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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 - 1811
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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,...
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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,...
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which ..., Volume 3

English poets - 1801
...walk the round, My garden he should seldom see. Those tulips that such wealth display To court my eye, shall lose their name ; Though now they listen, as...crooked scythe and spade. Some men with swords may reap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill ; But their strong nerves at last must yield...
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which ..., Volume 3

English poets - 1801
...Present my arbour, and my tomb. No birds shall live within my pale le Unless some wandering nightingal Come here to sing and break her heart ; Upon whose...crooked scythe and spade. Some men with swords may reap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill ; But their strong nerves at last must yield...
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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...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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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...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 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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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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The Polyanthos, Volume 4

1807
...Ulysses," no dale. This little poem is said to have been a favourite sovg with King Charles II. — Percy.j THE glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not 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...
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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...crooked scythe and spade. Some men with swords may reap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill : But their strong nerves at last must yield...
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