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The Monthly Magazine - Page 666
1800
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The Poetical Works of Edward Young, Volume 2

Edward Young - English poetry - 1852 - 334 pages
...When men extol a wild destroyer's name, Earth's builder and preserver they blaspheme. One to destroy, is murder by the law; And gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe; To murder thousands, takes a specious name, War's glorious art, and gives immortal fame. When, after battle,...
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The Poetical Works of Edward Young, Volume 2

Edward Young - English poetry - 1854 - 366 pages
...When men extol a wild destroyer's name, Earth's builder and preserver they blaspheme. One to destroy, is murder by the law; And gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe ; To murder thousands, takes a specious name, War's glorious art, and gives immortal fame. When, after battle,...
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The Task, Table Talk, and Other Poems, of William Cowper: With Critical ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1856 - 435 pages
...provinces, escapes. Nor is it well, nor can it come to good, 732-735. She is rigid, Ac.: " Ono to destroy is murder by the law, And gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe. To murder thousands takes a specious name. 1 ' Young. Satire vll. " Where little villains must submit to fate,...
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The poetical works of Edward Young, Volume 2

Edward Young - 1858
...When men extol a wild destroyer's name, Earth's builder and preserver they blaspheme. One to destroy, is murder by the law; And gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe; To murder thousands, takes a specious name, War's glorious art, and gives immortal fame. When, after battle,...
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF EDWARD YOUNG VOLUME II

1859
...When men extol a wild destroyer's name, Earth's builder and preserver they blaspheme. One to destroy, is murder by the law ; And gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe ; To murder thousands, takes a specious name, War's glorious art, and gives immortal fame. When, after battle,...
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The book of familiar quotations

works of the best authors - 1860
...wise with speed ; A fool at forty is a fool indeed. Ibid. Satire n. Lines 282, 283. One to destroy, is murder by the law ; And gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe; To murder thousands, takes a specious name, War's glorious art, and gives immortal fame. Ibid. Satire rn. Lines...
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An index to familiar quotations selected principally from British authors ...

John Cooper Grocott - 1863
...its boast. One murder made a villain ; Millions a hero. DR. PORTEUS.—Poem on Death. One to destroy is murder by the law, And gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe; To murder thousands takes a specious name. War's glorious art, and gives immortal fame. YODNO.—Love of Fame,...
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The Annual Register

Edmund Burke - History - 1867
...slaughter of tens of thousands, some with tolerance, and some even with approval? • ‘One to destroy, is murder by the law, And gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe; To murder thousands, takes a specious name, War's glorious art, and gives immortal fame.' Such is the result...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations, English - 1868 - 778 pages
...Small sands the mountain, moments make the year, And trifles life. Satire vi. Line 208. One to destroy is murder by the law ; And gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe ; To murder thousands takes a specious name, War's glorious art, and gives immortal fame. Satire vii. Line 55....
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PASSAGES AND PHRASES IN COMMON USE

JOHN BARTLETT - 1868
...Small sands the mountain, moments make the year, And trifles life. Satire vi. Line 208. One to destroy is murder by the law ; And gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe ; To murder thousands takes a specious name, War's glorious art, and gives immortal fame. Satire vii. Line 55....
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