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" Earth gets its price for what Earth gives us; The beggar is taxed for a corner to die in, The priest hath his fee who comes and shrives us, We bargain for the graves we lie in; At the Devil's booth are all things sold, Each ounce of dross costs its ounce... "
Life's phases, an attempt to present some of the experiences of a human ... - Page 54
by James Stark - 1890
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The Intellectual repository for the New Church. (July/Sept. 1817 ..., Volume 24

New Church gen. confer - 1877 - 624 pages
...price for what Earth gives us." How often is it true in our own experience that " Each ounce of dross costs its ounce of gold ; For a cap and bells our lives we pay ; Bubbles we earn with a whole soul's tasking." Need it be wondered at, then, if at times there comes the feeling of disappointment,...
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Poems, Volume 2

James Russell Lowell - 1849 - 276 pages
...We bargain for the graves we lie in ; At the Devil's booth are all things sold, Each ounce of dross costs its ounce of gold ; For a cap and bells our lives we pay, Bubbles we earn with a whole soul's tasking : 'T is heaven alone that is given away, 'T is only God may be had for the asking;...
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Miscellaneous poems. Memorial verses. Sonnets. I-XXVII. L'Envoi. Vision of ...

James Russell Lowell - 1857 - 334 pages
...We bargain for the graves we lie in ; At the devil's booth are all things sold, Each ounce of dross costs its ounce of gold ; For a cap and bells our lives we pay, Bubbles we buy with a whole soul's tasking : 'Tis heaven alone that is given away, 'Tis only God may be had for...
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Papers of an undergraduate, a selection from the MSS. of W. T. Edwards [ed ...

William Threlkeld Edwards - 1862 - 178 pages
...We bargain for the graves we lie in. At the devil's booth are all things sold ; Each ounce of dross costs its ounce of gold ; For a cap and bells our lives we pay, Bubbles we earn with a whole soul's tasking ; 'Tis heaven alone that is given away ; 'Tis only God may be had for the asking...
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The Vision of Sir Launfal

James Russell Lowell - 1866 - 68 pages
...We bargain for the graves we lie in; At the Devil's booth are all things sold, Each ounce of dross costs its ounce of gold; For a cap and bells our lives we pay, Bubbles we earn with a whole soul's tasking: 'T is heaven alone that is given away, 'T is only God may be had for the asking...
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The Argosy, Volume 3

Mrs. Henry Wood, Charles William Wood - 1867 - 500 pages
...We bargain for the graves we He in ; At the devil's booth are all things sold, Each ounce of dross costs its ounce of gold ; For a cap and bells our lives we pay, Bubbles we earn with a whole soul's tasking ; 'Tis heaven alone that is given away, 'Tis only God may be had for the asking....
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 93

1867 - 894 pages
...for the the graves we lie in ; At the devil's booth are all things sold, Each ounce of dross coste its ounce of gold ; For a cap and bells our lives we pay, Bubbles we earn with a whole soul i tasking : 'Tie heaven alone that is given away, 'Tie only God may be had fur the axking,...
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Select Academic Speaker: Containing a Large Number of New and Appropriate ...

Henry Coppée - 1867 - 586 pages
...We bargain for the graves we lie in ; At the devil's booth are all things sold, Each ounce of dross costs its ounce of gold ; For a cap and bells our lives we pay, Bubbles we buy with a whole soul's tasking: 'Tis heaven alone that is given away, 'Tis only God may be had for...
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Chaucer's England, by Matthew Browne

William Brighty Rands - 1869 - 346 pages
...We bargain for the graves we lie in ; At the devil's booth are all things sold, Each ounce of dross costs its ounce of gold ; For a cap and bells our lives we pay, Bubbles we earn with a whole soul's tasking : 'Tis heaven alone that is given away, 'Tis only God may be had for the asking,...
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The Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell, Issue 514

James Russell Lowell - 1873 - 484 pages
...We bargain for the graves we lie in ; At the devil's booth are all things sold. Each ounce of dross costs its ounce of gold; For a cap and bells our lives we pay. Bubbles we buy with a whole soul's tasking : 'T is heaven alone that is given away, 'T is only God may be had...
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