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" The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike th "
Select lessons in prose and verse, from various authors, to which are added ... - Page 102
by Select lessons - 1785
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Sketches of History, Politics, and Manners, in Dublin, and the North of ...

John Gamble - Dublin (Ireland) - 1826 - 355 pages
...wishes, and busy cares, of this fleeting scene sink into the insignificance they deserve ! " The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty,...alike th' inevitable hour ; The paths of glory lead but to the grave." These are melancholy reflections, and little in unison with other parts of this...
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The Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1827 - 346 pages
...obscure ; Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile The short and simple annals of the poor. The boast of Heraldry, the pomp of Pow'r, And all that Beauty,...lead but to the grave. . Nor you, ye proud, impute to these the fault, If Mem'ry o'er their tombs no trophies raise, Where through the long drawn aisle,...
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The Works of Thomas Gray, Esq

Thomas Gray, William Mason - Poetics/poetry - 1827 - 446 pages
...obscure; Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile, The short and simple annals of the poor. The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty,...lead but to the grave. Nor you, ye proud, impute to these the fault, If Memory o'er their tomb no trophies raise, Where through the long-drawn aisle and...
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The Imperial magazine; or, Compendium of religious, moral ..., Volume 9

1827
...disappointments. AN EVENING'S RAMBLE. " Th« boast of heraldry, the pump of po»'r," And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike th' inevitable hour, The paths of glory lead but to the grave." Gray. I WAS on a desolate spot of our favoured island ; craggy heights, broken glens,...
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The Cross: God's Way of Salvation

Martyn Lloyd-Jones - Religion - 1986 - 224 pages
...the principle of death in it. And you no longer live for it and you no longer boast of it. The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Awaits alike th' inevitable hour, The paths of glory lead but to the grave. Thomas Gray...
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A Mind For Ever Voyaging: Wordsworth at Work Portraying Newton and Science

W. K. Thomas, Warren U. Ober, Warren Ober - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 328 pages
...Thomas Gray did in those lines in his Elegy addressed in particular to Ambition and Grandeur: The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Awaits alike th' inevitable hour. The paths of glory lead but to the grave.83 Gray presumably...
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Preromanticism

Marshall Brown - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 500 pages
...as to contrast them. They share life as well as illusions. Death destroys the illusions: "The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, / And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave." But it does not put out the flame of life, which survives, perhaps only in epitaphs and...
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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - Poetry - 1992 - 210 pages
...obscure; Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile The short and simple annals of the poor. The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Awaits alike th' inevitable hour: Nor you, ye Proud, impute to These the fault, If Memory...
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The English Rural Community: Image and Analysis

Brian Short, School of Cultural and Community Studies Brian Short - History - 1992 - 239 pages
...obscure; Nor grandeur hear with a disdainful smile, The short and simple annals of the poor. The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Awaits alike th'inevitable hour. The paths of glory lead but to the grave. This version...
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Solitude: A Philosophical Encounter

Philip Koch - Philosophy - 1994 - 375 pages
...known, this is the one.") A few lines may serve to give the tone of Gray's pensive solitude: The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r And all that beauty, all that wealth, e'er gave Awaits alike th' inevitable hour. The paths of glory lead but to the grave. Full many a gem...
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