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" Though Justice against Fate complain, And plead the ancient rights in vain: But those do hold or break As men are strong or weak. "
The Worthies of Yorkshire and Lancashire: Being Lives of the Most ... - Page 62
by Hartley Coleridge - 1836 - 732 pages
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The Metaphysical Poets

Helen Gardner - Poetry - 1967 - 309 pages
...cast the Kingdome old Into another Mold. Though Justice against Fate complain, And plead the antient Rights in vain : But those do hold or break As Men...greater Spirits come. What Field of all the Civil Wars, Where his were not the deepest Scars ? And Hampton shows what part He had of wiser Art. Where,...
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Andrew Marvell

R. Wilcher - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 191 pages
...climb To ruin the great work of time, And cast the kingdoms old Into another mould. Though justice against fate complain. And plead the ancient rights in vain: But those do hold or break 40 As men are strong or weak. Nature, that hateth emptiness, Allows of penetration less: And therefore...
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ANDREW MARVELL 1621-1678 Tercentenary Tributes

AUGUSTINE BIRRELL, H. HENSLEY HENSON, T.S ELIOT, CYRIL FALLS, EDMUND GOSSE, H.J. MASSINGHAM, J.C. SQUIRE, EDWARD WRIGHT - 1922
...climb To ruin the great work of Time, And cast the kingdoms old Into another mould; Though Justice against Fate complain, And plead the ancient rights...therefore must make room Where greater spirits come. This, surely, is the eulogy of a condottiere, * urging his active star ' to his own personal glory....
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...sing His Numbers languishing. (1. 1-4) 21 Though Justice against Fate complain. And plead the antient . (I. 37-40) 22 Henothing common did, or mean. Upon the memorable Scene: But with his keener Eye The...
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Shakespearean Pragmatism: Market of His Time

Lars Engle - Drama - 1993 - 266 pages
...climb To ruin the great work ot time. And cast the kingdoms old Into another mould. Though justice against fate complain. And plead the ancient rights...those do hold or break As men are strong or weak. 20 Marvell's equivocal handling of Cromwell's providential understanding of his victories evokes Machiavelli...
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Lines of Authority: Politics and English Literary Culture, 1649-1689

Steven N. Zwicker - History - 1996 - 254 pages
...in terms of a clear political calculus: Though Justice against Fate complain, And plead the antient Rights in vain: But those do hold or break As Men are strong or weak. 35 What Marvell warily acknowledges in the Horatian Ode, however, Dryden heightens and celebrates in...
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The Cambridge Companion to English Poetry, Donne to Marvell

Thomas N. Corns, Senior Lecturer Department of English Thomas N Corns, University of Cambridge - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 306 pages
...situation in 1650 be confronted squarely: Though Justice against Fate complain, And plead the antient Rights in vain: But those do hold or break As Men are strong or weak. (lines 37-40) Justice is still named justice, and the ancient rights are still rights (every party...
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The Modest Ambition of Andrew Marvell: A Study of Marvell and His Relation ...

Patsy Griffin - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 216 pages
...His great spirit achieves his victories: Though Justice against Fate complain, And plead the antient Rights in vain: But those do hold or break As Men...greater Spirits come. What Field of all the Civil Wars, Where his were not the deepest Scars? (37-46) He not only "acts," which the unfortunate lover...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...climb To ruin the great work of time, And cast the kingdoms old Into another mould, Though justice against fate complain, And plead the ancient rights...those do hold or break As men are strong or weak. 40 Nature, that hateth emptiness, Allows of penetration less: And therefore must make room Where greater...
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Poetry, Space, Landscape: Toward a New Theory

Chris Fitter - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 322 pages
...novelty. The historical pragmatics of the 'notable English ItaloMachiavellian'322 - 'Though justice against fate complain, / And plead the ancient rights...But those do hold or break / As men are strong or weak'323 - here assume rather pre-Kierkegaardian connotations of total possibility. The world's order...
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