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" A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintained 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,... "
Poems by Goldsmith and Parnell - Pagina 26
door Oliver Goldsmith - 1804 - 68 pagina’s
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The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

Oliver Goldsmith - 1847 - 288 pagina’s
...was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintained its man 5 For him light labor spread her wholesome store, Just gave what life required,...his best riches, ignorance of wealth. But times are altered ;— where the hamlet rose, Unwieldy wealth and cumbrous pomp repose ; And every want to luxury...
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The gift book of English poetry

English poetry - 1848
...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, Just gave what life requir'd, but gave no more : His best companions, innocence and health ; And his best riches, ignorance...
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The Beauties of the British Poets: With a Few Introductory Observations...

George Croly - 1849 - 395 pagina’s
...never be supplied. A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintained its man ; For him light Labour spread her wholesome...health ; And his best riches, ignorance of wealth. Hut times are altered ; trade's unfeeling train Usurp the land, and dispossess the swain ; Along: the...
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Exercises in Rhetorical Reading: With a Series of Introductory Lessons ...

Richard Green Parker - 1849 - 432 pagina’s
...was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintained its man ; 5 For him light labor spread her wholesome store, Just gave what life required,...his best riches, ignorance of wealth. But times are altered; trade's unfeeling train 10 Usurp the land, and dispossess the swain ; Along the lawn, where...
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The Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp]., Volume 3

Robert Kemp Philp
...maintain'd its man ; For him i ight labour spread her wholesome store, Just gave what life requited, but gave no more; His best companions, innocence and...health, And his best riches, ignorance of wealth." Small freeholds were very numerous. Some consisted of no more than a cottage or little farm, and a...
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The Gossip: Or, Scraps of Manuscripts and FacetiŠ, Laconica Et Lyrica ...

1849 - 213 pagina’s
...prevented. 42 " A time there was, 'ere England's griefs btyan. When ev'ry rixx} of ground maintained its man ; For him light labour spread her wholesome store. Just gave what life requires, but gave no more. But times are alter'd, trades unfeeling train Usurp the land and dispossess...
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Notes and Queries, Volume 44

1871
...commences thus : — " A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintained its man : For him light labour spread her wholesome store, Just gave whnt life required, but gave no more." Now, I am inclined to think that the poet was not so far astray...
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The Standard elocutionist; and gem-book of British authors, ed. by A. Cunningham

A. Cunningham - 1850
...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 : His best companions, innocence and health ; And his best riches, ignorance...
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Beauties of the British Poets ...

George Croly - 1850 - 395 pagina’s
...country's pride, Wlun once destroyed, can never be supplied. GOLDSMITH. His best companions, ianocence and health; And his best riches, ignorance of wealth. But times are altered ; trade's unfeeling trail: Usurp the land, and dispossess the swain ; Along the lawn, where...
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Antiquated spots round Cheltenham

William T. Newenham - 1851 - 145 pagina’s
...terminus, thereby affording just grounds for the bard's lament :— But times are alter'd ; trades unfeeling train Usurp the land and dispossess the...swain ; Along the lawn, where scatter'd hamlets rose, Unwii'ldly wealth and cumbrous pomp repose. If you lack fellowship with these as well with those troops...
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