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Our pleasance here is all vain glory,
This false world is but transitory;
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The fly sat upon the axel-tree of the chariot-wheel and said, What a dust do I raise!
Of all illusions in the world, the most universally received is the concern for reputation and glory, which we espouse even to the ...
So melts, so vanisheth, so fades, so withers
The rose, the shine, the bubble, and the snow
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No April can revive thy withered flowers,
Whose blooming grace adorns thy glory now;
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I was always embarrassed by the words sacred, glorious and sacrifice and the expression in vain. We had heard them, sometimes stan ...
Others apart sat on a Hill retir'd,
In thoughts more elevate, and reason'd high
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To whom thus Jesus temperately reply'd:
Said'st thou not that to all things I had right?
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The glory of the day was in her face,
The beauty of the night was in her eyes.
He who is usually self-sufficient becomes exceptionally vain and keenly alive to fame and praise when he is physically ill. The mo ...
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