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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. "
The Eclectic Review - Page 247
1840
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 822 pages
...mean Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try : Nor called the Gods, never till this irksome night: Methought Close at 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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Memoirs of the Court of England During the Reign of the Stuarts ..., Volume 2

John Heneage Jesse - Great Britain - 1840
...mean, After 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. The heroic Marquis of Montrose is said to have written his master's epitaph with the point of his sword....
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The Ecclesiastic [afterw.] The Theologian and ecclesiastic ..., Volumes 3-4

1847
...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." 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
...After 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. 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
...mean, After 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." 1 I have not spoken of the King's last sorrowful hours ; of his parting with his children ; of his...
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Memoirs of Prince Rupert, and the Cavaliers: Including Their ..., Volume 3

Eliot Warburton - Great Britain - 1849
...mean, After 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." l ' Aubrey do Vere, in poetry worthy of the time and the VOL. III. DD I have not spoken of the King's...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1893
...mean Upon that memorable tcene, 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. It was not an obvious thought that a stanza of four linee would match a three-line stanza. If we count...
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OLD PORTRAITS

JOHN G WHITTIER - 1850
...mean Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try : JVbr called the gods, with vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless right ! But bowed his comely head. Down, as upon a bed. This was that memorable hour, Which first assured the forced power ; So when they did design The Capitol's...
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Old Portraits and Modern Sketches

John Greenleaf Whittier - Authors - 1850 - 304 pages
...mean Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try: Abr calif d the gods, with vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless right! But bowed his comely head, Down, as upon a bed. This was that memorable hour, Which first assured the forced power; So when they did design The Capitol's...
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Original memoranda,etc

Robert Southey - Anecdotes - 1850
...memorable scene ; But with his keener eye, The axe's edge did try ; Nor called the gods with vulgar Bpight To vindicate his helpless right ! But bowed his comely head Down as upon a bed." A x I>H i \\ MABVELL. " To a dull contentment being bred." WITHES. " You that seek to turn all flowers,...
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