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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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Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883
...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 Sony of his Composing. The yielding marble of her snowy breast On a Lady...
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A Handbook of Poetics: For Students of English Verse

Francis Barton Gummere - Poetics - 1885 - 250 pages
...Well. Or take Waller's conceit : — " The eagle's fate and mine are one, Which on the shaft that saw him die, Espied a feather of his own Wherewith he wont to soar so high." The great similes of classic poetry find frequent imitation. Thus we may trace one simile (of dead...
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Lyria Elegantiarum: A Collection of Some of the Best Specimens of Vers de ...

Frederick Locker-Lampson - English poetry - 1889 - 360 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. Had Echo, with so sweet a grace, Narcissus' loud complaints return'd, Not for reflection of his face,...
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Lyra Elegantiarum: A Collection of Some of the Best Social and Occasional ...

Frederick Locker-Lampson, Coulson Kernahan - English poetry - 1891 - 425 pages
...yourself you so excel, 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. Had Echo, with so sweet a grace, Narcissus' loud complaints retum'd, Not for reflection of his face,...
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The Magazine of Poetry and Literary Review, Volume 4

American poetry - 1892
...Destiny, our web of Fate we spin. WHITTIER, The Crisis. i 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 singing a song of his compos-ing. Life treads on life, and heart on heart —...
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The Magazine of Poetry, Volume 4

Poetry - 1892
...Destiny, our web of Fate we spin. WHITTIER, The Crisis. 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 singing a song of his composing. Life treads on life, and heart on heart — We...
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

Mottoes - 1896 - 1178 pages
...nature, moulding men. r. TENNYSON — In Memoriam. CXXIV. That eagle's fate and mine are one, Which, RTON — The Lady of La Qaraye. Pt. II. L. 381. Far in a wild, unknown . EDMUND WALLER — To a Lady Singing a Song of his Composing. Ep. XIV. I saw him even now going...
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Lyrical Verse from Elizabeth to Victoria

Oswald Crawfurd - English poetry - 1896 - 451 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. Had Echo, with so sweet a grace, Narcissus' loud complaints return'd, Not for reflection of his face,...
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Dictionary of Quotations: (English)

Philip Hugh Dalbiac - Quotations, English - 1897 - 510 pages
...loving." SHAEESPKAKE. Othello (Desdemona), Act V., Sc. II. " 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." WALLER. To a Lady Singing a Song of his Composing. " So the struck eagle, stretch'd upon the plain,...
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Mr. Thackeray's Writings in "The National Standard," and "Constitutional."

William Makepeace Thackeray, Sebastian Evans - English literature - 1899 - 312 pages
...equally against them. — They may cry out with old Waller " 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 careless or timid policy which allowed the laws against the press, which changed the constitution...
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