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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
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The Poets and the Poetry of the Nineteenth Century, Volume 1

1905 - 584 pages
...went before. And such is Human Life ; so, gliding on, It glimmers like a meteor, and is gone ! ****** 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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Analectic Magazine, and Naval Chronicle, Volume 13

1819 - 578 pages
...life. - - - These verses, and the notes we have appended to them, will eonvey our sentiments on the whole poem. Were it not exquisitely wrought, and laboriously...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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New Monthly Magazine, and Universal Register, Volume 11

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth, William Ainsworth - 1819 - 608 pages
...wrought, That like the visions of a love-sick brain, Who would not sleep and dream them o'er again Î 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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