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" Tis folly to be wise. HYMN TO ADVERSITY DAUGHTER of Jove, relentless power, Thou tamer of the human breast, Whose iron scourge and torturing hour The bad affright, afflict the best ! Bound in thy adamantine chain The proud are taught to taste of pain,... "
Poems by Mr. Gray - Page 52
by Thomas Gray - 1768 - 187 pages
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 29

Ezekiel Sanford - English poetry - 1822
...iron scourge and torturing hour Bound in thy adamantine chain, The proud are taught to taste of pain, And purple tyrants vainly groan, With pangs unfelt before, unpitied and alone. When first thy sire to send on earth Virtue, his darling child, design'd, To thee he gave the heav'nly birth,...
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The English Reader; Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1822 - 264 pages
...affrighted, afflict the best .' Bound in thy adamantine chain, The proud are taught to taste of pain, And purple tyrants vainly groan With pangs unfelt before, unpitied and alone. When first thy sire to send on earth Virtue his darling child, design'd, To thee he gave the heav'nly birth,...
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Murray's English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the ...

Lindley Murray - Literature - 1822 - 304 pages
...affright, afflict the best ! Bound in thy adamantine chain, The proud are taught to taste of pain, And purple tyrants vainly groan With pangs unfelt before, unpitied and alone. 2. When first thy sire to send on earth Virtue, his darling child, design'd, To <hee he gave the heav'nly...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, a Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1823 - 372 pages
...affright, afflict^he best ! Bound in thy adamantine chain, The proud are taught to taste of pain ; And purple tyrants vainly groan, With pangs unfelt before, unpitied and alone. When first thy sire to send on earth Virtue, his darling child, design'd, To thee he gave the heavenly birth,...
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The English Master: Or, Student's Guide to Reasoning and Composition ...

William Banks - English language - 1823 - 399 pages
...affright, afflict the best ! Bound in thy adamantine chain, The proud are taught to taste of pain, And purple tyrants vainly groan With pangs unfelt before, unpitied, and alone." GRAY. . *. " The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea,...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 822 pages
...bad affright, afflict the best ! Bound in thy adamantine chain The proud are taught to taste of pain, ge to see how they flocked first thy sire to send on earth Virtue, his darling child, design'd, To thee he gave the heavenly birth,...
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The poetical works of Collins, Gray and Beattie: with lord Byron's English ...

William Collins - English poetry - 1824 - 446 pages
...Bad affright, afflict the Best! Bound in thy adamantine chain The proud are taught to taste of pain, And purple tyrants vainly groan With pangs unfelt before, unpitied and alone. When first thy sire to send on earth Virtue, his darling child, design'd, To thee he gave the heavenly hirth,...
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The Works of Thomas Gray: Containing His Poems and Correspondence ..., Volume 1

Thomas Gray - Fore-edge painting - 1825 - 2 pages
...affright, afflict the best ! Bound in thy adamantine chain, 5 The proud are taught to taste of pain, And purple tyrants vainly groan With pangs unfelt before, unpitied and alone. When first thy sire to send on earth Virtue, his darling child, designed, 10 To thee he gave the heavenly...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces of Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1825 - 264 pages
...affright, afflict the best I Bound in thy adamantine chain, The proud are taught to taste of pain, And purple tyrants vainly groan With pangs unfelt before, unpitied and alone. X2 When first thy sire to send on earth Virtue, his darling child, design'd, To thee he gave the heav'nly...
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The Poetical Works

Thomas Gray - Presses, Issues of - 1826 - 134 pages
...affright, afflict the best ! Bound in thy adamantine chain, The proud are taught to taste of pain, And purple tyrants vainly groan With pangs unfelt before, unpitied and alone. When first thy sire to send on earth Virtue, his darling child, design'd, To thee he gave the heavenly birth,...
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