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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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The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical ..., Volume 53

1867
...scarcely so well known as they deserve : 'He nothing common did or mean, Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye, The axe's edge did try ; Nor...right, But bowed his comely head Down as upon a bed.' No scholar can read these lines, without being irresistibly reminded of the fine passages in the '...
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Lives of the Warriors of the Civil Wars of France and England: Warriors of ...

Sir Edward Cust - England - 1867
...the works of Andrew Marvel : — " He nothing common did nor mean After that memorable scene j But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try, Nor called...helpless right, But bowed his comely head Down, as it were, upon a bed." It may surprise some to find Charles the First included among the Warriors of...
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A household book of English poetry, selected with notes by R.C. Trench

Richard Chenevix Trench (abp. of Dublin) - 1868
...nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try; 60 Nor called the Gods, with vulgar spite, To vindicate...right; But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed. — This was that memorable hour 65 Which first assured the forced power: So when they did design The...
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Memoirs of Archbishop Juxon and His Times: With a Sketch of the Archbishop's ...

William Hennessey Marah - Clergy - 1869 - 242 pages
...did nor mean After 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 Down as upon a bed.' (Ode to Cromwell on his return from Ireland.) CHAPTER VI. The Restoration. — Dr. Juxon, Archbishop....
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The Cornhill Magazine, Volume 20; Volume 23

William Makepeace Thackeray - Electronic journals - 1869
...memorable scene, Bat with his keener eye The axc's edge did try -, Nor cnll'd the gods with vulgar spito To vindicate his helpless right, But bowed his comely head Down as upon a bed. Some of his later verses are tinged with a sort of despair of the Stuart dynasty, as, for instance,...
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English poems, ed. with life, intr. and selected notes by R.C. Browne, Volume 1

John Milton - 1870
...of the same hall on a mask night : ' He nothing common did, nor 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.' Charles had moreover availed himself with desperate dexterity of the opportunity of standing forth...
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The poetical works of Andrew Marvell [ed. by J.R. Lowell]. Repr. of the Amer. ed

Andrew Marvell - 1870
...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...
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Poetical Works: With Memoir of the Author

Andrew Marvell - 1870 - 208 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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A Household Book of English Poetry

Richard Chenevix Trench - English poetry - 1870 - 438 pages
...common did or mean Upon that memorable scene ; But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try ; 60 Nor called the Gods, with vulgar spite, To vindicate...right; But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed. —This was that memorable hour 65 Which first assured the forced power : So when they did design A...
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London: Its Celebrated Characters and Remarkable Places, Volume 2

John Heneage Jesse - London (England) - 1871
...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...; 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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