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" Our pathway leads but to a precipice; And all must follow, fearful as it is ! From the first step 'tis known; but — No delay! On, 'tis decreed. We tremble and obey. A thousand ills beset us as we go. — " Still, could I shun the fatal gulf "—Ah,... "
Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences, Etc - Page 89
edited by - 1819
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The Analectic Magazine...: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography ..., Volume 13

1819 - 552 pages
...life. - - - These verses, and the notes we have appended to them, will convey our sentiments on the whole poem. Were it not exquisitely 'wrought, and...throughout, we should not think it worth minute and microscopal criticism: but it is on the finest mirrors that the smallest specks are seen. The next...
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Poems

Samuel Rogers - 1822 - 340 pages
...wrought, That, like the visions of a love-sick brain, Who would not sleep and dream them o'er again ? Our pathway leads but to a precipice ; And all must follow, fearful as it is ! From the first step 'tis known ; but — No delay ! On, 'tis decreed. We tremble and obey. A thousand...
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Samuel Rogers - 1834 - 320 pages
...wrought, That, like the visions of a love-sick brain, Who would not sleep and dream them o'er again ? Our pathway leads but to a precipice ; And all must follow, fearful as it is ! From the first step 'tis known; but — No delay ! On, 'tis decreed. We tremble and obey. A thousand...
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Samuel Rogers - 1834 - 436 pages
...wrought, That, like the visions of a love-sick brain, Who would not sleep and dream them o'er again ? Our pathway leads but to a precipice; And all must follow, fearful as it is ! From the first step 'tis known; but — No delay! On, 'tis decreed. We tremble and obey. A thousand...
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Samuel Rogers - 1834 - 330 pages
...wrought, That, like the visions of a love-sick brain, Who would not sleep and dream them o'er again ? Our pathway leads but to a precipice; And all must follow, fearful as it is! From the first step 'tis known; but—No delay! On, 'tis decreed. We tremble and obey. A thousand...
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Samuel Rogers - 1839 - 60 pages
...wrought, That, like the visions of a love-sick brain, Who would not sleep and dream them o'er again? Our pathway leads but to a precipice ; And all must follow, fearful as it is ! From the first step 'tis known ; but — No delay! On, 'tis decreed. We tremble and obey. A thousand...
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The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal, Volume 15

1840 - 824 pages
...like a voice from the English poet, borrowed from Masthe world of spirits. We think, and sillon — Our pathway leads but to a precipice, And all must follow, fearful as it is, From the first step 'tis known — but, no delay ! On I 'tis decreed I — We falter — and obey.f...
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Madame de Sévigné and Her Contemporaries, Volume 2

1841 - 764 pages
...tombe, tout est évanoui, tout est échappé." Mr. Rogers has given this noble passage in verse : — Our pathway leads but to a precipice ; And all must follow, fearful as it is ! From the first step 'tis known ; but — No delay ! On — 'tis decreed — we tremble, and obey....
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Samuel Rogers - 1845 - 340 pages
...wrought, That, like the visions of a love-sick brain, Who would not sleep and dream them o'er again ? Our pathway leads but to a precipice ; And all must follow, fearful as it is ! From the first step 'tis known ; but — No delay ! On, 'tis decreed. We tremble and obey. 1 A...
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Brallaghan: Or The Deipnosophists

Edward Vaughan Kenealy - 1845 - 362 pages
...eaux courantes, des fleurs qui passent. On voudrait arruter : Marche ! Marche ! ROGERS. Human Life. Our pathway leads but to a precipice. And all must follow, fearful as it is ! From the first step 'tis known — but no delay. On— 'tis decreed. We tremble and obey. A thousand...
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