I wurin'd both hands before the fire of life ; It sinks, and I am ready to depart :'' in which the absence of all reference to religious faith— except the words " ready to depart...
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Notes and Queries

1881
...I strove with none, for none was worth my strife f Mature 1 loved, and after Nature, Art ; I warmed both hands before the fire of life ; It sinks, and I am ready to depart." ALPHA. " Trust not for freedom to the Franks — They have a king who buys and sell«." Byron's spirit-stirring...
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The Last Fruit Off an Old Tree

Walter Savage Landor - 1853 - 520 pages
...STROVE WITH NONE, FOR NONE WAS WORTH MY STRIPE ; NATURE I LOVED, AND, NEXT TO NATURE, ART; I WARMED BOTH HANDS BEFORE THE FIRE OF LIFE; IT SINKS, AND I AM READY TO DEPART. PKEFACE. INFERIOR in execution to those I have already set before the public will perhaps these Imaginary...
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The National Magazine, Volume 4

Abel Stevens, James Floy - 1854
...present position : — " I strove with none, for none was worth my striio ; Nature 1 loveii. and ne.vt to nature, art: I warm'd both hands before the fire of life; It sinks, and I am ready to depart" Alexander Smith soon issues a third volume of his poetical effusions. Montgomery, the Quaker poet,...
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The National Magazine, Volume 4

Abel Stevens, James Floy - 1854
...his own present position : — " I utrove with none, for none was worth my strife ; Nature I loved, and next to nature, art: I warm'd both hands before the fire of life ; It Pinks, and 1 am ready to depart4 Alexander Smith soon issues a third volume of his poetical effusions....
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The Eagle, Volume 18

1895
...strove with none, for none were worth my strife; Nature I loved, and, next to nature, art ; I warmed both hands before the fire of life ; It sinks, and I am ready to depart.1' The lines might have been written by Hafiz. I am indebted to Mr AJ Chotzner for pointing...
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Temple Bar, Volume 92

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates - 1891
...strove with none, for none was worth the strife, Nature I loved, and next to Nature — Art. I warmed both hands before the fire of life, It sinks, and I am ready to depart." " AH yes, we all eat and drink more than what is good for us : these are sins of the time for which,...
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Temple Bar, Volume 13

1865
...day Some flake of the dust is brushed away, That had settled over my heart. HAD Ill Swage Łan&0r. " I strove with none, for none was worth my strife ;...fire of life, It sinks, and I am ready to depart." * WITHOUT any particular reason, this beautiful rhyme had been haunting me, like music, for some days,...
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Lyra Elegantiarum

Frederick Locker-Lampson - 1867 - 360 pages
...George Caiman, tlie Younger. CLXXXII. I STROVE with none, for none was worth my strife ; Nature I loved, and, next to nature, art ; I warm'd both hands before...fire of life ; . It sinks, and I am ready to depart. CLXXXIII. ON ONE IN ILLNESS. HEALTH, strength, and beauty, who would not resign, And be neglected by...
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