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" His fall was destined to a barren strand, A petty fortress, and a dubious hand ; He left the name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale. "
The Poetical Works of Samuel Johnson: Collated with the Best Editions - Pagina 24
di Samuel Johnson - 1811 - 133 pagine
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A Tour 'round the Baltic: Thro' the Northern Countries of Europe ...

Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall - 1807 - 452 pagine
...it as his own. Do you remember the four concluding lines, that describe Charles's death ? " His fall was destin'd to a barren strand, •" A petty fortress, and a dubious hand ; " He left the aame, at which the world grew pale, " To point a moral, or adorn a tale." There is another relic, which...
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The Warrior's Looking Glass: Wherein is Shewn from Many High Authorities ...

George Beaumont - 1808 - 204 pagine
...hoftile millions prefs him to the ground ? His fall was deftin'd to a barren ftrand, A petty fortrefs, and a dubious hand ; He left the name at which the...point a moral, or adorn a tale. • , All times their fcenes of pom pous woes afford, From Perfia's tyrant to Bavaria's Lord. In gay hoftility, and barb'rous...
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Lives, Translated from the Greek, with Notes Critical and ..., Volume 3

Plutarch - 1808
...are victorious than it is to the vanquifhed." Then he paid his refpects to Helenus in a very obliging He left the name at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale ! jobnfoii. * Antigonuv the Firft was killed at the battle of Ipfus, and Demetrius the Firft long...
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Works, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...? Did rival monarchs give the fatal wound ? Or hostile millions press him to the ground ? His fall was destin'd to a barren strand, A petty fortress,...the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a talc,. * All times their scenes of pompous woes afford, From Persia's tyrant to Bavaria's lord. In...
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 2

British poets - 1809
...? Did rival monarchs give the fatal wound ? Or hostile millions press him to the ground ? His fall was destin'd to a barren strand, A petty fortress,...the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale. In gay hostility, and barbarous pride, With half mankind embattled at his side, Great Xerxes...
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Elegant Extracts, Volumi 1-2

Vicesimus Knox - 1809
...nwnnrchs give the fatal wound ? Or hostile millions press him to the ground ? His fall was deslin'd And rich men riock from all ihe world around ; Yet...but a name That leaves our useful product still the tale. Ail* timcstheirscenesofponipoiiswoesafibrd, From Persia's tyrant, to Bavaria's lord. Ivt gay...
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A General Collection of Voyages and Travels from the Discovery of ..., Volume 18

William Fordyce Mavor - 1809
...waits on the deaths of sovereigns. Dr. Johnson justly says of Charles XII. " Hii fall was destined to a barren strand, " A petty fortress, and a dubious...the world grew pale, " To point a moral, or adorn a tale." The palaces in Sweden, though numerous enough, are less splendid or magnificent than I 'have...
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The Memoirs of the Life, and Writings of Percival Stockdale ..., Volume 1

Percival Stockdale - 1809
...give the fatal wound ; Or hostile millions press him to the ground? His fall was destined to a foreign strand; A petty -fortress, and a dubious hand ; ....the world grew pale, To point a- moral, or adorn a tale. My lord DOUNE (the present earl of MORAY) did me the honour to correspond with me, long after...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 16

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 526 pagine
...press him to the ground ? His fall was destin'd to a barren strand, A petty fortress, and a cl'ibkras hand ; He left the name, at- which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale. '-' All timestheirscenesof pompous woesaffbrd, From Persia's tyrant to Bavaria's lord! In gay hostility and...
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Smart, Wilkie, P. Whitehead, Fawkes, Lovibond, Harte, Langhorne, Goldsmith ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1810
...rival monarchs give the fatal wound ? Or hostile millions press him to the ground? His fall wasde*tin'd to a barren strand, A petty fortress, and a dubious hand ; He left the name, at which the wurld grew pale. To point a moral, or adorn a tale. ]i All times tneir seen esof pompous woes aSurd,...
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