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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 Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature ..., Volume 8

Richard Garnett, Léon Vallée, Alois Brandl - 1899 - 438 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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Golden Numbers: A Book of Verse for Youth

Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin, Nora Archibald Smith - 1902 - 780 pages
...more light, And on his head a garland well beseene. EDMUND SPENSER. From " The Faerie June Weather 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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Standard Classics with Biographical Sketches and Helpful Notes: Arranged and ...

1910 - 408 pages
...bargain for the graves we lie in; 25 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, 30 'Tis only God may be had for the asking;...
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American and English Classics for Grammar Grades: With Biographical Sketches ...

1910 - 444 pages
...bargain for the graves we lie in ; At the Devil's booth are all things sold, 25 Each ounce of dross costs its ounce of gold ; For a cap and bells our lives we pay, 9. In allusion to Wordsworth's " Heaven lies about UB in our infancy," in his ode, Intimations of Immortality...
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The World's Progress: With Illustrative Texts from Masterpieces of ..., Part 10

Delphian Society - 1911 - 578 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 : And what is so rare as a day in June ? Then, if ever, come perfect...
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School Work, Volume 2

1903 - 512 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, 394 395 Bubbles we buy with a whole soul's tasking: 'Tis heaven alone that is given away, Tis only...
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The Home Book of Verse, American and English ..., Volume 4, Pages 1253-1648

1915 - 416 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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The Art of Rendering: A Condensed and Comprehensive Treatise on the Culture ...

Frank Honywell Fenno - 1912 - 348 pages
...We bargain for the graves we lie in. At the devil's booth all things are 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 the...
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American Poems (1625-1892)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1912 - 696 pages
...bargain for the graves we lie in. At the devil's booth are all things sold; 25 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 for...
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Literary Essays

James Lindsay - 1912 - 196 pages
...unconditional character of Divine grace : 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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