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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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Playtime with the poets: a selection of the best English poetry for the use ...

Playtime - History - 1863
...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 ; All heads must come To the cold tomb : Only the actions of the just Smell sweet, and blossom in the...
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Discourse and Literature

Teun Adrianus van Dijk - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 245 pages
...(metonymic) symbols. Such are to be found in a poem by James Shirley (quoted by Chapman, 1973:78): "Sceptre and Crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade." Here the expressions "sceptre" and "crown" signify "kings", the bearers of these regalia, and "the...
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The Medieval Revival and Its Influence on the Romantic Movement

R. R. Agrawal - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 291 pages
...shadows, not substantial things: There is no armour against fate: Death lays his icy hands on kings: Scepter and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.46 The concluding lines refer to the inevitability of death: The garlands wither on your brow,...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 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. (1. 18) 2 They stoop to fate. And must give up their murmuring breath, When they, pale captives,...
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Mizo Chiefs and the Chiefdom

Suhas Chatterjee - Chiefdoms - 1995 - 201 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. James Shirty The Mizos lived underthe gerontocracy where chiefs had a preeminent position. The...
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Mizo Chiefs and the Chiefdom

Suhas Chatterjee - Chiefdoms - 1995 - 201 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. James Shirty The Mizos lived underthe gerontocracy where chiefs had a preeminent position. The...
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Citizenship Today: The Contemporary Relevance of T.H. Marshall

Martin Bulmer, Anthony M. Rees - Social Science - 1996 - 306 pages
...of kings." And James Shirley (1596-1666) reminds us that: 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. (Shirley 1646) This attitude is integral to Christian social teaching that dominated the evaluation...
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King Torrismondo

Torquato Tasso - Poetry - 1997 - 332 pages
...distant, superior, schoolmasterish, Augustan tone, and the conceit of Death as the ultimate democrat ("Scepter and crown / Must tumble down, / And in the...equal made / With the poor crooked scythe and spade.") was not something the unreconstructed aristocrat Tasso could have gotten his mind around. And let us...
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Poetic Designs: An Introduction to Meters, Verse Forms, and Figures of Speech

Stephen Adams - Poetry - 1997 - 256 pages
...yields unmistakable irony: 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. Lines longer than the norm, like the alexandrine in the following example, generate a sense of stretch...
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Time for Poetry - A Workshop Approach for CXC

Nahdjla Carasco Bailey - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 128 pages
...not substantial things; There is no armour against fate; Death lays his icy hand on kings: s Sceptre and crown, Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal...and spade. Some men with swords may reap the field, 10 And plant fresh laurels where they kill: But their strong nerves at last must yield; They tame but...
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