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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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Recollections of a Literary Life

Mary Russell Mitford - Authors - 1855 - 558 pages
...Hampton shows what part He had of wiser art : Where, twining civil fears with hope, He wove a net of such a scope, That Charles himself might chase To Carisbrooke's...right ; But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed. f And he who wrote this was Cromwell's Latia Secretary ! and Cromwell's other Latin Secretary was Milton...
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The Poetical Works of Andrew Marvell: With a Memoir of the Author

Andrew Marvell - English poetry - 1857 - 335 pages
...scope That Charles himself might, chase To Carisbrook's narrow case, That thence the royal actor home, The tragic scaffold might adorn, While round the armed...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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The Poetical Works of Andrew Marvell: With a Memoir of the Author

Andrew Marvell - English poetry - 1857 - 335 pages
...borne, The tragic scaffold might adorn, While round the armed bands, Did clap their bloody hands : lie nothing common did, or mean, Upon that memorable scene,...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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The Poetical Works of Andrew Marvell: With a Memoir of the Author

Andrew Marvell - English poetry - 1857 - 335 pages
...adorn, . While round the armed bands, Did clap their bloody hands : He nothing common did, or mcaiif Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye...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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Lectures on the British Poets, Volume 1

Henry Reed - English poetry - 1860
...did, or mean, Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try ; Nor call'd the gods, with vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless right, But bowed his comely head Downe as upon a bed !" There are two scarcely-known poets of this period, who, being equally zealous...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 113

1861
...Upon that memorable scene : But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try : ' Nor called the gods, in vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless right ; But bowed his comely head Down as upon a bed.' This style of political poetry, manly and forcible in a high degree, but often hard, and deficient...
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Sir Henry Vane

John Forster - 1862
...Charles is said to have entered upon the icaffold through the centre window of the latter building. But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try : Nor...right; But bowed his comely head Down as upon a bed ! — So, in a few years after, wrote a most generous adversary, whose name is dear to every lover...
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The British Poets, Volume 10

1866
...bauds, 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,...helpless right; But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed.'9 Magnificent Edward, He TO/IO made the English renovm, and the fame of his Windsor In the Orient...
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A Yankee in Canada: With Anti-slavery and Reform Papers

Henry David Thoreau - Civil disobedience - 1866 - 286 pages
...himself, and his sword is pure spirit also. " He nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable scene, Nor called the gods with vulgar spite, To vindicate...helpless right ; But bowed his comely head Down as npon a bed." What a transit was that of his horizontal body alone, but just cut down from the gallows-tree...
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The Christian Remembrancer, Volume 53

Christianity - 1867
...such a quarter, on the execution of Charles the First, are scarcely so well known as they deserve : 'He nothing common did or mean, Upon that memorable...right, But bowed his comely head Down as upon a bed.' No scholar can read these lines, without being irresistibly reminded of the fine passages in the '...
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