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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 Living Age ..., Volume 294

1917
...pleasures and its profit in the beautiful. We may even return to that golden age The Contemporary Review. "ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintained its man." J. Eaton Feasey. PEACE AND HER HYPOCRISIES. Mankind would have been a complete fool but for a few occasional...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - English poetry - 1845 - 235 pages
...was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintain'd its man : For him light labor spread her wholesome store, Just gave what life requir'd,...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 Prose and Poetry of Europe and America: Consisting of Literary Gems and ...

English literature - 1845 - 600 pages
...has made) But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, con never be supplied. A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When...rood of ground maintained its man : For him light Labor spread her wholesome store, Just gave what life required, but gave no more ; His best companions,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1845 - 527 pages
...never be supplied. A time there was. ere England's griefs began, When every root! 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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Trout Fishing; Or, The River Darent: A Rural Poem

C. Wayth - Darent - 1845 - 71 pages
...first possession of the wickets. NOTE 7, PAGE 23. " Gave just enough for all, but gave no more." " For him light Labour spread her wholesome store, Just gave what life required, but gave no more." GOIBSMITH. NOTE 8, PAGE 29. "Now come still evening on." — PARADISE...
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Hansard's Parliamentary Debates

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1845
...circumstances contributed to prevent their being that time was of which they had often heard — that time " ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintained its man ;" but he believed that previous to the 16th century all the peasantry drew portions of their maintenance...
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Rural Research in USDA: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Agricultural ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Subcommittee on Agricultural Research and General Legislation - Rural development - 1978 - 394 pages
...has made : 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...rood of ground maintained its man ; For him light labor spread her wholesome store, Just gave what life required, but gave no more : His best companions,...
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Medieval England: An Aerial Survey

M. W. Beresford, John Kenneth Sinclair St. Joseph, J. K. S. Joseph - Social Science - 1979 - 286 pages
...decay; . . . 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 maintain'd its man;. . . OLIVEK GOLDSMITH, The Deserted Village In the two centuries following Domesday...
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Michigan Journal of Political Science, Issues 1-2

Political science - 1981
...source of corruption: A time there was, ere England's grief began, When every rod 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. But times are alter'd; trade's unfeeling train Usurp the land,...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...has made; 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...labour spread her wholesome store, Just gave what life required, but gave no more: 60 His best companions, innocence and health; And his best riches, ignorance...
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