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" Though fann'd by conquest's crimson wing, They mock the air with idle state. Helm, nor hauberk's twisted mail, Nor e'en thy virtues, Tyrant, shall avail To save thy secret soul from nightly fears, From Cambria's curse, from Cambria's tears... "
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Macbeth. King John

William Shakespeare - 1788
...JOHNSON. From these two passages, Mr. Gray seems to have formed the first stanza of his celebrated ode : " Ruin seize thee, ruthless king ! " Confusion on thy...fann'd by conquest's crimson wing, " They mock the air in idle state." MALONE. So. Away then, with good courage ; yet I know, Our party may well meet a proudzr...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...have no previous narration to lead you to it. The two next lines in that Ode are, I think, very good : "Though fann'd by conquest's crimson wing, They mock the air with idle state'.'" Here let it be observed, that although his opinion of Gray's poetry was widely different from mine,...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...have no previous narration to lead you to it. The two next lines in that Ode are, I think, very good : "Though fann'd by conquest's crimson wing, They mock the air with idle state'." ' Here let it be observed, that although his opinion of Gray's poetry was widely different from mine,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...previous narration to lead you to it. — The two next lines in that Ode are, I think, very good : ' Though fann'd by conquest's crimson wing, ' They mock the air with idle state."1 Here let it be observed, that although his opinion of Gray's poetry was widely different from...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray LL.B., Late Professor of Modern Languages ...

Thomas Gray - 1799 - 186 pages
...be put to death.] I. 1. UIN seize thee, ruthless King [1] ! " Confusion on thy banners wait; i( Tho* fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing, " They mock the air with idle state (e). [1] " The Bard" (says Johnson) appears, at the first view, to be, as ** Algarotti and others have...
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The Poetical Works: Of Thomas Gray, ... with Some Account of His Life and ...

Thomas Gray - 1800 - 223 pages
...put to death.] I. 1. "R.UIN seize thee, ruthless Ring [12]! " Confusion on thy banners wait; te Tho' fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing, " They mock the air with idle state (e). [II] " The Bard" (says Johnson) appears, at the first view, to be, as " Algarotti and others have...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and ...

John Walker - Elocution - 1801 - 392 pages
...king,— Confusion on thy banners vvaitl Though fann'd by conquest's crimson wing, A They mock the air in idle state, Helm nor hauberk's twisted mail, . Nor e'en thy virtues, tyrant, can avail To save thy secret soul from nightly fears, From Cambria's curse, from Cambria's tears. These...
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The Anti-Gallican, Or, Standard of British Loyalty, Religion, and ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1803
...round-yAntitjallican Tape f76 i/V' n^, X THE NUMBER VI. BRITANNIA. JrLUIN seize thee, Consul King, Destruction on thy banners wait ; Though fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing, They mock the air with idle state. Thy fearful vigilance shall fail, And nought thy Mam'luke guards avail, To save thy secret soul from...
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The Anti-Gallican: Or, Standard of British Loyalty, Religion and Liberty ...

France - 1904 - 496 pages
...head it runs round-y, round-jv THE NUMBER VI. BRITANNIA. .JttUIN seize thee, Consul King, Destruction on thy banners wait ; Though fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing, They mock the air with idle state. Thy fearful vigilance shall fail, And nought thy Mam'luke guards avail, To save thy secret soul from...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - English poetry - 1804 - 207 pages
...formal ushering-in of the speaker, " is unfortified against the impressions of his poetical " Tho' fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing, " They mock the air with idle state e. " Helm, nor Hauberk's twisted mail /, " Nor e'en thy virtues, Tyrant, shall avail " To save thy...
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