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A Treatise on Practical Mensuration in Eight Parts ... - Page 198
by Anthony Nesbit - 1824 - 434 pages
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson, Henry John Todd - English language - 1805
...confusion May enter 'twixt the gap of both. Sbalspctrt. This strength, the seat of Deity supreme. Miltn. The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees, Shoots rising up, and spread b by slow degrees; Three centuries he 'grows, and three he stays Supreme, in state, and in three...
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The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill

John Bell - 1807
...succession live : 1055 " That individuals die, his will ordains ; " The propagated species still remains. " The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees, " Shoots...stays " Supreme in state, and in three more decays ; " So wears the paving pebble in the street, " And towns and towers their fatal periods meet: '•...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 11

John Dryden - English literature - 1808
...succession live ; That individuals die, his will ordains ; The propagated species still remains. t The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees, Shoots...stays, Supreme in state, and in three more decays : So wears the paving pebble in the street, And towns and towers their fatal periods meet : So rivers,...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...by succession live ; That individuals die, his will ordains j The propagated species still remains, The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees, Shoots rising up, and spreads by slow degrees j Three centuries he grows, and three he stays, Supreme in state, and in three more decays : So wears...
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Elegant Extracts, Volumes 1-2

Vicesimus Knox - Children - 1809 - 1016 pages
...by succession live : That individuals die his will ordains , The propagated species still remains. * low degrees ; Three centuries he grows, and three he slays, Supreme in stale, and in three more decays...
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The works of the English poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;, Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...by succession live : That individuals die, his will ordains, The propagated species still remains. The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees, Shoots...stays, Supreme in state, and in three more decays ; So wears the paving pebble in the street, And towns and towers their fatal periods muet: So rivers,...
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The works of the English poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: including the series ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry (Collections) - 1810
...by succession live : That individuals die, his will ordains, The propagated species still remains. The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees, Shoots...grows, and three he stays, Supreme in state, and in three^more decays ; So wears the paving pebble in the street, And towns and towers their fatal periods...
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The works of the English poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: including the series ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry (Collections) - 1810
...by succession live : That individuals die, his will ordains, The propagated specie« still remains. The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees, Shoots...slow degrees; Three centuries he grows, and three he slay*, Supreme in state, and in three more decays; So wears the paving pebble in the street, AnA towns'and...
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The Intellectual repository for the New Church. (July/Sept. 1817 ...

New Church gen. confer - 1865
...concerning the oak, should be mentioned the great age which it attains— The monarch oak, the patriarch of trees, Shoots rising up, and spreads by slow degrees;...stays Supreme in state, and in three more decays. Nine hundred years, that is to say, constitute the ordinary term of oaklife. But there are many examples...
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