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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 wife and woman's reward [by C.E.S. Norton].

Caroline Elizabeth S. Norton (hon. mrs. George.) - 1835 - 1124 pages
...OTLEY, CONDUIT STRLET 1835. Ij. •i • ul.T the cuof D 7 : WOMAN'S REWARD CHAPTER I. Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise, (That last infirmity of noble minds), To scorn delights, and live laborious days. LYCIDAS. Bold, handsome, able, if he chose to please,...
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Letters, Conversations, and Recollections of S. T. Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Critics - 1836 - 286 pages
...others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with tbe tangles of Neaera's hair? 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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Letters, Conversations, and Recollections of S. T. Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Critics - 1836 - 270 pages
...others use, 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...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...
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The Poetical Works of Milton, Young, Gray, Beattie, and Collins

English poetry - 1836 - 558 pages
...others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Neœra's hair? Fame U 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, Conies the blind...
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The Law Magazine: Or, Quarterly Review of Jurisprudence, Volume 15

Law - 1836 - 526 pages
...indolence, he was not idle—with none of the ordinary motives of exertion, he worked— " Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delight, and live laborious days." Too much praise cannot be bestowed upon Blackstone for having resisted...
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The cynosure, select passages from the most distinguished writers [ed. by ...

Cynosure - 1837 - 272 pages
...stand up, in a corrupt age, for what has not its immediate reward joined to it. ADD1SON. FAME is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise, (That last...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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Prodromus, or an inquiry into the first principles of reasoning; including ...

Graves Chamney Haughton (Sir) - 1839 - 292 pages
...following passage ; which differs from the sentiment contained in that just quoted :— " Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise, (That last infirmity of noble mind,) To scorn delight, and live laborious days." Here the religious persuasions of Milton have led him to undervalue...
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Gentleman's Magazine: And Historical Chronicle, Volume 167

Early English newspapers - 1839 - 882 pages
...1607.—Pennant's Tours in Wales, vol. ip 257, edit. 1Я10. Are not Milton's celebrated lines, " Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise, (That last infirmity of noble minds,)" taken from Tacitus ? He says, Etiam sapientibus, cupido yloriœ novissima ел-nitur. ERRATA....
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 1

Fitz-Greene Halleck - English poetry - 1840 - 372 pages
...others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Neaera's hair I 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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Nugae Literariae: Prose and Verse

Richard Winter Hamilton - Literature - 1841 - 662 pages
...fire." Milton thus excuses desire when it takes the shape of the love of distinction :— " Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise, (That last...mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious days."* Disgust and aversion, the extreme of desire, are most proper emotions when deeds and principles of...
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