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" That eagle's fate and mine are one, Which, on the shaft that made him die, Espied a feather of his own, Wherewith he wont to soar so high. "
The Birds of Aristophanes - Page 173
by Aristophanes - 1864 - 236 pages
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Aspects of Authorship: Or, Book Marks and Book Makers

Francis Jacox - Authors - 1872 - 494 pages
...spirit, with this spell Of my own teaching, I am caught. That eagle's fate and mine are one, Which, on the shaft that made him die, Espied a feather of his own, Wherewith he wont to soar so high." Paulo minora canamus. The strain we next hear is in a lower mood. And yet, perhaps, otherwise in reality....
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1874 - 778 pages
...share That are so wondrous sweet and fair ! Go, lovely rose. That eagle's fate and mine are one, Which, on the shaft that made him die, Espied a feather of his own, Wherewith he wont to soar so high.2 To a Lady singing a Song of his Composing. The yielding marble of her snowy breast. On a Lady...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace Their Sources, Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1875 - 864 pages
...should agree as angels do above. Dirine Love. Canto iii. That eagle's fate and mine are one, Which, on the shaft that made him die, Espied a feather of his own, Wherewith he wont to soar so high.1 To a Lady singing a Song of his Composing. MARQUIS OF MONTROSE. 1612-1650. He either fears his...
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A Manual of Diet in Health and Disease, Issue 241

Thomas King Chambers - Diet - 1875 - 310 pages
...exclusive cultivation : — That eagle's fate and his were one, Who on the shaft that made him die Beheld a feather of his own, Wherewith he wont to soar so high. The elegant appreciator of nature, the author of ' The Seasons ' faded away from lazy and self-indulgent...
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The Eton Portrait Gallery: Consisting of Short Memoirs of the More Eminent ...

Barrister of the Inner Temple - Endowed public schools (Great Britain) - 1876 - 581 pages
...plumes : — • " That eagle's fate and mine are one, Which on the shaft that made him die, Espyed a feather of his own Wherewith he wont to soar so high." The two lines in the poem " Waller's last thoughts " will be remembered by some — " The soul's dark...
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Carleton's Hand-book of Popular Quotations

G.W. Carleton & Co - Quotations, English - 1877 - 340 pages
...farewells to the DYING. LONGFELLOW, Resignation. E. Eagle. — That EAGLE'S fate and mine are one, Which, on the shaft that made him die, Espied a feather of his own, Wherewith he wont to soar so high. E. WALLER, To a Lady Ringing a Song of his Composing. — So the struck EAOLE, stretched upon the plain,...
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Longer English Poems: With Notes, Philological and Explanatory, and an ...

John Wesley Hales - Authors, English - 1878 - 427 pages
...Waller's lines : " The eagle's fate and mine are one, Which on the shaft that made him die Espy'da feather of his own, Wherewith he -wont to soar so high." And so in i Henry VI. I. ii. 14 : " Talbot is taken, whom we -wont to fear." Comp. the disuse of use in...
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The Family Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best ...

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1880 - 1065 pages
...Bride o/ Abydos, Cant. H. BYROX. THE POET'S ADMIRATION. That eagle's fate and mine are one, Which, { 2 To a I.ady singing a Son? t'/hii Ccinfcsinf. E. WALLER. Is she not more than painting can express,...
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The handbook of specimens of English literature, selected by J. Angus

Joseph Angus - 1880
...once they view, That stand upon the threshold of the new. That eagle's fate and mine are one, Which, on the shaft that made him die, Espied a feather of his own, Wherewith he wont to soar so high. To a Lady Singing a Song of his Composing. Sir W. Davenant, 1605-1668. Fame. Nor is the desire of Fame...
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The Literary World

Books - 1883
...dart And winged the shaft that quivered in his heart " 44 The eagle's fate and mine are one, Which, on the shaft that made him die Espied a feather of his own Wherewith he wont to soar so high." Waller. *4 Like a young eagle, who has lent his plume To fledge the shaft by which he meets his doom....
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