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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 the abhorred... "
The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical - Page 151
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The ABC of Lit Crit

Frank H. Ellis - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 234 pages
...[eg, premature death], so it be but frightful, and ... shuts its eyes to the most possible hopes":12 But the fair Guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with th' abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun...
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