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" They err, who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great cities by assault : what do these worthies, But rob and spoil, burn, slaughter, and enslave Peaceable nations, neighbouring... "
Paradise Regain'd: A Poem, in Four Books. To which is Added Samson Agonistes ... - Page 110
by John Milton - 1785
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The poetical works of John Milton, with illustr. by E.H. Corbould and J. Gilbert

John Milton - 1864
...not glorious, men not worthy of fame. 70 " They err, who count it glorious to subdue ' ' By conquest far and wide, to overrun ' ' Large countries, and in field great battles win, " Great cities by assault : what do these worthies, " But rob, and spoil, burn, slaughter, and enslave " Peaceable nations,...
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Foliorum silvula, selections for translation into Latin and Greek ..., Volume 2

Hubert Ashton Holden - 1864
...are few, and glory scarce of few is raised. — They err, who count it glorious to subdue by conquest far and wide, to over-run large countries, and in field great battles win, great cities by assault. What do these worthies, but rob and spoil, burn, slaughter, and enslave, peaceable nations,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton with a Life of the Author: Preliminary ...

John Milton, Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1865 - 688 pages
...— Hast thou seen my servant Job? Famous he was in heaven, on earth less known; Where glory is false glory, attributed To things not glorious, men not worthy of fame. They err, who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great...
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Memories of Merton

John Bruce Norton - English poetry - 1865 - 355 pages
...is to make conquests."— LA RoCHEFAUCAULT. " They err who count it glorious to subdue By conqnest far and wide, to over-run Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great cities by assanlt: what do these worthies, Bnt rob and spoil, burn, slanghter, and euslave Peaceable natious,...
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The British Poets, Volume 2

1866
...Hast thou seen my servant Job ? Famous he was in heaven, on earth less known ; Where glory is false glory, attributed To things not glorious, men not worthy of fame. They err who count it glorious to subdue n By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great...
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HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE CHATHAM ARTILLERY

CHARLES C JONES - 1867
...the grave of the pure patriot, the true hero. " They err who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in field great "battles win, Great cities "by assault ; what do these worthies But rob and spoil, burn, slaughter and enslave Peaceable nations neighboring...
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Ben Jonson to Dryden

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1880 - 496 pages
...Hast thou seen my servant Job ?" Famous he was in heaven, on earth less known ; Where glory is false glory, attributed To things not glorious, men not worthy of fame. They err, who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in fields great battles win, Great...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 102

1880
...justice and law. The old Puritan poet tells us: — They err who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, — to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great cities by assault. What do these worthies But rob and spoil, burn, slaughter and enslave, And all the flourishing...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 22

James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch - Authors - 1880
...justice and law. The old Puritan poet tells us: — They err who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, — to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great cities by assault. What do these worthies But rob and spoil, burn, slaughter and enslave, And all the flourishing...
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Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country, Volume 22

1880
...justice and law. The old Puritan poet tells us: — They err who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, — to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great cities by assault. What do these worthies But rob and spoil, burn, slaughter and enslave, And all the flourishing...
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