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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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London: Its Celebrated Characters and Remarkable Places, Volume 2

John Heneage Jesse - London (England) - 1871
...common did or mean, After that memorable scene ; But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try ; Xor called the gods, with vulgar spite, To vindicate his...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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Jarrolds' new code reading books. Infant classes [and] 1st-6th ..., Volume 5

Jarrold and sons, ltd - 1872
...Christian conduct at the last were remarkable. 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. On his death the office of King was abolished, and the government of England became a Republic. CHIEF...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places, and People

Mary Russell Mitford - Authors - 1872 - 558 pages
...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...spite, To vindicate his helpless right; But bowed hio comely head Down, as upon a bed. And he who wrote this was Cromwell's Latin Secretary ! and Cromwell's...
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The Wishing-cap Papers

Leigh Hunt - 1873 - 455 pages
...liberty, has done it justice: — " 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." When will a court-poet write such verses upon a freeman? After a "sullen interval" on the part of Cromwell...
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The Wishing-cap Papers

Leigh Hunt - 1873 - 455 pages
...liberty, has done it justice : — "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 h'jlpless right, But bowed his comely head Down as upon a bed. " When will a court-poet write such...
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The Wishing-cap Papers

Leigh Hunt - English essays - 1874 - 455 pages
...liberty, has done it justice : — " 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. " When will a court-poet write such verses upon a freeman? After a "sullen interval" on the part of...
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Parnassus

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American poetry - 1874 - 534 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. M u:vi.[.t.. THE VISION. As I stood by yon roofless tower, Where the wa'-flower scents the dewy air,...
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The siege of Colchester; or, An event of the Civil war, A.D.1648

George Fyler Townesend - 1874
...cautioned a gentleman on the scaffold not to approach too near the axe, lest he should touch its edge. " Nor called the gods, with vulgar spite, To vindicate...; But bowed his comely head Down as upon a bed."* Such is the final record of events intimately connected with the famous siege of Colchester, the chief...
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The Living Age, Volume 127

1875
...Charles's royal demeanour on the scaffold — He nothing common did or mean Upon the 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. But these verses form no part of a professed elegy. They occur in an ode in honour of Cromwell. Cromwell,...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 118

England - 1875
...royal demeanour on the scaffold — " He nothing common did or mean Upon the 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." But these verses form no part of a professed elegy. They occur in an ode in honour of Cromwell. Cromwell,...
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