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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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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1867 - 715 pagina’s
...— continued. Fame is the spur that the clear sp'rit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble minds) To scorn delights and live laborious days ; But the...the abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life. Milton, Lycidiu, 70. There is a tall long-sided dame, — But wondrous light — ycleped fame, That...
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The Poetical Works of Milton, Young, Gray, Beattie, and Collins: Complete in ...

1867
...(That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious days: But the fair g jcrdon, when we hope to find, And think to burst out into...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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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source : Passages ...

John Bartlett - 1868 - 778 pagina’s
...shade, Or with the tangles of Netera's hair. Line 68. Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise1 (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights,...the abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life. Line 70. 1 Erant quibus appctentior famx videretur, quando etiam sapicntibus cupido gloriae novissima...
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A household book of English poetry, selected with notes by R.C. Trench

Richard Chenevix Trench (abp. of Dublin) - 1868
...shade, Or with the tangles of Neasra'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,' Phcebus replied, and touched my trembling ears;...
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The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine

1868
...spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights and lire laborious days ; But the fair guerdon, when we hope...the abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life." ' • With an old friend of his, John Smith, a fellow teacher, from Durham, who had visited him in...
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Choice Specimens of English Literature: Selected from the Chief English ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith - 1869 - 477 pagina’s
...not better done, as others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Nesera's hair? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth...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 in...
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The public school speaker and reader, ed. by J.E. Carpenter

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - 1869
...Nesera's hair ? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble minds) To scorn delights and live laborious days : But the...life. " But not the praise," Phoebus replied, and toueh'd my trembling ears ; " Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil, Nor in the glistering foil...
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The Round Table

William Hazlitt - 1869 - 222 pagina’s
...account of " Paradise Lost." He has, indeed, done the same thing himself in "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 touch'd...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - 1909
...that have done? What could the Muse herself that Orpheus bore, The Muse herself, for her inchanting son, Whom universal nature did lament, When, by 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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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 137

1885
...by the wells of Gakdul, his cherished memory and heroic example still remain with us. " Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...the abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life." 1885.] Musings without Method: MUSINGS WITHOUT METHOD. EPIDEMICS AND ALCOHOL. IF, O reader, you have...
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