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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 - Page 24
by Samuel Johnson - 1811 - 133 pages
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 18

Early English newspapers - 1748
...capitulate, and one refign j —Hit fall was dcftin'd to a barren ftrand, 119 A petty tortrcis, and a iutictu hand ; He left the name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale. m jfftcr picturing a vlrtaout and worthy r:'j aget bt gut on that, — But fen- there are whom...
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A Collection of Poems ...

Robert Dodsley - English poetry - 1758
...hoflile 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 world grew pafe, ' To point a moral, or adorn a talc. All All k times their fcenes of pompous woes afford* From...
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A collection of poems, by several hands [ed. by R. Dodsley]. [2 other copies ...

Collection - 1765
...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 world grew pale, Xo point a moral, or adorn a tale. All ' times their fcenes of pompous woes afford, From Perfia's tyrant...
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Cursory Remarks Made in a Tour Through Some of the Northern Parts of Europe ...

Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall - Copenhagen (Denmark) - 1775 - 412 pages
...lines ? They defcribe his death. V " His fall was deftin'd to a barren ftrand* *' A petty fortrefs, and a dubious hand ; " He left the name at which the world grew pale, *' To point a moral, or adorn a tale." 1 • • I mall not take up your time by a defeription of palaces, which are ever a repetition...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope, Volume 2

Joseph Warton - 1782
...ground ? His fall was deftin'd to a barren ftrand, A petty fortrefs and a dubious hand ; He left a name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale *. 51. Self-love but ferves the virtuous mind to wake, As the fmall pebble ftirs the peaceful...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Tales and visions: The history of ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...hoilile millions prefs him to the ground ? His fall was dettin'd to a barren (trand, A petty fortrefs, and a dubious hand; He left the name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a talc. All * times their fcenes of pompous woes afford, From Perlia's tyrant, to Bavaria's lord. In...
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Bell's Classical Arrangement of Fugitive Poetry: Vol. V.

English poetry - 1789 - 200 pages
...absence, possessed themselves of so much of his kingdom as they had any pretensions to claim." 30. His fall was destin'd to a, barren strand, A petty fortress, and a dubious hand;] He was shot at the siege of Frederickshall, Dec. ist, 1718. 30. All times their scenes of pompous woes...
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The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe: Of York ...

Daniel Defoe - Crusoe, Robinson (Fictitious character) - 1790
...Johnfon, in thofe energetic lines, which thus conclude the character of the Swedijh Charles ; *' Who left the name, at which the world grew pale, " To point a moral, or adorn a tale." De Foe was fo little difturbed by the appearance of The Moon Calf, or accurate reflections on...
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The Flowers of Modern Travels: Being Elegant, Entertaining and ..., Volume 1

John Adams - Voyages and travels - 1792
...concluding Hnes defcribes his death. His faJl was difliu'd to a barren (Irani), • ff A petty fortrefs, and a dubious hand ; " He left the name at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a Ule." WRAXHAL. SECT. XXVII. t .OF PETERSBURG. AD 1774THIS great capital, though only a creation of...
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George I. George II

William Belsham - Great Britain - 1793
...ground ? His fall was deftin'd to a barren ftrand, A petty fortrefs, and a dubious hand : He left that name at which the world grew pale, To point a moral or adorn a tale. JOHNSON'S Im. of Juv. Sat. id. fhe really derived from the pofleffion of thefe detached and remote...
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