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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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Picturesque Sketches of London: Past and Present

Thomas Miller - East India House (London, England) - 1852 - 316 pages
...amongst them James Shirley, the dramatist, and author of that beautiful poem commencing with — • " The glories of our birth and state Are shadows — not substantial things ; There is no armour against fete — Death lays his icy hand on, kings." In Thames-street, we have...
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Hausschatz englischer Poesie: Auswahl aus den Werken der bedeutendsten ...

Oskar Ludwig Bernhard Wolff - English poetry - 1852 - 438 pages
...durch Tiefe der Gedanken und begeisteite Darstellung Bedeutendere unter ihnen. 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 ky hands on kings. Sceptre and crown Must tumble down,...
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The Christian Parlor Magazine, Volume 8

Religion - 1852 - 302 pages
...positions must have been somewhat different from the present acceptation. Well might the old poet say, " The glories of our birth and state are shadows, not substantial things." Distorted shadows some of them have been, and it is well that they at least are not substantial. Ideas...
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The Presbyterian Magazine, Volume 2

Cortlandt Van Rensselaer - Presbyterian Church - 1852 - 636 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 Must tumble...
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The book of English poetry, with critical and biogr. sketches of the poets

English poetry - 1853 - 552 pages
...live Divided, with but half a heart, Till we shall meet and never part. KINO. DEATH'S FINAL CONQUEST. THE glories of our birth and state, Are shadows, not substantial things ; 458 POETS OF THE ELIZABETHAN AGE. There is no armour against fate : Death lays his icy hands on kings...
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The Home friend, a weekly miscellany of amusement and instruction, Volume 2

Society for promoting Christian knowledge - 1853 - 646 pages
...or eighteen seconds before each explosion, proves that the ground beneath is hollow. THE CONQUEROR. 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 Retrospective Review: Consisting of Criticisms Upon, Analyses ..., Volume 1

Books - 1853 - 446 pages
...Hector of Stockport, in Cheshire. Warrington : Printed by William Eyres, M.DCC.LXXXII. 2 vols. 4to. " 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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Poets of England and America: Being Selections from the Best Authors of Both ...

Poets, American - 1853 - 560 pages
...animal !) Sated with thy summer feast, Thou retirest to endless rest. SHIRLEY. gwtjf's fmal Conquest. 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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Reddenda; or, Passages with parallel hints for translation into Latin prose ...

Frederick Edward Gretton - English language - 1853 - 152 pages
...but that which should bestow gifts upon the divine mind, time neglected leaves a dry desert. LXIX. 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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Whitefriars, Or, The Days of Charles the Second: An Historical Romance

Emma Robinson - Great Britain - 1853 - 536 pages
...fine stanzas, which are recorded to have been his favourites, in the Contention of Ajax and 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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