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" And to be grave, exceeds all power of face. I sit with sad civility, I read With honest anguish, and an aching head; And drop at last, but in unwilling ears, This saving counsel, — 'Keep your piece nine years. "
Memoirs of a Life, Chiefly Passed in Pennsylvania, Within the Last Sixty ... - Page 305
by Alexander Graydon - 1811 - 378 pages
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1796 - 492 pages
...lie. To laugh were want of goodness and of grace, 3; And to be grave exceeds all pow'r of face. I sit with sad civility, I read With honest anguish, and an aching head, And drop at last, but in unwilling ears, 39 This saving counsel, " Keep your piece nine years." Nine...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pages
...lie. To laugh were want of goodness and of grace, 35 And to be grave exceeds all pow'r of face. I sit with sad civility, I read With honest anguish, and an aching head, And drop at last, but in unwilling ears, 39 This saving counsel, " Keep your piece nine years." Nine...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1807 - 474 pages
...lie. To langh were want of goodness and of grace, And to be grave exceeds all pow'r of face. I sit with sad civility, I read With honest anguish and an aching head, And drop at last, but in unwilling ears, This saving counsel, " Keep your peace nine years." ' " Nine...
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The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill, Volume 40

John Bell - 1807 - 566 pages
...lie. To laugh were want of goodness and of grace, 3i And to be grave exceeds all pow'rof face. I sit with sad civility, I read With honest anguish, and an aching head, And drop at last, but in unwilling ears, 39 This saving counsel, ' Keep your piece nine years.' Nine...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1807 - 288 pages
...lie. To laugh were want of goodness and of grace, 35 And to he grave exceeds all power of face. I sit with sad civility, I read With honest anguish, and an aching head, And drop at last, but in unwilling ears, This saving counsel, " Keep your peace nine years." " Nine...
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 2

British poets - English poetry - 1809 - 504 pages
...lie. To langh were want of goodness and of grace, And to be grave exceeds all pow'r of face. I sit with sad civility, I read With honest anguish and an aching head, And drop at last, but in unwilling ears, This saving counsel, 'Keep your piece nine years.* * Nine...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1812 - 350 pages
...To laugh, were want of goodness and of grace, 35 And to be grave, exceeds all pow'r of face. I sit with sad civility, I read, With honest anguish, and an aching head ; And drop at last, but in unwilling ears, This saving counsel, " Keep your piece nine years." Nine...
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The Freethinking Christians' Magazine: Intended for the Promotion ..., Volume 3

Liberalism (Religion) - 1813 - 588 pages
...nothing to do with the subject. J Mere assertion again — mere bold, impudent assertion. " I sit with sad civility ; I read With honest anguish, and an aching head ; And drop at last, but in unwilling ears, This saving counsel, 'keep your peace nine years.' " WC...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - English poetry - 1820 - 832 pages
...: To laugh, WITC want of goodness and of grace ; And to be grave, ejceeds all power of face. I sit And drop at last, but in unwilling ears, This saving counsel, " Keep your piece nine ywrs." " Nine...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 5

John Aikin - English poetry - 1821 - 402 pages
...: To laugh, were want of goodness and of grace ; And to be grave, exceeds all power of face. I sit with sad civility ; I read With honest anguish, and an aching head ; And drop at last, but in unwilling ears, This saving counsel, " Keep your piece nine years." " Nine...
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