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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 171
by Aristophanes - 1849 - 228 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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Alaric Watts: A Narrative of His Life, Volume 1

Alaric Alfred Watts - 1884
...on the fatal dart, And winged the shaft that quivered in his heart.' English Bards. ' That eagle's fate and mine are one, Who, on the shaft that made...Espied a feather of his own, Wherewith he wont to fly so high.' Poems, vol. ii., p. 29. BYRON AND YOUNG. ' We gaze and turn away, we know not where,...
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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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Die Sprache als Kunst, Volume 2

Gustav Gerber - Language and languages - 1885 - 1087 pages
...schöne Wendung der Fabel von „Wallerus nostras": To a Lady singing one of his songs. „That Eagle's fate and mine are one, Who on the shaft that made him die, Kspied a feather of his own, Where with he wont to soar so high." *) Wir geben noch einige Beispiele...
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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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Letters of Philip Dormer, Fourth Earl of Chesterfield, to His Godson and ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Authors, English - 1890 - 320 pages
...breath my thought, That like a Spirit with this spell, Of my own teaching I am caught. That Eagle's fate and mine are one, Who on the shaft that made him dye, Espyed a feather of his own, With which he used to soar so high. Mind the simile of the Eagle,...
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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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Handy-book of Literary Curiosities

William Shepard Walsh - Curiosa - 1892 - 1104 pages
..."Lines to a Lady singing a Song of his own Composing/' — The eagle's fate and mine are one. Which on the shaft that made him die Espied a feather of his own Wherewith he'd woat to soar so high. Moore uses the same figure : Like a young eagle who has lent his plume To...
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