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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 American Monthly Magazine and Critical Review - Page 165
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The Minstrel: Or, The Progress of Genius. In Two Books. With Some Other Poems

James Beattie - Wood-engraving - 1802 - 124 pages
...BOOK. I. AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar j 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 frown, And Poverty's unconquerable...
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The Minstrel; Or, The Progress of Genius. With Some Other Poems. [With a ...

James Beattie - 1803 - 188 pages
...amore, A ccipiant. VIRGIL. THE MINSTREL. BOOK FIRST. I. AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep, where Fame's proud temple shines afar? Ah !...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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Public Characters

Great Britain - 1804 - 636 pages
...introductory lines to this poem have been greatly admired : i. " Ah ! who ran tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar ; Ah !...frown, And Poverty's unconquerable bar, In life's low vale remote has pined alone, Then dropt into the grave, unpitied and unknown !" After mentioning the...
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Travels in Trinidad During the Months of February, March, and April, 1803 ...

Pierre Franc M'Callum - Enslaved persons - 1805 - 376 pages
...career of the latter is thus pathetically described : Ah ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where fame's proud temple shines afar ? Ah !...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...
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The Minstrel, Or, The Progress of Genius: And Other Poems

James Beattie - Authors, Scottish - 1805 - 178 pages
...THE MINSTREL; THE PROGRESS OF GENIUS. BOOK FIRST. I. AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep, where Fame's proud temple shines afar ! Ah...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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The Minstrel; Or, The Progress of Genius: With Some Other Poems

James Beattie, Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1805 - 190 pages
...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...frown, And Poverty's unconquerable bar, In life's low vale remote has pined alone, Then dropt into the grave, unpitied and unknown J And yet the languor...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 2

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - American literature - 1805 - 694 pages
...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 Aid waged with Fortune an eternal war ! Check'd by the scoff of pride, by envy's frown. And poverty's...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 2

David Phineas Adams, William Emerson, Samuel Cooper Thacher - 1805
...many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star ! Aad waged with Fortune an eternal war I Check'd by the scoff of pride, by envy's frown, And poverty's unconquerable bar, In life's low vale remote have pined alone," Sec. Seattle's Minstrel. Vol. II. No. 11. Zzz in some European university....
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The Wreath: Containing The Minstrel and Other Favorite Poems, to which is ...

James Beattie - 1806 - 153 pages
...composition, is there displayed in its fullest extent. 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 Hath felt the influence of malignant star. And wag'd with Fortune an etern&l war ; Check'd by the scoff...
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The Monthly Register, Magazine, and Review, of the ..., Volume 2, Issues 1-6

United States - 1807 - 442 pages
...us then not sigh, but let us rejoice, when we say 1 " Ah ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep, where Fame's proud temple shines afar ; Ah...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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