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" Ah little think the gay licentious proud, Whom pleasure, power, and affluence surround; They, who their thoughtless hours in giddy mirth, And wanton, often cruel, riot waste; Ah little think they, while they dance along, How many feel, this very moment,... "
The Youth's Progressive Spelling and Reading Book - Seite 103
von Richard C. AUSTIN - 1864 - 168 Seiten
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The Children of the Abbey: A Tale

Regina Maria Roche - 1887 - 602 Seiten
...following lines so forcibly struck her imagination : — " Ah, little think the gay, licentious crowd Whom pleasure, power, and affluence surround ; They...very moment, death, And all the sad variety of pain. How many drink the cup Of baleful grief, or eat the bitter bread Of misery, sore pierced by wintry...
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The Seasons: And The Castle of Indolence

James Thomson - 1891 - 458 Seiten
...Lays him along the snows a stiffened corse, 320 Stretched out, and bleaching in the northern blast. Ah ! little think the gay licentious proud, Whom pleasure,...giddy mirth, And wanton, often cruel, riot waste, — 325 Ah ! little think they, while they dance along, How many feel this very moment death, And all...
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The Seasons: And The Castle of Indolence

James Thomson - 1891 - 458 Seiten
...— They, who their thoughtless hours in giddy mirth, And wanton, often cruel, riot waste, — 325 Ah ! little think they, while they dance along, How many feel this very moment death, _^__ ^ And all the sad variety of pain: --— ^ v "* How many sink in the devouring flood ' Or more...
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A Nineteenth Century Satire: With Other Rhymes for Other Times

Chiel amang the classes and the masses takin' notes - 1891 - 356 Seiten
...other. IS LIFE WORTH LIVING ? A FEW PLAIN THOUGHTS AND TRUTHS, CONCERNING DIVES AND THE DESTITUTE ! 'Ah ! little think the gay licentious proud, Whom pleasure, power and affluence surround; How many pine in want and dungeon gloom, Or eat the bitter bread of misery.' THOMSON. ' This truth...
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Select Poems of Robert Burns

Robert Burns - 1896 - 426 Seiten
...things, — the sparrows that do not fall to the ground without our Father? " Cf. Thomson, Winter. "Ah, little think the gay, licentious, proud, Whom...along, How many feel, this very moment, death, And see the sad variety of pain." vii. Coleridge applied the moral of these concluding verses to the Ancient...
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A Thousand and One Gems of English Poetry

Charles Mackay - 1896 - 676 Seiten
...HUMAN LIFE. An! little think the gay, licentious, proud, Wlom pleasure, pow'r, and affluence surround I They, who their thoughtless hours in giddy mirth,...very moment, death, And all the sad variety of pain : How many sink in the devouring flood, Or more devouring flame : how many bleed. By shameful variance...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious ..., Band 1873

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1896 - 772 Seiten
...Our drooping days are dwindled down to nought, Their period finish'd ere 'tis well begun. THOMSON. Ah ! little think they, while they dance along, How...very moment, death, And all the sad variety of pain ! THOMSON: Seasons. The best Are, by the playful children of this world, At once forgot, as they had...
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A thousand and one gems of English poetry, selected and arranged by C. Mackay

Charles Mackay - 1897
...things. THE MISERIES OF HUMAN LIFE. AH ! little think the gay, licentious, proud, Whom pleasure, pow'r, and affluence surround ! They, who their thoughtless...very moment, death, And all the sad variety of pain : How many sink in the devouring flood, Or more devouring flame : how many bleed, By shameful variance...
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Godey's Lady's Book, Band 4

1832 - 372 Seiten
...cold, Lays him along the snows a stiffen'd corse, Stretch'd out and bleaching in the northern blast. Ah ! little think the gay licentious proud, Whom pleasure,...very moment, death, And all the sad variety of pain ; How many sink in lhe devouring flood. Or more devouring flame ! how many bleed, By shameful variance...
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Standard English Poems: Spenser to Tennyson

1899 - 788 Seiten
...Whom pleasure, pow'r, and affluence surround ; They who their thoughtless hours in giddy mirth 325 And wanton, often cruel, riot waste; — Ah ! little...very moment, death And all the sad variety of pain. How many sink in the devouring flood, 330 Or more devouring flame; how many bleed, By shameful variance...
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