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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. "
English verse for repetition, with notes by W.B. Stanford - Page 6
de William Bedell Stanford - 1873 - 104 pages
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The Eton Bureau, Numéros 1 à 6

1842 - 344 pages
...of dialect which developes itself in such euphemisms as icobber, widdle and majowity. From SHIRLEY. The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not...equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. The garlands wither on your brow, Then boast no more your mighty deeds, Upon death's purple altar now,...
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The Eton School Magazine

1842 - 542 pages
...dialect which developes itself in such euphonisms, as tcobber, tciddle and majowity. From SHIRLEY. The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not...equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. The garlands wither on your brow, Then boast no more your mighty deeds, Upon death's purple altar now,...
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Lucas's Penny Library, Numéro 1

1842 - 92 pages
...characteristic songs, by which, among ordinary readers of poetry, Shirley is best known. DEATH'S FINAL CONQUEST. The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not...There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hands on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dost be equal made With the poor crooked...
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The Story of Joan of Arc

R. M. Evans - 1842 - 264 pages
...Kings and conquerors are but mortal, like their subjects or their slaves : — The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There...armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings : All heads must come To the cold tomb ; Only the actions of the just Smell sweet and blossom in the...
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Poetry for Schools: Designed for Reading and Recitation : the Whole Selected ...

Eliza Robbins - 1842 - 352 pages
...state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armor 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 sithe and spade. Some men with swords may reap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill ;...
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Illustrations of the tragedies of Æschylus and Sophocles from the Greek ...

John Frederick Boyes - 1842 - 332 pages
...great, the base, the coward, and the brave. Granville's Meditation on Death. Sceptre and crownMust tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. Shirley's Contest with Ajax and Ulysses. There is also a capital passage in the third Eclogue of Chatterton....
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Diary of a March Through Sinde and Affghanistan with the Troops Under the ...

Isaac Nicholson Allen - 1843 - 504 pages
...unburied, to find at last such a lowly grave ! Well has our old poet said, " The glories of this mortal state Are shadows — not substantial things ; There...and crown must tumble down, And in the dust be equal laid With the poor crooked scythe and spade." Returning through the city, we met Sir R. Sale's brigade...
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Diary of a March Through Sinde and Affghanistan with the Troops Under the ...

Isaac Nicholson Allen - 1843 - 522 pages
...unburied, to find at last such a lowly grave ! Well has our old poet said, " The glories of this mortal state Are shadows — not substantial things ; There...hand on kings ; Sceptre and crown must tumble down, A nd in the dust be equal laid With the poor crooked scythe and spade." Returning through the city,...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1844 - 692 pages
...elevated, and the expression highly poetical. Profit's Final Conyaett. The glories of our birth and stat«, N -B s( F yu l R F0 YX q b u eijQ ]c 2 3> ieb͎f 4ja7...` x (3ɬ劸;" S+ _ b" < N b {Z t ~ } ! ڈ [ \ «paje. Some men with swords may reap the fitli, And plant fresh laurels where they kill ; But their...
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The universal class-book: a ser. of reading lessons

Samuel Maunder - 1844 - 544 pages
...humanity. The following fine moral stanzas are said to have been a favourite song of Charles II.: —- " The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not...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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