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" ... reap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill: But their strong nerves at last must yield; They tame but one another still: Early or late They stoop to fate, And must give up their murmuring breath, When they, pale captives, creep to death.... "
The Worcester Magazine and Historical Journal - Page 128
1826
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The Social History of Great Britain During the Reigns of the ..., Volume 2

William Goodman - 1845
...murmuring breath, When they, pale captives creep to death. The garlands wither on your brow, Then boast no more your mighty deeds ; Upon death's purple altar...victor victim bleeds : All heads must come To the cold tomb, Only the actions of the just Smell sweet and blossom in the dust." It is said to have been a...
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 79

1876
...equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. " The garlands wither on your brow ; Then boast no more your mighty deeds ; Upon death's purple altar,...victor victim bleeds : All heads must come To the cold tomb : Only the actions of the just Smell sweet and blossom in the dust." IT is wonderful how a brief...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845
...murmuring breath, When they, pale captives, creep to death. The garlands wither on your brow : Then boast no more your mighty deeds ! Upon Death's purple altar now See where the victor-victim bleeds ! Your heads must come To the cold tomb, Only the actions of the just Smell sweet,5...
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Poetry for Home and School ...

Anna Cabot Lowell - 1846
...murmuring breath, When they pale captives creep to death. The garlands wither on your brow ; Then boast no more your mighty deeds ; Upon Death's purple altar now See where the victor victim bleeds ; All hands must come To the cold tomb, Only the actions of the just Smell sweet and blossom in the dust....
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1847
...murmuring breath. When they, pale captives, creep to death. The garlands wither on your brow, Then boast says, nothing but 'frail vows' to oppose to the stratagems...fair. He moralises as follows : — For women first tomb, Only the actions of the just Smell sweet and blossom in the dust. Upon hit Mittmt Sad. Melancholy,...
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Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - 1847
...murmuring1 breath, When they, pale captives, creep to death. The garlands wither on your brow, Then boast no more your mighty deeds ; Upon death's purple altar,...victor victim bleeds : All heads must come To the cold tomb, Only the actions of the just Smell sweet, and blossom in the dust. —JAMES SHIRLEY. TEMPERANCE,...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - 1847
...When they, pale captives, creep to death. The garlands wither on your brow, Then boast no more vour erience do attain To something like prophetic strain....pleasures, Melancholy, give, And I with thee will choos tomb, Only the actions of the just Smell sweet and blossom in the dust. Upon hit ifistnu Sad, Melancholy,...
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The Social History of Great Britain During the Reigns of the Stuarts ...

William Goodman - 1847
...captives creep to death. The garlands wither on your brow, ' . .' ' /• .,.— i>•• Then boast no more your mighty deeds ; , •. ,• '.* Upon death's...purple altar now, See where the victor victim bleeds i " .' «.!(.:..'•• All heads must come To the cold tomb, •'•;. . • 'I i. . Only the actions...
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The Family Christian Almanac for the United States, for the Year of Our Lord ...

1851
...murmuring breath, When they, pale captive*, creep to death. The garlands wither on your brow ; Then boast no more your mighty deeds : Upon death's purple altar now See where the victor-Tictim bleeds ; All heads must come To the cold tomb : Only the actions of the just Smell sweet...
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A Discourse Delivered in Quincy, March 11, 1848, at the Interment of John ...

William Parsons Lunt - 1848 - 60 pages
...the small, Sceptre and crown with scythe and spade. 3 The garlands wither on your brow ; Then boast no more your mighty deeds : Upon death's purple altar now See where the victor victim bleeds ! 4 All heads must come to the cold tomb: Only the actions of the just Preserve in death a rich perfume,...
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