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" Yet he was kind, or, if severe in aught, The love he bore to learning was in fault ; The village all declared how much he knew ; 'Twas certain he could write and cipher too ; Lands he could measure, terms and tides presage, And e'en the story ran that... "
Sequel to the English Reader: Or, Elegant Selections in Prose and Poetry ... - Page 222
by Lindley Murray - 1825 - 299 pages
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1789 - 416 pages
...fevere in aught, , The love he bore to learning was in fault. The village all declar'd how much hi knew : 'Twas certain he could write — and cipher too ; Lands he could me.ifure ; terms and tides prefage;' : Arid even the ilory ran, that he could — ^auge. In arguing,...
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The Poems of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1800 - 192 pages
...master taught his little school : A man severe he was, and stern to view, I knew him well, and ev'ry truant knew; Well had the boding tremblers learn'd...tides presage, And e'en the story ran that he could gauge ; In arguing too, the parson own'd his skill, For, e'en though vanquish'd, he could argue still;...
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L'homme des champs; ou, Les géorgiques françoises

Jacques Delille - 1800 - 284 pages
...in fault. « The village all declar'd how much he knew ; « 'Twas certain he could write and cypher too ; « Lands he could measure , terms and tides presage , « And e'en the story ran that he could gage. « In arguing too , the parson own'd his skill ; « For e'en though vanquish'd, he could argue...
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Public characters [Formerly British public characters] of 1798-9 ..., Volume 4

1801 - 618 pages
...abilities. The brother, therefore, like Goldsmith's school-master, was regarded by them as no common tnan. " Lands he could measure, terms and tides presage, And e'en the story ran that he could gauge." Some books cf geometry which belonged to thfc brother attracted the attention of young Dawson,...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: With an Account of His Life ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1803 - 192 pages
...'Twas certain he could write and cypher too ; Lands he could measure, terms and tides presage, And e'ea the story ran that he could guage : In arguing too, the parson own'd his skill, For e'en though vanquished, he could argue stilly While words of learned length, and thund'ring sound, Amaz'd...
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Public Characters, Volume 4

1804 - 646 pages
...abilities. The brother, therefore, Hke Goldsmith's schoolmaster, was regarded by them as no common man : " Lands he could measure, terms and tides presage, And e'en the story ran that he could guage." Some books of geometry which belonged to the brother, attracted the attention of young Dawson, and...
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Poems by Goldsmith and Parnell

Oliver Goldsmith - 1804 - 114 pages
...kind ; or if severe in aught, The love he bore to learning was in fault ; The village all declared how much he knew ; Twas certain he could write, and...tides presage, And e'en the story ran, that he could gauge : In arguing too, the parson own'd his skill, For e'en, though vanquish'd, he could argue still...
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Poetical Works

Oliver Goldsmith - 1806 - 248 pages
...certain he could write and cypher too ; Lands 4 e could measure, terms and tides presage, And even the story ran that he could guage; In arguing too, the parson own'd his skill, For. even tho* vanquish'd, he could argue still! While words of learned length, and tlmnd'ring sound, Amaz'd...
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The Beauties of the Poets: Being a Collection of Moral and Sacred Poetry

1806 - 330 pages
...'Twas certain he could write and cypher too; Lands he could measure, terms and tides presage, And ev'n the story ran that he could guage : In arguing too, the parson own'd his skill, For ev'n though vanquish'd, he could argue still: While words of learned length, and thund'ring sound,...
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Politics of the Georgium Sidus; Or, Advice how to Become Great Senators ...

1807 - 200 pages
...praise to be, in many instances, the most ambitiously affected by our adventurer in political oratory. "In arguing, too, the parson own'd his skill: ' ''...argue still; • * While words of learned length and thundering sound " Amaz'd the gaping rustics gather'd round." CHAPTER V. TUB SAME SUBJECT CONTINUED....
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