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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 O.G.: To which is Prefixed Some Account of His ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1840 - 504 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 prayed and felt for all ; And, as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt its new-fledged offspring...
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 2

1840 - 368 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 endearment tries...
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Goldsmith's Miscellaneous Works

Oliver Goldsmith - 1841 - 398 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 its new-fledged offspring...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1841 - 548 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-fledged offspring...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1841 - 292 pages
...faults 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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Preacher and Homiletic Monthly, Volume 82

1921 - 626 pages
...of The Deserted Village. "Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings leaned to virtue's side; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all; And, as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt its...
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The Way of Poetry: An Anthology for Younger Readers

John Drinkwater - 1922 - 288 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-fledged offspring...
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An English Anthology of Prose and Poetry, Shewing the Main Stream of English ...

Sir Henry John Newbolt - 1922 - 1032 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 endearment tries...
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The World's Great Religious Poetry

Caroline Miles Hill - 1923 - 888 pages
...pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings leaned to Virtue's side; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all. And, as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt its...
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The Modern Student's Book of English Literature

Harry Morgan Ayres, Frederick Morgan Padelford - 1924 - 942 pages
...pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings leaned s sons watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all; And, as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt its...
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