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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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Latter struggles in the journey of life; or, The afternoon of my days, Issue 260

George Miller - Booksellers and bookselling - 1833 - 406 pages
...«MI/ shall teenol receive evil?"—Jon, " Th' applause of list'ning Senates to command. The threat* of pain and ruin to despise. To scatter plenty o'er a smiling land. And read hit histVy in a nation's eyes, H .» lot forbade i"— - ALT. from GRAY. "What tlui 1 no sculptur'd...
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Every Man His Own Teacher: Being an Introduction to Arithmetic, Whereby ...

John Preston - Arithmetic - 1834 - 297 pages
...virtues to IMMORTAL FAME !" Waltt. Thus may some have it in their pow'r, " Th' applause of lisl'ning Senates to command, The threats of pain and ruin to...scatter plenty o'er a smiling land, And read their hisfry in a NATIONS' EYES." DIRECTIONS FOR TEACHING BY THIS BOOK. 1. Each scholar must have a slate...
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An Essay on Elocution: Designed for the Use of Schools and Private Learners

Samuel Kirkham - Elocution - 1834 - 341 pages
...to the unpractised student. Th' applause oflist'ning senates to command', The threats of pain rind ruin to despise', To scatter plenty o'er a smiling land', And read their hist'ry ia a nation's eyes', Their lot forbade'; nor circumscribed alone' Their growing virtues', but their...
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Progressive Exercises in Rhetorical Reading: Particularly Designed to ...

Richard Green Parker - Elocution - 1835 - 144 pages
...watch around his tomb-stone keeps ; But, when the evening stars appear, 734. The applause of listening senates to command, The threats of pain and ruin to...scatter plenty o'er a smiling land, And read their history in a nation's eyes, Their lot forbade : nor circumscribed alone Their growing virtues, but...
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Posthumous Memoirs of His Own Time, Volume 2

Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall - Great Britain - 1836
...successful toil in the public service. If, indeed, Gray's lines were ever realized, when he says, — " Th' applause of list'ning senates to command, The...smiling land, And read their hist'ry in a nation's eyes ;" — if ever this picture was personified, and presented to human view, we must admit that the chancellor...
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Posthumous Memoirs of His Own Time, Volume 2

Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall - Great Britain - 1836
...successful toil in the public service. If, indeed, Gray's lines were ever realized, when he says, — " Th' applause of list'ning senates to command, The...smiling land, And read their hist'ry in a nation's eyes ;" — if ever this picture was personified, and presented to human view, we must admit that the chancellor...
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Posthumous Memoirs of His Own Time, Volume 1

Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall - Great Britain - 1836 - 568 pages
...successful toil in the public service. If, indeed, Gray's lines were ever realized, when he says, — " Th* applause of list'ning senates to command, The...land, * And read their hist'ry in a nation's eyes •," — if ever this picture was personified, and presented to human view, we roust admit that the...
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Posthumous memoirs of his own time by sir N.W. Wraxall, Volume 2

sir Nathaniel William Wraxall (1st bart.) - 1836
...successful toil in the public service. If, indeed, Gray's lines were ever realized, when he says, — " Th' applause of list'ning senates to command, The...land, And read their hist'ry in a nation's eyes;" — if ever this picture was personified, and presented to human view, we must admit that the chancellor...
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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - Poetry - 1992 - 210 pages
...inglorious Milton, here may rest, Some Cromwell guiltless of his country's blood. Th' applause of Hst'ning senates to command, The threats of pain and ruin to...scatter plenty o'er a smiling land, And read their history in a nation's eyes, Their lot forhade: nor circumscribed alone Their growing virtues, but their...
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The New England Milton: Literary Reception and Cultural Authority in the ...

Kevin P. Van Anglen - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 255 pages
...stamp are now mere "mute inglorious Milton[s]," elitists who had sought "the applause of listening senates to command, / The threats of pain and ruin...scatter plenty o'er a smiling land, / And read their history in a nation's eyes"—but failed. 28 Much of Dwight's motivation for making this self-deprecating...
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