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" (a) The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate; Death lays his icy hand on kings— Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. "
Report of the Examinations Conducted by the Council of Higher Education ... - Page 54
by Newfoundland Council of Higher Education - 1918
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Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review, Volume 281

Early English newspapers - 1896 - 1086 pages
...it is as yet no indecent employment.” TRAVERS BUXTON. THE AGE OF GENIUS. The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate: Death lays his icy hands on kings. T HUS says the old song, and emperor and beggar, warrior and poet, all men, be they...
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which ..., Volume 3

English poets - 1801 - 488 pages
...die, and prove mine own. [From " the Contention of Ajax and Ulysses for the " Armor of Achilles."'] THE glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not...equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. Some men with swords may reap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill; But their strong...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets: To which is Prefixed an ..., Volume 3

George Ellis - English poetry - 1803 - 476 pages
...die, and prove mine own. [From " The Contention of Ajax and Ulysses for the Armor " of Achilles."] THE glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things; Their is no armour against fate; Death lays his icy hand on kings. Sceptre and crown Must tumble down,...
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Poetry for children, selected by L. Aikin

Poetry - 1806 - 192 pages
...While greasy Joan doth keel the pot. SIIAKSPEARE. THE VANITY OF GREATNESS. THE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things; There...icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble do'ww > And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and All heads must come To the cold...
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The Monthly repository (and review)., Volume 12

428 pages
...fire, and that the stone kings and queens of England have been thrown headlong from their niches. " Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal laid" With all the rubbish fire has made. It is no unstriking picture to the fancy to present them...
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Selection of Poems ...

Charles Snart - Poetry - 1808 - 506 pages
...Just tell him that you love—and all is peace. DEATH'S FINAL CONQUEST. j. HE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things; There...equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. Some men with swords may reap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill: But their strong...
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Rebellion in Bath: or, The battle of the upper-rooms: an heroico ..., Volume 280

Richard Warner - 1808 - 142 pages
...moral bard 8 in pensive strain, The many drawbacks on the brightest reign; " The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things, There is no armour against fate;" Misfortune reaches e'en the best of KINGS; 6 Decus et tutamen. VIRG. 7 Pi^ff Ss piY flvjwc ava^ayr'...
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Specimens of the British Poets ...

British poets - English poetry - 1809 - 512 pages
...east or west, EnU builds her spicy nest: SHIRLEY. DEATH'S FINAL CONQUEST. npHE glories of our birth and state •*• Are shadows, not substantial things...There is no armour against fate; Death lays his icy hands on kings. Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets: To which is Prefixed, an Historical ...

George Ellis - English poetry - 1811 - 474 pages
...die, and prove mine own. [ From " The Contention of Ajax and Ulysses for the Armor "of Achilles."] The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not...equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. Some men- with swords may reap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill; But their strong...
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic ..., Volume 1

Thomas Percy - Ballads, English - 1812 - 518 pages
...a dramatic writer early e reign of Charles I: but he outlived the Bestora1 HE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate : Death lays his icy hands on kings : Scepter and crown 5 Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor...
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