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Page 131 - The cease of majesty Dies not alone, but like a gulf doth draw What's near it with it; it is a massy wheel, Fix'd on the summit of the highest mount, To whose huge spokes ten thousand lesser things Are mortis'd and adjoin'd; which, when it falls, Each small annexment, petty consequence, Attends the boisterous ruin. Never alone Did the king sigh, but with a general groan.
Page 141 - Lincoln sped the message on o'er the wide vale of Trent ; Till Skiddaw saw the fire that burned on Gaunt's embattled pile, And the red glare on Skiddaw roused the burghers of Carlisle.
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Page 109 - With dying hand the rudder held, Till, in his fall, with fateful sway, The steerage of the realm gave way ! Then, while on Britain's thousand plains, One unpolluted church remains, Whose peaceful bells ne'er sent around The bloody tocsin's maddening sound, But still, upon the...
Page 53 - Hidden beneath the mountains and the waves. He gave man speech, and speech created thought, Which is the measure of the universe ; And Science struck the thrones of Earth and Heaven, Which shook, but fell not ; and the harmonious mind Poured itself forth in all-prophetic song ; And music lifted up the listening spirit Until it walked, exempt from mortal care, Godlike, o'er the clear billows of sweet sound...
Page 52 - Nepenthe, moly, amaranth, fadeless blooms, That they might hide with thin and rainbow wings ' The shape of Death ; and Love he sent to bind The disunited tendrils of that vine \Vhich bears the wine of life, the human heart...

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