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The Peer now spreads the glitt'ring Forfex wide,
T'inclose the Lock; now joins it, to divide.
For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
O Gold! I still prefer thee unto paper,
Which makes bank credit like a bark of vapour.
Saint Peter sat by the celestial gate:
His keys were rusty, and the lock was dull,
That air would disappear from the whole earth in time, perhaps; but long after his day. He did not know just when it had become so ...
the vagabond began
To sketch a face that well might buy the soul of any man.
...
A lock-jaw that bends a man's head back to his heels, hydrophobia, that makes him bark at his wife and babes, insanity, that makes ...
Time, which shows so vacant, indivisible, and divine in its coming, is slit and peddled into trifles and tatters. A door is to be ...
They learned to rattle the lock and key
To give whatever might chance to be,
Warning and time to be off in flight:
As soon as you are in a social setting, you better take away the key to the lock of your heart and pocket it; those who leave the ...
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