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The dramatic works and poems of James Shirley - Page 63
by James Shirley - 1833 - 1 pages
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Old English Drama: The second maiden's tragedy

English drama - 1825
...what Nobility my predecessors boasted, Or any man from honour's stock descended ? How many marquesses and earls are number'd In their great family ? what...becoming perfect gentry To build their glories at their fathers' cost, But at their own expense of blood or virtue, To raise them living monuments; our birth...
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Beautiful poetry, selected by the ed. of The Critic

Beautiful poetry - History - 1855
...inaudible and noiseless foot of Time Steals, ere we can effect them. SHAKSPERE. PRIDE OF ANCESTKT. 'Tis poor, and not becoming perfect gentry, To build their glories at their fathers' cost; But at their own expense of blood or virtue, To raise them living monuments ; our birth...
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Many thoughts of many minds. Compiled by H. Southgate

Henry Southgate - 1862
...when he dies to furnish out an epitaph, is below a wise man's business. Ibid. ANCESTBY-Pride of. "Pis poor, and not becoming perfect gentry, To build their glories at their fathers' cost ; But at their own expense of blood or virtue, To raise them living monuments ; our birth...
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The Works of George Chapman: Plays, Volume 1

George Chapman, Algernon Charles Swinburne - 1874 - 550 pages
...what Nobility my predecessors boasted, . Or any man from honour's stock descended ; How many marquises and earls are number'd In their great family : what coats they quarter, Tis poor, and not becoming perfect gentry How many battles our forefathers fought ! To build their...
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Poets' Homes: Pen and Pencil Sketches of American Poets and Their Homes

Authors, American - 1877 - 286 pages
...ante'cedents of his ancestors. His feeling, if he has any, may be summed up in the lines of the old poet: " Tis poor, and not becoming perfect gentry, To build their glories at their fathers' cost; But at their own expense of blood or virtue To raise them living monuments. Our birth...
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The biblical museum. Old Testament

James Comper Gray - 1877
...faithfulness of God ; 3. Take steps to secure the welfare of our own posterity. Pride of ancestry. 'Tis poor, and not becoming perfect gentry, To build their glories at their fathers' cost ; But at their own expense of blood or virtue, To raise them living monuments ; our birth...
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Poets' Homes: Pen and Pencil Sketches of American Poets and Their Homes

Authors, American - 1877 - 286 pages
...ancestors. His feeling, if 160 Poets' Homes. he has any, may be summed up in the lines of the old poet: " Tis poor, and not becoming perfect gentry, To build their glories at their fathers' cost; But at their own expense of blood or virtue To raise them living monuments. Our birth...
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