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" Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights and live laborious days: But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred... "
Many thoughts of many minds. Compiled by H. Southgate - Page 210
edited by - 1862
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - English poetry - 1788
...Nezra's hair? Fame is the spur that the clear spi'rit doth raise 70 (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious days ; But the...burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with th' abhorred shears, 75 And slits the thin-spun life. But not the praise, Phoebus reply'd, and touch'd...
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Sabrinae corolla in hortulis regiae scholae Salopiensis contextuerunt tres ...

Shrewsbury (England). Royal School - English poetry - 1801 - 328 pages
...SCHILLER. Fame. Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights and live laborious days ; But the...And slits the thin-spun life. But not the praise, Phœbus replied, and touched my trembling ears. Vates Amans Naturae. Ut statuam fertur, miro perculsus...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author ..., Volumes 3-4

John Milton - 1807
...Neaera's hair ? Fame is the spur that. the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious days ; But the...burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with th' abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life. But not the praise, Pheebus reply'd, and touch'd...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Sir Philip Sidney

Thomas Zouch - 1809 - 400 pages
...noble structure moulders into dissolution. ' Fame is ihe spur that the clear spirit doth raise " To scorn delights, and live laborious days : " But...out into sudden blaze, " Comes the blind Fury with th' abhorred shears " And slits the thin-spun life." Mihon's Ijycidas. If it had pleased Divine...
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Lectures on Painting, Delivered at the Royal Academy of Arts: With a Letter ...

John Opie - Painting - 1809 - 269 pages
...EMINENCE. " Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise,, (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights,, and live laborious days ; But...burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with abhorred, shears, And slits the thin spualLfe." — FEW men have attained to eminence by a more irregular...
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Cowper's Milton [the poetical works, with life, notes and tr. by W. Cowper ...

John Milton - 1810
...Neaera's hair ? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious days; But the...slits the thin-spun life. " But not the praise,*" Phoebus replied, and touch'd my trembling ears j " Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil, Nor...
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Paradise regained. An account of Cowper's writings, relating to Milton. A ...

William Hayley - Poets, English - 1810
...Neaera's hair ? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious days ; But the...think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fuiy with the abhorred shears-, And slits the thin-spun life. " But not the praise," Phffibus replied,...
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Licida, di Giovanni Milton: Mondodia per la morte del naufragato Eduardo King

John Milton - 1812 - 55 pages
...Nesera's hair ? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise, (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious days ; But the...blaze, Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears, Audslitsthe thin-spun life. "But not the praise — (Phoebus reply'd, and touch'd my trembling ears...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816
...others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shad*, Or with the tangles of Neaera's hair ? Fnme is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden bluze, Comes the blind Fury with th' abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life. But not the praise,...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 61

England - 1847
...SMITH, OF THE INNER TEMPLE, BARRISTER- AT-tAW. BY SAMUEL WARREN, OF THE INNER TEMPLE, BARRISTBR-AT-LAW. But the fair guerdon •when we hope to find, And...the abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life. MILTON. — Lycidas. THE name of John William Smith, barrister-at-law, of the Liner Temple, now appears,...
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