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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 Dramatic Works and Poems of James Shirley - Page 395
by James Shirley, William Gifford, Alexander Dyce - 1833 - 1 pages
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Titan: A Monthly Magazine..., Volume 6

James Hogg - History - 1848
...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,' Leaving the shrine of the female saint, without doing other penance than bestowing an honorarium on...
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The Rambler in Worcestershire; Or, Stray Notes on Churches and Congregations

John Noake - Church buildings - 1848 - 376 pages
...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." A few old encaustic tiles, brasses, and scattered bits of stained glass remaining in the windows, make...
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The New monthly magazine and universal register. [Continued as] The New ...

1848
...Shirley, alluding to the inevitable process of death and time, exclaimed — Sceptre and crown shall tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. But lo, the madness of a few weeks hath done the work of centuries, and throneless kings and powerless...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 83

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1848
...Shirley, alluding to the inevitable process of death and time, «xclaimed — Sceptre and crown shall tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. But lo, the madness of a few weeks hath done the work of centuries, and throneless kings and powerless...
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The Truly Great: A Discourse

Edwin Hubbell Chapin - 2010 - 20 pages
...There is no armor against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tunable down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.' ******** ' The garlands wither on your brow, Then boast no more your mighty deeds ; Upon death's purple...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1879
...as 1588, would look like a school or college version of Shirley's well-known stanza : — " Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade." Did Shirley borrow the idea from this couplet, or did both he and the writer of Carmina Proverbialia...
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English Surnames: An Essay on Family Nomenclature, Historical ..., Volume 2

Mark Antony Lower - Names, Personal - 1849
...Kings, 883 arrived in these realms, while 789 were deposed by the grim monarch, before whom " Sceptre and crown must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade." COMMON SURNAMES. and moral qualities are exceedingly numerous, only three — Browne, Mitchell, and...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1879
...as 1588, would look like a school or colleg; version of Shirley's well-known stanza : — " Sceptre and crown .Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade." Did Shirley borrow the idea from this couplet c did both he and the writer of Carmina Proverbial* derive...
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The Child's companion

1850
...returning to dust, and their spirits have gone to God ; for *' Death lays his icy hands on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down. And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade." At the last day, princes as well as peasants L_ will be raised from their graves, and be judged according...
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The Morning call, by mrs. Ellis

Morning call, Sarah Ellis - 1850
...our life and state Are shadows, not substantial things, 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 His James II., which we noticed last year, is now succeeded by the Royal Family of France, when Louis...
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