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" He nothing common did, or mean, Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try ; Nor called the gods with vulgar spite To vindicate his helpless right, But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed. "
Lives of the Illustrious: (the Biographical Magazine). - Page 275
1852
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 822 pages
...armed bands Did clap their bloody hands, He nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable scene, But row's next design, But of offence and trouble, which...mine ear one call'd me forth to walk With gentle This was that memorable hour, Which first assured the forced power ; So when they did design The Capitol's...
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Scripture tracts (for the fasts and festivals).

Stephen - 1839 - 8 pages
...bands Did clasp their bloody hands, He nothing common did or mean, After that memorable scene ; But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try, Nor called...vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless right, But bow'd his comely head Down, as upon a bed." REIGN OF NERO. The following passage of history will show,...
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Memoirs of the Court of England During the Reign of the Stuarts ..., Volume 2

John Heneage Jesse - Great Britain - 1840
...bands Did clasp their bloody hands, He nothing common did or mean, After that memorable scene; But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try, Nor called...right, But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed. ten his master's epitaph with the point of his sword. The lines attributed to him, and rendered thus...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 8; Volume 72

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - English literature - 1840
...mean, Upon that memorable scene ; But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try : Nor called on God with vulgar spite To vindicate his helpless right ; But bowed his comely head Down as upon a bed !' ' So in a few years after wrote a most generous adversary, whose name is dear to every lover of...
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Waldie's Select Circulating Library, Volume 15

Literature - 1841
...bands Did clasp their bloody hands, He nothing common did or mean, After that memorable scene; But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try, Nor called...with vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless right, Down, as upon a bed. But bowed his comely head The heroic Marquis of Montrose is said to have written...
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The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Volume 11

United States - 1842
...armed bands Did clap their bloody hands. HE nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try : Nor called...gods, with vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless risrht ; But bowed his comely head, Down, as upon a bed. This was that memorable hour, Which first...
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History of Civilisation, Volume 1

William Alexander Mackinnon - Civilization - 1846
...armecl bands Did clap their bloody hands, He nothing common did or mean, Upon that memorable scene ; But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try ; Nor called...vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless right, But bow'd his comely head Down, as upon a bed." This compassion, excited in the nation by the tragical...
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The Ecclesiastic [afterw.] The Theologian and ecclesiastic ..., Volumes 3-4

1847
...bands Did clap their bloody hands ; He nothing common did, or mean, Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try, Nor called...: But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed." selves, then, into a belief that hewas uncompromisingly firm, of whom Clarendon wrote, that " he had...
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Literary and Historical Memorials of London, Volume 2

John Heneage Jesse - London (England) - 1847
...bands Did clasp their bloody hands, He nothing common did or mean, After that memorable scene ; But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try ; Nor called...right ; But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed. Charles was attended to the scaffold by Bishop Juxon, and by two of the gentlemen of his bedchamber,...
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Memoirs of prince Rupert and the Cavaliers including their private ..., Volume 3

Bartholomew Elliott G. Warburton - 1849
...bands Did clasp their bloody hands : He nothing common did, or mean, After that memorable scene ; But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try ; Nor called...right, But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed." 1 I have not spoken of the King's last sorrowful hours ; of his parting with his children ; of his...
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