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" Did clap their bloody hands ; He nothing common did, or mean, Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try ; Nor called the gods with vulgar spite To vindicate his helpless right, But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a... "
Recollections of a Literary Life, Or, Books, Places, and People - Page 330
by Mary Russell Mitford - 1853
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1893
...areĢ among the gems of English poetry :— He nothing common did nor mean Upon that memorable tcene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try ; Nor...right, But bowed his comely head Down as upon a bed. It was not an obvious thought that a stanza of four linee would match a three-line stanza. If we count...
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OLD PORTRAITS

JOHN G WHITTIER - 1850
...common did or mean Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try : JVbr called the gods, with vulgar spite, To vindicate his...! But bowed his comely head. Down, as upon a bed. This was that memorable hour, Which first assured the forced power ; So when they did design The Capitol's...
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Old Portraits and Modern Sketches

John Greenleaf Whittier - Authors - 1850 - 304 pages
...did or mean Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try: Abr calif d the gods, with vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless...right! But bowed his comely head, Down, as upon a bed. This was that memorable hour, Which first assured the forced power; So when they did design The Capitol's...
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Original memoranda,etc

Robert Southey - Anecdotes - 1850
...memorable scene ; But with his keener eye, The axe's edge did try ; Nor called the gods with vulgar Bpight To vindicate his helpless right ! But bowed his comely head Down as upon a bed." A x I>H i \\ MABVELL. " To a dull contentment being bred." WITHES. " You that seek to turn all flowers,...
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Royal visits and progresses to Wales, and the border counties

Edward Parry - 1851
..." While round, the aimed bands Did clasp their bloody hands, He nothing common did or mean Upon the memorable scene : But with his keener eye The axe's...right, But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed." OLIVER CROMWELL, although not a royal person, may in some respects be looked upon as such. During the...
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Southey's Common-place Book: Original memoranda, etc

Robert Southey - Anecdotes - 1851
...memorable scene ; But with his keener eye, The axe's edge did try ; Nor called the gods with vulgar spight To vindicate his helpless right ! But bowed his comely head Down as upon a bed." ANDREW MARVELL. " To a dull contentment being bred." WITUEB. " Yon that seek to turn all flowers, By...
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Lives of the Illustrious: (the Biographical Magazine)., Volume 3

Biography - 1852
...monarch his pity and respect. f[e nothing common did or mean, ^- ' ; Upon that memorable scene ; 13ut with his keener eye, ' • The axe's edge did try...right ! But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed. If we may take Marvell's ode on Cromwell's return from Ireland, from which we have quoted, as au authority,...
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Lives of Northern Worthies, Volume 3

Hartley Coleridge - Lancashire (England) - 1852
...memorable scene ; But with his keener eye, The axe's edge did try. Nor call'd the Gods with vulgar spight, To vindicate his helpless right : But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed. This was that memorable hour, Which first assured the forced power ; So when they did design The capitol's...
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Lives of the illustrious. The Biographical magazine [ed. by J.P. Edwards].

Biographical magazine - 1853
...the death of the First Charles as necessary, accorded to the fallen monarch his pity and respect. JJe nothing common did or mean, Upon that memorable scene...right ! But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed. If we may take Marvell's ode on Cromwell's return from Ireland, from which we have quoted, as an authority,...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 29

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1853
...with hie keener eye, The axe's edge did try : Nor called the gods, with vulgar spite, To vindicate hie helpless right ! But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed. If we may take Marvell's ode on Crom well's return from Ireland, from which we have quoted, as an authority,...
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