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" The gates of hell are open night and day ; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way : But, to return, and view the cheerful skies — In this the task and mighty labour lies. "
The Works of Virgil - Page 219
by Virgil - 1803
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's ..., Volume 2

Jonathan Swift - 1801 - 498 pages
...labour under two inconveniences. First, That the foundations being laid too high, they have been often * But to return, and view the cheerful skies ; In this the task and mighty labour lies. ancient rule it ought to be the only uncovered vessel in every assembly, where it is rightfully used)...
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A tale of a tub. The battle of the books [and essays

Jonathan Swift - 1801 - 488 pages
...labour under two inconveniences. First, That the foundations being laid too high, they have been often * But to return, and view the cheerful skies; In this the task and mighty labour lies. out of sight, and ever out of hearing. Secondly, That the materials, being very transitory, have suffered...
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Melancholy: As it Proceeds from the Disposition and Habit, the Passion of ...

Robert Burton - Melancholy - 1801 - 436 pages
...perturbations. " The gates of hell are open night and day; " Smooth the descent, a.nd easy is the way : " But to return, and view the cheerful skies, " In this the task and mighty labor lies." Serious*contemplation, induced by that fpecies of folituff^To highly recommended by the...
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The British Essayists: The Adventurer

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1802 - 430 pages
...later at. VIRC. The gates of hell are open night and day; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way : But to return and view the cheerful skies; In this the task and mighty labour lies. DRYDEN. Suffer me to acquaint you, Sir, that I have glittered at the ball, and sparkled in the circle;...
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Select British Classics, Volume 7

English literature - 1803 - 296 pages
...hie labor est. The gates of Hell are open night and day ; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way ; But to return, and view the cheerful skies, In this the task and mighty labour lies. DRYDEN. Of this vice, as of all others, every man who indulges it is conscious ; we all know our own...
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Select British Classics, Volume 19

English literature - 1803 - 254 pages
...labor est. VIRG. The gates of hell are open night and day ; Smooth the descent, and easy is the vvay : But to return and view the cheerful skies; In this the task and mighty labour lies. DRYDEK. Suffer me to acquaint you, Sir, that I have glittered at the ball, and sparkled in the circle...
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson, Volume 3

1806 - 340 pages
...labor est. v1RG. The gates of hell are open night and day; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way ; But to return and view the cheerful skies, In this the task and mighty labour lies. • DRYDEN. Of this vice, as of all others, every man who indulgesit is conscious ; we all know our...
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The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill, Volume 24

John Bell - 1807 - 376 pages
...is the way : , ' But, to return, and view the chearful skies — * In this the task and mighty labor lies. 195 ' To few great Jupiter imparts this grace, ' And those of shining worth, and hjeav'nly race. ' Betwixt those regions, and our upper light, ' Deep forests and impenetrable night...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 1

George Campbell - English language - 1808 - 468 pages
...great utility : The gates of hell are open night and day ; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way : But to return and view the cheerful skies ; In this the task and mighty labour lies *. DRYOEK. Now in regard to the comparison, from which I fear I shall be thought to have digressed,...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1808 - 484 pages
...Anchises' line ! The gates of hell are open night and day ; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way : But, to return, and view the cheerful skies — In this the task and mighty labour lies, To few great Jupiter imparts this grace, And those of shining worth, and heavenly race. Betwixt those...
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