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" That thence the royal actor borne, The tragic scaffold might adorn, 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... "
The Monthly anthology, and Boston review - Page 311
1809
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The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal, Volume 41

English literature - 1834
...the " Royal Actor," for so he also 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
...cultivated poetry and verse, would have shone as a poet. Speaking of the death of Charles I., he says, — " While round the armed bands Did clap their bloody...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 - 400 pages
...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,...helpless right, But bow'd his comely head Down as upon a bed." THE SENSE OF THE NATION. IN the year 1710, a pamphlet of ninety-one pages was published, entitled...
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Relics of Literature

Reuben Percy - Autographs - 1823 - 400 pages
...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,...vindicate his helpless right, But bow'd his comely head THE SENSE OF THE NATION. IN the year 1710, a pamphlet of ninety-one pages was published, entitled "...
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Relics of Literature

Reuben Percy - Autographs - 1823 - 400 pages
...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 his helpless right, But,...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 822 pages
...chase To Carisbrook's narrow case; That thence the royal actor borne, The tragic scaffold might adorn. p. The good old si called the Gods, with vulgar spite, To. vindicate his helpless right; But bowed 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
...surprised that Bishop Heber did not quote Andrew Marvell's magnificent lines on Charles I. : •— " While round the armed bands Did clap their bloody...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, as upon a bed." — E.] Defy...
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The Trials of Charles the First: And of Some of the Regicides

Great Britain - 1832 - 338 pages
...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...helpless right; But bow'd his comely head Down as upon a bed." Ode to Cromvielt, an his Return from Ireland1 History of the Commonwealth, vol. ii. 692. MEMOIR...
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Biographia Borealis: Or, Lives of Distinguished Northerns

Hartley Coleridge - Biography - 1833 - 732 pages
...To Carisbrook's narrow case ; That thence the royal actor borne, The tragic scaffold might adorne, While round the armed bands, Did clap their bloody...mean, Upon that memorable scene; But with his keener ege, The axe's edge did trge. Nor calfd the Gods with vulgar spight, To vindicate his helplessc right...
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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
...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, as upon a hed." — E.] Defy...
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