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" Trust me, Clara Vere de Vere, From yon blue heavens above us bent, The gardener Adam and his wife Smile at the claims of long descent. Howe'er it be, it seems to me, 'Tis only noble to be good. Kind hearts arc more than coronets, And simple faith than... "
Famous Sayings and Their Authors: A Collection of Historical Sayings in ... - Page 188
by Edward Latham - 1906 - 318 pages
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Birds of the Bible

James Bowker (F.R.G.S.I.) - 1884 - 148 pages
...being proud of their long descent they make a boast of it. Lord Tennyson, alluding to them, says — •'Howe'er it be, it seems to me Tis only noble to be good ; Kind words are more than coronets, And simple faith than Norman blood." And the words are well worth remembering...
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Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 68

1884 - 996 pages
...From yon blue heavens above us bent The frrand old pardener and his wife Smile at the claims of lonÁ descent. Howe'er It be, It seems to me 'Tis only noble to be (food. Kind hearts are more than coronets, And simple faith than Nurman blood." Those words, indeed,...
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Parodies of the Works of English & American Authors, Volume 1

English wit and humor - 1884 - 212 pages
...nobles eat their noblest words The grand old gardener and his wife Smile at the airs of poet-lords. Howe'er it be, it seems to me, 'Tis only noble to be good. Plain souls are more than coronets, And simple lives than Baronhood. I know you, Baron Vere de Vere...
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Letters, Speeches, Plays and Poems

Charles Dickens, Frederic George Kitton - English drama - 1908 - 790 pages
...the cool of the evening, down to the day when a Poet Laureate sang — Trust me, Clara Vere de Vere, From yon blue heaven above us bent The gardener Adam and his wife Smile at the claims of long descent — in "London Pride," or a certain degenerate kind of "Stock," which is apt to grow hereabouts, cultivated...
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A Dictionary of Foreign Phrases and Classical Quotations, Comprising Idioms ...

Hugh Percy Jones - 1908 - 562 pages
...wishes. Man does what he can. Flight is the only cure for the passion of love. (We are all Adam's sons.) The gardener Adam and his wife Smile at the claims of long descent. — Tennyson. He played the flute by accident. t Suffer in order to know, and toil in order to have....
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Handy-book of Literary Curiosities

William S. Walsh - Curiosa - 1909 - 1112 pages
...(Maxims of an Old Stager.) Good. Tis only noble to be. In " Lady Clara Vere de Vere," Tennyson says, — Howe'er it be, it seems to me "Tis only noble to be good. Kind hearts arc more than coronets, And simple faith than Norman blood. In his famous Address at the Washington...
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Third-[fifth] Language Reader

Franklin Thomas Baker - 1909 - 504 pages
...There's no rain left in heaven ; I've said my " seven times " over and over, Seven times one is seven. 2. Howe'er it be, it seems to me 'Tis only noble to be good. 3. 0 velvet bee ! you're a dusty fellow, You've powdered your legs with gold. 4. Where the pools are...
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The Sewanee Review, Volume 17

American fiction - 1909 - 550 pages
...Ibsen's philosophy fail before the highest moral test. Tennyson strikes a truer note when he sings, Howe'er it be, it seems to me 'Tis only noble to be good. The real lesson which Peer Gynt, though it be in a negative way, can teach, is that man needs for his...
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The Cloister Book: For Shut-in Worshipers and Pastorless Congregations

David James Burrell - Presbyterian Church - 1909 - 366 pages
...First constituent of Character is Self-culture; that is, making the most of oneself. Tennyson wrote: Howe'er it be, it seems to me 'Tis only noble to be good. And Sir Walter Scott said, "The best of all is to be a good man." But is that enough? I think not....
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Library of Southern Literature: Biography

Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles W. Kent - American literature - 1909 - 504 pages
...the arms of the Tennysons d'Eyncourt; for, though the Laureate sung in "Lady Clara Vere de Vere" that The gardener Adam and his wife Smile at the claims of long descent, he was yet possessed of that proper pride in being sprung of an ancient and honorable race common to...
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