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" Could all our care elude the gloomy grave, Which claims no less the fearful than the brave, For lust of fame I should not vainly dare In fighting fields, nor urge thy soul to war. But since, alas ! ignoble age must come, Disease, and death's inexorable... "
Avenia, Or, A Tragical Poem, on the Oppression of the Human Species, and ... - Page 31
by Thomas Branagan - 1805 - 358 pages
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1871 - 542 pages
...lust of fame I should not vainly dare In fighting fields, nor urge thy soul to war. But since, alas I Ignoble age must come, Disease, and death's inexorable...what we to nature owe ; Brave though we fall, and honoured If we live, Or let us glory gain, or glory give.— WARBURTON. The passage quoted by Warburton...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1871 - 542 pages
...fearful than the brave, For lust of fame I should not vainly dare In fighting fields, nor urge thy soul to war. But since, alas ! ignoble age must come, Disease,...us bestow, And give to fame what we to nature owe ; Bravo though we fall, and honoured if we live, Or let us glory gain, or glory give.— WARBUBTON....
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The Growth and Influence of Classical Greek Poetry: Lectures Delivered in ...

Richard Claverhouse Jebb - Greek poetry - 1893 - 280 pages
...always, — forward ! Either we shall give glory to a foeman, or he to us." Pope translates : — " But since, alas ! ignoble age must come, Disease,...us bestow, And give to fame what we to nature owe." The two last verses are an expansion of the one Greek word, "o/tev, — " forward ! " — and how the...
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The Growth and Influence of Classical Greek Poetry: Lectures Delivered in ...

Richard Claverhouse Jebb - Classical poetry - 1893 - 286 pages
...forward ! Either we shall give glory to a foeman, or he to us." Pope translates : — " But since, alas 1 ignoble age must come, Disease, and death's inexorable...us bestow, And give to fame what we to nature owe." The two last verses are an expansion of the one Greek word, 'O/ACV, — " forward ! " — and how the...
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Letters, 1848-1888, Volume 1

Matthew Arnold - Authors, English - 1895 - 496 pages
...fearful than the brave, For lust of fame I should not vainly dare In fighting fields, nor urge thy soul to war. But since, alas ! ignoble age must come, Disease,...us bestow, And give to Fame what we to Nature owe. Pope's Horn. II. xii. 387. " ' His Lordship repeated the last word several times with a calm and determinate...
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Letters of Matthew Arnold, 1848-1888

Matthew Arnold - 1895 - 430 pages
...fearful than the brave, For lust of fame I should not vainly dare In fighting fields, nor urge thy soul to war. But since, alas ! ignoble age must come, Disease,...us bestow, And give to Fame what we to Nature owe. Pope's Horn. II. xii. 387. " ' His Lordship repeated the last word several times with a calm and determinate...
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Wolfe

Arthur Granville Bradley - Generals - 1895 - 238 pages
...but never surely has a memorable passage been illustrated" in a fashion so striking and so glorious. But since, alas ! ignoble age must come, Disease, and death's inexorable doom, That life which others pay, let us bestow, And give to fame what we to nature owe. Brave let us fall,...
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The age of Pope Repr

John Dennis - 1896 - 276 pages
...fearful than the brave, For lust of fame I should not vainly dare In fighting fields, nor urge the soul to war, But since, alas ! ignoble age must come, Disease,...what we to nature owe ; Brave though we fall, and honoured if we live, Or let us glory gain, or glory give.' We may add that neither its false glitter...
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

Mottoes - 1896 - 1224 pages
...FAME. 201 Short is my date, but deathless my renown. 1. HOMEB— Iliad. Bk. IX. L. 535. Pope's trans. en it, my gentle boy ! Ear hath" account the use that a man should seek of the pu m. HOMER— Iliad. Bk. XII. L. 393. Pope's trans. The rest were vulgar deaths unknown to fame. n. HOMEB—...
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Historical and Descriptive Catalogue of the Pictures, Busts, &c. in the ...

National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain) - Great Britain - 1896 - 530 pages
...profile as follows : — [" But since ignoble age"]* must come, Disease and death's inexorable doom, That life which others pay let us bestow, And give to fame what we to nature owe ; Brave let us fall, or honor' d if we live, Or let us glory gain, or glory give, — Such, men shall own,...
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