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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 Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Miscellaneous poems. The good ...

Oliver Goldsmith - English literature - 1825
...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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Select Poets of Great Britain: To which are Prefixed, Criticial Notices of ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1825 - 562 pages
...made ; But a bold peasantry, their eountry's pride, • When onee destroy'd, ean never be supply'd. ek ; This night his treasur'd heaps he meant to steal, And what a fund maintain'd its man ; For him light labour spread her wholesome store, Just gave what life requir'd,...
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Elegant Extracts: A Copious Selection of Instructive, Moral, and ..., Volume 6

English poetry - 1826
...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 mamtain'd its man ; For him light labour spread her wholesome store, Just gave what life requir'd,...
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The Table Book, Volume 1

William Hone - Almanacs, English - 1827 - 870 pages
...remembers, that A time there was, ere England's griefs began. When ev'ry rood of ground maiotain'd its man ; For him light labour spread her wholesome...: His best companions, innocence and health ; And his best riches, ignorance of wealth. THE TABLE BOOK. The old man, who thus reads and recollects, has...
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The Table Book..., Volume 1

William Hone - Days - 1827 - 870 pages
...remem bers, that A time there was, ere England's griefs began. When ev'ry rood of ground maintain'd its man ; For him light labour spread her wholesome store, Just gave what life reqnirM, but gave to mon : His best companion«, innocence and health : And his best riches, ignorai»...
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Studies in Poetry: Embracing Notices of the Lives and Writings of the Best ...

George Barrell Cheever - American poetry - 1830 - 480 pages
...supply'd. time there was, ere England's griefs began, en every rood of ground maintain'd its man ; A Whem For him light labour spread her wholesome store, Just...more : 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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The History of Java, Volume 1

Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles - Java (Indonesia) - 1830 - 868 pages
...individual industry. ' A time there was, ere England's griefs began, ' When ev'ry rood of ground maintain'd its man ; ' For him light labour spread her wholesome store, ' Just gave what life requir'd, and gave no more : ' His best companions, innocence and health ; ' And his best riches, ignorance of...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1830 - 527 pages
...has made ; But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroy'd, can never be supplied. P maintain'd its man ; For him light labour spread her wholesome store, Just gave what life required,...
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Select British Poets: Containing the Works of Goldsmith, Thomson, Gray ...

Thomas F. Walker - English poetry - 1830 - 240 pages
...has made ; But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroy'd can never be supply'd. 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, Jast gave what life requirM, but...
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Hansard's Parliamentary Debates

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1831
...remind Gentlemen of what the poet had said upon the subject of the poor man's occupation of land— " A time there was ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintained its man. 1 ' In his opinion, if every man was put upon his rood of land, no person would be miserable. The Solicitor...
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