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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
1805 - 358 pages
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

Quotations - 1903 - 1186 pages
...a sign his sword the brave man draws, And asks no omen but his country's canse. Book xii. Line 283 The life which others pay let us bestow, And give to fame what we to nature owe. Line 393. And seem to walk on wings, and tread in air. Book xiii. Line 106. The best of things beyond...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1903 - 704 pages
...vainly dare In fighting fields, nor urge thy soul to war But since, alas! ignoble ace must come, 391 Disease, and death's inexorable doom; The life which...us bestow, And give to Fame what we to Nature owe; deep: Brave tho' we fall, and honour'd if we live, Or let us glory gain, or glory give! ' He said:...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1903 - 1188 pages
...a sign his sword the brave man draws, And asks no omen but his country's cause. Book xii. Line 283 The life which others pay let us bestow, And give to fame what we to nature owe. t,\ne 3^3, And seem to walk on wings, and tread in air. Book xiii. Line 10<i. The best of things beyond...
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The Works of Matthew Arnold, Volume 5

Matthew Arnold - 1903 - 366 pages
...impresses us in the same way as when it was uttered by Homer. The antithesis of the last two lines — The life which others pay, let us bestow, And give to fame what we to nature owe— is excellent, and is just suited to Pope's heroic couplet ; but neither the antithesis itself, nor...
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Builders of Canada from Cartier to Laurier

Agnes Maule Machar - Canada - 1903 - 616 pages
...since, alas 1 ignoble age must come, Disease, and death's inexorable doom, That Life which other's pay, let us bestow, And give to fame what we to nature owe. Brave let us fall, or honoured if we live, Or let us glory gain or glory give. Such, men shall own, deserve...
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Ideals in Greek Literature

William Cranston Lawton - English literature - 1905 - 282 pages
...fearful and 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,...others pay, let us bestow, And give to fame what we to honor owe; Brave though we fall, and honor'd if we live, Or let us glory gain or glory give ! ' ' Outward...
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The Age of Pope (1700-1744)

John Dennis - English literature - 1906 - 286 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 British classical authors: with biographical notices. On the basis of a ...

Ludwig Herrig - English literature - 1906 - 844 pages
...the gloomy grave, For lust of fame I should not vainly dare eo 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; 66 Brave tho' we fall, and honour'd if we live, Or let us glory gain, or glory give!' CHARACTER OF...
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Old and Odd Memories

Lionel Arthur Tollemache - Great Britain - 1908 - 376 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.' My chief interest in my grandfather, the Admiral, arises from the fact that he helps me to understand...
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Old and Odd Memories

Lionel Arthur Tollemache - Great Britain - 1908 - 358 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...us bestow, And give to fame what we to Nature owe.' My chief interest in my grandfather, the Admiral, arises from the fact that he helps me to understand...
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