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" Some men with swords may reap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill: But their strong nerves at last must yield; They tame but one another still: Early or late They stoop to fate, And must give up their murmuring breath, When they, pale captives,... "
Drinking-songs. Miscellaneous songs. Ancient ballads - Page 108
1819
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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 - 302 lehte
...(Breath, Whilft the pale Captive yields to (Death, . The Ga,r lands.wither on you? Brow, Then boaft no more your mighty (Deeds, Upon Death's purple Altar now, See .where phe Viftor Viftiin bjfeds.. « . .To the cold Tomb ; -••• . ' •• Qoly tne Aft ions of the...
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The Quintessence of English Poetry, Or, a Collection of All the Beautiful ...

William Oldys - 1740 - 326 lehte
...murm'ring breath, When they, pale captives, creep to death. The garlands wither on your brow, Then boaft no more your mighty deeds ; Upon death's purple altar now, See where the viftor viftim bleeds : Your heads muft come, To the cold tomb, Only the aflions of the juft Smell fweet,...
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The Posthumous Works of Mr Samuel Butler, (author of Hudibras): Compleat in ...

1754 - 358 lehte
...breath, Win! ft the pale captive yields to death. r * The The garlands wither on your brow, Then boaft no more your mighty deeds, Upon death's purple altar now, See where the viftor viftim Weeds. All heads muft come - To the cold tomb ; Only the attions of the juft Smell fweet...
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry:: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs ...

1765 - 382 lehte
...murmuring breath, 15 When they pale captives creep to death. The garlands wither on your brow, Then boaft no more your mighty deeds, Upon death's purple altar now See where the viftor viftim bleeds: 20 All heads muft come To the cold tomh, Only the aftions of the juft Smell fweer,...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets, 1. köide

George Ellis - 1790 - 346 lehte
...murmuring breath, When they, pale captives, creep to death. The garlands wither on your brow, Then boaft no more your mighty deeds ; Upon death's purple altar now, See where the viftor victim bleeds. All heads muft come To the cold tomb; Only the actions of the juft Smell fweet,...
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Lives of Dr. John Donne; Sir Henry Wotton; Mr. Richard Hooker; Mr. George ...

Izaak Walton, Thomas Zouch - 1796 - 640 lehte
...The following is the third and concluding ftanza : " The garlands wither on your brow ;. " Then boaft no more your mighty deeds : " Upon Death's purple altar now " See where the vi£lor viftim bleeds. " All heads mnft come " To the cold tomb : *• Only the aclions of the juft...
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which ..., 3. köide

English poets - 1801 - 454 lehte
...must give up their murmuring breath, When they, pale captives, creep to death. The garlands wither on your brow, Then boast no more your mighty deeds ; Upon death's purple altar now, S«e where the victor-victim bleeds. Your heads must come To the" cold tomb ; Only the actions of the...
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which ..., 3. köide

English poets - 1801 - 488 lehte
...no more your mighty deedi ; Upon death's purple altar now, See where the victor-victim bleeds. Your heads must come To the cold tomb ; Only the actions of the just Smell sweet, and blossom in their dust. THOMAS MAY, A celebrated poet and historian, bom about 1590, in Sussex,...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets, 3. köide

George Ellis - 1803 - 474 lehte
...must give up their murmuring breath, When they, pale captives, creep to death. The garlands wither on your brow : Then boast no more your mighty deeds ! Upon death's purple altar now See where the victor-victim bleeds ! Your heads must come To the cold tomb ; Only the actions of the just Smell sweet,...
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The Emerald, 1–2. köide

1806 - 688 lehte
...And must give up their murmuring breath, When they pale captives creep to death The garlands wither on your brow, Then boast no more your mighty deeds,...bleeds : All heads must come To the cold tomb, Only the acUoiu of tue just Smell sweet and blossom in the dust LIVES to the memory of the celebrated • MUNGO...
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