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" Thus would I double my life's fading space, For he that runs it well, twice runs his race. And in this true delight, These unbought sports... "
The Works of Abraham Cowley - Page 227
by Abraham Cowley - 1806
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The Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 3

William Cullen Bryant - 1925 - 1100 pages
...the choice, of friends. Books should, not business, entertain the light, And sleep, as undisturbed as death, the night. My house a cottage more Than palace ; and should fitting be Kor all my use, no luxury. My garden painted o'er With Nature's hand, not Art's ; and pleasures yield,...
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The Cornhill Magazine, Volume 34

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1876
...business, entertain the light, And sleep, as undisturbed as death, the night. My house a cottage, more Thau palace, and should fitting be For all my use, no luxury....art's; and pleasures yield Horace might envy in his Sabine field. It was for strains of this elevated morality that Cowley won the enthusiastic praise...
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