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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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Studies from the English poets

George Frederick Graham - English literature - 1852 - 519 pages
...Bad affright, afflict the Best ! Bound in thy adamantine chain The Proud are taught to taste of pain, A'nd 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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National Series of Selections for Reading; Adapted to the Standing ..., Volume 4

Richard Green Parker - 1852
...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, designed, To thee he gave the heavenly...
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Elegy Written in Country Churchyard and Other Poems

Thomas Gray - Elegiac poetry, English - 1853 - 186 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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A cyclopędia of poetical quotations, arranged by H.G. Adams

Cyclopaedia - 1853 - 733 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. ****** Thy form benign, Oh, Goddess! wear, Thy milder influence impart; Thy philosophic train be there,...
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Beauties of the British Poets, with a Few Introd. Observations

George Croly (Rev., ed) - 1854
...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...
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Chaucer to Burns

William James Linton - English poetry - 1883
...affright, afflict the best : Bound in thy adamantine chain, The proud are taught to tnste 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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With the poets: a selection of English poetry. [Ed.] by F.W. Farrar

Frederic William Farrar - English poetry - 1883 - 412 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, designed, To thee he gave the heavenly birth,...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed. and arranged by H. Morley

Cassell, ltd - 1883
...bad affright, afflict the best, Hound 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 «”re to send on earth Virtue, his darling child, design'd, 10 To thec he gave the heav'nly...
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With the Poets: A Selection of English Poetry

Frederic William Farrar - English poetry - 1883 - 290 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. To thee he gave the heavenly birth, And bade to form her infant mind. Stern rugged nurse ! thy rigid...
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The Works of Thomas Gray: In Prose and Verse, Volume 1

Thomas Gray - 1884 - 4 pages
...before, unpitied and alone.1 When first thy Sire to send on earth Virtue, his darling Child, design'd, To thee 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 bore : What sorrow was, thou bad'st her know,...
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