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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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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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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1878 - 772 pages
...singers know not why The)- should make any haste to die. WALLER. 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 on high. WALLER. The lark still shuns on lofty boughs to build; Her humble nest lies silent in the...
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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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Instruction: a Poem

Isaac Brandon - Monitorial system of education - 1811 - 19 pages
...Her place of birth, her own Achaian shore. [" That eagle's fate and mine are one, Which on the shall that made him die, Espied a feather of his own Wherewith he wont to soar on high." — WALLER.] 1 ["I consider Crabbe and Coleridge as the first of these times, in point of...
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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 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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Hansard's Parliamentary Debates

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1882
...House might say with the poet Waller — " That eagle's fate and mine are one, Which on the «haft that made him die Espied a feather of his own, Wherewith he wont to soar on high." Sm JOHN LUBBOCK said, he could assure his Friends on the Ministerial side of the House that...
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Words, facts, and phrases; a dictionary of curious, quaint, and out-of-the ...

Eliezer Edwards - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1882 - 631 pages
...winged the shaft that quivered iu his heart. Waller has : — The eagle's fate and mine an* one, Which on the shaft that made him die, Espied a feather of his o«'«, Wherewith lie wont to mar on high. c C or K. The Keltic alphabets had no k, but the letter...
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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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