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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 Homilist; or, The pulpit for the people, conducted by D ..., Volume 8

David Thomas
...most obscure of the present generation will be dust. " The garlands wither on your brow, Then boast no more your mighty deeds ; Upon death's purple altar,... victim bleeds : All heads must come To the cold tomb, Only the actions of the just Smell sweet and blossom in the dust." In sublime contrast with this...
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The Presbyterian Magazine, Volume 2

Cortlandt Van Rensselaer - 1852
...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. BOTH WORLDS HAVE THEIR PROPER...
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Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2

Theodore Parker - 1852
...When they, pale captives, creep to death. " The garlands wither on his brow : Then boast no more his mighty deeds, Upon death's purple altar now, See where...victor victim bleeds. All heads must come To the cold tomb, Only the actions of the just Smell sweet and blossom in the dust." 'If he could speak to us from...
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Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the ...

United States. 76th Cong., 3d sess., 1940, United States. Congress - 1941 - 157 pages
...vale of misery, suffering, famine, pestilence, and 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, and blossom in their...
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Growing Up with Poetry: An Anthology for Secondary Schools

David Rubadiri - 1989 - 112 pages
...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...
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The Medieval Revival and Its Influence on the Romantic Movement

R. R. Agrawal - 1990 - 291 pages
...concluding lines refer to the inevitability of 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.46 Similarly, a fine philosophical song, "My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is," which is believed to have...
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Finding a Voice: Personal Response to A Level English

Mike Royston - 1998 - 223 pages
...murmuring breath 15 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; 20 Your heads must come To the cold tomb; Only the actions of the just Smell...
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Literary Companion to the Lectionary: A Poetic Gathering to Accompany the ...

Mark Pryce - 2001 - 160 pages
...fate, And must give up their murmuring breath When they, pale captives, creep to death. 114 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...
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Awatere: A Soldier's Story

Arapeta Awatere - 2003 - 498 pages
...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 head must come To the cold tomb; Only the actions of the just Smell sweet...
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Bartlett's Poems for Occasions

Geoffrey O'Brien, Billy Collins - 2007 - 544 pages
...When they, pale captives, creep to death. OF WAR \42i 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...
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