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" Twas thine own genius gave the final blow, And helped to plant the wound that laid thee low : So the struck eagle, stretched upon the plain, No more through rolling clouds to soar again, Viewed his own feather on the fatal dart, And winged the shaft that... "
Anecdotes of Public Men - Page 12
by John Wien Forney - 1873 - 444 pages
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"Lords of the Soil": A Romance of Indian Life Among the Early English Settlers

Lydia A. Jocelyn, Nathan Jeffrey Cuffee - British Americans - 1905 - 467 pages
...guilty. It had been indeed a " Night of Sorrow." CHAPTER XVIII EVEN TO THE HALF OF MY KINGDOM" " So the struck eagle stretched upon the plain, No more...again, Viewed his own feather on the fatal dart, And wing'd the shaft that quivered in his heart; Keen were his pains, but keener far to feel He nursed...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1905 - 1055 pages
...the final blow, And help'd to plant the wound that laid thee low: 840 So the struck eagle, stretch'd n self, possesses or possess'd A thought, and claims...homage of a tear; A flashing pang ! of which the w wing'd the shaft that quiver'd in his heart; Keen were his pangs, but keener far to feel He nursed...
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The Hymn Lover: An Account of the Rise and Growth of English Hymnody

William Garrett Horder - Hymns - 1889 - 526 pages
...hymnody. It was concerning him that Byron used the striking image of the struck eagle, which " Viewed hia own feather on the fatal dart, And winged the shaft that quivered to his heart." His life was brought to a premature end hy his excessive devotion to mathematical study....
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Stokes' Encyclopedia of Familiar Quotations: Containing Five Thousand ...

Quotations - 1906 - 763 pages
...1 'T was thine own genius gave the final blow, And helped to plant the wound that laid thee low: So the struck eagle, stretched upon the plain, No more...dart, And winged the shaft that quivered in his heart, BYEON, English Bards and Scotch Reviewer2, lines 824-829 The duped people, hourly doomed to pay The...
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Melody in Speech: A Book of Principle, Precept, and Practice in Inflection ...

Robert Raikes Raymond - Elocution - 1906 - 180 pages
...array. 'Tis heaven's commanding trumpet long and loud, Like Sinai's thunder pealing from the cloud. So the struck eagle stretched upon the plain, No more...dart, And winged the shaft that quivered in his heart. Emphasis, Preceded by Intensive Particle. It is an impression which we cannot rid ourselves of if we...
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Publications, Volume 1

Cambridge (Mass.) - 1906
...in which his conception has been put by another and greater mind. Thus Byron's grand lines — " So the struck eagle, stretched upon the plain, No more...dart, And winged the shaft that quivered in his heart ; " have their plagiaristic or imitative echo in Moore's feebler verse — " They, Like a young eagle,...
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Aristophanous Ornithes (Romanized form)

Aristophanes - 1906 - 305 pages
...тгоХЛа \ртц1ата та т Ala^Ývov у' ÔVai/та ; ITEI. /cat Хшегто!╗ (tkv ovv Viewed his own feather on the fatal dart, And winged...but keener far to feel He nursed the pinion which impelled the steel, While the same plumage that had warmed his nest Drank the last life-drop of his...
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The Pacific Monthly: A Magazine of Education and Progress, Volume 16

William Bittle Wells, Lute Pease - Pacific States - 1906
...our Presidents shows that we have not escaped the curse of Cain. America, like the struck eagle which "Viewed his own feather on the fatal dart; And winged the shaft that quivered in his heart." now realizes what crimes are committed in the name of Liberty. Unquestionably there is an army of discontent...
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School History of South Carolina

John Julius Dargan - South Carolina - 1906 - 286 pages
...encouragement to "infant industries." They must often in after years have been reminded of Byron's lines : "Keen were his pangs, but keener far to feel, He nursed the pinion that impelled the steel." For this conduct they were severely criticised by their able opponents in...
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Richard Hickman Menefee

John Wilson Townsend - Lawyers - 1907 - 320 pages
...them. " ' 'Twas his own genius gave the final blow, And helped to plant the wound that laid him low. So the struck Eagle stretched upon the plain, No more...but keener far to feel He nursed the pinion which impelled the steel. And the same plumage that had warmed his nest, Drank the last life-drop from his...
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