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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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Sessional Papers, Volum 22,Part 2

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons - 1900
...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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Crowned Masterpieces of Literature that Have Advanced Civilization ..., Volum 7

David Josiah Brewer - 1902
...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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James Russell Lowell - 1904
...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...
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Life of Omar Al-Khayyámi

J. K. M. Shirazi - 1905 - 107 pàgines
...actuated by a genuine thirst for knowledge — pricked, too, by the desire of fame that "... Spur, which the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights and live laborious days." Possibly also he may have been not insensible to that primary incentive to effort, the desire of earning...
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The Life and Letters of R. S. Hawker: (sometime Vicar of Morwenstow)

Charles Edward Byles, Robert Stephen Hawker - 1905 - 689 pàgines
...achieve, moreover, was never appreciated at its proper value. "Fame," as Milton tells us, " is the spur which the clear spirit doth raise, To scorn delights and live laborious days." To some artistic natures praise and recognition are a necessary food, and Hawker's energies in this...
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Annual Report of the School Committee of the City of Boston

Boston (Mass.). School Committee - 1868
...excel is a universal passion, and a powerful stimulant to vigorous exertions. It is, — . " the spur which the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights, and live laborious days." But if the teacher has a proper regard for the moral health and well-being of his pupils, he will take...
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Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations, Volum 6

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1911
...had headache, he piled a peck of ice on his head, by means of an iron hoop. " Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights and live laborious days." The philosopher sat with his face to the East until cobwebs were spun over the brim of his pot of porridge....
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English Lyrical Poetry from Its Origins to the Present Time

Edward Bliss Reed - 1912 - 616 pàgines
...love, see Ixxii, Ixxxvii. Love with him is a pure religion and changing Milton's line : " the spur that the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights, and live laborious days." There is no darker side to the picture, as in Shakespeare's sonnets; no storm, not even a cloud disturbs...
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The Living Age ..., Volum 46

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 коте inward impulse to " continued, though not headlong, progress :" or it might be rendered...
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Great Dames

Elspeth Cameron, Janice Dickin - 1997 - 340 pàgines
...University of Toronto Press, 1966), ix 15 Innis's title is from Milton, Lycidas: 'Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise ... / To scorn delights and live laborious days.' 16 See Carol Ascher, Louise De Salvo, and Sara Ruddick, eds., Between Women: Biographers, Novelists,...
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