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" I would be great, but that the sun doth still Level his rays against the rising hill: I would be high, but see the proudest oak Most subject to the rending thunder-stroke: I would be rich, but see men too unkind, Dig in the bowels of the richest mind:... "
The Bee, Or Literary Intelligencer - Page 258
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The Bee, Or Literary Intelligencer, Volume 8

James Anderson - Books, Reviews - 1792
...; Fame, honour, beauty, state, train, blood and birth, Are but the fading blofsoms of the earth. J would be great, but that the sun doth still Level...would be high, but see the proudest oak Most subject te the rending thunder-atroke j I would be rich, but see men too unkind, Dig in the bowels of the richest...
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which ..., Volume 2

English poets - 1801
...1671. FAME, honour, beauty, state, trains, blood and birth, Are but the fading blossoms of the earth. I would be great ; but that the sun doth still Level...thunder-stroke. I would be rich ; but see men, too unkind, Dig out the bowels of the richest mine. I would be wise ; but that the fox I see Suspected guilty, while...
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Specimens of the early English poets, Volume 3

George Ellis - 1803
...FAME, honour, beauty, state, trains, blood, and birth, Are but the fading blossoms of the earth. I would be great ; but that the sun doth still Level...rising hill. I would be high ; but see the proudest oak More subject to the rending thunder-stroke. I would be rich ; but see men, too unkind, Dig out the...
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Selection of Poems ...

Poetry - 1808
...own. Fame, honour, beauty, state, train, blood and birth, Are but the fading blossoms of the earth. I would be great, but that the sun doth still Level...see men too unkind, Dig in the bowels of the richest mind : I would be wise, but that I often see The fox suspected, whilst the ass goes free : I would...
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Select Beauties of Ancient English Poetry, Volume 2

Henry Headley, Henry Kett - English poetry - 1810
...own, Fame, honour, beauty, state, train, blood and birth, Are but the fading blossoms of the earth. I would be great, but that the sun doth still Level...men, too unkind, Dig in the bowels of the richest mind : 1 would be wise, but that I often see The fox suspected, whilst the ass goes free: I would be...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 45

1839
...Fame, honour, beauty, state, train, blood and hirth, Are but the fading blossoms of the earth. •' I would be great, but that the sun doth still . Level his rays against the rismg hill : I would be high, but see the proudeet oak Most subject to the rending thunderstroke :...
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The Complete Angler, Or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse ...

Izaak Walton, Sir John Hawkins - Fishing - 1822 - 383 pages
...Beauty, State, Train, Blood and Birth, Are but the fading blossoms of the earth. j I would be great,..but that the sun doth still Level his rays against the...but see the proudest oak Most subject to the rending thunder-strobe : I would be rich, but see men, (too unkind,) Dig in the bowels of the richest mind...
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The Complete Angler, Or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse ...

Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton, Sir John Hawkins - Fishing - 1822 - 383 pages
...own. Fame, Honour, Beanty, State, Train, Blood and Birth, Are but the fading blossoms of the earth. I would be great, but that the sun doth still Level...rising hill: I would be high, but see the proudest oat Most subject to the rending thunder-stroke : I would be rich, but see men, (too unkind,) Dig in...
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The Complete Angler, Or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse ...

Izaak Walton, Sir John Hawkins - Fishing - 1822 - 383 pages
...owu. Fame, Honour, Beauty, State, Train, Blood and Birth, Are but the fading blossoms of the earth. I would be great, b.ut that the sun doth still Level...against the rising hill; I would be high, but see the prondest oak Most subject to the rending thunder-stroke ; I would be rich, but see men, (too unkind,)...
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The Lady's magazine (and museum). Improved ser., enlarged

...thus moralizes the question of personal humility, and worldly vanity — I would be great, but thut the sun doth still Level his rays against the rising...rending thunder-stroke ; I would be rich, but see IMH too unkind! Dig deepest snrrmrs in the ricHett mind ; I woula be wise, but that I often see The...
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