James Shirley

(September 1596 – October 1666 / London, England)

Death The Leveller - Poem by James Shirley

The glories of our blood and state
Are shadows, not substantial things;
There is no armour against Fate;
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Comments about Death The Leveller by James Shirley

  • (10/22/2017 5:19:00 AM)


    This and Longfellow's psalm of life are excellent guides (Report) Reply

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  • (4/16/2016 4:49:00 PM)


    This poem was said to have terrified O.Cromwell! (Report) Reply

  • (12/14/2012 9:33:00 AM)


    all things faint to dust (Report) Reply

  • (2/6/2008 4:07:00 PM)


    I love this poem, with its strength and truth nicely interwoven. (Report) Reply








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