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" Tis she ; — but why that bleeding bosom gor'd, Why dimly gleams the visionary sword ! Oh, ever beauteous, ever friendly ! tell, Is it, in heaven, a crime to love too well ? To bear too tender or too firm a heart, To act a lover's or a Roman's part ?... "
Elegant Extracts; Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry: Selected for ... - Page 186
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The English Poets

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1901
...Why dimly gleams the visionary sword ! Oh, ever beauteous, ever friendly ! tell, Is it, in heaven, a crime to love too well ? To bear too tender or too firm a heart, To act a lover's or a Roman's part ? Is there no bright reversion in the sky, For those who greatly think,...
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The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1900

Arthur Quiller-Couch - English poetry - 1901 - 1084 pages
...Why dimly gleams the visionary sword? O, ever beauteous, ever friendly ! tell, Is it, in Heav'n, a crime to love too well? To bear too tender or too firm a heart, To act a lover's or a Roman's part? Is there no bright reversion in the sky For those who greatly think,...
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Chamber's Cyclopędia of English Literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - American literature - 1902
...\Vhy dimly gleams the visionary sword ? Oh, ever beauteous, ever friendly ! tell, I» it, in heaven, a e me up again. But I soon found it was impossible to ܕ E act a lover's or a Roman's part ? Is there no bright reversion in the sky For those who greatly think...
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Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History Critical and ...

Robert Chambers - American literature - 1902
...Why dimly gleams the visionary sword ? Oh, ever beauteous, ever friendly ! tell, Is it, in heaven, a crime to love too well ? To bear too tender or too firm a heart, To act a lover's or a Roman's part ? Is there no bright reversion in the sky For those who greatly think...
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The Flower of the Mind: A Choice Among the Best Poems

Alice Meynell - English poetry - 1904 - 347 pages
...? Why dimly gleams the visionary sword ? O ever beauteous, ever friendly ! tell, Is it in heaven a crime to love too well, To bear too tender or too firm a heart, To act a lover's or a Roman's part ? Is there no bright reversion in the sky, For those who greatly think...
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Masterpieces of the World's Best Literature, Volume 7

Jeannette Leonard Gilder - Literature - 1910
...gored? Why dimly gleams the visionary sword? O ever beauteous! ever friendly! tell, Is it in Heav'na crime to love too well? To bear too tender or too firm a heart, To act a lover's or a Roman's part? Is there no bright reversion in the sky For those who greatly think...
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Stokes' Encyclopedia of Familiar Quotations: Containing Five Thousand ...

Quotations - 1906 - 763 pages
...Shall be an endless theme of praise, And love — a simple duty, POE, To F -S, OD Is it, in heav'n, a crime to love too well? To bear too tender or too firm a heart, To act a lover's or a Roman's part? POPE, Elegy to an Unfortunate Lady, lines 6-8 Fame, wealth, and honour!...
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A Collection of Eighteenth Century Verse

Margaret Lynn - English poetry - 1907 - 484 pages
...dimly gleams the visionary sword ? Oh ever beauteous, ever friendly ! tell, « Is it, in heav'n, a crime to love too well? To bear too tender, or too firm a heart, To act a lover's or a Roman's part ? 10 For those who greatly think, or bravely die ? Why bade ye else,...
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A Collection of Eighteenth Century Verse

Margaret Lynn - English poetry - 1907 - 484 pages
...Why dimly gleams the visionary sword ? Oh ever beauteous, ever friendly ! tell, i Is it, in heav'n, a crime to love too well? To bear too tender, or too firm a heart, To act a lover's or a Roman's part ? 10 For those who greatly think, or bravely die ? Why bade ye else,...
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The Vista of English Verse

English poetry - 1911 - 654 pages
...Why dimly gleams the visionary sword? Oh ever beauteous, ever friendly ! tell, Is it, in heav'n, a crime to love too well? To bear too tender, or too firm a heart, To act a lover's or a Roman's part? Is there no bright reversion in the sky, For those who greatly think,...
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