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" 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. "
Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which is ... - Page 96
de English poets - 1801
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures ..., Volume 18

1804 - 452 pages
...USEFUL SAYINGS METRIFIED: AND COLLECTED IN 168f. Vivit postfunera virtus. The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things; There...hand on kings; Sceptre and crown must tumble down With the poor crooked scythe and spade; All heads must come to the cold tomb, And in the dust be equal...
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Poetry for children, selected by L. Aikin

Poetry - 1806 - 192 pages
...While greasy Joan doth keel the pot. S1IAKSPEARE. THE VANITY OF GREATNESS. THE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There...on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And 108 Prince Leboo. And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade ; All heads...
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The Emerald, Volumes 1 à 2

1806 - 688 pages
...substantial thujga ; here ia no armor apainst fate : )eath biys his icy hands ou ki»gs : Seepire and crown tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the...poor crooked scythe and spade. Some men with swords my reap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill ; But their strong nerves at last must yield...
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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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The Polyanthos, Volume 4

1807 - 308 pages
...Ulysses," no dale. This little poem is said to have been a favourite sovg with King Charles II. — Percy.j THE glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour agairrt fate : Death lays his icy hands on kings ; Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust...
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Rebellion in Bath: or, The battle of the upper-rooms: an heroico ..., Volume 280

Richard Warner - 1808 - 142 pages
...moral bard8 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 - 1809 - 512 pages
...And in your fragrant bosom dies ! Vol. ISHIRLEY. DEATH's FINAL CONQUEST. 'T'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. 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 - 1811 - 476 pages
...walk the round, My garden he should seldom see. Those tulips, that such wealth display To court myeye, shall lose their name ; Though now they listen, as...crooked scythe and spade. Some men with swords may i>eap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill , But their strong nerves at last must yield...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets: To which is Prefixed, an Historical ...

George Ellis - 1811 - 474 pages
...stone, So sad and true, it may invite Myself to die, and prove mine own. [From " The Contention of Ajaz and Ulysses for the Armor " of Achilles."] THE glories...dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and epade. Some men with swords may reap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill; But their...
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic ..., Volume 1

Thomas Percy - 1812 - 518 pages
...foregoing piece. It is said to have been a favourite Song with K. Charles II. 1 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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