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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. "
Phoenissae. Medea - Page 431
by Euripides - 1821
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Dictionary of Quotations: (English)

Philip Hugh Dalbiac - Quotations, English - 1897 - 510 pages
...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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The Milton Anthology: 1638-1674 A. D.

Edward Arber - English poetry - 1899 - 312 pages
...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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Mr. Thackeray's Writings in "The National Standard," and "Constitutional."

William Makepeace Thackeray, Sebastian Evans - English literature - 1899 - 312 pages
...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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A Handbook of Poetics: For Students of English Verse

Francis Barton Gummere - Poetics - 1903 - 250 pages
...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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The Yellowplush Correspondence: Jeames's Diary ; The Great Hoggarty Diamond, Etc

William Makepeace Thackeray - English fiction - 1903 - 507 pages
...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
...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
...in the Ethiopics of That Eaglo's fate and mine are one, \ Who on the shaft that made him die Espied a feather 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
...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...
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Cowley (1618) to Burns (1759)

Sir William Robertson Nicoll, Thomas Seccombe - England - 1907
...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
...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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