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" AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar; Ah! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with Fortune an eternal war; Check'd by the scoff of Pride, by Envy's... "
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The Minstrel; Or, The Progress of Genius: With Some Other Poems

James Beattie, Alexander Chalmers - 1805 - 190 pages
...: OR, THE PROGRESS OF GENIUS. BOOK I. THE MINSTREL: OR, THE PROGRESS OF. GENIUS.. SOOg I. 1 ./1.H ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where...sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with Fortune an eternal war ; Check'd by the scoff of Pride, by Envy's frown, And Poverty's unconquerable...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 2

David Phineas Adams, William Emerson, Samuel Cooper Thacher - 1805 - 696 pages
...; three of them attained their wishes ; and two of them, Browne and Stewart, acquired celebrity. " Ah ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep, where Fame's proud temple stands afar ! Ah ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star !...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 2

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - 1805 - 692 pages
...three of them attained their wishes ; and two of them, Browne and Stewart, acquired celebrity. « All ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep, where Fame's proud temple stands afar ! Ah ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star I...
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The Life, and Posthumous Writings, of William Cowper, Esqr: With ..., Volume 3

William Hayley - 1806 - 484 pages
...the heart sick :" Or who find more frequent occasion to repeat the expressive exclamation of Beattie, Ah ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep, where Fame's proud temple shines afar ? Judgment and resolution are both requisite to employ advantageously the vacant time, that a young...
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The life and posthumous writings of William Cowper, by W. Hayley ..., Volume 3

William Cowper - 1806 - 490 pages
...heart sick :" Or who find more frequent occasion to repeat the expressive exclamation of Beattie, All ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep, where Fame's proud temple shines afar ? Judgment and resolution are both requisite to employ advantageously the vacant time, that a young...
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The Wreath: Containing The Minstrel and Other Favorite Poems, to which is ...

1806 - 184 pages
...the Day of Judgment.— Dr. Glynn ... 130 THE WREATH. THE MINSTKEL: THE PROGRESS OF GENIUS. BOOK I. AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines alar ! Ah ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Hath felt the influence of malignant star, And wag'd...
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The Monthly Register, Magazine, and Review, of the ..., Volume 2, Issues 1-6

1807 - 442 pages
...ensure to their votaries peace and happiness. Let us then not sigh, but let us rejoice, when we say 1 " Ah ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep,...sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with Fortune an eternal war ; Check'd by the scoff of Pride, by envy's frown, And poverty's unconquerable...
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Solitude

Johann Georg Zimmermann - 1808 - 430 pages
...may, perhaps, induce him to quit the pursuit of an object "i*» hard to gain, so easy to be lost." Ah ' who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep...malignant star. And wag'd with Fortune an eternal war; Check'd by the scoff of Pride, bj Envy's frown. And Poverty's unconquerable bar, In life's low vale...
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Beauties selected from the writings of James Beattie. To which are prefixed ...

James Beattie, Thomas Gray - 1809 - 408 pages
...at hand, cannot specify them. THE \ MINSTREL: 'OR, THE PROGRESS OF +++*++++ r++-ri*+**r BOOK I. 1. .AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep...malignant star, And wag'd with Fortune an eternal war ; Check'd by the scoff of Pride, by Envy's frown, And Poverty's unconquerable bar, In life's low vale...
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Beauties selected from the writings of James Beattie. To which are prefixed ...

James Beattie, Thomas Gray - 1809 - 414 pages
...specify them. • - . BEAUTIES OF BEATTIE. THK ' MINSTREL: OB, THE PROGRESS OF GENIUS,, BOOK I. 1. ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where...influence of malignant star, And wag'd with Fortune an clernal war; Check'd by the scoff of Pride, by Envy's frown, And Poverty's unconquerable bar, In life's...
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