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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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Posthumous Works in Prose and Verse: Written in the Time of the Civil Wars ...

Samuel Butler, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Roger L'Estrange - 1715 - 243 pages
...lays his Icy Hands on Kings. Scepter and Crown Muft tumble down, And in the Duft be equal laid, . . .With the poor crooked Scythe and (spade Some Men with Swords may reap the (Field, And plant frefh Laurels where they kill, . But their-ftrong Nerves at laft muft -.."•<• (Yield, They tame...
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Sepulchrorum Inscriptiones: Or a Curious Collection of Above 900 ..., Volume 1

1727
...Death lays his icy Hands on Kings. Sceptre and Crown Muffc tumble down, And in the Duft be equal laid, With the poor crooked Scythe and Spade. Some Men with Swords may reap the Field, And plant frefli Lawrels where they kill ^ But their ftrong Kerves at laft muft yield, They tame but one another...
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Poetry for children, selected by L. Aikin

Poetry - 1806
...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 dust....
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The Emerald, Volumes 1-2

1806
...armor apainst fate : )eath biys his icy hands ou ki»gs : Seepire and crown tumble down, THE EMERALD. 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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Rebellion in Bath: or, The battle of the upper-rooms: an heroico-odico ...

Richard Warner, Henry Phillpotts (bp. of Exeter.), Tom Type (pseud.) - 1808
...7 Pi^ff Ss piY flvjwc ava^ayr' ts ra.pra.pw tupev. HESIOD. 33 " Sceptre and crovn Must tumble dovn, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade." Now had the splendour of his reign been o'er, And RAMROD, crush'd to death, arose no more, Had not...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets: To which is Prefixed, an Historical ...

George Ellis - English poetry - 1811
...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 epade. Some men with swords may reap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill; But their...
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A view of society and manners in the north of Ireland: in the summer and ...

John Gamble - Ireland - 1813 - 399 pages
...substantial things; There is no arrhonr against fafe ; "*i Death lays his icy hands Oh kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. I wandered into the church-yard on Sunday last. The people were going to church—1 Staid outside—a...
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A view of society and manners in the north of Ireland: in the summer and ...

John Gamble - Ireland - 1813 - 399 pages
...substantial things ; There is no arrnonr against fate ; Death lays his icy hands Oh kings: Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. I wandered into the church-yard on Sunkfay last. The people were going to church—I staid outside—a...
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Elegant extracts

Elegant extracts - English poetry - 1816 - 1064 pages
...not substantial things; There is no armor against fate : Death lays his icy hands on kings ; Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked si the and spade. Some men with swords may reap the field. And plant fresh laurels where they kill;...
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Time's Telescope

Almanacs, English - 1817
...not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate : 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. And must give up their murmuring breath, When they pale captives creep to Death. The garlands wither...
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