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" Where wealth accumulates, and men decay : Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade ; A breath can make them as a breath has made ; But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied. A time there was, ere England's... "
Retaliation: a poem. To which is added, some account of the life of the author - Страница 4
по Oliver Goldsmith - 1774
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Exercises in Rhetorical Reading: With a Series of Introductory Lessons ...

Richard Green Parker - 1849 - 432 страници
...may fade ; But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed can never be supplied. A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintained its man ; 5 For him light labor spread her wholesome store, Just gave what life required, but gave no more...

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1849
...what they were, Mr. Ford," said Watkins. " Let me read to you a little piece from my newspaper : ' A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintain'd its man ; But now, alas ! Along the lawn, where scatter'd hamlets rose, Unwieldy wealth...

The Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp]., Том 3

Robert Kemp Philp
...produce of their fields for the supply of all needful wants, and taking little thought for the morrow. " A time there was, 'ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintain'd its man ; For him i ight labour spread her wholesome store, Just gave what life requited,...

The Lamp [ed. by T.E. Bradley].

Thomas Earnshaw Bradley
...realize the picture which one of our poets drew of England in olden time; it is Goldsmith that says : " A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintained its man." That distich speaks of prosperity without at all dealing in hyperbole. What is the case now ? The same...

The Hunting-field

Charles Bindley, Harry Hieover - 1850 - 221 страници
...alone would have been sufficient to prove him what he was, a very pretty poet and a very weak man. " A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintain'd its man." A very catching couplet to those who can believe such a state of things practicable...

The Standard elocutionist; and gem-book of British authors, ed. by A. Cunningham

A. Cunningham - 1850
...has made : But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroy'd, can never be supplied. A time there was, ere England's griefs began When every rood of ground maintain'd its man ; For him light labour spread her wholesome store, Just gave what life requir'd,...

The hunting-field, by Harry Hieover

Charles Bindley - 1850 - 221 страници
...alone would have been sufficient to prove him what he was, a very pretty poet and a very weak man. " A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintain'd its man." A very catching couplet to those who can believe such a state of things practicable...

The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Том 24

1851
...between the worms of the British missionary, and the DEEDS of the British soldier. Poetry has said, "A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintained its man." But plain prose has not condescended to enlighten us in relation to that fact, and it might puzzle...

The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin ...

William Chauncey Fowler - 1851 - 659 страници
...relation is always that of causes, effects, or adjuncts. 1. Substituting the cause for the effect : A. time there was, ere England's Griefs began, When every rood of ground, maintained its man. — GOLDSMITH. 2. Substituting the effect for the cause : Can gray hairs make folly venerable ? —...

Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Том 24

1851
...between the WORDS of the British missionary, and the DKEDS of the British soldier. Poetry has said, " A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintained its man." But plain prose has not condescended to enlighten us in relation to that fact, and it might puzzle...




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