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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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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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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 Eagle's fate and mine are one, Who on the shaft that made him die Espied a feaHier of his own, Wherewith he wont to soar so high ; and Lord Byron's tribute, in "English White,...
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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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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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The Pageant of English Poetry

Robert Maynard Leonard - English poetry - 1909 - 606 pages
...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, WALLER Had Echo, with so sweet a grace, Narcissus' loud complaints returned ; Not for reflection of...
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A Handbook of Poetics for Students of English Verse

Francis Barton Gummere - English language - 1913 - 250 pages
...Wttt. 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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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...he not less the eagle. TENNYSON— Golden Year. L. 37. 11 That eagle's fate and mine are one, Which, s fondness for the child she bears. COWPER — The Progress of Error. L. 518. 8 EDMUND WALLER — To a Lady Singing a Song of his Composing. Ep. XIV. (See also J&CHYLUS) 13 EARS (See...
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Works, Volume 3

Julian (Emperor of Rome) - 1923
...6\Awx a\\a rots alnav TTffois. The figure is used by Byron, Waller and Moore of a wounded eagle "Which on the shaft that made him die, espied a feather of his own." The original is Aeschylus, Myrmidons, frag. 139. 6 ie the Christians. • This is apparently a criticism...
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