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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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Principal Products of Portugal: Prose Pieces

Donald Hall - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 271 pages
...Marvell the traditionalist poet is not unmoved by tradition. The poem continues directly: Though justice against fate complain , And plead the ancient rights...therefore must make room Where greater spirits come. The most eloquent and touching stanzas describe the execution of Charles, written by the poet later...
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A Selection of Metaphysical Poets

Virginia Graham - English poetry - 1996 - 246 pages
...climb To ruin the great work of time, 35 And cast the kingdom 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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Zeitgenosse Horaz: der Dichter und seine Leser seit zwei Jahrtausenden

Helmut Krasser, Ernst A. Schmidt - Authors and readers - 1996 - 487 pages
...climb To ruin the great work of time, 35 And cast the kingdom old Into another mold; 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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Dryden and the Problem of Freedom: The Republican Aftermath, 1649-1680

David Haley - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 285 pages
...remarks (37-40) on state prudence — "Though Justice against Fate complain, / And plead the antient Rights in vain: / But those do hold or break / As Men are strong or weak" — have been deflated by setting beside them the scornful lines on the republican poet Tom May, who...
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Writing the English Republic: Poetry, Rhetoric and Politics, 1627-1660

David Norbrook - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 509 pages
...case with a provocatively extreme edge: Though Justice against Fate complain, And plead the antient Rights in vain: But those do hold or break As Men...therefore must make room Where greater Spirits come. (lines 37-44) No sooner does Justice appear as a personification than she collapses into an arbitrary...
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The Geography of Empire in English Literature, 1580-1745

Bruce McLeod - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 284 pages
...Marvell celebrates the emptying of that country of its Irish population by ironically claiming, that "Nature, that hateth emptiness, / Allows of penetration...therefore must make room / Where greater spirits come" (lines 41-4: Complete Poems). The absence of the godly's precepts and precincts breeds destruction;...
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1999 Lectures and Memoirs

British Academy - Reference - 2000 - 574 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...of penetration less: And therefore must make room When greater spirits come. (l—44) It may be said, 'Yeats was opposed to Maud Gonne's revolutionary...
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Selected Poems

Andrew Marvell - Poetry - 2002 - 96 pages
...valour climb To ruin the great work of time, And cast the kingdom 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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Shakespeare and Machiavelli

John Alan Roe, Both Professors of Maths John Roe - Drama - 2002 - 218 pages
...for example in matters of justice: Though justice against Fate complain, And plead the antient Rites in vain: But those do hold or break As Men are strong or weak.27 In this respect Machiavelli resembles among Renaissance authors nobody so much as Montaigne....
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Breakfast Served Any Time All Day: Essays on Poetry New and Selected

Donald Hall - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 220 pages
...continues directly: Though Justice against Fate complain. And plead the antient Rights in vain: lint those do hold or break As Men are strong or weak. Nature that hateth emptiness, Allows ot penetration less: And therefore must make room Where greater Spirits come. The most eloquent and...
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