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" Impell'd, with steps unceasing, to pursue Some fleeting good, that mocks me with the view ; That, like the circle bounding earth and skies, Allures from far, yet, as I follow, flies ; My fortune leads to traverse realms alone, And find no spot of all... "
Poems by Goldsmith and Parnell - Pagina 2
door Oliver Goldsmith - 1804 - 68 pagina’s
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The Monthly Review

1824
...Century. By the Author of " Tales from Switzerland." * 12mo. 2 Vols. 10*. Boards. Westley. 1823. " E'en now where alpine solitudes ascend, I sit me down a pensive hour to spend." Goldsmith. * See Review for April last. We need not say how happy we should be to carry the resemblance...
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Curiosities of literature. (Repr. of the 7th ed.).

Isaac Disraeli - 1824
...balmy fragrance o'er the wild." Autumn, v. 202. Goldsmith very pathetically applies a similar image : " E'en now where Alpine solitudes ascend, I sit me down a pensive hour to spend, Like yon neglected shrub at random cast, That shades the steep, and sighs at every blast." Traveller....
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 822 pagina’s
...Impell'd, with steps unceasing, to pursue Some 8ecting good, that mocks me with the view; That, like K y ] 5 x $ x ; w x Sies; My fortune leads to traverse realms alone, And find no spot of all the world my own. Ev'n now,...
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The New Monthly Magazine, Volume 7

1824
...kind could increase the sum of enjoyment. When we read those well-known lines of the Traveller, " Even now, where Alpine solitudes ascend, I sit me down a pensive hour (o spend ; And, placed on high above the storm's career, Look downward where an hundred realms appear...
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The Traveller, The Deserted Village, and Other Poems

Oliver Goldsmith - 1825 - 144 pagina’s
...Impell'd with steps unccsaing to pursue Some fleeting good that mocks me with the view ; That, like the circle bounding earth and skies, Allures from...realms alone, And find no spot of all the world my own. Ev'n now, where Alpine solitudes ascend, I sit me down a pensive hour to spend ; And plac'd on high,...
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The art of beauty; or, The best methods of improving and preserving the ...

Art - 1825
...have no idea of hell present in our minds. Listen to Goldsmith's description of such a scene : " Ev'n now where Alpine solitudes ascend, I sit me down a pensive hour to spend, And, plac'd on high above the storm's career, Look downward where a hundred realms appear : Lakes, forests,...
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Sequel to the English Reader: Or, Elegant Selections in Prose and Poetry ...

Lindley Murray - 1825 - 299 pagina’s
...Impell'd, with steps unceasing, to pursue Some fleeting good that mocks me with the view j That, like the circle bounding earth and skies*. Allures from far, yet as I follow flies ; Me fortune leads to traverse realms alone, And find no spot of all the world my own. E'en now, where...
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Select Poets of Great Britain: To which are Prefixed, Criticial Notices of ...

William Hazlitt - 1825 - 562 pagina’s
...steps uneeasing, to pursue Some fleeting good, that moeks me with the view ; That, like the eirele ; U y fortune leads to traverse realms alone, And find no spot of all the world my own. Ev'n now, where...
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Elegant Extracts: A Copious Selection of Instructive, Moral, and ..., Volume 6

1826
...Impell'd with steps unceasing to pursue Some fleeting good, that mocks me with the view ; That, like the circle bounding earth and skies, Allures from...ascend, I sit me down a pensive hour to spend ;, And plac'd on high, above the storm's career, Look downward where an hundred realms appear ; Lakes, forests,...
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English Synonymes: With Copious Illustrations and Explanations, Drawn from ...

George Crabb - 1826 - 688 pagina’s
...pointed out, but not the very spot where he lay ; O how unlike the place from whence they fell! MILTON. My fortune leads to traverse realms alone, And find no spot of all the world my own. GOLDSMITH. The site is the spot on which any thing stands or is situated ; it is more commonly applied...
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