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" Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise, To scorn delights, and live laborious days. "
Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature - Pągina 437
1846
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Putnam's Monthly, Volum 1

1853
...thews, Heaves it, and sees it make A splashing in a lake. What is the use ? " ' Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights and live laborious days ! ' Thus the great lords of spiritual fame amuse Their souls, and think it good To eat of angels' food....
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Footprints of Famous Men: Designed as Incitements to Intellectual Industry

John George Edgar - 1854 - 369 pągines
...whenever he crossed the threshold of his own house. Burke had now a double motive to exertion. Animated by that love of fame — " Which the clear spirit...raise To scorn delights, and live laborious days." and at the same time by that sense of duty which is not the least laudable incitement to mental energy,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of the Right Honourable Sir James Mackintosh, Volum 2

Sir James Mackintosh, Robert James Mackintosh - 1854 - 580 pągines
...on fame as " that last infirmity of noble minds," had not forgotten that it was— " The spur that the clear spirit doth raise. To scorn delights, and live laborious days." * The natural bent of character is, perhaps, better ascertained from the undisturbed and unconscious...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volum 104

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1855
...(said one of my German friends) than the mere words import ; it refers not exactly to " the spur that the clear spirit doth raise" To scorn delights, and live laborious days ; but to some inward impulse to '• continued, though not headlong, progress ;" or it might be rendered...
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The New Monthly Magazine, Volum 104

1855
...(said one of my German friends) than the mere words import ; it refers not exactly to " the spur that the clear spirit doth raise" To scorn delights, and live laborious days ; but to some inward impulse to " continued, though not headlong, progress ;" or it might be rendered by...
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The North American Review, Volum 83

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1856
...outraged people to the dread arbitrament of the God of battles. Fame was not to him " the spur that the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights and live laborious days.'' The highest honors and the richest rewards in the power of a sovereign to bestow were his if he would...
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The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine, Volums 3-4

1857
...therefore, in his personal position and connections to make him feel intensely — " The spur that the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights, and live laborious days." But his lot was cast in the interspace between the first and second Persian wars, and his family had become...
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The Canadian Naturalist and Geologist, Volum 2

1857
...the world beneath occupy niches — if humbler ones — in the temple of fame. This is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights, and live laborious days. And look whore we will. from the highest and most solitary sage who ever desired the " propagation...
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The Elements of the English Language

Ernest Adams - 1858 - 183 pągines
...Is [to perceive our care and labour vain]. — Crabbe. e. a compound phrase : Fame is [the spur that the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights and live laborious days]. — Milton. 78. The predicate is sometimes placed first for the sake of emphasis. Sweet is the breath...
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Introduction to the History of English Literature

Robert Demaus - 1860 - 183 pągines
...vigour from its novelty, incited genius to its highest efforts. The desire of fame — " the spur that the clear spirit doth raise. To scorn delights and live laborious days,"* naturally increased as the means of gratifying that passion extended, and the circle was widened from...
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