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" Neaera's hair ? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights and live laborious days ; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury... "
Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ... - Pagina 149
geredigeerd door - 1864
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The Cambridge Companion to English Poetry, Donne to Marvell

Thomas N. Corns, Senior Lecturer Department of English Thomas N Corns, University of Cambridge - 1993 - 306 pagina’s
...Rejecting the erotic, Milton moves directly to the traditional motivation for poetry, Fame: Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with th'abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life. (lines 70-6) But the fame topos is given a striking...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pagina’s
...sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Neaera's hair? 7529 'Lycidas' Fame is the And who are you? said he. Don't puzzle me, said 1 1 130 Tristram Shandy '-d!' said my th'abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life. 7530 'Lycidas' Fame is no plant that grows on mortal...
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Romantic Poets and the Culture of Posterity

Andrew Bennett - 1999
...famous lines present an influential expression of the Renaissance sense of posthumous fame: Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with th'abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life. But not the praise, Phoebus replied, and touched...
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November: Lincoln's Elegy at Gettysburg

Kent Gramm - 2001 - 344 pagina’s
...not better done as others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Neaeras hair? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth...burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with th' abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life. "But not the praise," Phoebus repli'd, and touch'd...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - 2001 - 636 pagina’s
...Milton, in Lycidas (1637), substitutes Fury for Fate as he ponders the fortune of man: Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with th' abhorred shears And slits the thin-spun life. leb,(s)lab: loose, hanging (as the lip), etc. Gk...
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - 2003 - 1059 pagina’s
...shade, Or with the tangles of Ntatra's hair? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise 7° (That last infirmity of Noble mind) To scorn delights,...burst out into sudden blaze. Comes the blind Fury with th 'abhorred shears, 75 And slits the thin-spun life. "But not the praise," Phoebus repli'd, and touch'd...
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Poemas y poetas clįsicos ingleses. De Geoffrey Chaucer a Dylan Thomas ...

2005 - 318 pagina’s
...thyme and the gadding vine o'ergrown, And all their echoes mourn. Alas! what boots it with incessant care To tend the homely, slighted shepherd's trade,...burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with th'abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life. "But not the praise," Phoebus replied, and touch'd...
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L'allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas: Easyread Comfort Edition

John Milton - 2006 - 68 pagina’s
...high, Nor yet where Deva spreads her wizard stream. Ay me! I fondly dream RHad ye been there,S ... for what could that have done? What could the Muse...the abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life. RBut not the praise," Phoebus replied, and touched my trembling ears: RFame is no plant that grows...
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L' Allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas

John Milton - 2006 - 100 pagina’s
...done, as others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Neaera's Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...the abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life. RBut not the praise/' Phoebus replied, and touched my trembling ears: RFame is no plant that grows...
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