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" The Desolator desolate! The Victor overthrown The arbiter of others' fate A suppliant for his own! Is it some yet imperial hope, That with such change can calmly cope? Or dread of death alone? To die a prince — or live a slave — Thy choice is most... "
Nineteenth Century and After - Page 592
1887
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A thousand and one gems of English poetry, selected and arranged by C. Mackay

Charles Mackay - 1897 - 666 pages
...Wherewith renown was rife — All quelled !— Dark Spirit ! what must be The madness of thy memory ! The Desolator desolate ! The Victor overthrown ! The arbiter of others' fate A suppliant for his own ! Is it some yet imperial hope, That with such change can calmly cope l Or dread of death alone...
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The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature ..., Volume 21

Richard Garnett, Léon Vallée, Alois Brandl - Anthologies - 1899 - 554 pages
...Wherewith renown was rife — All quelled ! — Dark Spirit ! what must be The madness of thy memory 1 v. The Desolator desolate ! The Victor overthrown ! The Arbiter of others' fate A Suppliant for his own ! Is it some yet imperial hope That with such change can calmly cope ? Or dread of death alone...
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British Poets of the Revolution Age: (Burns, Byron, Moore, Scott, Shelley ...

William Clarke Robinson - English poetry - 1900 - 220 pages
...upbraided him for himself becoming a king. In the Ode, where he calls — He says of Napoleon : — "The desolator desolate ! The victor overthrown ! The arbiter of others' fate, a suppliant for his own ! And earth hath spilt her blood for him, Who thus could hoard his own ! And monarchs bowed...
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Bridal of Triermain. Minor poems

Walter Scott - 1900 - 396 pages
..." . . . but do not hide Once more that secret germ of pride, Which erst yon gifted bard espied." 2 The Desolator desolate ! The Victor overthrown ! The Arbiter of others' fate A Suppliant for his own ! Is it some yet imperial hope, That with such change can calmly cope ? Or dread of death alone...
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Then and Now

Samuel Reynolds Hole - England - 1901 - 370 pages
...congregate," the layman who has been most severe in his criticism of sermons will sometimes be found as The desolator desolate, the victor overthrown, The arbiter of others' fate a suppliant for his own. As the parson listens to the hesitations, platitudes, and repetitions of the squire, he will,...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1905 - 1110 pages
...Wherewith renown was rife — All quell'd — Dark Spirit ! what must be The madness of thy memory 1 The Desolator desolate ! The Victor overthrown ! The Arbiter of others' fate A Suppliant for his own ! 40 Is it some yet ini]>erial hope That with such change can calmly cope ? Or dread of death...
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Odes, sonnets and epigrams

Henry Van Dyke, Hardin Craig - American poetry - 1905 - 302 pages
...Wherewith renown was rife — All quell'd ! — Dark Spirit ! what must be The madness of thy memory! 3'5 The Desolator desolate! The Victor overthrown ! The Arbiter of others' fate A Suppliant for his own ! Is it some yet imperial hope That with such change can calmly cope? Or dread of death alone?...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - Poetry - 1907 - 1376 pages
...Wherewith renown was rife — All quelled ! — Dark Spirit ! what must be The madness of thy memory 1 is mentioned more particularly, with his production, in another place. (Vidt paa, I. 515.) [ his own 1 Is it some yet imperial hope That with such change can calmly cope ? Or dread of death alone...
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The Garden that I Love: Second Series

Alfred Austin - Gardening - 1907 - 158 pages
...likes with it. The supreme master, modern master at least, in this respect, is Byron, who could write : The desolator desolate, The victor overthrown, The arbiter of others' fate A suppliant for his own, and in The Isles of Greece and The Army of Sennacherib, Nebuchadnezzar, and numbers of other...
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The Book of Georgian Verse, Volume 1

William Stanley Braithwaite - English poetry - 1909 - 1334 pages
...Wherewith renown was rife — All quell'd — Dark spirit ! what must be The madness of thy memory ! The Desolator desolate ! The Victor overthrown ! The Arbiter of others' fate A Suppliant for his own ! Is it some yet imperial hope That with such change can calmly cope ? Or dread of death alone...
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