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" Did clap their bloody hands ; He nothing common did, or mean, Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try ; Nor called the gods with vulgar spite To vindicate his helpless right, But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a... "
Recollections of a Literary Life, Or, Books, Places, and People - Page 330
by Mary Russell Mitford - 1853
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 822 pages
...subtle fears with hope, He wove a net of such a scope, That Charles himself might chase To Carisbrook's ns by night. But we quickly found out, for who could mistake her? That she came This was that memorable hour, Which first assured the forced power ; So when they did design The Capitol's...
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Scripture tracts (for the fasts and festivals).

Stephen - 1839 - 8 pages
...— " While round the armed bands Did clasp their bloody hands, He nothing common did or mean, After that memorable scene ; But with his keener eye The...vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless right, But bow'd his comely head Down, as upon a bed." REIGN OF NERO. The following passage of history will show,...
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Memoirs of the Court of England During the Reign of the Stuarts ..., Volume 2

John Heneage Jesse - Great Britain - 1840
...— While round the armed bands Did clasp their bloody hands, He nothing common did or mean, After that memorable scene ; But with his keener eye The...right, But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed. The heroic Marquis of Montrose is said to have written his master's epitaph with the point of his sword....
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The Eclectic Review

English literature - 1840
...mean, Upon that memorable scene ; But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try : Nor called on God with vulgar spite To vindicate his helpless right ; But bowed his comely head Down as upon a bed !' ' So in a few years after wrote a most generous adversary, whose name is dear to every lover of...
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History of Civilisation, Volume 1

William Alexander Mackinnon - Civilization - 1846
...were probably participated by his class, and responded to by the nation. " "While round the armecl bands Did clap their bloody hands, He nothing common...vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless right, But bow'd his comely head Down, as upon a bed." This compassion, excited in the nation by the tragical...
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The Ecclesiastic [afterw.] The Theologian and ecclesiastic ..., Volumes 3-4

1847
...reality. We need not wish to deceive our• We allude to Marvell's well-known lines in his Alcaic Ode : "That thence the royal actor borne The tragic scaffold...: But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed." selves, then, into a belief that hewas uncompromisingly firm, of whom Clarendon wrote, that " he had...
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Literary and Historical Memorials of London, Volume 2

John Heneage Jesse - London (England) - 1847
...— While round the armed bands Did clasp their bloody hands, He nothing common did or mean, After that memorable scene ; But with his keener eye The...right ; But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed. Charles was attended to the scaffold by Bishop Juxon, and by two of the gentlemen of his bedchamber,...
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Memoirs of prince Rupert and the Cavaliers including their private ..., Volume 3

Bartholomew Elliott G. Warburton - 1849
..." While round the armed bands Did clasp their bloody hands : He nothing common did, or mean, After that memorable scene ; But with his keener eye The...right, But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed." 1 I have not spoken of the King's last sorrowful hours ; of his parting with his children ; of his...
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Memoirs of Prince Rupert, and the Cavaliers: Including Their ..., Volume 3

Eliot Warburton - Great Britain - 1849
..." While round the armed bands Did clasp their bloody hands : He nothing common did, or mean, After that memorable scene ; But with his keener eye The...right, But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed." 1 1 Aubrey de Vere, in poetry worthy of the time and the VOL. III. DD I have not spoken of the King's...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1907
...Horatian Ode upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland,' would not have penned these pathetic Unes : — He nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable...vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless right ; But bow'd his comely head Down, as upon a bed. Such evidence as this, to which more might be added, is...
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