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" Th' applause of listening 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 Their lot forbade ; nor circumscribed alone Their growing virtues, but their crimes... "
A Compendium of English Literature, Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ... - Page 595
by Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1854 - 776 pages
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The attaché; or, Sam Slick in England, by the author of 'The clockmaker ...

Thomas Chandler Haliburton - 1845 - 342 pages
...celestial fire; Hands that the rod of empire might have swayed, Or waked to ecstasy the living lyre. ' The applause of listening senates to command; The threats...read their history in a nation's eyes. , Their lot forbad.—' " Whether the lot of the present generation will also forbid it, you must decide—or circumstances...
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Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

Thomas Gray - Death - 1845 - 92 pages
...country's blood. .-E-'.V YGJ-. K ..^LiL Li Jlx »-T-'--.'-PNOX »NC T.lU-.1. ' •'j'--' •' ON». XVI. Th' applause of listening senates to command ; The...smiling land, And read their history in a nation's eyes, XVII. Their lot forbad : nor circumscrib'd alone Their growing virtues, but their crimes confin'd ;...
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Poetry for Home and School ...

1846 - 436 pages
...resisted King Charles the First's usurpation of power. 128 AN ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD. The applause of listening senates to command, The threats...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,...
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Knowles' Elocutionist: A First-class Rhetorical Reader and Recitation Book ...

James Sheridan Knowles - Elocution - 1847 - 344 pages
...Milton, here may rest — Some Cromwell, guiltless of his country's blood. TV applause of list ning senates to command, • The threats of pain and ruin...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,...
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The English Prosody: With Rules Deduced from the Genius of Our Language, and ...

Asa Humphrey - Literature - 1847 - 238 pages
...Cromwell, guiltless of his country's blood. The applause of listening senates to command, The threat of pain and ruin to despise, To scatter plenty o'er...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,...
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The Book of Poetry

Bennett George Johns - English poetry - 1847 - 216 pages
...born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air. # * * * Th' applause of list'ning senates to command ; The threats of pain and ruin...history in a nation's eyes — Their lot forbade : nor circumscrib'd alone Their growing virtues, but their crimes confined ; Forbade to wade through slaughter...
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The book of poetry [ed. by B.G. Johns].

Book - English poetry - 1847 - 206 pages
...born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air. * * * * Th' applause of list'ning senates to command ; The threats of pain and ruin...read their history in a nation's eyes — Their lot forhade : nor circumscrib'd alone Their growing virtues, but their crimes confined ; Forbade to wade...
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Reading lessons for the higher classes in classical, middle and diocesan schools

William Balmbro'. Flower - 1848 - 304 pages
...withstood ; Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest, Some Cromwell guiltless of his country's blood. The applause of listening senates to command, The threats...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 ingenious shame,...
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North American First Class Reader: The Sixth Book of Tower's Series for ...

David Bates Tower - 1853 - 444 pages
...withstood, Some mute, inglorious Milton, here may rest, Some Cromwell, guiltless of his country's blood. The applause of listening senates to command, The threats...alone Their growing virtues, but their crimes confined j Forbade to wade through slaughter to a throne, And shut the gates of mercy on mankind ; — The struggling...
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The gift book of English poetry

English poetry - 1848 - 468 pages
...inglorious Milton here may rest, Some Cromwell guiltless of his country's blood. The* applause of list'ning senates to command, The threats of pain and ruin to...history in a nation's eyes. Their lot forbade : nor circumscrib'd alone Their growing virtues, but their crimes confin'd ; Forbade to wade through slaughter...
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