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" The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. "
The King and the Commons: Cavalier and Puritan Song - Page 5
by Henry Morley - 1868 - 198 pages
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which is ...

English poets - 1801
...[From " the Contention of Ajax and Ulysses for the " Armor of Achilles."] THE glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings. Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures ..., Volume 18

Performing Arts - 1804
...MULTUM IN PABVO; OR, SOME USEFUL SAYINGS METRIFIED: AND COLLECTED IN 168f. Vivit postfunera virtus. The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial...There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings; Sceptre and crown must tumble down With the poor crooked scythe and spade; All heads...
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Poetry for children, selected by L. Aikin

Poetry - History - 1806
...; — a merry note ! While greasy Joan doth keel the pot. S1IAKSPEARE. THE VANITY OF GREATNESS. THE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial...There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And 108 Prince Leboo. And in the dust be equal...
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The Emerald, Volumes 1-2

Business & Economics - 1806 - 698 pages
...substantial thujga ; here ia no armor apainst fate : )eath biys his icy hands ou ki»gs : Seepire and crown tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the...poor crooked scythe and spade. Some men with swords my reap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill ; But their strong nerves at last must yield...
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Selection of Poems ...

Poetry - 1808
...can command to cease, Just tell him that you love — and all is peace. DEATH'S FINAL CONQUEST. j. HE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial...There is no armour against fate : Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And, in the dust, be equal made With the poor crooked...
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Rebellion in Bath: or, The battle of the upper-rooms: an heroico-odico ...

Richard Warner, Henry Phillpotts (bp. of Exeter.), Tom Type (pseud.) - 1808
...ground7. Well sings the moral bard8 in pensive strain, The many drawbacks on the brightest reign ; " The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things, There is no armour against fate;" Misfortune reaches e'en the best of KINGS; 6 Decus et tutamen. VIRG. 7 Pi^ff Ss piY flvjwc ava^ayr'...
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Specimens of the early English poets: to which is prefixed, an Historical ...

George Ellis - English poetry - 1811
...state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings. Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And...crooked scythe and spade. Some men with swords may i>eap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill , But their strong nerves at last must yield...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets: To which is Prefixed, an Historical ...

George Ellis - English poetry - 1811
...[From " The Contention of Ajaz and Ulysses for the Armor " of Achilles."] THE glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate; Death lays his icy hand on kings. Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked...
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Reliques of ancient English poetry: consisting of old heroic ..., Volume 1

Thomas Percy - Ballads, English - 1812
...of Dirge to the foregoing piece. It is said to have been a favourite Song with K. Charles II. 1 HE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial...armour against fate : Death lays his icy hands on kings : Scepter and crown 5 Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe...
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Drinking-songs. Miscellaneous songs. Ancient ballads

Thomas Park - Ballads, English - 1819
...! storms, rend the air ! My bark, thus man'd, shall gain the shore. SONG X. BY JAMES SHIRLEY.* THE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial...There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked...
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