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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 Englishman's fire-side

492 pages
...Saviour's breast, The Man with FAITH and meek OBEDIENCE blest. ORIGINAL.] R. H, M, DEATH'S FIHAI. CONQUEST. 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...
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The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist

English literature - 1844 - 640 pages
...fine stanzas, which are recorded to have been his favourites in the Contention of Ajaxand Ulysses. " 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...
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic ..., Volume 1

Thomas Percy - Ballads, English - 1823 - 524 pages
...kind of Dirge to the foregoing piece. It is said to have beea a favourite Song with K.. Charles II. 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 : Scepter and crown 5 Must tumble...
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The Worcester Magazine and Historical Journal: Containing ..., Volume 1

William Lincoln, Christopher Columbus Baldwin - 1826 - 906 pages
...expand, thy branches play, And bloom forever in the immortal lay. FROM PERCY'S DEATH'S FINAL CONQUEST. THE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armor against fate ; Death lays his icy hands on kings : Scepter and crown Must tumble...
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The Life of Thomas Ken, D.D., Deprived Bishop of Bath and Wells: Viewed in ...

William Lisle Bowles - Anglican Communion - 1830 - 332 pages
...and happy as in the most prosperous state of life ; for, in that fine strain set by Orlando Gibbons, The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things. I am sufficiently blessed in my earthly condition, having a wife as dutiful as Kenna, and a place of...
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The Life of Thomas Ken, D.D.: Deprived Bishop of Bath and Wells ..., Volume 2

William Lisle Bowles - 1830 - 330 pages
...and happy as in the most prosperous state of life; for, in that fine strain set by Orlando Gibbons, The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things. I am sufficiently blessed in my earthly condition, having a wife as dutiful as Kenna, and a place of...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song

Charlotte Fiske Bates - American poetry - 1832 - 1022 pages
...warmest welcome at an inn. JAMES SHIRLEY. {From The Contention of Ajax and Ulyssti.] DEATH THE LEVELLER. THE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armor against Fate — Death lays his icy hand on kings. Sceptre and crown Must tumble...
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Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Selections from the Works of the Most Admired ...

Henry Stebbing - Religious poetry, English - 1832 - 378 pages
...disown ; Yields to His pleasure, and forgets The choice was not his own. DEATH'S CONQUEST. [PEECY.] 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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A treatise on happiness [by J. Flamank].

James Flamank - 1833 - 414 pages
...Ignotique longa nocte." Shirley strikingly describes the transitory nature of earthly grandeur : — " 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." What, then, is the inference...
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The Book of Gems: Chaucer to Prior

Samuel Carter Hall - English poetry - 1836 - 390 pages
...republished with notes, by Mr. Gi fibril and the Rev. Alexander Dyee. SHIRLEY. DEATH'S FtNAL CONQUEST. THE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his iey hands on kings. Sceptre and crown Must tumble...
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