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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. "
The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions - Page 218
edited by - 1905
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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 1-2

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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Specimens of the Early English Poets: To which is Prefixed, an Historical ...

George Ellis - English poetry - 1811 - 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...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 - English poetry - 1811 - 474 pages
...die, and prove mine own. [From " The Contention of Ajaz and Ulysses for the Armor " of Achilles."] THE glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not...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 - Ballads, English - 1812 - 518 pages
...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 field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill ; 10 But their strong nerves at last must yield ; They tame but one another still. Early or late They...
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A View of Society and Manners in the North of Ireland: In the Summer and ...

John Gamble - Ireland - 1813 - 422 pages
...Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no arrnonr against fate ; Death lays his icy hands Oh kings: Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in...equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. I wandered into the church-yard on Sunkfay last. The people were going to church—I staid outside—a...
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A View of Society and Manners in the North of Ireland: In the Summer and ...

John Gamble - Ireland - 1813 - 422 pages
...shadows, not substantial things ; There is no arrhonr against fafe ; "*i Death lays his icy hands Oh kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in...equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. I wandered into the church-yard on Sunday last. The people were going to church— 1 Staid outside...
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Time's Telescope for ... ; Or, A Complete Guide to the Almanack

Almanacs, English - 1817 - 494 pages
...nuthook. The following fine moral stanzas are said to have been a favourite song of Charl.es 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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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 45

England - 1839 - 894 pages
...the art, Shall have the cunning skill to break a heart." FROM THE "CONTENTION OF AJAX AND ULYSSES." " 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 -tin' dust be equal made With the poor...
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