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" Some men with swords may reap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill : But their strong nerves at last must yield ; They tame but one another still : Early or late They stoop to fate, And must give up their murmuring breath When they, pale... "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 311
1839
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Nugae Literariae: Prose and Verse

Richard Winter Hamilton - Literature - 1841 - 585 pages
...vita, fortunae objectum, inutile putabat ipsi." CICERO — Tusc : Quaes : lib. 1., sec. 4C. •• The garlands wither on your brow, Then boast no more...must come To the cold tomb, Only the actions of the juit Smell sweet, and blossom in their dust." SBIRLET. — Contention of Ajax and Ulysses. ON THE OLYMPIC...
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The General Baptist repository, and Missionary observer [afterw.] The ...

1871
...their descendants, though the hope of their generation, are but puerile and faltering imitations. " The garlands wither on your brow, Then boast no more...purple altar, now, See where the victor-victim bleeds. All heads must come To the cold tomb, Only the ashes of the just Smell sweet and blossom in the dust."...
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the practice of critism

...And plant fresh laurels where they kill, But their strong nerves at last must yield, They tame but one another still; Early or late, They stoop to fate, And must give up the murmuring breath, When they pale captives creep to death. The Garlands wither on your brow, Then...
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Growing Up with Poetry: An Anthology for Secondary Schools

David Rubadiri - African poetry - 1989 - 112 pages
...And plant fresh laurels where they kill: But their strong nerves at last must yield; They tame but one another still: Early or late They stoop to fate. And must give up the murmuring breath When they, pale captives, creep to death. The garlands wither on your brow; Then...
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The Medieval Revival and Its Influence on the Romantic Movement

R. R. Agrawal - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 291 pages
...equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.46 The concluding lines refer to the inevitability of death: The garlands wither on your brow, Then boast...deeds; Upon death's purple altar now See where the victor victim bleeds: All heads must come To the cold tomb.46 Similarly, a fine philosophical song,...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. (1. 1—8) 2 make Perpetual day; or let this hour be but A year,...a month, a week, a natural day. That Faustus may (1. 14 — 16) 3 Only the actions of the just Smell sweet and blossom in their dust. (1. 23—24) ACP;...
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Winter Fruit: English Drama, 1642-1660

Dale B. J. Randall - Nature
...moving of all responses in our dramatic literature to the wars that had ensnared the English people: The Garlands wither on your brow, Then boast no more your mighty deeds, Upon Deaths purple Altar now, See where the Victor-victim bleeds, Your heads must come, To the cold Tomb,...
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Thoreau: Political Writings

Henry David Thoreau - History - 1996 - 175 pages
...the light of this event, is brought out distinctly, like an invisible writing held to the fire. All heads must come To the cold tomb, Only the actions of the just Smell sweet and blossom in the dust. We have heard that the Boston lady who recently visited our hero in prison found him wearing still...
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Finding a Voice: Personal Response to A Level English

Mike Royston - English literature - 1998 - 223 pages
...And plant fresh laurels where they kill: 10 But their strong nerves at last must yield; They tame but one another still: Early or late They stoop to Fate, And must give up their murmuring breath 15 When they, pale captives, creep to death. The garlands wither on your brow; Then boast no more your...
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Time for Poetry: A Workshop Approach for Cxc

Nahdjla Carasco Bailey - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2014 - 128 pages
...strong nerves at last must yield; They tame but one another still; Early or late They stoop to fate, is And must give up their murmuring breath When they,...more your mighty deeds; Upon Death's purple altar now 20 See where the victor- victim bleeds: Your heads must come To the cold tomb; Only the actions of...
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