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" Tis God's appointment who must sway, And who is to submit. "Since, then, the rule of right is plain, And longest life is but a day; To have my ends, maintain my rights, I'll take the shortest way. "
Willis's Current Notes: A Series of Articles on Antiquities, Biography ... - Page 81
by George Willis - 1856
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Poems in 2 Vols., Reprinted Original Ed. of 1807 Ed. with Note on ..., Volume 2

William Wordsworth - 1807
...have my ends, maintain my rights, " I'll take the shortest way." And thus among these rocks he liv'd, Through summer's heat and winter's snow : The Eagle, he was Lord above, And Rob was Lord below. So was it — would, at least, have been But through untowardness of fate : For Polity was then too...
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Poems, in Two Volumes, Volume 1

William Wordsworth - English poetry - 1807 - 170 pages
...have my ends, maintain my rights, " I'll take the shortest way." And thus among these rocks he liv'd, Through summer's heat and winter's snow : The Eagle, he was Lord above, .And Rob was Lord below. , 6 So was it — would, at least, have been But through untowardness of fate : For Polity was then...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Wordsworth - 1815
...longest life is ljut a day ; " To have my ends, maintain my rights, " I'll take the shortest way." And thus among these rocks he lived, Through summer's...Eagle, he was Lord above, And Rob was Lord below. So was it — would, at least, have been But through untowardness of fate; ••i For Polity was then...
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Poems by William Wordsworth: Including Lyrical Ballads, and the ..., Volume 2

William Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth - 1815
...And longest life is but a day ; " To have my ends, maintain my rights, " I'll take the shortest way." And thus among these rocks he lived, Through summer's...Eagle, he was Lord above, And Rob was Lord below. So was it — would, at least, have been But through untowardness of fate; For Polity was then too...
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The British poets of the nineteenth century, including the select works of ...

British poets - 1828
...plain. And longest life is hut a day; To have my ends, maintain my right*, I'll take the shortest way.11 n sorrow he * wns Lord above, And Rob was Lord below. So was it — would, at least, have been But through untowardness...
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Waverley Novels, Volume 7

Walter Scott - 1829
...plain, And longest life is but a day, To have my ends, maintain my rights, I'll take the shortest way. " And thus among these rocks he lived, Through summer's...eagle, he was lord above, And Rob was lord below. We are not, however, to suppose the character of this distinguished outlaw to be that of an actual...
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Rob Roy [by sir W. Scott]. With the author's last notes and additions

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1831
...ends, maintain my rights, Tll take the shortest way." And thus among these rocks he lived, Throngh summer's heat and winter's snow: The eagle, he was lord above, And Rob was lord below. We are not, however, to suppose the character of this distinguished outlaw to be that of an actual...
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Waverley - Heart of Midlothian

Sir Walter Scott - 1833
...plain, And longest life is but a day, To have my ends, maintain my rights, I'll take the shortest way." And thus among these rocks he lived, -. Through summer's...eagle, he was lord above, And Rob was lord below. We are not, however, to suppose the character of this distinguished outlaw to be that of an actual...
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The republic of letters, [ed.] by A. Whitelaw

Alexander Whitelaw - 1833
...rights, I'll take the shortest way." And thus among these rocks he lived, Through summer heat and winter snow: The eagle, he was lord above, And Rob was lord below. So was it-tnonht, at least have been But through untowardness of fate i For polity was then too strong;...
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Rob Roy, Volumes 1-2

Walter Scott - Outlaws - 1834
...plain, And longest life is but a day, To have my cuds, maintain my rights, I'll take the shortest way." And thus among these rocks he lived, Through summer's...winter's snow : The eagle, he was lord above, And K'>l> was lord below. We arc not, however, to suppose the character of this distinguished outlaw to...
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