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" AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar; Ah! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with Fortune an eternal war; Check'd by the scoff of Pride, by Envy's... "
Somerset House Gazette and Literary Museum, Or, Weekly Miscellany of Fine ... - Page 239
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Bell's Classical Arrangement of Fugitive Poetry, Volumes 9-10

John Bell - English poetry - 1789
...climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar; Ah! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with fortune an eternal war; II. And yet, the languor of inglorious days /• Not equally oppressive is to all. Him, who ne'er listen'd...
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The Minstrel; Or, The Progress of Genius: in Two Books. With Some Other Poems

James Beattie - 1797 - 120 pages
...'- .*- '..A THE MINSTREL: OR, THE PROGRESS OF GENIUS. THE FIRST BOOK. I. AH ! who can tell how hai'd it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar j Ah ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with...
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The Naval Chronicle, Volume 1

James Stanier Clarke, Stephen Jones, John Jones - Naval art and science - 1799
...benefit in abating the dread of a threatening barrier, which too often disheartens those, who feel , " how hard it is to climb The steep, where Fame's proud temple beams afar." Lord Bridport was the son of the late worthy vicar of Thorncombe in Devonshire, near Axminster,...
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Literary Hours: Or, Sketches Critical and Narrative, Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1800
...edit. NUMBER XXXIX. Haud Facile emergunt, quorum virtutibus obstat Ret angusta domi. Juvenal. Sat. iii. Ah ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep...shines afar ? Ah ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with Fortune an eternal war! Check'd by the scoff...
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Poems of Established Reputation: To Wit: 1st. The Art of Preserving Health

Poetry - 1802 - 288 pages
...dulces, ante omnia, Musae, Quarum sacra fero, ingenti perculsus amore, Accipiant. VIRG. BOOK I. A I. H \ who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where...shines afar ; Ah ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with Fortune an eternal war; Check'd by the scoff...
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The Minstrel: Or, The Progress of Genius. In Two Books. With Some Other Poems

James Beattie - Wood-engraving - 1802 - 124 pages
...MINSTREL; OR, THE PROGRESS OF GENIUS. BOOK I. THE MINSTREL ; OR, THE PROGRESS OF GENIUS. THE FIRST BOOK. I. AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar j Ah ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with...
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The Minstrel; Or, The Progress of Genius. With Some Other Poems. [With a ...

James Beattie - 1803 - 147 pages
...Musce, Quorum sacra fero, ingenti perculsus amore, A ccipiant. VIRGIL. THE MINSTREL. BOOK FIRST. I. AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep,...shines afar? Ah ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with Fortune an eternal war? Checked by the scoff...
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Public Characters, Volume 4

Biography - 1804
...is faulty in other respects." The introductory lines to this poem have been greatly admired : i. " Ah ! who can tell how hard it is to climb ' The steep...shines afar ; Ah ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And wag'd with Fortune an eternal war ; Check'd by the scoff...
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Public Characters

Great Britain - 1804
...other respects." The introductory lines to this poem have been greatly admired : i. " Ah ! who ran tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's...shines afar ; Ah ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, ' And wag'd with Fortune an eternal war ; Check'd by the...
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The Minstrel; Or, The Progress of Genius: With Some Other Poems

James Beattie - Genius - 1805 - 152 pages
...f era, ingenti perculsut amorc, Accipiant. • THE MINSTREL; THE PROGRESS OF GENIUS. BOOK FIRST. I. AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep,...shines afar ! Ah ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with Fortune an eternal war ! Checked by the scoff...
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