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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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Gleanings from the Poets, for Home and School

American poetry - 1855 - 458 pages
...; Some Cromwell, guiltless of his country's blood. I 12S ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYAKD. 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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North American First Class Reader: The Sixth Book of Tower's Series for ...

David Bates Tower, Cornelius Walker - Readers - 1855 - 442 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 ; The struggling pangs of conscious truth to hide, To quench the blushes of ingenuous shame, Or heap...
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Gleanings from the Poets: For Home and School

Anna Cabot Lowell - American poetry - 1855 - 452 pages
...; 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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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - English language - 1855 - 468 pages
...' 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 f— • Forbade to wade through slaughter to a throne, And shut the gates of mercy on mankind ; The...
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Sketches of Lancashire Life and Localities

Edwin Waugh - Lancashire (England) - 1855 - 282 pages
...senates to command, The threats of pain and ruin to despise, To scatter plenty o'er a smiling hind, And read their history in a nation's eyes, " Their...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 Poetical Works of Johnson, Parnell, Gray, and Smollett

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1855 - 272 pages
...Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest, Some Cromwell, guiltless of his country's blood. 16 The applause of listening senates to command, The threats...smiling land, And read their history in a nation's eyes, 1 7 Their lot forbade ; nor circumscribed alone Their growing virtues, but their crimes confined ;...
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The Poetical Works of Johnson, Parnell, Gray, and Smollett

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1855 - 276 pages
...Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest, Some Cromwell, guiltless of his country's blood. 16 The applause of listening senates to command, The threats...smiling land, And read their history in a nation's eyes, 1 7 Their lot forbade ; nor circumscribed alone Their growing virtues, but their crimes confined ;...
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History of the Public School Society of the City of New York: With Portraits ...

William Oland Bourne - African Americans - 1870 - 834 pages
...encouraged, characters that will do honor to human nature — that will have it in their power The applause of listening senates to command, The threats...smiling land, And read their history in a nation's eyes. The experience of the Society having made the expediency of an amendment of the law apparent, the trustees...
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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - Poetry - 1992 - 226 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...And read their history in a nation's eyes, Their lot forhade: nor circumscribed alone Their growing virtues, but their crimes confined; Forhade to wade...
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The New England Milton: Literary Reception and Cultural Authority in the ...

Kevin P. Van Anglen - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 280 pages
...Dwight and men of his stamp are now mere "mute inglorious Milton[s]," elitists who had sought "the applause of listening senates to command, / The threats...smiling land, / And read their history in a nation's eyes"—but failed. 28 Much of Dwight's motivation for making this self-deprecating comparison was...
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