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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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John Inglesant: A Romance

Joseph Henry Shorthouse - 1884 - 445 pages
...with his keener eye The axe's edge did try ; Nor called the gods with vulgar spite To vindicate Us helpless right, But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed." Ike Republican, Andrew Marrett. CHAPTER XV. INGLESANT remained in the Tower for several months after...
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The Merry Monarch

W. H. Davenport Adams - 1885
...appointment. Return from Ireland." This last contains the wellknown picture of Charles I. on the scaffold: " While round the armed bands Did clap their bloody...right, But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed." Some good, strong lines occur in his poem upon Milton's " Paradise Lost," which has a special interest...
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Ben Jonson

John Addington Symonds - Authors, English - 1886 - 202 pages
...different kind of pageant, when he stepped forth to the scaffold from the Banqueting Hall in 1649. He nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable...right ; But bowed his comely head Down as upon a bed. Truly a sad fate was reserved for many of those royal and noble actors in the New Year and Shrovetide...
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The History, Topography, and Antiquities of Highgate, in the County of ...

John H. Lloyd (of Highgate.) - Highgate (London, England) - 1888 - 519 pages
...thence the royal actor borne The tragic scaffold might adorn, While round the armed bands Did clasp their bloody hands. " ' He nothing common did, or...bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed.' " And Ae who wrote this was Cromwell's Latin Secretary ! and Cromwell's other Latin Secretary was Milton!...
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Ben Jonson

John Addington Symonds - 1888 - 202 pages
...different kind of pageant, when he stepped forth to the scaffold from the Banqueting Hall in 1649. He nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable...right ; But bowed his comely head Down as upon a bed. Truly a sad fate was reserved for many of those royal and noble actors in the New Year and Shrovetide...
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Works of Thomas Hill Green: Miscellanies and memoir

Thomas Hill Green - Philosophy - 1888 - 1734 pages
...Charles, after a few bursts of misplaced contempt or passion, yet at the last, in MarvelFs words, ' Nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable scene,...spite, To vindicate his helpless right ; But bowed his cornel}7 head Down, as upon a bed.' The new government, in the exhilaration of sudden success, and...
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Writings, Volume 6

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1889
...wove a net of such a scope, That Charles himself might chase To Carisbrook's narrow case ; That hence the royal actor borne. The tragic scaffold might adorn,...! 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 Writings of John Greenleaf Whittier in 7 V, Volume 6

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1889
...wove a net of such a scope, That Charles himself might chase To Carisbrook's narrow case ; That hence the royal actor borne, The tragic scaffold might adorn,...! 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 Writings of John Greenleaf Whittier: Old portraits and modern sketches ...

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1889
...wove a net of such a scope, That Charles himself might chase To Carisbrook's narrow case ; That hence the royal actor borne, The tragic scaffold might adorn,...! 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 Life of Young Sir Henry Vane, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, and Leader ...

James Kendall Hosmer - Great Britain - 1889 - 581 pages
...so gentle, voiced itself thus afterward in the- verse of Andrew Marvell.1 " While round the armfcd bands Did clap their bloody hands, He nothing common...right ; But bowed his comely head Down as upon a bed." How Vane would have preferred to have the King disposed of, he did not leave on record ; but probably...
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