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" Changed his hand and check'd his pride. He chose a mournful Muse, soft pity to infuse: He sung Darius great and good, by too severe a fate Fallen, fallen, fallen, fallen, fallen... "
Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ... - Page 13
1823
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - 1997 - 613 pages
...the treasure, Sweet the pleasure; Sweet is pleasure after pain. Soothed with the sound the King grew vain, Fought all his battles o'er again; And thrice...routed all his foes, and thrice he slew the slain. All, all of a piece throughout: Thy chase had a beast in view; Thy wars brought nothing about; Thy...
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The Sacred Wood and Major Early Essays

T. S. Eliot - 1997 - 146 pages
...magnificence, as in "Alexander's Feast": Sooth 'd with the sound the king grew vain; Fought all his hattles o'er again; And thrice he routed all his foes, and thrice he slew the slain. The great advantage of Dryden over Milton is that while the former is always in control of his ascent,...
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The Undiscovered Mind: How the Human Brain Defies Replication, Medication ...

John Horgan - 2000 - 342 pages
...of Dryden's line about Alexander the Great refighting all his battles during a drunken monologue And thrice he routed all his foes, and thrice he slew the slain life is just too short for occupying oneself with the slaying of the slain more than twice." Gould...
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Patriotism and Poetry in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Dustin Griffin - 2005 - 332 pages
...heroics. Like Dryden's Alexander, who under the influence of drink and song "Fought all his Ban ails o'er again" ("And thrice He routed all his Foes; and thrice he slew the slain"),12 Goldsmith's homefront combatants "bravely become votaries for their country, and with true...
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The Major Works

John Dryden - 2003 - 1024 pages
...Sweet is pleasure after pain. IV Soothed with the sound, the king grew vain: Fought all his batiks o'er again; And thrice he routed all his foes, and...thrice he slew the slain. The master saw the madness rise,0 His glowing cheeks, his ardent eyes;0 70 And while he heaven and earth defied, Changed his hand,...
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The Annotated Waste Land with Eliot's Contemporary Prose

T. S. Eliot - 2006 - 300 pages
...delicate flavour to the magnificence, as in "Alexander's Feast": Sooth'd with the sound the king grew vain; Fought all his battles o'er again; And thrice he routed all his foes, and thrice he slew the slain.23 elected a perch from which he cannot afford to fall, and from which he is in danger of slipping....
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