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" Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights and live laborious days; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred... "
Examinations Papers - Pagina 440
1896
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Punch, Volumi 80-81

Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman - 1881 - 644 pagine
...not left his peer." Here a moment in the full bloom and strength of Parliamentar vigour ; the next. " Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life." PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI. [FEBRUARY 5, 1881. the English and Scotch. The last touch was given...
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The Hunterian Oration, Delivered at the Royal College of Surgeons, in London ...

George Gisborne Babington - 1842 - 44 pagine
...harvest of his exertions, this is but the lot of humanity : " The fair guerdon when we hope to find, Comes the blind Fury, with the abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life.''* The edifice which he projected was perhaps too vast to be erected by one individual, or to be completed...
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Environs of London: Western Division

John Fisher Murray - 1842 - 322 pagine
...others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Nescra's hair ? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise ( That last infirmity of noble minds) To scorn delights, and live laborious days.'' For ever sacred be the place that has part in...
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The English Civil Wars in the Literary Imagination

Claude J. Summers, Ted-Larry Pebworth - 1999 - 291 pagine
...they list, their lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel Pipes of wretch'd straw. Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...Noble mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious dayes; Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil. — John Milton, Lycidas I Central to the apologiae...
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A Commentary on the Letters of M. Cornelius Fronto

Michael Petrus Josephus Van Den Hout, Marco Cornelio Frontón - 1999 - 752 pagine
...Tacitus, as has been assumed by Crossley, The Correspondence 7 If., who compares Milton's 'Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (that last infirmity of noble mind) to scorn delights'; by Priebe II l 3; Schwierczina, Frontoniana 33; Teuffel 3,75; Schanz IIP l00; Selvatico, Scambio 294...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Edward Geoffrey Parrinder, Geoffrey Parrinder - 2000 - 389 pagine
...never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee. John Donne, Meditation, XVII (1624) H But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think...burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with th'abhorred shears And slits the thin-spun life. John Milton, l.yddas (1637) is Life itself is but...
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November: Lincoln's Elegy at Gettysburg

Kent Gramm - 2001 - 350 pagine
...others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Neaeras hair? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with th' abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life. "But not the praise," Phoebus repli'd, and touch'd...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - 2001 - 688 pagine
...Milton, in Lycidas (1637), substitutes Fury for Fate as he ponders the fortune of man: Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with th' abhorred shears And slits the thin-spun life. leb,(s)lab: loose, hanging (as the lip), etc. Gk...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - 2007 - 344 pagine
...what is pleasing to them." — Spinoza "Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil." — "Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise, that last infirmity...mind, to scorn delights, and live laborious days." — John Milton "Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail, and it is only after it has slipped...
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The Scientific Letters and Papers of James Clerk Maxwell: Volume 3, 1874-1879

James Clerk Maxwell - 1990 - 996 pagine
...is a necessary concomitant of an athletic exercise in which we may find pleasure. (3) 'Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise/ (That last...Noble mind)/ To scorn delights, and live laborious dayes;' John Milton, 'Lycidas', lines 70-2. Indeed the pleasurable or painful character of an elementary...
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