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" The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things. There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. "
The Kaleidoscope: or, Literary and scientific mirror - Página 217
1828
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Citizenship Today: The Contemporary Relevance of T.H. Marshall

Martin Bulmer, Anthony M. Rees - 1996 - 306 páginas
...poor and the castles of kings." And James Shirley (1596-1666) reminds us that: Death lays his icy hand on kings Sceptre and crown Must tumble down And in...equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. (Shirley 1646) This attitude is integral to Christian social teaching that dominated the evaluation...
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Poetic Designs: An Introduction to Meters, Verse Forms, and Figures of Speech

Stephen Adams - 1997 - 252 páginas
...in this context yields unmistakable irony: There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings. Sceptre and crown Must tumble down And in...equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. Lines longer than the norm, like the alexandrine in the following example, generate a sense of stretch...
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Finding a Voice: Personal Response to A Level English

Mike Royston - 1998 - 223 páginas
...substantial things; There is no armour against Fate; Death lays his icy hand on kings; Sceptre and Crown 5 Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With...the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill: 10 But their strong nerves at last must yield; They tame but one another still: Early or late They...
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Time for Poetry: A Workshop Approach for Cxc

Nahdjla Carasco Bailey - 2014 - 128 páginas
...shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate; Death lays his icy hand on kings: s Sceptre and crown, Must tumble down, And in the dust...and spade. Some men with swords may reap the field, 10 And plant fresh laurels where they kill: But their strong nerves at last must yield; They tame but...
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Literary Companion to the Lectionary: A Poetic Gathering to Accompany the ...

Mark Pryce - 2001 - 160 páginas
...state Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against Fate; Death lays his icy hand on kings; Sceptre and Crown Must tumble down, And...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...
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The Story of Rats: Their Impact on Us, and Our Impact on Them

Samuel Anthony Barnett - 2001 - 202 páginas
...believed to have died. It struck more men than women, but made little distinction between classes. Sceptre and crown Must tumble down And in the dust...equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. As a result, infected persons were deserted by neighbours, family members and physicians. Some doctors,...
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At Vacant Hours

Thomas St Nicholas - 2002 - 492 páginas
...('The glories of our blood and state') includes the lines Death lays his icy hand on Kings, Scepter and Crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made, With the poor crooked sithe and spade. (The Poems of James Shirley, ed. Ray Livingstone Armstrong, New York, 1941, p. 54)...
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Awatere: A Soldier's Story

Arapeta Awatere - 2003 - 498 páginas
...Leveller The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things; Death lays his icy hand on kings: Sceptre and Crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With poor crooked scythe and spade. Some men with swords may reap the field, And plant fresh laurels where...
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Bartlett's Poems for Occasions

Geoffrey O'Brien, Billy Collins - 2007 - 544 páginas
...state Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against Fate; Death lays his icy hand on kings: Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust by equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. Some men with swords may reap the field, And...
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Songs of Ourselves

Cambridge International Examinations - 2005 - 265 páginas
...state Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate; Death lays his icy hand on kings; Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And...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...
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