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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: With Notes, and a Metrical Table - Page 179
by Aristophanes - 1861
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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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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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