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" GREAT men have been among us ; hands that penned And tongues that uttered wisdom — better none : The later Sidney, Marvel, Harrington, Young Vane, and others who called Milton friend. These moralists could act and comprehend : They knew how genuine... "
The Living Age - Page 111
1908
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The Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth ...

William Wordsworth - 1851 - 750 pages
...and yet thy heart The lowliest duties on herself did lay. XV. GREAT Men have been among us ; bands that penned And tongues that uttered wisdom, better...was put on ; Taught us how rightfully a nation shone In splendour : what strength was, that would not bend But in magnanimous meekness. France, 't is strange,...
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Hausschatz englischer Poesie: Auswahl aus den Werken der bedeutendsten ...

Oskar Ludwig Bernhard Wolff - 1852 - 438 pages
...common way In cheerful godliness ; and yet thy heart The lowliest duties on herself did lay. Great Men. Great men have been among us; hands that penned And...was put on; Taught us how rightfully a nation shone In splendour; what strength was, that would not bend But in magnanimous meekness. France, 'tis strange,...
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Compitum: Or, The Meeting of the Ways at the Catholic Church, Volume 6

Kenelm Henry Digby - 1852 - 450 pages
...manifest. Oh, what noble sons of the intellectual forest once covered all this ground ! Yes, truly, — " Great men have been among us ; hands that penned, And tongues that uttered wisdom." A celebrated author of the present day seems struck with this fact, and disposed for a moment to draw...
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A cyclopædia of poetical quotations, arranged by H.G. Adams

Cyclopaedia - 1853 - 772 pages
...others, Useless, and yet presuming. Herder. What millions died that Caesar might be great. Campbell. Great men have been among us: hands that penned, And...was put on; Taught us how rightfully a nation shone In splendour: what strength was, that would not bend But in magnanimous meekness. Wordsworth. The world...
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The Reporters: Chronologically Arranged : with Occasional Remarks Upon Their ...

John William Wallace - 1855 - 438 pages
...to be regretted. For with the name of Ley, every reader will recall that galaxy of noble hearts, " The later Sidney, Marvel, Harrington, Young Vane, and others who called Milton, friend," and grieve that through the poet's sonnet only, the Bar should know the name of " that good Earl, once...
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Oliver Cromwell; Or, England's Great Protector

Henry William Herbert - 1856 - 460 pages
...III. A POET AND A PATRIOT. Great men have been among us: bands that penned And tongues that uttert-d wisdom, better none; The later Sidney, Marvel, Harrington,...was put on ; Taught us how rightfully a nation shone In splendor; what strength was, that would not bend But in magnanimous weakness. WORDSWORTH — Sonnets...
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Select specimens of English poetry

Edward Hughes - 1856 - 474 pages
...Coleridge. GBEAT men have heen among us ; hands that penned And tongues that uttered wisdom — hetter none : The later Sidney, Marvel, Harrington, Young...was put on ; Taught us how rightfully a nation shone In splendour : what strength was, that would not hend But in magnanimous meekness. France,1 'tis strange,...
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Oliver Cromwell: Or, England's Great Protector

Henry William Herbert - 1896 - 466 pages
...beheld his chosen offspring, the stateliest of the sons of men." CHAPTER III. A POET AND A PATRIOT. Great men have- been among us : hands that penned...Marvel, Harrington, Young Vane, and others who called Nfilton friend; These moralists could act and comprehend; They knew how genuine glory was put on ;...
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The Earlier Poems of William Wordsworth: Corrected as in the Latest Editions ...

William Wordsworth - 1857 - 480 pages
...life's common way, In cheerful godliness ; and yet thy heart The lowliest duties on herself did lay. GREAT men have been among us ; hands that penned And...was put on ; Taught us how rightfully a nation shone In splendour : what strength was, that would not bend But in magnanimous meekness. France, 'tis strange,...
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Characters and Criticisms, Volume 1

William Alfred Jones - 1857 - 306 pages
...life's common way. In cheerful godliness; and yet thy heart The lowliest duties on herself did lay. Great men have been among us : hands that penned And...was put on ; Taught us how rightfully a nation shone In splendor; what strength was, that would not bend But in magnanimous meekness. France, 'tis strange...
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