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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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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 118

Scotland - 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...helpless right ; But bowed his comely head Down as upon abed.*' But these verses form no part of a professed elegy. They occur in an ode in honour of Cromwell....
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 118

England - 1875
...memorable scene, But, with his keener eye The axe's edge did try ; Nor calk-d the gods, with vulgar spiti-, To vindicate his helpless 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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Selections from the Writings of Lord Macaulay, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1876 - 475 pages
...skill and the most exquisite feeling. " He nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try ; Nor called...vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless right, But bow'd his comely head Down as upon a bed." " Much to the Man is due Who, from his private garden, where...
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Selections from the Writings of Lord Macaulay, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay - English literature - 1876 - 475 pages
...perfect skill and the t exquisite feeling. "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, But bow'd his comely head Down as upon a bed." " Much to the...
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Favorite Odes and Poems: By Collins, Dryden and Marvell

William Collins - 1877
...armed bands Did clap their bloody hands; HJ 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...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political ..., Volume 4

David Masson - 1877
...Charles on the scaffold he says : — " 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." Yet about Cromwell the strain throughout is as follows : — " Tis madness to resist or blame The force...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political ..., Volume 4

David Masson - 1877
...Charles on the scaffold he says : — " 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." Yet about Cromwell the strain throughout is as follows : — "Tis madness to resist or blame The force...
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Annals of Winchcombe and Sudeley

Emma Dent - Sudeley Castle - 1877 - 341 pages
...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...right, But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed." * * Andrew Marvel's "King's Memoirs. r . OLD PEWTER COMMUNION PLATE, formerly used at St. Mary's, Sudeley...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political ..., Volume 4

David Masson - 1877
...Charles on the scaffold he says : — " He nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try; Nor called...vindicate his helpless right; But bowed his comely head Yet about Cromwell the strain throughout is as follows : — " Tis madness to resist or blame The force...
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Selections from the Writings of Lord Macaulay

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1877 - 472 pages
...skill and the most exquisite feeling. " He nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try; Nor called...vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless right, But bow'd his comely head Down as upon a bed." " Much to the Man is due Who, from his private garden, where...
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