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" On what foundation stands the warrior's pride, How just his hopes, let Swedish Charles decide. A frame of adamant, a soul of fire, No dangers fright him, and no labours tire ; O'er love, o'er fear, extends his wide domain... "
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by Samuel Johnson - 1809
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The Spanish Lake

Oskar Hermann Khristian Spate - Electronic books - 2004 - 372 pages
...to his duty and all but unlimited faith in his star, and above everything a most iron resolution— A Frame of Adamant, A Soul of Fire, No Dangers fright him, and no Labours tire. 5 He was to have more than his share of both. Toledo, though unwell, came down to Callao to inspect...
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The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Nicolas H. Nelson - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 267 pages
...Charles seemed from the outset of his career to have all the qualities needed for continued success: A frame of adamant, a soul of fire, No dangers fright him, and no labors tire; O'er love, o'er fear, extends his wide domain, Unconquered lord of pleasure and of pain;...
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English Versions of Roman Satire in the Earlier Eighteenth Century

William Kupersmith - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 271 pages
...tragic hero, he is a hero in the mold of Aeschylus' Xerxes or Milton's Satan. Indeed, the description "A Frame of Adamant, a Soul of Fire, / No Dangers fright him, and no Labours tire," would fit the latter perfectly. Both on reading the plain text of The Vanity of Human Wishes and on...
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