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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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Observations on the present state of Ireland, to which is added, a hint to ...

1831
...pernicious practice for the community, as 1 can show. fJ-. 'j, . .., -) ..-•.--. 1 toit 0' , 'A time there was ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintained its man.* ••••'.* In the year 1799, land was let in Ireland for planting this esculent at 6.4 per acre,...
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The Principles of English Composition: Illustrated by Examples with Critical ...

David Booth - English language - 1831 - 351 pages
...the following: 1. Substituting the CA.VSE for the EFFECT. Thus, the land is taken for its produce: " A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintain'd its man." 2. Substituting the EFFwrforthe CAUSE. Thus, Junius asks: " Can grey hairs make...
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The History of Wisbech: With an Historical Sketch of the Fens

Fens, The (England) - 1834 - 314 pages
...? Meat, clothes, and fire.' Pope. manners and customs of their early years — the good old times ' Ere England's griefs began, ' When every rood of ground maintained its man ;' — When 'Squire and Pastor from their pockets drew The book, the tract, — but gave the shilling...
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 27

1836
...England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintain'd its man ; For him light labour spiead her wholesome store, Just gave what life requir'd, but gave no more. The meadows in some of the valleys are sometimes twice reaped, and then fed. In others, particularly...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: Including a ..., Volume 4

Oliver Goldsmith - English literature - 1837
...has made ;w 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...more : His best companions, innocence and health, And his best riches, ignorance of wealth. (1) [ " Those who have walked in an evening by the sedgy sides...
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Poems. Dramas. Criticism relating to poetry and the belles-lettres

Oliver Goldsmith - 1837
...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...more : His best companions, innocence and health, And his best riches, ignorance of wealth. (1) [ " Those who have walked in an evening by the sedgy sides...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volumes 161-162

Early English newspapers - 1837
...ills a prey, When wealth accumulates, and men decay. Nor is the second proposition to be granted : A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintain'd its man. For, the further we should go back in the pages of English history, the thinner...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of ..., Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - English literature - 1837
...breath has made; Bu^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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Poetical Works

Oliver Goldsmith (the Poet.) - 1839
...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, but gave no more : 1 Where] ' Wealth in all commercial stflBs found to accumulate ; the very laws may contribute (HK...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - Poetry - 1839 - 156 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 requir'd,...
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