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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 Light of Other Days, Volume 1

John Edmund Reade - 1858
...well does Milton say: " Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise, That last infirmity of a noble mind, To scorn delights, and live laborious...shears, And slits the thin-spun life. But not the praise — " Of our endless novelists, what more shall be recorded of the larger portion than that they write...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1858 - 762 pagina’s
...shade, Or with the tangles of Ne;pra's hair? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise, 70 (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights,...blaze, Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears, 15 And slits the thin-spun life. " But not the praise," Une so. w Where were ye I" "This bunt Isas...
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Sabrinae corolla, in hortulis regiae scholae Salopiensis ..., Pagina 68

Severn river - 1859 - 335 pagina’s
...the stream was sent, Down the swift Hebrus to the Lesbian shore. Alas ! what boots it with incessant care To tend the homely slighted shepherd's trade,...thin-spun life. But not the praise, Phoebus replied, and touched my trembling ears. MILTON. Па тго/с' ар' %(г6' ока A.(pvK етакето ', Qvae...
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Recollections

Samuel Rogers - 1859 - 253 pagina’s
...verse ; and therefore it continually tortures the ear. 1 See Lycidas, line 70, et seq. " Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...the abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life." 2 There are two Sonnets to Cyriack Skinner, the 21st and 22d of Milton's Sonnets. Admires two songs...
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Mosaics

Frederick Saunders - 1859 - 408 pagina’s
...sloth. True Fame has been beautifully pictured by our great Epic poet, in his " Lycidas :" " 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, Phcebus replied, and touched...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political ..., Volume 1

David Masson - 1859
...Or with the tangles of N'esera's hair? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That list infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights and live...the abhorred shears And slits the thin-spun life." The fancy then changes. After a strain of higher mood, correcting what has just been said, and telling...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connection with the Political ..., Volume 1

David Masson - 1859 - 729 pagina’s
...Or with the tangles of Nosera's hair? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That lst infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights and live...Fury with the abhorred shears And slits the thin-spun Me." The fancy then changes. After a strain of higher mood, correcting what lias just been said,...
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The North American Review, Volume 89

1859
...fulfilled all the hopes of his youth; the other — we can only speak of him with unbidden tears. ' But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think...slits the thin-spun life, — but not the praise.' " From the man, let us now turn to the works of the poet. His chief reputation has been as a writer...
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A COMPENDIUM OF ENGLISH LITERARURE

CHARLES D. CLEVELAND - 1860
...shade, Or with the tangles of Nesera's hair % Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise, 70 (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights,...blaze, Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears, 75 And slits the thin-spun life. " But not the praise," Line 50. " Where were ye ?" '" This burst is...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 88

1860
...that it is no better than a bubble. What says your favourite Milton ? — ' Fame is the spur that tho clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble...to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Cornea the blind Fury with th' abhorred •hears, And slits the thin-spun life—' " "Ah, but," said...
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