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" Th' applause of list'ning senates to command, The threats of pain and ruin to despise, To scatter plenty o'er a smiling land, And read their history in a nation's eyes... "
The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray LL.B., Late Professor of Modern Languages ... - Page 87
by Thomas Gray - 1799 - 186 pages
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Poems on Various Subjects: Selected to Enforce the Practice of Virtue. And ...

English poetry - 1780 - 204 pages
...o'er a fmiling land, And read their hrft'ry in a nation's eyes. Their lot forbade ; nor circumfcrib'd alone Their growing virtues, but their crimes confin'd; Forbade to wade through flaughter to a throne, And fhut the gates of mercy on mankind : The ftrjaggling pangs of confcious...
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Critical Essays on Some of the Poems of Several English Poets

John Scott, John Hoole - English poetry - 1785 - 386 pages
...o'er a foiling land, And read their hiftory in a nation's eyes, Their lot forbade : nor circumfcrib'd alone Their growing virtues, but their crimes confin'd;...Forbade to wade through Slaughter to a throne, And fhut the gates of mercy on mankind ; The ftruggling pangs of confcious truth to hide, To quench the...
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Critical Essays on Some of the Poems of Several English Poets

John Scott, John Hoole - English poetry - 1785 - 386 pages
...o'er a fmiling land, And read their hiftory in a nation's eyes, Their lot forbade : nor circumfcrib'd alone Their growing virtues, but their crimes confin'd; Forbade to wade through flaughter to a throne, And fhut the gates of mercy on mankind j The ftruggling pangs of confcious truth...
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Poems for Young Ladies: In Three Parts. Devotional, Moral, and Entertaining

Oliver Goldsmith - English poetry - 1785 - 276 pages
...o'er a fmiling land, And read their hift'ry in a nation's eyes, Their lot forbade ; nor circumfcrib'd alone Their growing virtues, but their crimes confin'd ; Forbade to wade through flaughter to a throne, And fhut the gates of mercy on mankind: The The ftruggling pangs of confciouy...
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The Speaker: Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1785 - 405 pages
...a fmiling land, And read their hiftory in a nation's eyes, * Their lot forbade : nor circumfcrib'd alone Their growing virtues, but their crimes confin'd; Forbade to wade through flaughter to a throne, And fhut the gates of mercy on mankind. The ftruggling pangs of confcious Truth...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 76

Books - 1787
...and commonly profaic. He might be capable of producing — " Their lot forbade : nor circumfcrib'd alone Their growing virtues, but their crimes confin'd : Forbade to wade through (laughter to a throne. And (hut the gates of mercy on mankind;" — But this were far beyond his powers...
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser, Volume 76

1787
...and commonly profaic. He might be capable of producing — " Their lot forbade : nor circumfcrib'd alone Their growing virtues, but their crimes confin'd : Forbade to wade through (laughter to a throne, And fhut the gates of mercy on mankind:" — But this were far beyond his powers...
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Poems Selected and Printed by a Small Party of English, who Made this ...

1792 - 91 pages
...o'er a fmiling land , And read their hiftory in a nations eyes, Their lot forbade: nor circumfcrib'd alone Their growing virtues but their crimes confin'd; Forbade to wade through flaughter to a throne ; And shut the gates of mercy on mankind; The The ftruggling pangs of confcious...
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The Children's Miscellany: In which is Included The History of Little Jack ...

Children's stories - 1797 - 325 pages
...o'er a fmiling land, And read their hift'ry in a nation's eyes. Their lot forbade: not circumfcrib'd alone Their growing virtues, but their crimes confin'd ; Forbade to wade through flaughter to a throne, And fliut the gates of mercy on mankind. The ftruggling pangs of confcious truth...
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The British poetical miscellany

British poetical miscellany - 1805
...o'er a fmiling land, And read iheir hift'ry in a nation's eyes-, Their lot forbade; nor circumfcrib'd alone Their growing virtues, but their crimes confin'd; Forbade to wade through fiaughter to a throne, And fhut the gates of mercy on mankind ; The ftruggling pangs of confcious Truth...
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