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" Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now withering on the ground; Another race the following spring supplies; They fall successive, and successive rise: So generations in their course decay; So flourish these, when those... "
The Universal Preceptor: Being a General Grammar of Arts, Sciences, and ... - Page 108
by Sir Richard Phillips - 1826 - 312 pages
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The Iliad of Homer, Volume 2

Homer - Achilles (Greek mythology) - 1796
...birth. What, or from whence I am, or who my fire, (Reply 'd the chief) can Tydeus'fon enquire? 189 Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now with'ring on the ground ; Come neare, that thou maift foone arrive on that lifebounding fhore, To which...
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The History of Pennsylvania: In North America, from the Original Institution ...

Robert Proud - New Jersey - 1797 - 520 pages
...reality, and in the general, amount to any more, than what is intimated by this fimilitude? viz. " Like leaves on trees the race of man is found; Now green in youth, now with'ring on the ground; • Another race the following fpri'ng fupplies; They fall fucceffive, and...
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The whole poetical works of Alexander Pope, Esq., including his translations ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...death. What, or from whence I am, or vno my fire, (Reply'd the chief) can Tydeus' fon enquire ? i So Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now...withering on the ground; Another race the following fpring fiipplies j They fall fucceffive, and fucceflive rife: So generations in their courfe decay;...
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The whole poetical works of Alexander Pope, Esq., including his translations ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...death. What, or from whence I am, or vno my fire, (Reply'd the chief) can Tydeus' fon enquire ? i So Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now withering on the ground; So flourifli thefe, wrier, thofe are part. away. But if thou ftill perfift to fearch my birth, Then...
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The Theological, Philosophical and Miscellaneous Works of the Rev ..., Volume 6

William Jones - Theology - 1801 - 480 pages
...others succeed, " so," saith an ancient poet, " are the gene" rations of men*." to. Horn. II. f. 146. Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now with'ring on the ground. Pope's Homer, b. 6. 1. 18 1. C 3 HOW How sublime and affecting is that reflection...
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German Museum: Or Monthly Repository of the Literature of Germany ..., Volume 2

European literature - 1800 - 704 pages
...Achilles and Atrides strove, Such was the sov'relgn doom, and such the will of Jotp. II. VI. v. 180—186. Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now with'ring on the ground j Another race the following spring supplies, They fall successive, and successive...
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The School of Wisdom

Readers - 1803 - 250 pages
...In hollow wood they floating armies bear ; And force imprifon'd winds to bring 'em near.—Dryden. LIKE leaves on trees, the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now with'ring on the ground, Another race the foll'wing fpring fupplics; They fall fucctffive, and fucceffive...
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The Whole Poetical Works of Alexander Pope ...: Including His Translations ...

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 479 pages
...death. What, or from whence I am, or who my fire, (Reply'd the chief) can Tydeus' fon enquire? 180 Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now...withering on the ground ; Another race the following fpring fupplies j They fall fucceflive, and fucceflive rife : So generations in their courfe decay...
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Poetry for children, selected by L. Aikin

Poetry - 1806 - 192 pages
...tender blighted plant shrinks up its leaves, and dies. 1ORD LYTTEVTON. THE GENERATIONS OF MAN. LIKK leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now with'ring on the ground; c Another 62 The Wolves. . Another race the following spring supplies, They...
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The Iliad, tr. by A. Pope

Homerus - 1807 - 568 pages
...death. What, or from -whence I am, or who my sire (Reply'd the chief), can Tydens' son inquire? ISO Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now...successive rise: So generations in their course decay ; 185 So flourish these, when those are past away. Bot if thou still persist to search my birth, Then...
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