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" Phoebus repli'd, and touch'd my trembling ears; Fame is no plant that grows on mortal foil, Nor in the gliftering foil Set off to th... "
The Gentleman's Magazine - Page 172
1903
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volumes 3-5

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...thin-fpun life. But not the praife, Plutbus repiy'd, and touch'd my trembling ears; VOL. III. M FarFame is no plant that grows on mortal foil, Nor in the gliftering foil Set off to th' world, nor in broad rumor lies, lc But lives and fpreads aloft by thofe pure eyes, And perfcft witnefs of all-judging Jove...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...the praife, Phcebus reply' d, and touch'd my trembling ears ; VOL. III. MF 1ti MILTON'S POEMS. Fame is no plant that grows on mortal foil, Nor in the gliftering foil Set joff to th' world, nor in broad rumor lies, S* But lives and fpreads aloft by thofe pure eyes, And...
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Critical Essays on Some of the Poems of Several English Poets

John Scott, John Hoole - 1785 - 386 pages
...applaufe as thej^ar, and the obtainment of it as a guerdon. There is a difficulty in thefe lines : Fame is no plant that grows on mortal foil, Nor in the gliftering foil, Set off to the world. It feems doubtful whether the metaphor of a plant in the firft line is continued to the...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 12

English poets - 1790
...praife, Phoebus reply'd, and touch'd my trembling ears; VoL. XII. M Fame I 162 MILTON'S POEMS. F.ime is no plant that grows on mortal foil, Nor in the gliftering foil Set off to th' world, nor in broad rumor lies, So But lives and fpreads aloft by thofe pure eyes, And perfeft witnefs of all-judging Jove;...
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The english anthology.

1793
...flits the thin fpun life. But not the praife, Phoebus repli'd, and touch'd my trembling ears; Fame is no plant that grows on mortal foil, Nor in the...foil Set off to th' world, nor in broad rumour lies, 80 But lives and fpreds aloft by thofe pure eyes, And perfet witnes of all-judging Jove ; As he pronounces...
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The English Anthology ...

Joseph Ritson - 1793 - 388 pages
...flits the thin fpun life. But not the praife, Phoebus repli'd, and touch'd my trembling ears ; Fame is no plant that grows on mortal foil, Nor in the...foil Set off to th' world, nor in broad rumour lies, 80 But lives and fpreds aloft by thofe pure eyes, And perfet witnes of all-judging Jove ; As he pronounces...
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The works of John Milton in verse and prose, with a life of the ..., Volume 1

John Milton - 1851
...flits the thin (pun life. But not the praife, Phoebus repli'd, and touch'd my trembling ears ; Fame is no plant that grows on mortal foil, Nor in the gliftering foil Set off to th'world, nor in broad rumour lies, 80 But lives and fpreds aloft by thofe pure eyes, And perfet witnes...
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A cyclopędia of sacred poetical quotations, ed. by H.G. Adams

Cyclopaedia - 1854
...Sadccille. Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble minds) To scorn delights, and live laborious days. Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil, Nor in the glittering foil, Set off to the world, nor in broad rumour lies. Wilton. For...
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Harriet Martineau's Autobiography ...

Harriet Martineau - 1877 - 534 pages
...FAME. " Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights and live laborious days. Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil, NorMn the glistening foil Set off to the world, nor in broad rumour lies." MILTON. " The...
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Harriet Martineau's Autobiography ...

Harriet Martineau - 1877
...FAME. " Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That lost infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights and live laborious days. Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil, Nor in the glistening foil Set off to the world, nor in broad rumour lies." MILTON. "...
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