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" Milton, Lycidas, 70 : Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious days. "
Classical and Foreign Quotations,law Terms and Maxims,proverbs,mottoes ... - Page 150
by William Francis Henry King - 1887 - 608 pages
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 34

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - English literature - 1826 - 854 pages
...undone, whereby a notable mind might be made famous and fortunate.' Thus it is that, - ‘ Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise, (That last...mind,) To scorn delights, and live laborious days.' But leaving the individual adventurer out of the question, the very spirit of enterprize, which such...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Prefaces

John Aikin - English poetry - 1826 - 840 pages
...others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tingles of Ne;cra's hair ? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) 71 To scorn delights and live laliorious days ; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think...
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Paradise Regained: Samson Agonistes, Comus and Arcades

John Milton - 1827 - 518 pages
...others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Neaera's hair 1 Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious days; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze. Comes the blind...
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New elegant extracts; a selection from the most eminent British ..., Volume 4

New elegant extracts - 1827 - 402 pages
...this title. To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Neaera's hair ? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights, and lire laborious days; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Lord Byron

George Clinton - Poets, English - 1828 - 888 pages
...events—such the disappointments which lie in wait to check the most honorable enterprises ! ' Faroe is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...noble mind) To scorn delights and live laborious days ; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind...
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Quarterly Review, Volume 37, Issue 73

1828 - 598 pages
...unostentatious Collingwood—to whom may truly be applied the beautiful lines of our great poet: ' Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...mind!) To scorn delights, and live laborious days ; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 37

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1828 - 626 pages
...unostentatious Collingwood—to whom may truly be applied the beautiful lines of our great poet : ' Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...mind !) To scorn delights, and live laborious days ; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind...
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Recensio synoptica annotationis sacrae, being a critical digest ..., Volume 8

Samuel Thomas Bloomfield - Bible - 1828 - 830 pages
...and the notes of Dr. Jortin. * Thus Milton, in a fine passage of his exquisite Lycidas: Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise, (That last infirmity of noble minds,) To scorn delights, and live laborious days. Thus it would appear that the words oure farouvrfr...
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The Beauties of the British Poets: With a Few Introductory Observations

George Croly - English poetry - 1828 - 430 pages
...others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Nesera's hair ? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble minds) To scorn delights, and live laborious days ; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And...
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The history of Thucydides, newly tr. and illustr. with annotations ..., Volume 1

Thucydides - 1829 - 588 pages
...passages were probably in the mind of Milton, in those matchless verses of his Lycidast " Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...noble mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious days ; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind...
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