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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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Verba consilii; or, Hints to parents who intend to bring up their sons to ...

William Hempson Denham - 1837 - 114 pages
...are merely made to warn him against expecting that his bed of roses will be unmixed with thorns. " 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," were the beautiful exclamations of Beattie, when depicting the...
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An Account of the Religious and Literary Life of Adam Clarke ...: Written by ...

Adam Clarke - 1837 - 834 pages
...he had fallen; his services were but short: he sadly realized the truth of those pathetic lines:— "Ah, who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep...shines afar! Ah, who can tell how many a soul sublime Hath felt the influence of malignant star. And waged with fortune a perpetual war!" Certain it is,...
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The Book of Human Character, Volume 2

Charles Bucke - 1837 - 360 pages
...Heaven.'—Beaumont and Fletcher. Others know the strength and feel the beauty of another tale:— ' Ah! who can fell 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 frown, And Poverty's unconquerable...
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The Philosophy of Language: Containing Practical Rules for Acquiring a ...

William Cramp - 1838 - 276 pages
...corresponding sensations in the person to whom they are addressed. ILLUSTRATION OF INTERJECTIONS. Ah I 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 ; Checked by the scoff of Pride, and Envy's frown, In life's low...
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The Poets and Poetry of Linlithgowshire: An Anthology of the County

Alexander M. Bisset - 1896 - 368 pages
...the charge of maintaining three unmarried sisters for whom no other provision had been made. "All ! 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 frown, And Poverty's unconquerable...
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Transactions, Volume 4

Maryland State Bar Association - 1899 - 204 pages
...with the talents and learning of those who have fought their slow way to public confidence and learned "How hard it is to climb the steep Where Fame's proud temple shines afar," than that the barriers in the way of incompetency and ignorance shall be broken down and the walks...
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Novels: Lucretia. 1897

Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton - 1897 - 504 pages
...blunt laugh : " You must be wise indeed if you have discovered a royal road to distinction ! — " ' Ah, who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar !' A more sensible exclamation than poets usually preface with their whining 'Ah's' and 'Oh's!'" "...
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The Novels of Lord Lytton: What will he do with it?

Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton - 1897 - 624 pages
...on the glittering steep (" Ah, who can tell how hard it is to climb!"i) has not been similarly i " Ah, who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar i " BEATTIC. attracted towards the roof at the craggy foot of the ascent, under which golden dreams...
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Elements and Science of English Versification

William Caswell Jones - 1897 - 368 pages
...tell h6w hard it is t6 climb The steep where Fame's prflud temple shines afar ! Ah ! who can tell h6w many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with Fortune an eternal war ; Checked by the" scoff 6f Pride, by Envy's frown, And Poverty's...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 3

John Clark Ridpath - 1898 - 590 pages
...is in the Spenserian measure. The keynote is struck in the opening stanzas: PRELUDE TO THE MINSTREL. 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 ; Checked by the scoff of Pride, by Envy's frown, And Poverty's unconquerable...
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