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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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British Anthologies, Volume 6

Edward Arber - English poetry - 1899
...a Spirit, with this spell Of my own teaching I am caught! That eagle's fate and mine is 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 returned; Not for reflection of his face,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D.: Together with a Journal of a ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1900
...tumbles down before it is roofed in." In his triumph 1 " That eagle's fate and mine are one, Which in the shaft that made him die Espied a feather of his own, Wherewith he wont to soar so which she has taken, about five miles from the castle, and to make gardens and other ornaments there...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

Quotations - 1903 - 1158 pages
...snowy breast. On a Lady passing through a Crowd of People. 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.4 To a Lady siaging a Song of hit Composiny. 1 'T is long since Death had the majority. — BLAIE...
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The Yellowplush Correspondence: Jeames's Diary ; The Great Hoggarty Diamond, Etc

William Makepeace Thackeray - English fiction - 1903 - 507 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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The World's Best Poetry ...

John Vance Cheney, Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, Charles Francis Richardson, Francis Hovey Stoddard, John Raymond Howard - English poetry - 1904
...power to wound. Fables : The Spider and the Bee. E. MOORE. 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. E. WALLER. See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand !...
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Aristophanous Ornithes (Romanized form)

Aristophanes - 1906 - 305 pages
...Theod. HE iii. "to a Lady singing one of his songs ": 8. The priest in the Ethiopics of That Eaglo's fate and mine are one, \ Who on the shaft that made...of his own, Wherewith he wont to soar so high ; and Lord Byron's tribute, in " English White, who died from over devotion to Bards and Scotch Reviewers...
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Publications, Volume 1

Cambridge (Mass.) - 1906
...was in Waller's stanza, a century and a half earlier — " 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." And whether all three may or may not have drawn the figure from JEschylus' lines — " With our own feathers,...
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Stokes' Encyclopedia of Familiar Quotations: Containing Five Thousand ...

Quotations - 1906 - 763 pages
...TENNYSON, Opening of the Indian and Colonial Exhibition, st, 3 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,1 EDMUND WALLER, To a Lady, Singing a Song of His Own Composing Eagles, — Wrens make prey where...
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More Pages from the Day-book of Bethia Hardacre

Ella Fuller Maitland - English literature - 1907 - 249 pages
...of the pathos of his death, I lay a tribute of flowers— That Eagle's fate and mine is one Which, on the shaft that made him die, Espied a feather of his own Wherewith he wont to soar so high. I make no apology for the introduction of Owls 191 immediately after the mention of Falcon : it would...
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Cowley (1618) to Burns (1759)

Sir William Robertson Nicoll, Thomas Seccombe - England - 1907
...finest image in Waller is that perhaps in his lines To a Lady : 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. As "the greatest refiner of our English language in poetry," he was held after Cowley's death to dominate...
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