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" E'en wondered at because he dropt no sooner; Fate seemed to wind him up for fourscore years; Yet freshly ran he on ten winters more, Till, like a clock worn out with eating Time, The wheels of weary life at last stood still. "
The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review - Page 142
1839
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Venice Preserved: Or, A Plot Discovered ... A Tragedy, Volume 12

Thomas Otway - 1797 - 122 pages
...like autumn fruit that mellow'd long : Ev'n wonder'd at, because he dropp'd no sooner. Fate seem'd to wind him up for fourscore years; Yet freshly ran he on ten winters more ; Till, like a clock worn out with eating time, The wheels of weary life at last stood...
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Bell's British Theatre, Volume 15

John Bell - 1797
...fire, Or water f By assassinates, or poison \ Speak : Or did he languish under some disease ? j£g e. Of no distemper, of no blast he died, But fell like autumn fruit that mellow'd long : Ev'n wonder'd at, because he dropp'd no sooner. Fate seem'd to wind him up for fourscore...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1808
...fell like autumn-fruit that mellowed long ; Even wondered at, because he dropt no sooner. VOL. VI. N Fate seemed to wind him up for fourscore years ; Yet freshly ran he on ten winters more : Till, like a clock worn out with eating time, The wheels of weary life at last stood...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 88, Part 2; Volume 124

1818
...faculties nearly to the la>t. I'o him the lines of Dryden, in "CEdipus," may with justice be applied : " Of no distemper, of no blast he died, But fell, like Autumn fruit that mellow'd long, [sooner ! Kv'n wonder'd at, because he drop'd no Fate seeni'd to wind him up for fourscore...
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The Retrospective Review.., Volume 1

Henry Southern - 1820
...fell like autumn-fruit that mellow'd long: E/n wonder'd at, because he dropt no sooner. Fate seem'd to wind him up for fourscore years ; Yet freshly ran he on ten winters more : 'Till, like a clock worn out with eating time, The wheels of weary life at last...
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Œdipus: A Musical Drama, in Three Acts

Sophocles - 1821 - 44 pages
...violence will bow The languid limbs of age ! Oed. Disease then crush'd the good old monarch ? Aeg. Of no distemper of no blast he died ; But fell like autumn fruit that mellow'd long, Ev'n wondered at, because he dropt no sooner. Oed. Tis well ! What blinded wretch will...
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author of The ...

British poets - 1824
...this had been force, And force upon free-will hath here no place. Milton's Paradise Lost, b. 9. AGE. Of no distemper, of no blast he died, But fell like autumn fruit that mellow'd long, Even wonder' d at because, he dropt no sooner ; Fate seem'd to wind him up for fourscore...
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Biography of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence, Volume 1

John Sanderson, Robert Waln - 1828 - 274 pages
...in the same posture, with the book under his chin, as a man who becomes drowsy and goes to sleep. " Of no distemper, of no blast he died, But fell like autumn fruit that mellow'd long ; E'en wonder'il at because he falls no sooner. Fate seem'd to wind him up for fourscore...
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American Medical Biography: Or, Memoirs of Eminent Physicians who ..., Volume 2

James Thacher - 1828 - 716 pages
...retaining a good degree of mental vigor and physical activity to within a few days of his death. " Of no distemper, of no blast he died ; But fell like autumn fruit that mellow'd long : Ev'n wonder'd at, because it falls no sooner. Fate seem'd to wind him up for four score...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 1

1820
...fell like autumn-fruit that mellow'd long : Ev'n wonder'd at, because he dropt no sooner. Fate seem'd to wind him up for fourscore years ; Yet freshly ran he on ten winters more : Till, like a clock worn out with eating time, The wheels of weary life at last stood...
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