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" This only grant me, that my means may lie Too low for envy, for contempt too high. "
The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical - Page 224
by Robert Anderson - 1795
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Select Works, Volume 2

Abraham Cowley - 1772
...part, which I here fet down (if a very little were corrected), I mould hardly now be much afhamed. This only grant me, that my means- may lie Too low for envy, for contempt too high. K 2 Some Some honour I would have, Not from great deeds, but good alone ; The unknown are better, than'...
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Select Works of Mr. A. Cowley

Abraham Cowley - English essays - 1772
...which I here fet down (if a very little were correfted), I fhould hardly now be much afhamed. 9This only grant me, that my means may lie Too low for envy, for contempt too high. , K z Some Some honour I would have, Not from great deeds, but good alone; The unknown are better,...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 37-38

John Bell - English poetry - 1777
...of Pythagoras) Keep me, O Fortune ! now, And ehines of beef innumerable fend me, Or from the ftomaeh of the guard defend me. IX. This only grant me, that my means may lie 65 Too low for envy, for eontempt too high. .Some honour I would have, Not from great deeds, but good...
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The Works of the English Poets: Cowley

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...part, which I here fet down (if a very little were correfted) I fhould hardly now be much afhamed. This only grant me, that my means may lie Too low...too high. Some honour I would have, Not from great deeds,, but good alone ; Th' unknown are better than ill knowa i Rumour can ope the grave. Acquaintance...
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The Works of the English Poets: Cowley

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...carry At morning May, at night a January : From the grave city brow (For though it want an R it .has The letter of Pythagoras) Keep me, O Fortune, now...fend me, Or from the ftomach of the guard defend me. This only grant me, 'that my means may lie Too low for envy, for contempt too high. Some honour I would...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 7

English poets - 1790
...carry At morning May, at night a January: From the grave city brow (For though it want an R, it has The letter of Pythagoras) Keep me, O Fortune, now...fend me, Or from the ftomach of the guard defend me. This only grant me, that my means may lie Too low for envy, for contempt too high. Some honour I would...
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Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler. Rochester. Roscommon. Otway. Waller. Pomfret ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...this part, which I here fet down (if a very little Bft corrected) I fhould hardly now be much amamed. This only grant me, that my means may lie Too low...too high. Some honour I would have, Not from great deeds, but good alone ; •Th' unknown arc better than ill known : Rumour can ope the grave. Acquaintance...
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The Works of Abraham Cowley, Volume 3

Abraham Cowley - English literature - 1806
...part, which I here set down (if a very little were corrected), I should hardly now be much ashamed. This only grant me, that my means may lie Too low...too high. Some honour I would have, Not from great deeds, but good alone ; Th' unknown are better than ill known : Rumour can ope the grave. Acquaintance...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...part which I here set down (if a very little were corrected), I should hardly now be much ashamed. 9. This only grant me, that my means may lie Too low...too high. Some honour I would have, Not from great deeds, but good alone ; Th' unknown are better than ill known. Rumour can ope* the grave : Acquaintance...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 3

George Burnett - 1807
...which I here set down (if a very little were corrected), I should. hardly now be much ashamed, 9. i This only grant me, that my means may lie Too low...too high, Some honour I would have, Not from great deeds, but good alone ; Th' unknown are better than ill knownf Rumour can ope" the grave : Acquaintance...
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