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" Even such is man; who lives by breath, Is here, now there, in life, and death. The grass withers, the tale is ended; The bird is flown, the dew's ascended; The hour is short, the span not long; The swan's near death; man's life is done. "
The Arminian Magazine: Consisting of Extracts and Original Treatises on ... - Page 606
by John Wesley - 1787
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The British Magazine, Or, Monthly Repository for Gentlemen & Ladies

...t'.e grafs that's newly fpiungj Or like a tale that's new begun ; Or like a bird that's here to- day, Or like the pearled dew of May ; Or like an hour, or like a fpan, Or like the ringing of a fwan ; E'en fuch is man, who lives by breatfi, Is here, now there, in...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 62, Part 2

1792
...Like to the grnfs that 's newly fnrung, Or like at;rfe th:>t 's new begun, Or like the fcird tlut '.s here to-day, Or like the pearled dew of May, Or like an hour, ur like a fpan, Or like ti fiiiging of a I'wan; Kv'n fuch is W|M> lives by breath, Is here,...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ...

Vicesimus Knox - 1796 - 1008 pages
...grafs that 's newly fprung, Or like a talc that 's new begun ; Or like a bird that !s here lo-day, Or like the pearled dew of May ; Or like an hour, or like a fpan, Or like the finging of a fwaij : fcv'n fuch is man, who lives by breath, Is here, now there,...
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which ..., Volume 2

English poets - 1801
...man he dies. Like to the grass that's newly sprung, Or like a tale that's new begun, Or like the bird that's here to-day, Or like the pearled dew of...May; Or like an hour, or like a span, Or like the singing of a swan, Even such is man : who lives by breath, Is here, now there, iu life and death. The...
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The Orthodox churchman's magazine; or, A Treasury of divine and ..., Volume 5

1803
...additional lines. " Like to the grass that's newly sprung, Or like a tale that's new begun, Or like the bird that's here to-day,. Or like the pearled dew...May,, Or like an hour, or like a span, Or like the singing of a Swan ; Even such is Man; who lives by breath. Is here, now there, in life and death. The...
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The School of Wisdom

1803 - 224 pages
...the grafs that's newly fpiung, Or like a tsle that's new begun ; Or like a bird that's here to day, Or like the pearled dew of May ; Or like an hour, or like a fpan, Or like tl-e finging of a fwan : I/en fuch is man, who lives by breath* Is here, now there, in...
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The Understanding Reader, Or, Knowledge Before Oratory: Being a New ...

Daniel Adams - 1804 - 224 pages
...he dies, k. 2. Like to the grafs that's newly fprung, Or like a tale that's new begun, Or like the bird that's here to-day, Or like the pearled dew of May, Or like an hour, or like a fpan, Or like the iuiging of -t fwan ; Ev'n fuch is man who lives by breath, Is here, now there, in...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816
...The gourd consumes, and mortals die. Like to the grass that's newly sprung, Or like a tale that's new begun . Or like a bird that's here to-day, Or like...May; Or like an hour, or like a span, Or like the singing of a swan ; E'en such is man, who lives by breath, Is here, now there, in life anrf death :...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 45

1839
...that's newly sprung, Or like a talc that's new begun, Or like the hird that's here to-day, Or lik%the pearled dew of May, Or like an hour, or like a span, Or like the singing of a swan Even such is man, who lives by breath, Is here, now there, in life and death....
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction

1824
...and man he dies. Like to the grass that's newly sprung, Or like a tale that's new begun, Or like the bird that's here to-day, Or like the pearled dew of...May, Or like an hour, or like a span, Or like the singing of a swan ; Even such is man, who lives by breath, I here, now there, in life and death....
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