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" Forbade to wade through slaughter to a throne, And shut the gates of mercy on mankind. The struggling pangs of conscious truth to hide, To quench the blushes of ingenuous shame, Or heap the shrine of Luxury and Pride With incense kindled at the Muse's... "
The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ... - Page 243
by William Enfield - 1804 - 376 pages
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Ephraim Holding's domestic addresses, friendly remarks, and scraps of experience

Ephraim HOLDING (pseud. [i.e. George Mogridge.]) - 1841 - 236 pages
...that meet their eyes are often of an arresting kind. In whatever part of the cemetery they may be, " Some frail memorial still erected nigh, With uncouth...sculpture deck'd, Implores the passing tribute of a sigh." And, if they are led within the venerated pile, to gaze on the more costly memorials of the dead —...
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Readings in poetry: a selection from the best English poets, from Spenser to ...

Readings - 1843
...heap the shrine 20 of Luxury and Pride, With incense kindled at the Muse's Same. Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learn'd...life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. Yet even these bones from insult to protect, Some frail memorial still erected nigh, With uncouth 21 rhymes...
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A view of Cheltenham, in its past and present state. By H. Davies

Henry Davies - 1843
...and in his " Meditations among the Tombs," will be forcibly reminded of Gray's stanzas: " Yet er'n these bones from insult to protect, Some frail memorial...With uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture deck'd, Implore the passing tribute of a sigh. Their names, their years, spelt by the unletter'd muse, The...
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The Poetical Works of Collins, Gray, and Beattie: With a Memoir of Each

William Collins - English poetry - 1844 - 308 pages
...mankind. The struggling pangs of conscious truth to hide, To quench the blushes of ingenuous shame, Or heap the shrine of Luxury and Pride With incense...strife : Their sober wishes never learn'd to stray ; J Along the cool scquester'd vale of life -i rThey kept the noiseless tenor of their way. J Ye* ev'n...
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The Wintergreen: A Perennial Gift for 1844 ...

John Keese - 1844 - 246 pages
...years rolled round, and peace and sunshine lay continually in their pathway. " Far from the maddening crowd's ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learn'd...vale of life, They kept the noiseless tenor of their way." But, alas ! an end must come to all conditions of earthly enjoyment ; and we often throw away...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...stray ; Along the cool sequestered vale of life They kept tho noiseless tenor of their way. Yet eron decked, Implores the peering tribute of a sigh. Their name, their years, spelt by the unlettered muse...
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Daniel Defoe: His Life

Paula R. Backscheider - Biography & Autobiography - 1992 - 671 pages
...forbad: nor circumscrib'd alone Their growing virtues, but their crimes confin'd; Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learn'd...vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.17 In fact, Defoe has Crusoe quote two lines of a song called "The Country Life" near the beginning...
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Cultural Capital: The Problem of Literary Canon Formation

John Guillory, Professor John Guillory - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 392 pages
...mankind, The struggling pangs of conscious truth to hide, To quench the blushes of ingenuous shame, Or heap the shrine of Luxury and Pride With incense...cool sequester'd vale of life They kept the noiseless tenour of their way. (57-76) The reappearance of "blushes" in the later stanza (line 69) only confirms...
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Bentham's Prison : A Study of the Panopticon Penitentiary: A Study of the ...

Janet Semple - 1993 - 354 pages
...eighteenth-century romantic melancholy, evokes a happy rural innocence where: Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife Their sober wishes never learn'd...vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield described his refuge in similar terms: The place of our retreat...
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Holly's Picturesque Country Seats: A Complete Reprint of the 1863 Classic

Henry Hudson Holly - Architecture - 1993 - 171 pages
...trees, and among moss-covered gravestones, " the rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep." " Yet c'eti these bones from insult to protect, Some frail memorial...nigh, With uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture decked, Implores the passing tribute of a sigh." Hard by stands the church. The ivy has crept quite...
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