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The selected word "vain" appears 18 times in the following 14 texts (sorted by results):

  1. Sonnet [on the Death of Mr Richard West]  (3 results)
              1    In vain to me the smiling mornings shine,
              3    The birds in vain their amorous descant join,
            14    And weep the more because I weep in vain.

  2. Agrippina, a Tragedy  (2 results)
          131    Stung by a senseless word, a vain tradition,
          174    In lieu of penitence and vain remorse,

  3. [The Alliance of Education and Government. A Fragment]  (2 results)
              6    The soil, though fertile, will not teem in vain,
              9    So draw mankind in vain the vital airs,

  4. The Bard. A Pindaric Ode  (1 result)
            32    'Mountains, ye mourn in vain

  5. The Characters of the Christ-Cross Row, By a Critic, To Mrs —  (1 result)
            13    In vain you think to find them under E,

  6. [Imitated] From Propertius. Lib: 2: Eleg: 1.  (1 result)
            85    Here arts are vain, even magic here must fail,

  7. Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College  (1 result)
            12    Ah fields beloved in vain,

  8. Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes  (1 result)
            22    She stretched in vain to reach the prize.

  9. Ode on the Spring  (1 result)
            18    How vain the ardour of the crowd,

  10. Ode to Adversity  (1 result)
            23    By vain Prosperity received,

  11. On L[or]d H[olland']s Seat near M[argat]e, K[en]t  (1 result)
            18        Nor Shelburne's, Rigby's, Calcraft's friendship vain,

  12. The Progress of Poesy. A Pindaric Ode  (1 result)
            48    Say, has he given in vain the heavenly Muse?

  13. [Translation from Dante, Inferno Canto xxxiii 1-78]  (1 result)
            74    In vain my help, expired; ere the sixth morn

  14. [Translation from Statius, Thebaid VI 646-88, 704-24]  (1 result)
            56    In vain the nations with officious fear

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