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" Some men with swords may reap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill: But their strong nerves at last must yield; They tame but one another still: Early or late They stoop to fate, And must give up their murmuring breath, When they, pale captives,... "
Time's Telescope for ... ; Or, A Complete Guide to the Almanack - Page 136
1817
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The Guide to Knowledge, Or Repertory of Facts: Forming a Complete Library of ...

Robert Sears - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1844 - 484 pages
...but one another still : Early or late They sioop to fate, And must give up their, murmuring hrenth. When they, pale captives, creep to death. The garlands...deeds ; Upon death's purple altar now See where the victor-victim bleeds; All heads must come To tlie cold tomb ; Only the actions of the just Smell sweet...
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Historical Memoir of a Mission to the Court of Vienna in 1806

Sir Robert Adair - Europe - 1844 - 532 pages
...first-rate talents.' Cependant tout ce qu'ils ont fait, tout ce * Speech on Mr. Fox's India Bill. f " The garlands wither on your brow, Then boast no more...purple altar now See where the victor victim bleeds ! Only the actions of the just Smell sweet, and blossom in the dust." The above lines of Shirley point...
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The Social History of Great Britain During the Reigns of the ..., Volume 2

William Goodman - Great Britain - 1845
...they kill ; But their strong nerves at last must yield ; They turne but one another still. Early or late They stoop to fate, And must give up their murmuring...purple altar now. See where the victor victim bleeds : All heads must come To the cold tomb, Only the actions of the just Smell sweet and blossom in the...
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An Historical Syntax of the English Language

Fredericus Theodorus Visser - Architecture - 1984 - 657 pages
...Thursday next be married to this county. | CIÓ35 James Shirley, A Dirge (from Ajax& Ulyss.) 13, Early or late They stoop to fate And must give up their murmuring breath. | 1697 Dryden, Virg. Georg. IV, 372, Crowds of dead, that never must return To their lov'd Hives. |...
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the practice of critism

...must yield, They tame but one another still; Early or late, They stoop to fate, And must give up the murmuring breath, When they pale captives creep to...your brow, Then boast no more your mighty deeds, Upon Deaths purple Altar now, See where the Victor-victim bleeds, Your heads must come, To the cold Tomb;...
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Growing Up with Poetry: An Anthology for Secondary Schools

David Rubadiri - African poetry - 1989 - 112 pages
...must yield; They tame but one another still: Early or late They stoop to fate. And must give up the murmuring breath When they, pale captives, creep to...deeds! Upon Death's purple altar now See where the victor-victim bleeds. Your heads must come, To the cold tomb: Only the actions of the just Smell sweet...
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The Medieval Revival and Its Influence on the Romantic Movement

R. R. Agrawal - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 291 pages
...equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.46 The concluding lines refer to the inevitability of death: The garlands wither on your brow, Then boast...purple altar now See where the victor victim bleeds: All heads must come To the cold tomb.46 Similarly, a fine philosophical song, "My Mind to Me a Kingdom...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. (1. 1—8) 2 make Perpetual day; or let this hour be but A year,...a month, a week, a natural day. That Faustus may (1. 14 — 16) 3 Only the actions of the just Smell sweet and blossom in their dust. (1. 23—24) ACP;...
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Winter Fruit: English Drama, 1642-1660

Dale B. J. Randall - Nature
...moving of all responses in our dramatic literature to the wars that had ensnared the English people: The Garlands wither on your brow, Then boast no more your mighty deeds, Upon Deaths purple Altar now, See where the Victor-victim bleeds, Your heads must come, To the cold Tomb,...
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Finding a Voice: Personal Response to A Level English

Mike Royston - English literature - 1998 - 223 pages
...they kill: 10 But their strong nerves at last must yield; They tame but one another still: Early or late They stoop to Fate, And must give up their murmuring breath 15 When they, pale captives, creep to death. The garlands wither on your brow; Then boast no more your...
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