Quotation by Francis Beaumont

this scythe that mows down kings
Exempts no meaner mortal things.
Francis Beaumont (1584-1616)(1584-1616), British dramatist, and William Basse (fl. C. 1602), British dramatist. Lines on the Tombs in Westminster (l. 35–36). . .

Attributed to Beaumont and to Basse Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250–1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
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