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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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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1883 - 761 pagina’s
...stones, Star'd on each other, and look'd deadly pale. 108 Shaks.: Richard III. Act iii. Sc. 7. AMBER. 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. 109 Pope :...
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Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883
...Translation. I saw a flic within a beade Of amber cleanly buried. Herrick, On a Fly buried in Ambtr. Pretty! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or prubs, or worms ! Pope, Jfyittlt to Dr. Arbuthnot, Lint 1G9. 2 Often the cockloft is empty, in those...
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1,000 answers to 1,000 questions, a reprint of the first (-sixth) 1,000 ...

Titbits - 1884
...of vegetation. It is to this that Pope humorously alludes in his " Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot " :— 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 d — 1 they got there. Amber comes...
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The Works, Volume 13

Jonathan Swift - 1883
...syllables. Yet e'en this creature may some notice claim, Wrapt round and sanctified with Shakespeare's name. Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms ! The thing, we know, is neither rich nor rare ; And wonder how the devil it got there. Each man's...
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The Cruise of the Montauk to Bermuda, the West Indies and Florida

James McQuade - 1884 - 441 pagina’s
...won't be good, but that you can make any will excite surprise. They will be like flies in amber. " ' 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.' " " Mercy,...
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Miscellanies: Prose and Verse, Volume 2

William Maginn - 1885
...matter, but presented in a manner so confused as to render consulting them a work of no small puzzle. ' ' 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." But it...
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Swinton's First [-sixth] Reader, Boek 6

William Swinton - 1885
...syllables, Even such small critics some regard may claim, Preserved in Milton's or in Shakespeare-'s name.2 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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Alexander Pope

Yasmine Gooneratne - 1976 - 149 pagina’s
...syllables, Ev'n such small Critics some regard may claim, Preserv'd in Milton's or in Shakespear'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? Pope may be...
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Life in Amber

George O. Poinar - 1992 - 350 pagina’s
...became entombed in amber, the quotation by Alexander Pope (1688—1744) still applies in some instances: "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." The present...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - 226 pagina’s
...syllables, Ev'n such small critics some regard may claim, Preserved 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! 170 The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there? Were others...
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