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B. 1745 D. 1833
That self-same stuff which erst proud empires swayed, of which the conquerers of the world were made. - Hannah More 'Slavery: A Poem'
B. 1774 D. 1843
Why that I cannot tell, said he, "But 'twas a famous victory." - Robert Southey, 'After Blenheim'
B. 1791 D. 1823
Slowly and sadly we laid him down, from the field of his fame fresh and gory; we carved not a line, and we raised not a stone - but left him alone with his glory. - Charles Wolfe, 'The Burial of Sir John Moore After Corunna'
B. 1819 D. 1861
'There is no God,' the wicked saith, 'and truly it's a blessing, for what he might have done with us it's better only guessing.? - Arthur Hugh Clough 'There Is No God'
B. 1561 D. 1595
As I in hoary winter's night stood shivering in the snow. - Robert Southwell 'The Burning Babe'
B. 1572 D. 1637
Drink to me only with thine eyes, and I will pledge with mine. - Ben Jonson 'Song To Celia'
B. 1592 D. 1669
Sleep on my love in thy cold bed, never to be disquieted. - Henry King 'An exequy to his matchless never to be forgotten friend'
B. 1562 D. 1586
My prime of youth is but a frost of cares. - Chidiock Tichborne 'Tichborne's Elegy'
B. 1561 D. 1621
Oh, what a lantern, what a lamp of light - Mary Sidney Herbert, O