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" For why ? because the good old rule Sufficeth them, the simple plan, That they should take, who have the power, And they should keep who can. "
The Southern literary messenger - Page 468
1849
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Poems in 2 Vols., Reprinted Original Ed. of 1807 Ed. with Note on ..., Volume 2

William Wordsworth - 1807
...that travel on the wind ! " With them no strife can last ; they live " In peace, and peace of mind. " For why ? — because the good old Rule " Sufficeth...power, " And they should keep who can. " A lesson which is quickly learn' d, " A signal this which all can see ! " Thus nothing here provokes the Strong...
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Poems, in Two Volumes, Volume 1

William Wordsworth - English poetry - 1807 - 170 pages
...last; they live " In peace, and peace of mind. " For why ? — because the good old Rule " Suffice-ill them, the simple Plan, *' That they should take who...power, " And they should keep who can. " A lesson which is quickly learn'd, " A signal this which all can see ! " Thus nothing here provokes the Strong...
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Rokeby: A Poem

Walter Scott - Fore-edge painting - 1813 - 333 pages
...stormy days, when the principles of policy were summed up in my friend Mr Wordsworth's lines :— * the good old rule Sufficeth them ; the simple plan, That they should take who have the power, And they should keep who can. Note VII. His plaited hair in elf-locks spread, $c....
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Poems by William Wordsworth: Including Lyrical Ballads, and the ..., Volume 2

William Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth - 1815
...that travel on the wind ! " With them no strife can last ; they live " In peace, and peace of mind. " For why ? — because the good old Rule " Sufficeth...power, " And they should keep who can. " A lesson which is quickly learned, " A signal this which all can see ! " Thus nothing here provokes the Strong...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Wordsworth - 1815
...that travel on the wind ! " With them no strife can last ; they live " In peace, and peace of mind. " For why ? — because the good old Rule " Sufficeth...power, " And they should keep who can. " A lesson which is quickly learned, " A signal this which all can see ! " Thus nothing here provokes the Strong...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 18

England - 1825
...that the biped should do even as it seemetb good in his own eyes by the quadruped. — For why — the good old rule Sufficeth them, the simple plan That they should lash who have the power, And they thould •;•-•/•/ who can. — A new law, announcing a new...
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Rob Roy. By the author of 'Waverley'.

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1818
... n ROB ROY. BY THE AUTHOR OF " WAVERLEY," " GUY MANNERING," AND " THE ANTIQUARY." For why ? Because the good old rule Sufficeth them ; the simple plan, That they should take, who have the power, And they should keep who can. Sob Roy' Grave— .WORDSWORTH. IN THREE VOLUMES....
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Rob Roy, Volume 1

Walter Scott - 1818 - 348 pages
...LIBRARY The gift of n ;* *- v *; BY THE AUTHOR OF " WAVERLEY," " GUY MANNERING," AND " THE ANTIQUARY." For why ? Because the good old rule Sufficeth them; the simple plan, That they should take, who have the power, And they should keep who can. Rob Rmfs Grave—WORDSWORTH. IN THREE VOLUMES. VOL....
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The Coila Repository: And Kilmarnock Monthly Magazine

1818
...Od Beans. 30s Od. 27s Od 2.5s Od THE COI3LA DEPOSITOR Y AND Eilmawocft DECEMBER, 1817. HOB ROY. T " For why ? because the good old rule Sufficeth them— the simple plan That thy should take, who have the power, . AXI& they should Keep who can." Ran Ror's GRAVE — WORDIWORTU....
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The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical ..., Volume 18

1836
...dictates to them. The voluntary principle resolves itself, in fact, into the right of the strongest; " And why — because the good old rule Sufficeth them ; the simple plan That they should take, who have the power ; That they should keep, who can." — Church and Diutnt, pp. 9 — 11. We shall...
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