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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 Social History of Great Britain During the Reigns of the ..., Volume 2

William Goodman - Great Britain - 1845 - 440 pages
...in the reign of Charles I. ; he outlived the restoration, and died 1666. DEATH'S FINAL 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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Mount Sorel; or, The heiress of the De Veres, by the author of the 'Two old ...

Anne Marsh- Caldwell - 1845 - 666 pages
...prejudices and inclination of others! His wife's estate ! — Of course, that must go. CHAPTER in. The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his iey hand on Kings. Sceptre and crown, Must tumble...
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 79

1876 - 818 pages
...manifest to all men that it is of God. January 8th, 1876. CPT THE GRAVES OF KINGS, POETS, AND OTHERS. " 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 j Sceptre and crown Must tumble...
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Poetry for Home and School ...

1846 - 436 pages
...seemed, without conceit, to be Both one and two in our identity. DEATH'S FINAL CONQUEST. — Shirley. 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. THE WIDOW TO HER HOUR-GLASS. Sceptre...
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Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Art - 1847 - 850 pages
...summer's rain, Or as the pearls of morning dew Ne'er to be found again. -Ibid. DEATH'S FINAL CONQUEST. THE glories of our birth and state, Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate t Death lavs his icy hands on kings ; Sceptre and crown, Must tumble...
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The Youth's Historical Gift: A Christmas, New-Year and Birth-day Present ...

Jean Froissart, Enguerrand de Monstrelet - Battles - 1847 - 454 pages
...sixteen months old. Kings and conquerors are but mortal, like their subjects or their slaves : — The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; 6 There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings : All heads mast come To the...
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The Rambler in Worcestershire; Or, Stray Notes on Churches and ..., Volume 1

John Noake - Church buildings - 1848 - 396 pages
...visor being up, imparts to it a yawning deathlike aspect, which seems to read a bitter moral : — " 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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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1849 - 708 pages
...by Charles II. Tli thoughtę are elevated, and the expression highl poetical Death's Final Conquest. ike anarchy. In friendship false, implacable in hate ; Resolv'd to ruin ; There is no armour against fate : Death lays his icy hands on kings ; Sceptre and crown, Must tumble...
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Hymns for the Sanctuary

West Church (Boston, Mass.) - Congregational churches - 1849 - 558 pages
...Till heaven with hallelujahs ring. LM 0 U 0 . J- SHIRLEY altered. Transitoriness of earthly Honors. i 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. a Princes and magistrates must...
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The Sacred Poets of England and America: For Three Centuries

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American poetry - 1849 - 578 pages
...and his wife died, of grief, or exposure, the day after the great fire in London. DEATH'S CONCIUEST. 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 : Sceptre and crown Must tumble...
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