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" Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, Man passes from life to his rest in the grave. "
The Publishers Weekly - Página 379
1882
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Charlotte Fiske Bates Rogé - 1832 - 882 páginas
...home Across the sands of Dee. WILLIAM KNOX. oa.' war SHOULD THE SPIRIT OF MORTAL BE PROUD? OH ! why should the spirit of mortal be proud ? Like a swift-fleeting...cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, He passeth from life to his rest in the grave. The leaves of the oak and the willow shall fade, Be...
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The profit of piety; or, The gain of godliness: a discourse

J Byres Laing - 1852
...KNOX'S SONGS OF ISBAEL. MORTALITY. O WHY should the spirit of mortal be proud 1 Like a fast-flitting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave — He passes from life to his rest in the grave. The leaves of the oak and the willows sliall fade,...
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The sacred minstrel, a collection of spiritual songs, with biographical ...

Charles Rogers - 1859
...friends rejoin in heaveD. MORTALITY. OH ! why should the spirit of mortal be proud J Like a fast-flitting meteor, a fast-flying cloud ; A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, He passes from life, to his rest in the grave. The leaves of the oak and the willows shall fade, Be...
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Select English Poems: With Gaelic Translations, [arranged on Opposite Pages ...

Archibald Sinclair - 1859 - 200 páginas
...for heaven to prepare. MORTALITY. O why should the spirit of mortal be proud ! Like a fast-flitting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, • A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, He passes from life to his rest in the grave. The leaves of the oak and the willow shall fade, Be scattered...
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Notes and Queries

1862
...EMEBSON TESITBST." " MORTALITY." " O why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like n fast-flitting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, — He passes from life to his rest in the grave. " The leaves of the oak and the willows shall fade,...
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Annals of Iowa

Samuel Storrs Howe, Theodore Sutton Parvin, Frederick Lloyd, Sanford W. Huff, Charles Aldrich, Edgar Rubey Harlan - 1908
...or of a friend but that there comes sweeping into my mind that verse so loved of Lincoln : Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a swift-fleeting...wave; Man passes from life to his rest in the grave. I quote these verses in order that I may venture to dissent from this sentiment. As I think iipon the...
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The R.I. Schoolmaster, Volumen11

1864
...the lines down, one by one, from his lips." OH ! WHY SHOULD THE SPIRIT OF MOETAL BE P&OUD ? O, why should the spirit of mortal be proud ? Like a swift-fleeting...cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, He passeth from life to his rest in the grave. The leaves of the oak and willow shall fade, Be scattered...
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The Progressive Third Reader: For Public and Private Schools : Containing ...

Salem Town, Nelson M. Holbrook - 1864 - 320 páginas
...in'fant ; fcp's/ordepWis; s'riuk/or sArink. PRES. LINCOLN'S FAVORITE POEM. — MoCurcHEOS. 1. Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a swift-fleeting...cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, He passeth from life to his rest in the grave. 2. The leaves of the oak and the willow shall fade,...
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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - 1865 - 808 páginas
...feet, as nearly as I remember, I wrote the verses down, one by one, as he uttered them :* — Oh ! why should the spirit of mortal be proud ? — Like a...cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, He passeth from life to his rest in the grave. The leaves of the oak and the willow shall fnde, Be...
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Sermons Preached in Boston on the Death of Abraham Lincoln

1865 - 379 páginas
...intrinsic beauty, but because when we read them we seem to get near his great and loving heart : — Oh why should the spirit of mortal be proud ? Like a swift-fleeting...cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, He passeth from life to bis rest in the grave. The leaves of the oak and the willow shall fade, Be...
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