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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... "
The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art ... - Page 221
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The three histories

Maria Jane Jewsbury - 1830 - 334 pages
...amends for being a woman—I should not pass away and perish." « " But have you forgotten—• " Ah, who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar ? " " No, sir, I have not forgotten." " Setting aside the ten thousand chances against a woman's achieving...
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 3-4

Robert Chambers - 1830 - 844 pages
...embodied his own early feelings and poetical aspirations— is very finely drawn. Opening of the Minstrel. shinee afar; Ah I who can tell how inuny a soul sublime lias felt the influence of malignant star,...
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The Poetical Works of James Beattie

James Beattie - 1831 - 340 pages
...perculsus amore, Accipiant.— — VIRG. THE MINSTREL; OR, THE PROGRESS OF GENIUS. BOOK I. I. An ! 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 Poetical Works of James Beattie

James Beattie - 1831 - 330 pages
...ingenti perculsus amore, Accipiant. VIRG. THE MINSTREL; OR, THE PROGRESS OF GENIUS. BOOK I. I. An ! 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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Jones's Cabinet Edition of British Poets, Volume 2

1831 - 426 pages
...prlmuta dulcet ante omnla Jftaa, Quanint tacrafcro, ingenti percultv* amor с , Aniyiant— Virgil. AH! who can tell how hard It Is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines •for; Ah ! who can tell how runny a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged...
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Santarem, Or, Sketches of Society and Manners in the Interior of Portugal

John Gordon Smith - 1832 - 386 pages
...travessa do Taio, and put an end to our fatigues, and more than realize our expectations. But— " — : who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where...shines afar ? Ah! who can tell how many a soul sublime Hath felt the influence of malignant star?" The first two do/en persons, at least, to whom we put the...
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The Nautical Magazine: A Technical and Critical Journal for the Officers of ...

1851 - 830 pages
...true that I shall make no apology for quoting them. " All! who can tell how many a soul sublime Ha* felt the influence of 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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The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic, and Lady's Magazine and ..., Volume 22

1833 - 764 pages
...to make us play the woman, and remind us of what Beattie sings with so much beautiful pathos: — " Ah ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar f Ah ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star? And wag'd with...
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A treatise on happiness [by J. Flamank].

James Flamank - 1833 - 414 pages
...him farther from the fountain of contentment. The aspirant for fame has not always an easy life. " Ah ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar? " The commencement of his progress is rugged and steep ; and he, as well as others, must bear the "...
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Works of Lord Byron: With His Letters and Journals, and His Life, Volume 15

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron, Thomas Moore - 1833 - 358 pages
...Johnson), to the grocer's counter, and the gipsy-murderer's bacon !!!" — B. Diary, 1821.] (3) [" Ah \ who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar," &c. — BEATTIE.] For this men write, speak, preach, and heroes kill, And bards burn what they call...
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