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" Careless their merits or their faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings lean'd to virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for... "
Poems on Various Subjects: Selected to Enforce the Practice of Virtue, and ... - Page 169
by E. Tomkins - 1804 - 256 pages
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1809 - 322 pages
...faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And ev'n his failings lean'd to virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for all ; And, as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt its new-fledg'd offspring...
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The muses' bower, embellished with the beauties of English poetry, Volume 3

English poetry - 1809 - 308 pages
...faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And ev'n his failings lean'd to virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for all; And, as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt its new-fledg'd offspring...
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 2

British poets - 1809 - 526 pages
...fanlts to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride. And even his failings lean'd to Virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt, at every call He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt, for all. And as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt its new-fledg'd offspring...
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The poetical works of Oliver Goldsmith, with the life of the author ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1809 - 102 pages
...charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And ev'n his failings lean'd to virtue's iide; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt, for all — And, as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt its new-fledg'd...
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Smart, Wilkie, P. Whitehead, Fawkes, Lovibond, Harte, Langhorne, Goldsmith ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 648 pages
...faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And ev'n his failings lean'd to virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt, at ev'ry call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt, for all : And, as a bird each fond endearmf nt...
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The beauties of the poets: a collection of moral and sacred poetry, compiled ...

Thomas Janes - 1810 - 336 pages
...faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And ev'n his failings lean'd to virtue's side; But in his duty prompt at ev'ry call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd, and felt for alk And as a bird each fond endearment tries,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.

Oliver Goldsmith - 1812 - 470 pages
...merits, or their faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings lean'd to Virtue's...his duty prompt at every call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for all ; And, as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt its new-fledg'd offspring...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith ...: To which is Prefixed an Account ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1813 - 124 pages
...their merits or their faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings lean'd to virtue's...his duty prompt at every call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for all : And as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt tts new fledg'd offspring...
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The Reader: Containing I. The Art of Delivery ... a Selection of Lessons in ...

Abner Alden - 1814 - 222 pages
...merits or their faults to scan, His .pity gave, ere chanty began. IIT. Thus, to relieve the wretched was his pride ;• And e'en his failings lean'd to virtue's...his duty prompt at every call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for all. And, as a bird, each fond endearment tries To tempt its new fiedg'd offspring...
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Beauties of Poetry: Consisting of Elegant Selections from the Works of Pope ...

1814 - 310 pages
...faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And ev'n his failings lean'd to virtue's side; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for all ; And, as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt her new-fledged offspring...
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