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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: To which is Prefixed an Historical ... - Page 132
by George Ellis - 1803 - 458 pages
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Posthumous Works in Prose and Verse: Written in the Time of the Civil Wars ...

Samuel Butler, Sir Roger L'Estrange - Characters and characteristics - 1715 - 279 pages
...lays his Icy Hands on Kings. Scepter and Crown Muft tumble down, And in the Duft be equal laid, . . .With the poor crooked Scythe and (spade Some Men with Swords may reap the (Field, And plant frelh Laurels where they kill, But their 'flrong Nerves at laft muft (yield, They tame but one another...
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Sepulchrorum Inscriptiones: Or A Curious Collection of Above 900 ..., Volume 1

Epitaphs - 1727
...Death lays his icy Hands on Kings. Sceptre and Crown Muffc tumble down, And in the Duft be equal laid, With the poor crooked Scythe and Spade. Some Men with Swords may reap the Field, And plant frefli Lawrels where they kill ^ But their ftrong Kerves at laft muft yield, They tame but one another...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures ..., Volume 18

1804
...Vivit postfunera virtus. The glories of our birth 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 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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The Emerald, Volumes 1-2

1806
...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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Poetry for children, selected by L. Aikin

Poetry - 1806
...VANITY OF GREATNESS. THE glories of our birth 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 108 Prince Leboo. And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade ; All heads...
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The Monthly repository (and review)., Volume 12

...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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Rebellion in Bath: or, The battle of the upper-rooms: an heroico ..., Volume 280

Richard Warner - 1808
...7 Pi^ff Ss piY flvjwc ava^ayr' ts ra.pra.pw tupev. HESIOD. 33 " Sceptre and crovn Must tumble dovn, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade." Now had the splendour of his reign been o'er, And RAMROD, crush'd to death, arose no more, Had not...
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic ..., Volume 1

Thomas Percy - Ballads, English - 1812
...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 - Electronic book - 1813 - 399 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 - Electronic book - 1813 - 399 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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