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" How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea, Whose action is no stronger than a flower? O, how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wrackful siege of battering days, When rocks impregnable are not so stout, Nor gates of steel so strong, but... "
The Works of William Shakespeare... - Page 200
by William Shakespeare - 1907
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Anthologia Anglica, a new selection from the English poets from Spenser to ...

Anthologia Anglica - 1873
...the parts that thou shouldst bear. O, how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wreckful siege of battering days, When rocks impregnable are...so strong, but Time decays ? O fearful meditation ! where, alack ! Shall Time's best jewel from Time's chest lie hid ? Or what strong hand can hold his...
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Progressive exercises in Latin elegiac verse

Charles Granville Gepp - 1874
...(cado) from my mind? EXERCISE X. (Shakespeare). Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea, But sad mortality o'ersways their power, How with...flower ? O how shall summer's honey breath hold out 5 Against the wreckful siege of battering days, When rocks impregnable are not so stout, Nor gates...
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Exercises in dictation; with hints on paraphrasing & composition

F. Peel - English language - 1874 - 126 pages
...rock exposed to the fury of the winds. XXII. Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea,1 But sad mortality o'ersways'' their power, How with...a plea, Whose action is no stronger than a flower ?3 0 how shall summer's honey4 breath hold5 out Against the wreckful siege of battering6 days, When...
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Chaucer to Burns

Rossiter Johnson - English poetry - 1876
...IXV. Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless Bat sad mortality o'ersways their power, [sea, ill another fervent flood '! 0, how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wreckful siege of battering days, When rocks...
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A dictionary of poetical illustrations

Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1877
...fair. Ytung. 278. BEAUTY : its decay inevitable. SINCE brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea. t to the brighter hope Of dwelling in Thy love ? What...Head, Of fellowship with Thee ? This joy e'en now on wreckful siege of battering days Where rocks impregnable are not so stout, Nor gates of steel so strong,...
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The plays and poems of William Shakespeare, ed. by J.P. Collier, Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1878
...weep to have that which it fears to lose. LXV. Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea, But sad mortality o'er-sways their power, How with...no stronger than a flower ? O ! how shall summer's honey-breath hold out Against the wreckful siege of battering days, When rocks impregnable arc not...
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The Poems

William Shakespeare - 1878 - 288 pages
...But weep to have that which it fears to lose. Since brass, nor stone, norearth, nor boundless sea, But sad mortality o'ersways their power, How with...a plea, Whose action is no stronger than a flower ? 0, how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wreckful siege of battering days, When rocks...
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The Poetical Works of William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, Volumes 1-2

William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson - English poetry - 1879 - 686 pages
...weep to have that which it fears to lose. LXV Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea, But sad mortality o'ersways their power, How with...how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wreckful siege of battering days, When rocks impregnable are not so stout, Nor gates of steel so strong,...
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Songs and Sonnets

William Shakespeare - Songs, English - 1879 - 253 pages
...TIME AND LOVE C INCE brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea, But sad mortality o'er-svvays their power, How with this rage shall beauty hold...how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wreckful siege of battering days, When rocks impregnable are not so stout, Nor gates of steel so strong,...
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The Shakespeare Key: Unlocking the Treasures of His Style, Elucidating the ...

Charles Cowden Clarke, Mary Cowden Clarke - 1879 - 810 pages
...And by their verdict is determined The clear eye's moiety, and the dear heart's part. — Ibid., 46. How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea, Whose action is no stronger than a flower ? — -Ibid., 65. But be contented: when that fell arrest Without all bail shall carry me away. —...
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