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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... "
From its beginning to the death of President Swain, 1789-1868 - Page 180
by Kemp Plummer Battle - 1907
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The Life, and Posthumous Writings, of William Cowper, Esqr: With ..., Volume 3

William Hayley - 1806
...who find more frequent occasion to repeat the expressive exclamation of Beattie, Ah ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep, where Fame's proud temple shines afar ? Judgment and resolution are both requisite to employ advantageously the vacant time, that a young...
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The life and posthumous writings of William Cowper, by W. Hayley ..., Volume 3

William Cowper - 1806
...who find more frequent occasion to repeat the expressive exclamation of Beattie, All ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep, where Fame's proud temple shines afar ? Judgment and resolution are both requisite to employ advantageously the vacant time, that a young...
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The Wreath: Containing The Minstrel and Other Favorite Poems, to which is ...

James Beattie - 1806 - 153 pages
...Judgment. Dr. Glynn ... 130 THE WREATH. THE MINSTKEL: THE PROGRESS OF GENIUS. BOOK I. AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines alar ! Ah ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Hath felt the influence of malignant star, And wag'd...
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The Monthly Register, Magazine, and Review, of the ..., Volume 2, Issues 1-6

1807
...votaries peace and happiness. Let 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 ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with...
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Solitude

Johann Georg Zimmermann - 1808 - 403 pages
...induce him to quit the pursuit of an object "i* hard to gain, so easy to be lost." 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 wag'd with...
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The life and letters of William Cowper, Volume 3

William Cowper - 1809
...who find more frequent occasion to rer peat the expressive exclamation of Beattie, Ah ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep, where Fame's proud temple shines afar? . . > * i ' . 'Judgment and resolution are both requisite t6 employ advantageously...
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Beauties selected from the writings of James Beattie. To which are prefixed ...

James Beattie, Thomas Gray - 1809 - 12 pages
...specify them. THE \ MINSTREL: 'OR, THE PROGRESS OF +++*++++ r++-ri*+**r BOOK I. 1. .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 wag'd with...
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Beauties selected from the writings of James Beattie. To which are prefixed ...

James Beattie, Thomas Gray - 1809 - 12 pages
... - . BEAUTIES OF BEATTIE. THK ' MINSTREL: OB, THE PROGRESS OF GENIUS,, BOOK I. 1. ! 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 wag'd with...
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The Minstrel: Or, The Progress of Genius: with Other Poems, Many of Which ...

James Beattie, Alexander Chalmers - 1811 - 216 pages
...be found to hold true, only when the poetry is faulty in other respects. BOOK I. 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...
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The Life and Letters of William Cowper, Esq: With Remarks on ..., Volume 3

William Hayley - 1812
...who find more frequent occasion to repeat the expressive exclamation of Beattie, Ah ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep, where Fame's proud temple shines afar ? Judgment and resolution are both requisite to employ advantageously the vacant time, that a young...
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