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" Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious days; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with th' abhorred... "
Fragments of Science for Unscientific People: A Series of Detached Essays ... - Page 330
by John Tyndall - 1871
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - 1843 - 807 lehte
...others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Nesera's hair ? Fame is the was mind) 71 To scorn delights and live laborious days ; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And...
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American Law Magazine, 2. köide

1844
...unreasoning elegy, why "scorn delights and live laborious days" in the vain pursuit of fame ; seeing that, 'the fair guerdon, when we hope to find. And think...burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with abhorred (hears, And slits the thin-spun life!" But the only fame, which a true ambition is capable...
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Memoir and Poetical Remains of Henry Kirke White: Also Melancholy Hours

Henry Kirke White - 1844 - 470 lehte
...books he had written these mottoes : AAAA TAP H2TIN MOT2A KAI HMIN. EORIP. Medea. 1091. Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble minds,) To scorn delight and live laborious days. MILTON'S Lycidas, 70. honour ; but rather, in its fit order and just...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 lehte
...sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Neaera's hair? 7529 'Lycidas' Fame is the And who are you? said he. Don't puzzle me, said 1 1 130 Tristram mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious days; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think...
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Pastoral Process: Spenser, Marvell, Milton

Susan Snyder - 1998 - 241 lehte
...others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Neaera's hair? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious days. (64-72) In the mourning swain's meditation on Lycidas...
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The Miltonic Moment

J. Martin Evans - 1998 - 175 lehte
...beget children.'8 As a result, the assault of the abhorred shears feels like a castration: Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of Noble mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious dayes; But the fair Guerdon when we hope to find, And think...
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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon, Professor William Harmon - 1998 - 360 lehte
...others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Hid with the tangles of Neaera's hair? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights and live laborious days; But the fair guerdon where we hope to find, And think...
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The Cambridge Companion to Milton

Dennis Danielson - 1999 - 297 lehte
...a castration: Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of nohle mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious days; But the...burst out into sudden blaze. Comes the blind Fury with th'abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life. (70-6) In response to this crisis, the poem initially...
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Milton's Poetry of Independence: Five Studies

George H. McLoone - 1999 - 160 lehte
...increasingly untenable, yet also what the ego seems to crave most, the event continuous with fame, "the spur that the clear spirit doth raise / (That last infirmity of noble mind) / To scorn delights, and live laborious dayes" (Lycidas, lines 70-72). The covenant of works,...
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Romantic Poets and the Culture of Posterity

Andrew Bennett - 1999
...famous lines present an influential expression of the Renaissance sense of posthumous fame: Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious days; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think...
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