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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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The Household Book of Poetry

Charles Anderson Dana - American poetry - 1882 - 862 pages
...subtle fears with hope, He wove a net of such a scope That Charles himself might chase To Carisbrook's narrow case ; That thence the royal actor borne, The...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 English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by ..., Volume 2

Matthew Arnold - English poetry - 1882
...case, That thence the royal actor borne The tragic scaffold might adorn, While round the armed bands, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try ; Nor...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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Recollections of a Literary Life: And Selections from My Favourite Poets and ...

Mary Russell Mitford - American literature - 1883 - 516 pages
...shows what part He had of wiser art : Where, twining civil fears with hope, lie 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. Aiid he who wrote this was Cromwell's Latin Secretary ! — and Cromwell's other Latin Secretary was...
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The English Poets: Ben Jonson to Dryden

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1883
...fears with hope, He wove a net of such •& scope That Charles himself might chase To Carisbrook's narrow case, That thence the royal actor borne The...right, But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed. This was that memorable hour, Which f1rst assured the forced power; So, when they did design The capitol's...
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The Course of Empire: Outlines of the Chief Political Changes in the History ...

History - 1883 - 459 pages
...snbtile fears with hope, He wove a net of such a scope, That Charles himself might chase To Cariabrook's narrow case ; That thence the royal actor borne The...right ; But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed. MARVELL. See Cromwell, damned to everlasting fame ! POPE. Unknown to Cromwell as to me Was Cromwell's...
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Brave Lives and Noble

Clara L. Matéaux - Adventure and adventurers - 1883 - 320 pages
...his Ode to Cromwell, wrote of the Monarch of England : — •'He nothing common did nor mean After that memorable scene ; But with his keener eye The...right ; But bowed his comely head Down as upon a bed." JEREMY TAYLOR. "THE MAN WHO, STRETCH'D IN isis' CALM RETEEAT, TO BOOKS AND STUDY GIVES SEVEN YEARS...
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A Brief History of Ancient, Mediæval, and Modern Peoples: With Some Account ...

Joel Dorman Steele, Esther Baker Steele - History - 1883 - 600 pages
...ocean. 1 " He nothing cnmmuu did or mean Upon that memorable scene ; But with hin keener eye The ax's edge did try ; Nor called the gods with vulgar spite To vindicate his helpless right ; But bow'd his comely head Down, as upon a bed."— Marvell. When the executioner lifted the severed head...
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Moffatt's history readers, Book 3

Moffatt and Paige - 1883
...nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable scene ; . . . Nor called the gods with vulgar spite To 8 vindicate his helpless right ; But bowed his 'comely head Down as upon a bed. The king's body was borne into Whitehall Palace, where it was exposed to public view for some days....
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The First and Second Battles of Newbury and the Siege of Donnington Castle ...

Walter Money - Great Britain - 1884 - 287 pages
...and equanimity in those familiar lines which form part of an ode addressed to Cromwell himself : — "He nothing common did, or mean, 'Upon that memorable...right; But bowed his comely head Down as upon a bed." His conduct in reference to the Battles of Newbury, as we have here traced it, illustrates both the...
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Shakspere's Predecessors in the English Drama, Volume 4

John Addington Symonds - English drama - 1884 - 668 pages
...And what had passed between those dates — what death-throes of a dynasty, divisions of a nation ! He nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable...right ; But bowed his comely head Down as upon a bed. Pass, once again, to the Masque of Hymen. Through those epithalamial hymns which sounded in the ears...
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