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" Neaera's hair ? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights and live laborious days ; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury... "
The Oral Study of Literature - Page 408
by Algernon de Vivier Tassin - 1923 - 431 pages
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - English poetry - 1788
...the shade, Or with the tangles of Nezra's hair? Fame is the spur that the clear spi'rit doth raise 70 (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights,...burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with th' abhorred shears, 75 And slits the thin-spun life. But not the praise, Phoebus reply'd, and touch'd...
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Sabrinae corolla in hortulis regiae scholae Salopiensis contextuerunt tres ...

Shrewsbury (England). Royal School - English poetry - 1801 - 328 pages
...ЕÍ ful)lte felbfl baÍ ©eelenlofe 5Ŗon meineÍ gebenÍ SBieberl)all. SCHILLER. Fame. Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...And slits the thin-spun life. But not the praise, Phœbus replied, and touched my trembling ears. Vates Amans Naturae. Ut statuam fertur, miro perculsus...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author ..., Volumes 3-4

John Milton - 1807
...Were it not better done as others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles pf Neaera's hair ? Fame is the spur that. the clear spirit...burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with th' abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life. But not the praise, Pheebus reply'd, and touch'd...
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Cowper's Milton [the poetical works, with life, notes and tr. by W. Cowper ...

John Milton - 1810
...hideous roar, His goary visage down the stream was sent, Down' the swift Hebrus to the Lesbian shore ? Or with the tangles of Neaera's hair ? Fame is the...praise,*" Phoebus replied, and touch'd my trembling ears j " Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil, Nor in the glistering foil Set off to the world, nor...
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Paradise regained. An account of Cowper's writings, relating to Milton. A ...

William Hayley - Poets, English - 1810
...the thankless Muse ? Were it not better done, as others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, N2 Or with the tangles of Neaera's hair ? Fame is the...think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fuiy with the abhorred shears-, And slits the thin-spun life. " But not the praise," Phffibus replied,...
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Licida, di Giovanni Milton: Mondodia per la morte del naufragato Eduardo King

John Milton - 1812 - 55 pages
...not better done as others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Nesera's hair ? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth...blaze, Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears, Audslitsthe thin-spun life. "But not the praise — (Phoebus reply'd, and touch'd my trembling ears...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 88

1860
...will tell you that it is no better than a bubble. What says your favourite Milton ?— ' Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with th" abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life -' " "Ah, but," said Carlton, "you must not omit...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 61

England - 1847
...SMITH, OF THE INNER TEMPLE, BARRISTER- AT-tAW. BY SAMUEL WARREN, OF THE INNER TEMPLE, BARRISTBR-AT-LAW. But the fair guerdon •when we hope to find, And...the abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life. MILTON. — Lycidas. THE name of John William Smith, barrister-at-law, of the Liner Temple, now appears,...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 7

Ezekiel Sanford - English poetry - 1819
...o Or with the tangles of Nesra's hair ? ., L Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise L . (That last infirmity of noble mind) / To scorn delights,...find, £ • And think to burst out into sudden blaze, -f ,Comes the blind Fury with the' abhorred shears, /' ^ (., And slits the thin-spun life. ' But not...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

Classical poetry - 1822
...what boots it with incessant care To tend the homely, slighted shepherd's trade, And strictly medkate the thankless Muse? Were it not better done, as others...slits the thin-spun life.. " But not the praise," Phoabus replied, and touch'd my trembling ears : " Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil, Nor...
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