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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... "
Auntient lere, a selection of aphoristical and preceptive passages from the ... - Page 120
by Ancient learning - 1812
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...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 required, but gave no more; His best companions, innocence and health; And his best riches, ignorance...
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The Traveller, the Deserted Village, and Other Poems

Oliver Goldsmith, Richard Westall - 1822 - 154 pages
...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 required,...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 30

Ezekiel Sanford, Robert Walsh - English poetry - 1822
...has made : Hut 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,...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...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 required,...
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Heraldic Anomalies: Or Rank Confusion in Our Orders of Precedence ..., Volume 2

Edward Nares - Heraldry - 1823 - 372 pages
...has made : But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroy'<! can never be supplied. A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintain'd its man, E2 For him light labour spread her wholesome store, Just gave what life reqnir'd,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton ...

John Milton - 1824 - 131 pages
...never be supplied. A time there was, ere England's gneis bogan, When every rood of ground maintain'd its man ; For him light Labour spread her wholesome...Just gave what life requir'd, but gave no more; His beet companions, innocence and health ; And his best riches, ignorance of wealth. But times are altered...
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Heraldic Anomalies, Volume 2

Edward Nares - Precedence - 1824 - 817 pages
...Advertiser. Bat a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroy'd can never he 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 reqair'd,...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 822 pages
...has made ; But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroy'd, can never be supply'd. liam C. Hall maintain'd its man ; For him light labour spread her wholesome store, Just gave what life requir'd,...
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Conversations on Political Economy: In which the Elements of that Science ...

Mrs. Marcet (Jane Haldimand) - Economics - 1824 - 494 pages
...to support his family on the produce of his little farm. Do you recollect Goldsmith's lines ? — " 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...
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Sequel to the English Reader: Or, Elegant Selections in Prose and Poetry ...

Lindley Murray - Elocution - 1825 - 299 pages
...never be supplied. A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When ev'ry rood of ground malntain'd its man ; For him light labour spread her wholesome...: His best companions, innocence and health ; And his best riches, ignorance of wealth. But times are alter'd ; trade's unfeeling train Usurp the land,...
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