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" The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees, Shoots rising up, and spreads by slow degrees ; Three centuries he grows, and three he stays, Supreme in state, and in three more decays... "
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...of Deity supreme. Miltn. The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees, Shoots rising up, and spread b by slow degrees; Three centuries he 'grows, and three...stays Supreme, in state, and in three more decays. Jjrjdt*. i. Highest ; most excellent. No single virtue we could most commend, Whether the wife, the...
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The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill, Volume 21

John Bell - 1807 - 458 pages
...his will ordains ; " The propagated species still remains. " The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees, " Shoots rising up, and spreads by slow degrees;...stays " Supreme in state, and in three more decays ; " So wears the paving pebble in the street, " And towns and towers their fatal periods meet: '•...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 11

John Dryden - 1808 - 500 pages
...die, his will ordains ; The propagated species still remains. t The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees, Shoots rising up, and spreads by slow degrees;...stays, Supreme in state, and in three more decays : So wears the paving pebble in the street, And towns and towers their fatal periods meet : So rivers,...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - 1808 - 506 pages
...remains, The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees, Shoots rising up, and spreads by slow degrees j Three centuries he grows, and three he stays, Supreme in state, and in three more decays : So wears the paving pebble in the street, And towns and towers their fatal periods meet : So rivers,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;: Dryden, Smith, Duke ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 620 pages
...die, his will ordains, The propagated species still remains. The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees, Shoots rising up, and spreads by slow degrees...stays, Supreme in state, and in three more decays ; So wears the paving pebble in the street, And towns and towers their fatal periods muet: So rivers,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 668 pages
...die, his »ill ordains, The propagated species still remains. The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees, Shoots rising up, and spreads by slow degrees;...stays, Supreme in state, and in three more decays; So wears the paving pebble in the street, And towns and towers their fatal periods meet: So rivers,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 612 pages
...die, his will ordains, The propagated species still remains. The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees, Shoots rising up, and spreads by slow degrees...grows, and three he stays, Supreme in state, and in three^more decays ; So wears the paving pebble in the street, And towns and towers their fatal periods...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 620 pages
...die, his will ordains, The propagated specie« still remains. The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees, Shoots rising up, and spreads by slow degrees; Three centuries he grows, and three he slay*, Supreme in state, and in three more decays; So wears the paving pebble in the street, AnA towns'and...
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The Intellectual repository for the New Church. (July/Sept. 1817 ...

New Church gen. confer - 1865 - 630 pages
...organs of sense. Lastly, concerning the oak, should be mentioned the great age which it attains— The monarch oak, the patriarch of trees, Shoots rising...stays Supreme in state, and in three more decays. Nine hundred years, that is to say, constitute the ordinary term of oaklife. But there are many examples...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - 1820 - 832 pages
...die, his will ordains, The propagated species still remains. The monarch oak, the patriarch of the By fowl, fish, beast, was flown, was swum, wa» wa x=+ So wears the paving pebble in the street, And towns and towers their fatal periods meet : So riven,...
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