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 12by John Wien Forney - 1873 - 444 pagesFull view
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United States - 1928
...his former argument irresistible Byron has well interpreted Judge Story's position in the lines: So the struck eagle stretched upon the plain, No more...soar again, Viewed his own feather on the fatal dart That helped to wing the shaft that quivered in his heart. III The argument from section 913, et seq.,...