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" Stern o'er each bosom reason holds her state With daring aims irregularly great ; Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of human kind pass by... "
The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 353
by James Boswell - 1786 - 442 pages
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Goldsmith's The Deserted Village: The Traveller; Gray's Elegy in a Country ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1916 - 86 pages
...combined, Extremes are only in the master's mind 1 Stern o'er each bosom reason holds her state, 325 With daring aims irregularly great ; Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of human kind pass by ; Intent on high designs, a thoughtful band, By forms unfashioned,...
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Johnson's Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland: And Boswell's Journal ...

Samuel Johnson - 1924 - 511 pages
...such energy, that the tear started into his eye : ' Stern o'er each bosom reason holds her state, ' With daring aims irregularly great, ' Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, ' I see the lords of humankind pass by, ' Intent on high designs, a thoughtful band, ' By forms unfashion...
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The Boswellian Hero

William C. Dowling - 2008 - 224 pages
...with such energy, that the tear started into his eye: Stern o'er each bosom reason holds her state, With daring aims irregularly great, Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of humankind pass by. . . ." (V-345) Johnson's romantic nationalism in the Tour, like...
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