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" Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms ! The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there. "
A Grammatical Corrector, Or, Vocabulary of the Common Errors of Speech ... - Pagina 39
door Seth T. Hurd - 1848 - 124 pagina’s
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1874 - 778 pagina’s
...Line 91. As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisp'd in numbers, for the numbers came. Line 127. Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms ! The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there. Line 169....
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The Living Age ..., Volume 122

1874
...refers to this substance, which is one of the most ancient of ornaments, in the following lines : — Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws or dirt, or grubs or worms ; The things we know are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there. Rings, which...
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The British Quarterly Review, Volumes 59-60

Henry Allon - 1874
...this substance, which is one of the most ancient of ornaments, in the following lines: — ' Pretty 1 in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws or dirt, or grubs or worms ; The things we know are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there." Rings, which...
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The Epigrammatists: A Selection from the Epigrammatic Literature of Ancient ...

Henry Philip Dodd - 1875 - 695 pagina’s
...and 59). Ev'n email critics some rcgnrd may claim, Presenr'd in Milton's or in Shakespeare's name. Pretty! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms ! The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there. As cognate...
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Familiar Quotations ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - 864 pagina’s
...Translation. I saw a flic within a beade i Of amber cleanly buried. Herrick, On a Fly buried in Amoer. Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms ! Pope, Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot, Line 169. My Lord St. Albans said that nature did never put her precious...
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Carleton's Hand-book of Popular Quotations

G.W. Carleton & Co - 1877 - 340 pagina’s
...but what this RIRAND bound, Take all the rest the sun goes round. E. WALLER, On a Girdle. Rich — Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms ! The things, we know, are neither RICH nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there. POPE, To...
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Macmillan's Reading Books

1878
...syllables, Ev'n such small critics some regard may claim, Preserv'd in Milton's or in Shakspeare's name. Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms ! The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there. Were others...
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Early Settlement of Virginia and Virginiola: As Noticed by Poets ..., Volume 121

Edward Duffield Neill - 1878 - 47 pagina’s
...ornaments made of Bermudas' products ; and exclaim, in substance, as in later years the poet Pope : " Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or worms." Chapman, the dramatist, wrote a piece which was played by members of Lincoln's Inn, and the...
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Addison to Blake

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1880
...syllables, Ev'n such small critics some regard may claim, Preserv'd in Milton's or in Shakespeare's name. Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms ! The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there. Were others...
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The handbook of specimens of English literature, selected by J. Angus

Joseph Angus - 1880
...yet a fool to fame, I lisp'd in numbers, for the numbers came. Epistle to Dr. Arbutfmot, line 128. Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms ! Ib. 1 70. Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And, without sneering, teach the rest to...
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