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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 - Pàgina 437
1846
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The Royal Readers: Special Canadian Series ..., Llibre 5

1883
...giving context, the following quotations which occur in this READER : — 1. " Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights and live laborious days." 2. " He prayeth best who loveth best." 3. " As darkness shows us worlds of light We never saw by day...
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The life of John Duncan, with sketches of his friends [&c.].

William Jolly - 1883
...were very correct. soul, hidden away from the world, fame was not and could not be " The spur that the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights, and live laborious days." That "fair guerdon " he never followed nor hoped to find, though it found him in the end. His pursuit...
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Life of Sir William Rowan Hamilton: Knt., LL. D., D. C. L., M. R. I ..., Volum 2

Robert Perceval Graves - 1885
...still be true that in the greatest number of cases and of the highest quality, Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights, and live laborious days. That mysterious joy — incomprehensible if man were wholly mortal, which accompanies the hope of influencing...
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Literary Workers: Or Pilgrims to the Temple of Honour

John George Hargreaves - 1889 - 354 pàgines
...of great productions. It is as true in our times as it was in Milton's, that ' Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights, and live laborious days.' But it is equally true, as he also says, ' that it is often an infirmity of noble minds.' Sought merely...
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The Works of James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell - 1890
...crowning work by making the poetry of it a stalking-horse for his theological convictions. What was that Fame " Which the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights and live laborious days," to the crown of a good preacher who sets " The hearts of men on fire To scorn the sordid world and...
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Conversations on Some of the Old Poets

James Russell Lowell - 1893 - 294 pàgines
...the sweeter." The world plays the great fat doctor very well. Milton tells us that " Fame is the spur which the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights and live laborious days ; " but the greater part of mankind, having more sympathy with the body than with its heavenly tenant, seem...
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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Volum 7

Edgar Allan Poe - 1896
...such appeal defensible. But we speak, of course, in relation to fame — in regard to that " spur that the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights and live laborious days." That a perfume should be found by any "clear spirit " in the incense of mere popular applause, is,...
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Report of the ... Meeting, Volum 5

ANZAAS (Association) - 1894
...Cambridge, would be a distinct incentive to the noblest of our youth, and if Fame be The spur that the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights and live laborious days then we should have in course of time in these class lists a roll of honor, which woiild be likely...
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The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

David Josiah Brewer - 1900 - 4190 pàgines
...sweeter." The world plays the great fat doctor very well. Milton tells us that: — n Fame is the spur which the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights and live laborious days"; but the greater part of mankind, having more sympathy with the body than with its heavenly tenant, seem...
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Special Reports on Educational Subjects, Volums 6-7

Great Britain. Board of Education - 1900
...tyro and the adept alike wait. How the prizes, the love of study the desire for fame, that "spur that the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights, and live laborious days,'' divide the honours in forming this exhibition I cannot decide. At the last exhibition there were collections...
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