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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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Elegant Extracts: Book V. Pindaric, Horatian, and other odes ; Book VI ...

English poetry - 1826
...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 birth,...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Verse, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1826 - 286 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 thee he gave the heav'nly...
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The Works of Thomas Gray, Esq

Thomas Gray, William Mason - Poetics - 1827 - 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 heav'nly birth,...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1827 - 264 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. 2. 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 English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: From the Best Writers ...

Lindley Murray - English literature - 1827 - 263 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 thee he gave the...
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Poetry for Schools: Designed for Reading and Recitation. The Whole Selected ...

Eliza Robbins - Children's poetry - 1828 - 383 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 heav'nly birth....
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Advice in the Pursuits of Literature, Containing Historical, Biographical ...

Samuel Lorenzo Knapp - Books and reading - 1832 - 296 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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Advice in the Pursuits of Literature: Containing Historical, Biographical ...

Samuel Lorenzo Knapp - Books and reading - 1832 - 296 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. 96 When first thy sire to send on earth Virtue, his darling child, design'd, To thee he gave the heavenly...
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An enlarged edition of Murray's abridged English grammar, by dr. [J.A.] Giles

Lindley Murray - 1839 - 212 pages
...affright, afflict the beat 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. By the streams that ever flow, By the fragrant winds that blow O'er th* Elysian flow'rs ; By those...
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 1

English poetry - 1840
...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 birth,...
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