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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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Lives of the illustrious. The Biographical magazine [ed. by J.P. Edwards].

Biographical magazine - 1853
...fallen monarch his pity and respect. JJe nothing common did or mean, Upon that memorable scene ; But with his keener eye, The axe's edge did try : Nor...return from Ireland, from which we have quoted, as an authority, we may presume that in some minds there was an expectation that Cromwell would carry...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 29

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1853
...monarch his pity and respect. He nothing common did or mean, Upon that memorable scene ; But with hie keener eye, The axe's edge did try : Nor called the gods, with vulgar spite, To vindicate hie helpless right ! But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed. If we may take Marvell's ode on...
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The Poetical Works of Andrew Marvell: With a Memoir of the Author

Andrew Marvell - English poetry - 1857 - 335 pages
...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...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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Lectures on the British Poets, Volume 1

Henry Reed - English poetry - 1860
...did, or mean, Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try ; Nor call'd the gods, with vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless right, But bowed his comely head Downe as upon a bed !" There are two scarcely-known poets of this period, who, being equally zealous...
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The brave old English confessors

English confessors - 1860
...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 the gods, with vulgar spile, To vindicate his helpless right ! Eut bowed his comely head, Down, as upon a bed. This was that...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 113

1861
...bands Did clap their bloody hands : ' He nothing common did, nor mean, Upon that memorable scene : But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try : ' Nor called the gods, in vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless right ; But bowed his comely head Down as upon a bed.' This...
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Sir Henry Vane

John Forster - 1862
...Charles is said to have entered upon the icaffold through the centre window of the latter building. But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try : Nor called...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...
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The British Poets, Volume 10

1866
...bauds, 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,...helpless right; But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed.'9 Magnificent Edward, He TO/IO made the English renovm, and the fame of his Windsor In the Orient...
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Margaret Smith's journal. Old portraits and modern sketches

John Greenleaf Whittier - English essays - 1866
...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...with vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless right l But towed his comely head, Down, as upon a bed. This was that memorable hour, Which first assured...
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A Yankee in Canada: With Anti-slavery and Reform Papers

Henry David Thoreau - Civil disobedience - 1866 - 286 pages
...himself, and his sword is pure spirit also. " He nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable scene, Nor called the gods with vulgar spite, To vindicate...helpless right ; But bowed his comely head Down as npon a bed." What a transit was that of his horizontal body alone, but just cut down from the gallows-tree...
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