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" Thus some are born, my son,' she cries, ' With base impediments to rise, And some are born with none. ' But virtue can itself advance To what the favourite fools of chance By fortune seem'd design'd ; Virtue can gain the odds of fate, And from itself... "
The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell - Page 34
by Thomas Parnell - 1833 - 185 pages
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 27

English poets - 1790 - 334 pages
...fools of chance " By fortune feem defign'd ; " Virtue can gain the odds of fate, " And from itfelf make off the weight " Upon th' unworthy mind." THE VIGIL OF VENUS. WRITTEN IN THE TIME OF JULIUS CJESAR, AND BY SOME ASCRIBED TO CATULLUS. T ET thofe lo*ve no*w, vjho never lav' 'd hefore ; Let thofe...
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Tales of Wonder;, Volume 2

Matthew Gregory Lewis - 1801 - 266 pages
...stroked my youngling head, , And when the tale was done, — " Thus some are born, my son," she cries, " With base impediments to rise, " And some are born...shake off the weight " Upon th' unworthy mind,"—- 283 No. XXXIX. THEODORE AND HONORIA. DEYDEN. OF all the cities in Romanian lands, The chief, and most...
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Poems on Various Subjects: Selected to Enforce the Practice of Virtue, and ...

E. Tomkins - 1804 - 416 pages
...impediments to rise. And some are horn with none. " But virtue can itself advance To what the fav'rite fools of chance By fortune seem'd design'd: Virtue...itself shake off the weight Upon th' unworthy mind." ALEXANDER'S FEAST. BY DRYDEN. FWAS at the royal feast, for Persia won, By Philip's warlike son : Ah...
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The beauties of English poetry, selected from the most esteemed ..., Volume 1

John Wolcot - 1804 - 180 pages
...stroak'd my youngling head; And when the tale was done, " Thus spme are born, my son," she cries, " With base impediments to rise, " And• some are born...none. " But Virtue can itself advance " To what the fav'rite fools of Chance " By Fortune •seem design'd ; " Virtue can gain the odds of Fate, " And...
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The Beauties of English Poetry, Volume 1

Peter Pindar - 1804 - 180 pages
...stroak'd my youngling head; And when the tale was done, " Thus some are born, my son," she cries, " With base impediments to rise, " And some are born...none. " But Virtue can itself advance " To what the fav'rite fools of Chance " By Fortune seem design'd ; " Virtue can gain the odds of Fate, " And from...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volume 3

Nathan Drake - 1805 - 420 pages
...softly strok'd my youngling head, And when the tale was done, " Thus some are born, my son, she cries, " With base impediments to rise, " And some are born...none. " But virtue can itself advance " To what the fav'rite fools of chance " By fortune seem'd design'd ; " Virtue can gain the odds of fate, " And from...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - 1805 - 424 pages
...softly strok'd my youngling head, And when the tale was done, " Thus some are born, my son, she cries, " With base impediments to rise, " And some are born...none. " But virtue can itself advance " To what the fav'rite fools of chance " By fortune seem'd design'd ; " Virtue can gain the odds of fate, " And from...
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Poems on various subjects, selected by E. Tomkins

E Tomkins - 1806 - 280 pages
...impediments to rise, And some are bora with none. " But virtue can itself advance To what the fav'rite fools of chance By fortune seem'd design'd: Virtue...itself shake off the weight Upon th' unworthy mind." ALEXANDER'S FEAST. BY DRYDEN. 'TwAS at the royal feast, for Persia won, By Philip's warlike son: Aloft...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

1806 - 408 pages
...strok'd my youngling head, And when the tale was done, ' Thus some are born, my son (she. cries) ' With base impediments to rise, ' And some are born...none. ' But virtue can itself advance ' To what the fav'rite fools of chance ' By fortune seem design'd ; * Virtue can gain the odds of fate, ' And from...
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The Port Folio, Volumes 5-6

1808 - 844 pages
...done, Thus some are born, my son, she criej, With base impediments to rise. And some are born wirth .none ; But Virtue can itself advance, To what the favourite fools of Chance By Fortune seem designed ; Virtue can .gain the odds of Fate, And from itself shake off the weight. Upon the unworthy...
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