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" Who breaks his birth's invidious bar, And grasps the skirts of happy chance, And breasts the blows of circumstance, And grapples with his evil star; Who makes by force his merit known And lives to clutch the golden keys, To mould a mighty state's decrees,... "
The foster brothers [by J. Payn]. - Page 366
by James Payn - 1859
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The Christian reformer; or, Unitarian magazine and review [ed. by ..., Volume 6

Robert Aspland - 1850
...hath been As some divinely gifted man, Whose life in low estate began And on a simple village green ; Who breaks his birth's invidious bar, And grasps the skirts of happy chance, And breasts the blows of circumstance And grapples with his evil star ; Who makes by force his merit...
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In Memoriam

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - English Literature - 1850 - 210 pages
...hath been, As some divinely gifted man, Whose life hi low estate began And on a simple village green ; Who breaks his birth's invidious bar, And grasps the skirts of happy chance, And breasts the blows of circumstance, And grapples with his evil star ; Who makes by force his merit...
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In Memoriam, Issue 1

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - Grief - 1850 - 210 pages
...hath heen, As some divinely gifted man, Whose life iu low estate began And on a simple village green ; Who breaks his birth's invidious bar, And grasps the skirts of happy chance, And breasts the blows of circumstance, And grapples with his evil star ; Who makes by force his merit...
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The Edinburgh Christian magazine, Volumes 1-2

1850
...been, As some divinely gifted man, Whose life in low estate began And on a simple village green ; 1 Who breaks his birth's invidious bar, And grasps the skirts of happy chin«, And breasts the blows cf circumsua«, And grapples with his evil star ; Who makes by force...
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The Princess: A Medley

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1851 - 183 pages
...hath been, As some divinely gifted man, Whose life in low estate began And on a simple village green ; Who breaks his birth's invidious bar, And grasps the skirts of happy chance, And breasts the blows of circumstance, And grapples with his evil star ; "Who makes by force his merit...
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The book of English poetry, with critical and biogr. sketches of the poets

English poetry - 1853
...been, As some divinely gifted man, Whose life in low estate began, And on a simple village green ; Who breaks his birth's invidious bar, And grasps the skirts of happy chance, And breasts the blows of circumstance, And grapples with his evil star ; Who makes by force his merit...
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The Foster Brothers: Being a History of the School and College Life of Two ...

James Payn - 1859 - 405 pages
...St. Boniface to Rembroke College, whither he happened to be bound upon some missionary enter. prise. Mr. Cardan Bracket, with the tears in his eyes, began...Memoriam," "Who breaks his birth's invidious bar, and graspe the skirts of happy chance," but there interrupted himself with, " it wasn't altogether chance,...
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Poems, Volume 1

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1859 - 448 pages
...been, As some divinely gifted man, Whose life in low estate began, And on a simple village green ; Who breaks his birth's invidious bar, And grasps the skirts of happy chance, And breasts the blows of circumstance, And grapples with his evil star ; Who makes by force his merit...
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Nightingale Valley: A Collection, Including a Great Number of the Choicest ...

William Allingham - English poetry - 1860 - 288 pages
...hath been, As some divinely gifted man, Whose life in low estate began And on a simple village green ; Who breaks his birth's invidious bar, And grasps the skirts of happy chance, And breasts the blows of circumstance, And grapples with his evil star ; Who makes by force his merit...
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ESSAYS IN BIOGRAPHY CRITICISM

PETER BAYNE - 1860
...hath been, As some divinely gifted man, Whose life in low estate began And on a simple village green; "Who breaks his birth's invidious bar, And grasps the skirts of happy chance, And breasts the blows of circumstance, And grapples with his evil star; Who makes by force his merit...
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