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" He nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try; Nor called the gods, with vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless right, But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed. "
Waldie's Select Circulating Library - Page 72
1841
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The Monthly anthology, and Boston review, Volumes 6-7

1809 - 878 pages
...Ireland." While round the armed bands Did clap their bloody hands, He nothing common did or mean, Upon that memorable scene ; But with his keener eye, The axe's edge did try, Nor call'd the gods with vulgar spite To vindicate his helpless right, But bow'd his comely head Down as...
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The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal

English literature - 1834 - 566 pages
...styles him, even in addressing Cronlwell. Marvel speaks : — " He nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable scene; But, with his keener eye, The axe's edge did trye. Nor called the gods, with vulgar spite, t To vindicate his helpless right ; But bowed his comely...
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The Youth's instructer [sic] and guardian, Volume 2

1838 - 504 pages
...— " While round the armed bands Did clap their bloody hands : He nothing common did, or mean, Upon that memorable scene ; But with his keener eye, The axe's edge did trye : Nor call'd the gods with vulgar spight To vindicate his helplesse right ; l'ii! bow'd his comely...
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Relics of Literature

Reuben Percy - Autographs - 1823 - 436 pages
...patriot, Andrew Marvell, in an Ode to Cromwell. Alluding to the execution of the monarch, he says :— " While round the armed bands Did clasp their bloody hands, He nothing common did, or mean, Upon that memorable scene; The axe's edge did try, Nor call'd the gods, with vulgar spite, To vindicate...
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Relics of Literature

Reuben Percy - Autographs - 1823 - 432 pages
...— " While round the armed bands Did clasp their bloody hands, He nothing common did, or mean, Upon that memorable scene ; But, with his keener eye, The axe's edge did try, Nor call'd the gods, with vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless right, But bow'd his comely head THE...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 1062 pages
...adorn. While round the armed bands Did clap their bloody hands, He nothing common did or mean Upon Works of day past, or morrow's next design, But of...never till this irksome night: Methought Close at mi But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed. This was that memorable hour, Which first assured the...
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The Trials of Charles the First: And of Some of the Regicides

Charles I (King of England) - Great Britain - 1832 - 374 pages
...may probably have witnessed what he describes, writes of this scene : — " He nothing common did nor mean After that memorable scene ; But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try : Nor call'd the gods, with vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless right ; But bow'd his comely head Down...
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The trials of Charles the first, and of some of the regicides

Charles I (King of England) - 1832 - 372 pages
...probably have witnessed what he describes, writes of this scene: • — • " He nothing common did nor mean After that memorable scene ; But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try : Nor call'd the gods, with vulgar spite, To vindicate his helpless right ; But bow'd his comely head Down...
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The Works of Lord Byron: With His Letters and Journals, and His Life, Volume 12

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron, Thomas Moore - Poets, English - 1832 - 346 pages
...•— " While round the armed bands Did clap their bloody hands, He nothing common did, or mean, Upon that memorable scene ; But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try; Nor call'd the Gods with vulgar spight To vindicate his helpless right, But bow'd his comely head Do\vn,...
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Works of Lord Byron: With His Letters and Journals, and His Life, Volume 12

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron, Thomas Moore - 1833 - 350 pages
...round the armed hands Did clap their hloody hands, He nothing common did, or mean, Upon that memorahle scene ; But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try; Nor call'd the Gods with vulgar spight To vindicate his helpless right, But how'd his comely head Down,...
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