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" Ah ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with Fortune an eternal war ! Checked by the scoff of Pride, by Envy's frown, And Poverty's unconquerable bar, In life's low vale remote has pined alone, Then... "
The Monthly Register, Magazine, and Review, of the United States - Page 13
1807
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Bell's Classical Arrangement of Fugitive Poetry, Volumes 9-10

John Bell - 1789
...perdie, to YOU. POEM V. THE MINSTREL; on, THE PROGRESS OF GENIUS. BT JAMES BEATTIE, LLD BOOK I. I. AH I who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where...malignant star, And waged with fortune an eternal war; II. And yet, the languor of inglorious days /• Not equally oppressive is to all. Him, who ne'er listen'd...
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The Minstrel; Or, The Progress of Genius: in Two Books. With Some Other Poems

James Beattie - 1797 - 120 pages
...'- .*- '..A THE MINSTREL: OR, THE PROGRESS OF GENIUS. THE FIRST BOOK. I. AH ! who can tell how hai'd it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar j Ah ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with...
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The Naval Chronicle, Volume 1

James Stanier Clarke, Stephen Jones, John Jones - 1799
...benefit in abating the dread of a threatening barrier, which too often disheartens those, who feel , " how hard it is to climb The steep, where Fame's proud temple beams afar." Lord Bridport was the son of the late worthy vicar of Thorncombe in Devonshire, near Axminster,...
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The Minstrel: Or, The Progress of Genius. In Two Books. With Some Other Poems

James Beattie - 1802 - 124 pages
...MINSTREL; OR, THE PROGRESS OF GENIUS. BOOK I. THE MINSTREL ; OR, THE PROGRESS OF GENIUS. THE FIRST BOOK. I. AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar j Ah ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with...
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The Minstrel; Or, The Progress of Genius. With Some Other Poems. [With a ...

James Beattie - 1803 - 147 pages
...Musce, Quorum sacra fero, ingenti perculsus amore, A ccipiant. VIRGIL. THE MINSTREL. BOOK FIRST. I. AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep,...malignant star, And waged with Fortune an eternal war? Checked by the scoff of Pride, by Envy's frown, And Poverty's unconquerable bar, In life's low vale...
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Public Characters, Volume 4

1804
...is faulty in other respects." The introductory lines to this poem have been greatly admired : i. " Ah ! who can tell how hard it is to climb ' The steep...sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And wag'd with Fortune an eternal war ; Check'd by the scoff of Pride, by Envy's frown. And Poverty's unconquerable...
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Public Characters

1804
...other respects." The introductory lines to this poem have been greatly admired : i. " Ah ! who ran tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's...sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, ' And wag'd with Fortune an eternal war ; Check'd by the scoff of Pride, by Envy's frown, And Poverty's unconquerable...
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The Minstrel; Or, The Progress of Genius: With Some Other Poems

James Beattie - 1805 - 152 pages
...f era, ingenti perculsut amorc, Accipiant. • THE MINSTREL; THE PROGRESS OF GENIUS. BOOK FIRST. I. AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep,...malignant star, And waged with Fortune an eternal war ! Checked by the scoff of Pride, by Envy's frown, And Poverty's unconquerable bar, In life's low vale...
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Travels in Trinidad During the Months of February, March, and April, 1803 ...

Pierre Franc M'Callum - 1805 - 354 pages
...Savage, and Chatterton attracted my eye; the career of the latter is thus pathetically described : Ah ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep...sublime, Has felt the influence of malignant star, And wag'd with fortune an eternal war ; Check.' d by the scoff of pride — by envy's frown, And poverty's...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 2

David Phineas Adams, William Emerson, Samuel Cooper Thacher - 1805
...; three of them attained their wishes ; and two of them, Browne and Stewart, acquired celebrity. " Ah ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep, where Fame's proud temple stands afar ! Ah ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star !...
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