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" Tis God's appointment who must sway, And who is to submit. "Since, then, the rule of right is plain, And longest life is but a day; To have my ends, maintain my rights, I'll take the shortest way. "
Willis's Current Notes: A Series of Articles on Antiquities, Biography ... - Page 81
by George Willis - 1856
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Poems of Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - 1904 - 639 pages
...rights, I'll take the shortest way." And thus among these rocks he lived, Through summer heat and winter snow : The Eagle, he was lord above, And Rob was lord below. So was it, would, at least, have been But through untowardness of fate ; For polity was then too strong,...
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Rob Roy

Walter Scott - 1912 - 488 pages
...my rights, I'll take the shortest way.' And thus among these rocks he lived, Through summer's beat and winter's snow ; The eagle, he was lord above, And Rob was lord below. We are not, however, to suppose the character of this distinguished outlaw to be that of an actual...
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Rob Roy

Walter Scott - 1923
...rights, I'll take the shortest way.' And thus among these rocks he lived, Through summer heat and winter snow: The Eagle, he was lord above, And Rob was lord below. We are not, however, to suppose the character of this distinguished outlaw to be that of an actual...
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Traveling: An Anthology of Award-Winning Poetry

John Reid - Poetry - 2005 - 151 pages
...plain, And longest life is but a day; To have my ends, maintain my rights, I'll take the shortest way." And thus among these rocks he lived, Through summer's...Eagle, he was Lord above, And Rob was Lord below. So was it — would, at least, have been But through untowardness of fate; For Polity was then too...
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Feeling British: Sympathy and National Identity in Scottish and English ...

Evan Gottlieb, Associate Professor of English Evan Gottlieb - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 274 pages
...the same manner that superior animals dominate inferior ones: "And thus among these rocks he hv'd, / Through summer's heat and winter's snow: / The Eagle, he was Lord above, / And Rob was Lord below" (57—60). Having erected Rob Roy as the paradigmatic noble savage living in a fierce, feudalistic...
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Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth, Volume 2

William Knight - 1897
...plain, And longest life is but a day ; To have my ends, maintain my rights, I'll take the shortest way." And thus among these rocks he lived Through summer's...Eagle, he was lord above, And Rob was lord below. So was it — would at least have been But through untowardness of fate ; For polity was then too strong...
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Godey's Magazine, Volume 94

Louis Antoine Godey, Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - American literature - 1877
...by Ben Lomond, Goblin's Cave, Ellen's Isles, and other noted points. "And thus among these rocks be lived Through summer's heat and winter's snow ; The eagle he was lord above, Anil Hob was lord below." Stirling is a most interesting old town, and the view from the castle Is...
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Journal and Proceedings of the Hamilton Association, Issues 9-13

Hamilton Association - Science - 1893
...rights, I'll take the shortest way.' And thus among these rocks he lived, Through summer heat and winter snow ; The Eagle, he was lord above ; And Rob was lord below. So was it —would at least have been Hut through untowardness of fate ; For polity was then too strongHe...
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