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" Now sinks at last, or feebly mans the soul; While low delights, succeeding fast behind, In happier meanness occupy the mind : As in those domes, where Caesars once bore sway, Defaced by time and tottering in decay, There in the ruin, heedless of the dead,... "
Poetical Works - Pagina 17
door Oliver Goldsmith - 1806 - 72 pagina’s
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The Select Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With the Portrait of the Author

Oliver Goldsmith - 1842 - 429 pagina’s
...meanness occupy the mind: As in those domes where Caesars once bore sway Defac'd by time, and tott'ring in decay, There in the ruin, heedless of the dead,...Where rougher climes a nobler race display, Where the bleak Swiss their stormy mansion tread, And force a churlish soil for scanty bread: No product here...
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The Select Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With the Portrait of the Author

Oliver Goldsmith - 1842 - 429 pagina’s
...meanness occupy the mind: As in those domes where Caesars once bore sway, Defac'd by time, and tottering in decay, There in the ruin, heedless of the dead, The shelter-seeking peasant builds his shed; And, wond'ring man could want the larger pile, Exults, and owns his cottage with a smile. My soul, turn...
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Arts, Antiquities, and Chronology of Ancient Egypt: From Observations in 1839

George Henry Wathen - 1843 - 272 pagina’s
...halls of the Pharaohs, t=J and vile mud huts contrast with the " cunning work" of gigantic capitals. " There in the ruin, heedless of the dead, The shelter-seeking peasant builds his shed ; And, wond'ring man could want the larger pile, Exults, and owns his cottage with a smile." GOLDSMITH. The...
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The Reminiscences of an Old Traveller Throughout Different Parts of Europe

Thomas Brown (of Edinburgh.) - 1843
...of the King of Sardinia till we reach Carouge, which is close to the gates of Geneva. CHAPTER VII. -Turn we to survey Where rougher climes a nobler race display ; Where the bleak Swiss their stormy mansion tread, And force a churlish soil for scant; bread. — GOLDSMITH....
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The Reminiscences of an Old Traveller Throughout Different Parts of Europe ...

Thomas Brown - 1843 - 287 pagina’s
...of the King of Sardinia till we reach Carouge, which is close to the gates of Geneva. CHAPTER VII. -Turn we to survey Where rougher climes a nobler race display ; Where the bleak Swiss their stormy mansion tread, And force a churlish soil for scanty bread — GOLDSMITH. GENEVA,...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...meanness occupy the mind : As in those domes, where Cœsars once bore sway, Defaced by time and tottering rt Chambers bleak Swiss their stormy mansion tread, And force a churlish soil for scanty bread ; 4o product here...
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English Poems: The restoration and the eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1908
...the mind: As in those domes where Caesars once bore sway, Defaced by time and tottering in decay, 160 There in the ruin, heedless of the dead, The shelter-seeking peasant builds his shed, And, woncl'ring man could want the larger pile, Exults, and owns his cottage with a smile. My soul, turn...
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English Poems: The restoration and the eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1908
...the mind: As in those domes where Caesars once bore sway, Defaced by time and tottering in decay, 160 There in the ruin, heedless of the dead, The shelter-seeking peasant builds his shed, And, wond'ring man could want the larger pile, Exults, and owns his cottage with a smile. My soul, turn...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 208

1908
...as to his successor in Goldsmith's poem ; his was the same cheerful acceptance of poverty which, ' wondering man could want the larger pile, Exults, and owns his cottage with a smile ' ; the same childish delight in shows which had developed the ritual of the Church — ' The pasteboard...
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Rural Rides in the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hants, Berks ..., Volume 1

William Cobbett - 1908
...that which diminishes the quantity of " intellectual enjoyment " ; and so now he, " Wondering man can want the larger pile, " Exults, and owns his cottage with a smile." And they really tell me, that his present house is not much bigger than that of my dear, good old grandmother,...
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