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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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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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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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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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The Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 1

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1925 - 1100 pages
...Bride of Aftfdos, Caitf. ii. BYkON. THE POHT'S ADMIRATION. 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 Smg of hit Competing- ^- WALLER. Is she not more than painting can express, Or...
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Yardbird Suite: A Compendium of the Music and Life of Charlie Parker

Lawrence O. Koch - Music - 1988 - 336 pages
...PERIOD— PART TWO Bird Feathers (October-December 1947) 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. Edmund Waller — To a lady singing a song of his composing. As one views the New York scene in the...
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Noon, Volume 1, Issue 7

1901
...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 returned, Not for reflection of his face...
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MEMORIAL EDITION. The Family Library OF POETRY AND SONG.

1880
...Bride of Abydos, Cant, ii, BYRON. THE POET'S ADMIRATION. That eagle's fate and mine are one, Which, onstitution."] AY, tear her tattered ensign down ! Long has it waved on high, And many an To a Lady singing a Song of his Composing, E. WALLER. Is she not more than painting can express, Or...
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