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" THE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate : Death lays his icy hands on kings ; Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. "
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: And the Attempted Assassination of ... - Page 399
by United States. Dept. of State - 1866 - 717 pages
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures ..., Volume 18

1804 - 452 pages
...MULTUM IN PABVO; OR, SOME USEFUL SAYINGS METRIFIED: AND COLLECTED IN 168f. Vivit postfunera virtus. The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings; Sceptre and crown must tumble down...
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Poetry for children, selected by L. Aikin

Poetry - 1806 - 192 pages
...to-whoo ; — a merry note ! While greasy Joan doth keel the pot. S1IAKSPEARE. THE VANITY OF GREATNESS. THE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble...
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Rebellion in Bath: or, The battle of the upper-rooms: an heroico ..., Volume 280

Richard Warner - 1808 - 142 pages
...ground7. Well sings the moral bard8 in pensive strain, The many drawbacks on the brightest reign ; " The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things, There is no armour against fate;" Misfortune reaches e'en the best of KINGS; 6 Decus et tutamen. VIRG....
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Specimens of the British Poets ...

British poets - English poetry - 1809 - 512 pages
...onto you, at last, she flies, And in your fragrant bosom dies ! Vol. ISHIRLEY. DEATH's FINAL CONQUEST. 'T'HE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hands on kings. Sceptre and crown Must tumble...
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Drinking-songs. Miscellaneous songs. Ancient ballads

Ballads, English - 1819 - 394 pages
...winds ! storms, rend the air ! My bark, thus man'd, shall gain the shore. SONG X. BY JAMES SHIRLEY.* THE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble...
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A View of Society and Manners in the North of Ireland: In the Summer and ...

John Gamble - Ireland - 1813 - 422 pages
...evil, how gladly would he have torn from the book of the leaf on which the name of king was written : The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no arrhonr against fafe ; "*i Death lays his icy hands Oh kings : Sceptre and crown Must...
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The Words of the Most Favourite Pieces: Performed at the Glee Club, the ...

Richard Clark - Madrigals, English - 1814 - 530 pages
...breast, Her voice sweet echo rings, and nature lulls to rest. 319 GLEE for Four Voices. J. BATTISHILL. THE glories of our birth and state, Are shadows not substantial things ; There is no armour against our fate ; Death lays his icy hands on kings : Scepter and crown Must...
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The Kaleidoscope: or, Literary and scientific mirror, Volume 8

1828 - 454 pages
...with overcharge of love must break ; Great Juno will not let poor Echo speak. DEATH'S FINAL CONQUEST. The glories of our birth and state, Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate, Death lays bis icy hands on kings ; Sceptre and crown, Must tumble...
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Memoirs of Her Most Excellent Majesty Sophia-Charlotte: Queen of Great ...

John Watkins - Queens - 1819 - 670 pages
...mindful of the last stage of all earthly grandeur, when, in the language of the poet, it will be found that The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things. There is no armour 'gainst our fete : Death lays his icy hand on Kings. Sceptres and crowns must tumble...
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Poetry for Children: Consisting of Short Pieces to be Committed to Memory

Children's poetry, English - 1820 - 190 pages
...; — a merry note ! While greasy Joan doth keel the pot. SHAKSPEARB. • THE VANITY OF GREATNESS. THE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things j There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings i Sceptre and crown, Must tumble...
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