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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 Ladies' Repository, Volume 17

Methodist Episcopal Church - 1857
...NUMBER ONE. txxt : " When first thy sire, to send on earth Virtue, hiť darling child, designed, To thoe he gave the heav'nly birth, And bad* to form her infant mind. Stern, rugged nurse ! thy rigid lore, With patience many a year she bora ; What Sorrow was thou badst her know, And...
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Arundines Cami; sive, Musarum Cantabrigiensium lusus canori, collegit atque ...

Cam river - 1841
...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, designed, To thee he gave the heavenly birth,...
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The book of poetry [ed. by B.G. Johns].

Book - 1841 - 139 pages
...iron scourge and tort'ring hour The bad affright, afflict the best ! Bound in thy adamantine chain, 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 Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1841 - 118 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 birlh,...
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The Poetical Works of Collins, Gray, and Beattie: With a Memoir of Each

William Collins - English poetry - 1844 - 308 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 sira to send on earth Virtue, his darling child, design'd, To thee he gave the heav'nly hirth,...
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The English Prosody: With Rules Deduced from the Genius of Our Language, and ...

Asa Humphrey - Poetics - 1847 - 152 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." From an Ode to Adversity. — Gray. 4. Odes are sometimes composed in their sectional parts, of eight...
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The gift book of English poetry

English poetry - 1848
...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 hirth,...
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The speaker: or, Miscellaneous pieces selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield, James Pycroft - 1851
...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 Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...bad affright, afflict the best! Bound in thy adamantine chain, The prond 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, To thec he gave the heavenly birth,...
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Select English poetry, with notes by E. Hughes

Edward Hughes - 1851
...affright, afflict the best ! Bound in tby 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, designed, To thee" he gave the heavenly...
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