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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. "
A Household Book of English Poetry - Page 51
1870 - 438 pages
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which ..., Volume 3

English poets - 1801
...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...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. Some men with...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets, Volume 3

George Ellis - 1803
...substantial things ; Their 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 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...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures ..., Volume 18

1804
...USEFUL SAYINGS METRIFIED: AND COLLECTED IN 168f. Vivit postfunera virtus. The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things; There...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...
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Poetry for children, selected by L. Aikin

Poetry - 1806
...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...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...
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The Polyanthos, Volume 4

1807
...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 be equal made With...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...
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Selection of Poems ...

Charles Snart - Poetry - 1808
...Just tell him that you love — and all is peace. DEATH'S FINAL CONQUEST. j. HE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things; There...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. Some men...
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Specimens of the British Poets ...

British poets - English poetry - 1809
...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 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...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets: To which is Prefixed, an Historical ...

George Ellis - English poetry - 1811
...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...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. Some men with...
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Drinking-songs. Miscellaneous songs. Ancient ballads

Ballads, English - 1819
...air ! My bark, thus man'd, shall gain the shore. SONG X. BY JAMES SHIRLEY.* THE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There...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. Some men with...
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The Words of the Most Favourite Pieces: Performed at the Glee Club, the ...

Richard Clark - Madrigals, English - 1814 - 435 pages
...things ; There is no armour against our fate ; Death lays his icy hands on kings : Scepter and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With...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...
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