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" What a gloom hangs all around ! The dying lamp feebly emits a yellow gleam ; no sound is heard but of the chiming clock, or the distant watch-dog. All the bustle of human pride is forgotten ; an hour like this may well display the emptiness of human vanity.... "
Select British Classics - Pagina 76
1804
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English Prose: Selections : with Critical Introductions by Various ..., Volume 4

Sir Henry Craik - 1895
...of human pride is forgotten, and this hour may well display the emptiness of human vanity. There may come a time when this temporary solitude may be made...triumphed in existence ; had their victories as great as ours ; joy as just, and as unbounded as we ; and, with short-sighted presumption, promised themselves...
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English Prose: Selections, Volume 4

Sir Henry Craik - 1895
...of human pride is forgotten, and this hour may well display the emptiness of human vanity. There may come a time when this temporary solitude may be made...triumphed in existence ; had their victories as great as ours ; joy as just, and as unbounded as we ; and, with short-sighted presumption, promised themselves...
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Essays of British Essayists, Including Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 1

1900
...yellow gleam ; no sound in heard but of the chiming clock, or the distant watch-dog. All the bust!" of human pride is forgotten ; an hour like this may...There will come a time when this temporary solitude mr.;- be made continual, and the city itself, like its inhabitants, fade away, and leave a desert in...
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Gallant Little Wales: Sketches of Its People, Places and Customs

Jeannette Augustus Marks - 1912 - 188 pagina’s
...between the leaves of this book, I turned to and opened " A City Night-Peace," reading, "There may come a time when this temporary solitude may be made...inhabitants, fade away, and leave a desert in its room." Then we went through into the sunshine in the courtyard beyond, the book clasped tightly in my hand,...
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The Bee and Other Essays

Oliver Goldsmith - 1914 - 416 pagina’s
...of human pride is forgotten, and this hour may well display the emptiness of human vanity. There may come a time when this temporary solitude may be made...triumphed in existence, had their victories as great as ours, joy as just, and as unbounded as we, and with short-sighted presumption, promised themselves...
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Goldsmith

William Black - 1918 - 164 pagina’s
...feebly emits a yellow gleam ; no sound is heard but of the chiming clock, or the distant watch-dog. All the bustle of human pride is forgotten ; an hour like...will come a time, when this temporary solitude may be marie continual and the city itself, like its inhabitants, fade away, and leave a desert in its room....
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Model English ...

Francis Patrick Donnelly - 1919
...feebly emits a yellow gleam ; no sound is heard but of the chiming clock or the distant watch-dog; all the bustle of human pride is forgotten. An hour like...this may well display the emptiness of human vanity. — GOLDSMITH : A City Night Piece. Subjects Describe: A country scene to awaken content. A mountain...
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Three English Comedies: She Stoops to Conquer, The Rivals, The School for ...

Alban Bertram De Mille - 1924 - 479 pagina’s
...feebly emits a yellow gleam; no sound is heard but of the chiming clock, or the distant watch dog. All the bustle of human pride is forgotten; an hour like...inhabitants, fade away and leave a desert in its room." From the pa1nt1ng by S1r Joshua Reynolds. " The Citizen of the World." This passage suggests the method...
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THE UNITED METHODIST FREE CHURCHES

R. ABERCROMBIE M.A - 1885
...feebly emits a yellow gleam ; no sound is heard but of the chiming clock, or the distant watch-dog. All the bustle of human pride is forgotten ; an hour like...will come a time, when this temporary solitude may he made continual, and the city itself, like its inhabitants, fade away, and leave a desert in its...
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Notes and Queries

1876
...following paragraph from Goldsmith's The Bee, No. 34, " A City Night Piece," dated Oct. 27, 1759 :— " There will come a time when this temporary solitude...like its inhabitants, fade away, and leave a desert iu its room." It also occurs, I think, in the Citizen of the World, No. 97. LAYCAUMA. This is, perhaps,...
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