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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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Lives of the queens of Scotland and English princesses connected ..., Volume 1

Agnes Strickland - 1850 - 466 pages
...consort of James V. of Scotland, affords a touching exemplification of the oft-repeated fact — " The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things." The Scotch, in their passionate regrets for the untimely loss of their midsummer Queen of forty days,...
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The Book of English Songs: From the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century

Charles Mackay - Ballads, English - 1851 - 332 pages
...Nothing can make her. The devil take her! DEATH'S FINAL CONQUEST. JAMES SHIULEY, born 1504, died 1666. 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 American Whig Review, Volume 14

Periodicals - 1851 - 608 pages
...than the opening of this song, and its great beauty and strength is in its direct expressiveness : "The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things." The contrast, a power of great efficiency in 11 classes of poetry, and of great beauty •when well...
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Selections from the British Poets: Chronologically Arranged from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1851 - 496 pages
...care not if It be as short as yours. JAMES SHIRLEY. BOKN, 1594; 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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The Presbyterian Magazine, Volume 1

1851 - 558 pages
...appears very possible, that one or other of us may die this year. — Davies. 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 Mast...
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The Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste, Volume 7

Country life - 1852 - 618 pages
...suddenly cut off, and his agreeable intercourse, and valuable teachings, are lost to us forever! " 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 Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste, Volume 7

Country life - 1852 - 608 pages
...suddenly cut off, and his agreeable intercourse, and valuable teachings, are lost to us forever! " The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour againit fate ; Death lays his Icy hands on Kings; Sceptre and crown Must tumble...
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The Ladies' Repository, Volume 20

Universalism - 1852 - 572 pages
...Desire shall cease and the pitcher be left broken by the shattered wheel of the fountain. 452 453 " 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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Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2

Theodore Parker - Sermons, American - 1852 - 464 pages
...highest trust, and for whom the official Senate and the low-browed Church send out their hollow groans. "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 down,...
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Lives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses Connected ..., Volume 1

Agnes Strickland - Princes - 1852 - 444 pages
...first consort of James V. of Scotland, affords a touching exemplification of the oft-repeated fact— " The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things." enshrined her memory in such an atmosphere of poetry as to render it difficult to speak of her in that...
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