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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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Moral and Religious Quotations from the Poets: Topically Arranged ...

1861 - 338 pagina’s
...grace a noble monument. BARTON. THE FALL — (See ADAM.) FALSEHOOD — (See DEcErr.) FAME. Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...the abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life. MILTON. What so foolish as the chase of Fame ? How vain the prize! how impotent our aim! For what are...
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Norman Sinclair [a novel].

William Edmondstoune Aytoun - 1861
...will tell you that it is no better than a bubble. What says your favourite Milton ? — ' 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 — ' " " Ah, but," said Carlton, " you must not...
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Norman Sinclair, Volume 1

William Edmondstoune Aytoun - 1861
...will tell you that it is no better than a bubble. What says your favourite Milton ? — ' 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 — ' " " Ah, but," said Carlton, " you must not...
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A manual of English literature

Thomas Arnold - 1862
...passage contains a line that has almost passed into a proverb : — " Alas ! what boots it with incessant care To tend the homely slighted shepherd's trade,...And slits the thin-spun life. ' But not the praise,' Phcebus replied, and touched my trembling ears ; ' Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil, Nor...
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Verses and Translations

Charles Stuart Calverley - 1862 - 203 pagina’s
...mos est aliis,) Amaryllida sive Neseram Sectanti, ac tortia digitum impediisse capillis? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...life. " But not the praise," Phoebus replied, and touched my trembling ears; "Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil, Nor in the glistering foil...
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The orator's guide, or The practice and power of eloquence, Volume 150

John Antrobus (essayist.) - 1862
...bade thee rest, And drink thy fill of pure immortal Streams. TETJE FAME— BY THE SAME. FAME is the spur that the clear Spirit doth raise, That last Infirmity...And slits the thin-spun Life. " But not the praise," Phoabus replied, and touched my trembling ears ; Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil, Nor in...
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Many thoughts of many minds. Compiled by H. Southgate

Henry Southgate - 1862
...Spur to Action. Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble minds) Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil, Nor in the glistering foil Set off to th' world, nor in...
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Poetry of the Age of Fable

Thomas Bulfinch - 1863 - 251 pagina’s
...shears which sever That slender thread, — and cuts its course forever. THE THREAD OF LIFE. FAME is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise, (That last...Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears And clips the well-spun life. MILTON. • •miNEMESIS. O THOtT who never yet of human wrong Left the unbalanced...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with illustr. by E.H. Corbould and J. Gilbert

John Milton - 1864
...Nesera's hair ? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise 7o (That last infirmity of noble minds) To scorn delights, and live laborious days ; But the...life.—" But not the praise," — Phoebus replied, and touched my trembling ears : " Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil, "Nor in the glistering foil...
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Verses and translations, by C.S.C.

Charles Stuart Calverley - 1865
...mos est aliis,) Amaryllida sive Neseram Sectanti, ac tortis digitum impediisse capillis? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...life. " But not the praise," Phoebus replied, and touched my trembling ears; "Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil, Nor in the glistering foil...
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