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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 St. James's Magazine, Volume 3

English literature - 1862 - 542 pages
...inscrutable Will of Providence. Never yet has a sadder emphasis been given to the Poet's lines — " The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things." A DAY OF ARCTIC ADVENTURE. BY DAVID WALKER, MD, FLS, MRIA, FBGS, ic. (Late Surgeon and Naturalist on...
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Sunbeams for all seasons; counsels, cautions, and precepts &c

Sunbeams - 1861 - 368 pages
...and bold, — But hearts have now grown cunning and cold, Earnest in nought but the strife for gold ! 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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Walks abroad and evenings at home [by R.K. Philp].

Robert Kemp Philp - 1861 - 354 pages
...ruined, between spring-time and winter ! The life of man, how similar, — save for a longer season. ' 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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Moral and Religious Quotations from the Poets: Topically Arranged ...

Quotations - 1861 - 356 pages
...Yorao. What's fame? a fancied life in others' breath, A thing beyond us, even before our death. POPE. The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things. SHIRLEY. Give me the mind that, bent on highest aim, Deems virtue's rugged path sole path to fame ;...
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Choice Poems and Lyrics

Choice poems - 1862 - 368 pages
...large a share From nature's rich perfumes. James Shirley. Born 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 Poets of the Elizabethan Age: A Selection of Their Most Celebrated Songs ...

Joseph Cundall - English poetry - 1862 - 94 pages
...nought t'affright Sweet sleep, that makes more short the night. ROBERT HEREICK. 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 first (-sixth) 'Standard' reader, Volume 6

James Stuart Laurie - 1863 - 328 pages
...hard and full, That crack'd the nuts at once, But with them crack'd his skull. 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 ; Sceptre and crown Must humble...
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Half-hours with our sacred poets [an anthology] ed. by A.H. Grant

Half hours - 1863 - 408 pages
...frivolous monarch as not altogether unsusceptible of grave and serious reflection. 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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Early English Poems, Chaucer to Pope: Chiefly Unabridged; Illustrated with ...

English poetry - 1863 - 478 pages
...talents were enlisted in the cause of virtue ; and they well agree with the blameless life he led.] 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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Fasti Eboracenses: Lives of the Archbishops of York, Volume 1

William Henry Dixon - Biography - 1863 - 714 pages
...monarch would muse upon those startling thoughts which a later poet so beautifully moulded into verse. " 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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