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" Life is a game the soul can play With fewer pieces than men say. Only to grow as the grass grows, Prating not of joys or woes ; To burn as the steady hearth-fire burns ; To shine as the star can shine, Or only as the mote of dust that turns Darkling and... "
Poems - Page 20
by Edward Rowland Sill - 1887 - 112 pages
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Poems

Edward Rowland Sill - 1887 - 112 pages
...all the mind In the prim city's hoard can find — House with its scrap-art bedight, so Field Notes Straitened manners of the street, Smooth-voiced society...Darkling and twinkling in the beam of light divine ; Field Notes 21 And for my wisdom — glad to know Where the sweetest beech-nuts grow, And to track...
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Elementary Composition Exercises

Irčne Hardy - 1890 - 159 pages
...heer, Descendit of Adam and Eve, Gif ony con ging hieher I'se willing give him leve. 25Old Epitaph. Life is a game the soul can play With fewer pieces than men say. ER SILL. 26. Look up and not down, Look forward and not back, Look out and not in, Lend a hand. EE...
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Elementary Composition Exercises

Irčne Hardy - 1890 - 159 pages
...Descendit of Adam and Eve, Gif ony con ging hieher I'se willing give him leve. Old Epitaph. 25Life is a game the soul can play With fewer pieces than men say. ER SILL. 26. Look up and not down, Look forward and not back, Look out and not in, Lend a hand. EE...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern

Charles Dudley Warner - 1896
...activities of the human mind and soul. As he wrote in one of the finest of his poems, 'Field-Notes': — " Life is a game the soul can play With fewer pieces than men say." Again in 'Solitude' he expresses his feeling: — "A11 alone, alone, Calm as on a kingly throne, Take...
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Library of the World's Best Literature: A-Z

Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H. Warner, Edward Cornelius Towne - 1897
...activities of the human mind and soul. As he wrote in one of the finest of his poems, 'Field-Notes*: — " Life is a game the soul can play With fewer pieces than men say." Again in ' Solitude ' he expresses his feeling : — "All alone, alone, Calm as on a kingly throne,...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern

Charles Dudley Warner - 1897
...of the human mind and soul. As he wrote in one of the finest of his poems, ' Field-Notes ' : — " Life is a game the soul can play With fewer pieces than men say.8 Again in ' Solitude ' he expresses his feeling: — "A11 alone, alone, Calm as on a kingly throne,...
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American Literature

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer - 1901 - 364 pages
...major mystery of death. At one time, with a cheery recall to the primitive simplicities, " Life ia a game the soul can play With fewer pieces than men say," but at another, "Life is a blindfold game." Thus one cannot safely go to these poems for rest. But...
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American Literature

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer - 1901 - 364 pages
...major mystery of death. At one time, with a cheery recall to the primitive simplicities, " Life ie a game the soul can play With fewer pieces than men say," but at another, "Life is a blindfold game." Thus one cannot safely go to these poems for rest. But...
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The Yale Review, Volume 4

George Park Fisher, George Burton Adams, Henry Walcott Farnam, Arthur Twining Hadley, John Christopher Schwab, William Fremont Blackman, Edward Gaylord Bourne, Irving Fisher, Henry Crosby Emery, Wilbur Lucius Cross - 1915
...workmanship, though by no means clumsy, was seldom fine; but he proves the truth of fail own saying: Life is a game the soul can play With fewer pieces than men say. Though he had not many pieces to play with, he played with sentimental intensity, and most of his fugitive...
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The Pathetic Snobs

Dolf Wyllarde - 1918 - 308 pages
...Johns sat up in bed with a gasp. A Penndragon had been born under her roof while she slept CHAPTER XVII "Life is a game the soul can play With fewer pieces than men say." EDWARD ROLAND STILL. "SHE is very ill," said Miss Johns under her breath to the nurse. "She is very...
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