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" The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things : There is no armour against Fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. "
The Every-day Book: Or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements ... - Page 360
by William Hone - 1868
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Posthumous Works in Prose and Verse: Written in the Time of the Civil Wars ...

Samuel Butler, Sir Roger L'Estrange - 1715 - 279 lehte
...lays his Icy Hands on Kings. Scepter and Crown Muft tumble down, And in the Duft be equal laid, . . .With the poor crooked Scythe and (spade Some Men with Swords may reap the (Field, And plant frelh Laurels where they kill, But their 'flrong Nerves at laft muft (yield, They tame but one another...
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Sepulchrorum Inscriptiones: Or A Curious Collection of Above 900 ..., 1. köide

1727
...Death lays his icy Hands on Kings. Sceptre and Crown Muffc tumble down, And in the Duft be equal laid, With the poor crooked Scythe and Spade. Some Men with Swords may reap the Field, And plant frefli Lawrels where they kill ^ But their ftrong Kerves at laft muft yield, They tame but one another...
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which ..., 3. köide

English poets - 1801
...[From " the Contention of Ajax and Ulysses for the " Armor of Achilles."] THE glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings. Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures ..., 18. köide

1804
...USEFUL SAYINGS METRIFIED: AND COLLECTED IN 168f. Vivit postfunera virtus. The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings; Sceptre and crown must tumble down With the poor crooked scythe and spade; All heads...
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The Emerald, 1–2. köide

1806
...substantial thujga ; here ia no armor apainst fate : )eath biys his icy hands ou ki»gs : Seepire and crown tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the...poor crooked scythe and spade. Some men with swords my reap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill ; But their strong nerves at last must yield...
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Poetry for children, selected by L. Aikin

Poetry - 1806
...While greasy Joan doth keel the pot. S1IAKSPEARE. THE VANITY OF GREATNESS. THE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And 108 Prince Leboo. And in the dust be equal...
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The Monthly repository (and review)., 12. köide

...fire, and that the stone kings and queens of England have been thrown headlong from their niches. " Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal laid" With all the rubbish fire has made. It is no unstriking picture to the fancy to present them...
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Selection of Poems ...

Charles Snart - 1808
...Just tell him that you love — and all is peace. DEATH'S FINAL CONQUEST. j. HE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate : Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And, in the dust, be equal made With the poor crooked...
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Rebellion in Bath: or, The battle of the upper-rooms: an heroico ..., 1. köide

Richard Warner - 1808
...moral bard8 in pensive strain, The many drawbacks on the brightest reign ; " The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things, There is no armour against fate;" Misfortune reaches e'en the best of KINGS; 6 Decus et tutamen. VIRG. 7 Pi^ff Ss piY flvjwc ava^ayr'...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets: To which is Prefixed, an Historical ...

George Ellis - 1811
...state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings. Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And...crooked scythe and spade. Some men with swords may i>eap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill , But their strong nerves at last must yield...
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