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" The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things : There is no armour against fate : Death lays his icy hands on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. "
Select Journal of Foreign Periodical Literature - Page 159
edited by - 1833
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures ..., Volume 18

1804
...USEFUL SAYINGS METRIFIED: AND COLLECTED IN 168f. Vivit postfunera virtus. The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things; There is...hand on kings; Sceptre and crown must tumble down With the poor crooked scythe and spade; All heads must come to the cold tomb, And in the dust be equal...
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Poetry for children, selected by L. Aikin

Poetry - 1806
...While greasy Joan doth keel the pot. S1IAKSPEARE. THE VANITY OF GREATNESS. THE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There...on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And 108 Prince Leboo. And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade ; All heads...
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Rebellion in Bath: or, The battle of the upper-rooms: an heroico-odico ...

Richard Warner, Henry Phillpotts (bp. of Exeter.), Tom Type (pseud.) - 1808
...bard8 in pensive strain, The many drawbacks on the brightest reign ; " The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things, There is no armour against fate;" Misfortune reaches e'en the best of KINGS; 6 Decus et tutamen. VIRG. 7 Pi^ff Ss piY flvjwc ava^ayr'...
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 1, Part 1

British poets - 1809
...in your fragrant bosom dies ! Vol. ISHIRLEY. DEATH's FINAL CONQUEST. 'T'HE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hands on kings. Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked...
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Reliques of ancient English poetry: consisting of old heroic ..., Volume 1

Thomas Percy - Ballads, English - 1812
...foregoing piece. It is said to have been a favourite Song with K. Charles II. 1 HE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate : Death lays his icy hands on kings : Scepter and crown 5 Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor...
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An excursion to Windsor, in July 1810. Also A sail down the river Medway ...

John Evans, John Evans (M.A., Edinburgh.) - 1817
...('harks the First, rush upon the mind with an impressive sublimity : — The glories of our blood ami state Are shadows, not substantial things: There is...against Fate, DEATH lays his icy hand on Kings. Sceptre antl crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made . . • With the poor crooked scythe and...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 45

1839
...skill to break a heart." FROM THE "CONTENTION OF AJAX AND ULYSSES." " The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things : There is no armour against fate : Death lays his icy hands on -kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in -tin' dust be equal made With the poor...
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Time's Telescope

Almanacs, English - 1817
...moral stanzas are said to have been a favourite song of Charl.es II : — The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate : Death lays his icy hands on kings: Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked...
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The Kaleidoscope: or, Literary and scientific mirror

1828
...break ; Great Juno will not let poor Echo speak. DEATH'S FINAL CONQUEST. The glories of our birth and state, Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate, Death lays bis icy hands on kings ; Sceptre and crown, Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made, With the...
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The Englishman's fire-side

...and meek OBEDIENCE blest. ORIGINAL.] R. H, M, DEATH'S FIHAI. CONQUEST. THE glories of our birth and state, Are shadows, not substantial things : There is no armour against fate; Death lays his icy hands on Kings : Sceptre and Crown, Must tumble down, And, in the dust be equal made With the poor...
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