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" Then didst thou grant mine asking with a smile, Like wealthy men who care not how they give. But thy strong Hours indignant work'd their wills, And beat me down and marr'd and wasted me. And tho... "
The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Page 443
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1904
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A Choice of Poets: An Anthology of Poets from Wordsworth to the Present Day

Ronald Proctor Hewett - 1987 - 318 pages
...chosen, that he seem'd To his great heart none other than a God! I ask'd thee, "Give me immortality". 15 Then didst thou grant mine asking with a smile, Like...wasted me, And tho' they could not end me, left me maim'd 20 To dwell in presence of immortal youth, Immortal age beside immortal youth, And all I was,...
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The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art, Based Originally on ...

Charles Mills Gayley - 1991 - 597 pages
...and thy choice, Who madest him thy chosen, that he seem'd To his great heart none other than a God ! I ask'd thee, " Give me immortality." Then didst thou...wasted me, And tho' they could not end me, left me maim'd To dwell in presence of immortal youth, Immortal age beside immortal youth, And all I was, in...
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Science, Ideology, and the Media: The Cyril Burt Scandal

Ronald Fletcher - 1991 - 419 pages
...immortality". Then didst thou grant my asking with a smile. But thy strong hours indignant work'd their will. And beat me down and marr'd and wasted me. And tho' they would not end me. left me maim'd. Immortal age beside immortal youth. And all I was in ashes.''7 This...
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The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson

Alfred Tennyson - 1994 - 628 pages
...and thy choice, Who madest him thy chosen, that he seem'd To his great heart none other than a God! I ask'd thee, 'Give me immortality.' Then didst thou...wills, And beat me down and marr'd and wasted me, To dwell in presence of immortal youth, Immortal age beside immortal youth, And all I was, in ashes....
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Selected Poetry

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1995 - 232 pages
...and thy choice. Who madest him thy chosen, that he seem'd To his great heart none other than a God! I ask'd thee, 'Give me immortality.' Then didst thou...wasted me, And tho' they could not end me, left me maim'd 20 To dwell in presence of immortal youth, Immortal age beside immortal youth. And all I was,...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 891 pages
...and thy choice, Who madest him thy chosen, that he seem'd To his great heart none other than a God! 1 ask'd thee, "Give me immortality." Then didst thou...wasted me. And tho' they could not end me, left me maim'd 20 To dwell in presence of immortal youth, Immortal age beside immortal youth, And all I was,...
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After the Lovedeath: Sexual Violence and the Making of Culture

Lawrence Kramer - 1997 - 290 pages
...light and vainly longing for death. He has become the repugnant residue of his own lost masculinity: [T]hy strong Hours indignant work'd their wills. And...me, And tho' they could not end me, left me maimed . . . And all I was in ashes. //. 18-20, 23 How can thy nature longer mix with mine? Coldly thy rosy...
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Bartlett's Poems for Occasions

Geoffrey O'Brien, Billy Collins - 2007 - 544 pages
...and thy choice, Who madest him thy chosen, that he seem'd To his great heart none other than a God! I ask'd thee, 'Give me immortality.' Then didst thou...wasted me, And tho' they could not end me, left me maim'd To dwell in presence of immortal youth, Immortal age beside immortal youth, AGING And all I...
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Lewisian Themes: The Philosophy of David K. Lewis

Frank Jackson, Graham Priest - 2004 - 285 pages
...Another comparison is with the legendary Tithonous: in the words of Tennyson's poem 'Tithonous', I asked thee, 'Give me immortality.' Then didst thou grant...not how they give. But thy strong Hours indignant worked their wills. And beat me down and marr'd and wasted me. And tho' they could not end me, left...
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The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Society and solitude

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1971 - 449 pages
...The tale is immortalized by Tennyson in "Tithonus," where the suffering Tithonus laments to Aurora, I ask'd thee, "Give me immortality." Then didst thou...smile, Like wealthy men who care not how they give. But I hy strong Hours indignant work'd their wills, And beat me down and marr'd and wasted me, And tho'...
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