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" Where wealth, accumulates, and men decay: Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade ; A breath can make them, as a breath has made ; But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied. "
The Poetical and Dramatic Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.: With an Account ... - Page 61
by Oliver Goldsmith - 1791
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the english anthology

T AGERTON - 1794 - 390 pages
...cries. Sunk arc thy bowers in fhapelefs ruin all, And the long grafs o'ertops the mouldering wall ; And trembling, fhrinking from the fpoiler's hand, Far, far away thy children leave the land. 50 111 fares the land, to haftening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay ; Princes...
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Arithmetical questions, on a new plan: a suppl. to Introduction to arithmetic

William Butler - 1795 - 242 pages
...bu'fmefs is rural labour. Peafantry denotes country people. Ill fares the land, to hafl'ning ill a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay ; Princes...lords may flourifh, or may fade; A breath can make them, as a breath has made : f But a bold PEASANTRY, their country's pride, When once deftroy'd, can...
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Gleanings Through Wales, Holland and Westphalia: With Views of ..., Volume 3

Mr. Pratt (Samuel Jackson) - 1795 - 476 pages
...bowers the tyrant's hand is feen, " And defolation faddens all thy green '.' And trembling, fblinking from the fpoiler's hand " Far, far away thy children leave the land ! But it is far beyond the reach even of* Goldfmith's poetry to offer an adequate defcription of atrocities,...
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The Statistical Account of Scotland: Drawn Up from the ..., Volume 17

Sir John Sinclair - 1796 - 668 pages
...towns, with the view of grafping at the cafual fources of earning their pittance, which may occur. " 111 fares the land, to haft'ning ills a prey, Where wealth...accumulates, and men decay : Princes and lords may flourifli or may fade, A breath can make them as a breath has made ; But a bold peafantry, their country's...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ...

Vicesimus Knox - 1796 - 574 pages
...bow'rs in (hapelefs ruin all, And the long grafs o ertop* the mould'ring wall; And trembling, flirinking from the fpoiler's hand, Far, far away thy children leave the land. Ill fares the land, to haft'ning ill» a prey, \Vherc wealth accumulates, and men decay: Princes and Lords may flourilh, or may fade...
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A Dictionary of Literary Conversation

1785 - 168 pages
...village.' The fad effects of this practice is thus defcribed by Goldfmith, in his Poem of that name : ' 111 fares the land, to haft'ning ills a prey, Where wealth...accumulates, and men decay; Princes and lords may fiourifh, or may fade, A breath may make them, as a breath has made ; But a bold .peafantry, their...
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The Poems of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1800 - 192 pages
...ruin all, And the long grass o'ertops the mould'ring wall, And trembling, shrinking from the spoiler's hand, Far, far away thy children leave the land. Ill fares the land, to hast'ning ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay; Princes and lords may flourish, or...
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The Beauties of the Poets:: Being a Collection of Moral and Sacred Poetry ...

1800 - 322 pages
...ruin all, And the long grass o'ertops the mould'ring wall, And trembling, shrinking from the spoiler's hand, Far, far away thy children leave the land. Ill fares the land, to hast'ning ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay? Princes and lords may flourish, or...
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The Poetical Works of Dr. Oliver Goldsmith: Containing His Deserted Village ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1802 - 130 pages
...And trembling, fhrinking from the fpoiler's hand,, Far, far away thy childrea leave the land. 1!' III fares the land, to haft'ning ills a prey, Where wealth...accumulates, and men decay ; Princes and lords may flourifb, or may fade ; A breath can make them, as a breath has made : But a bold peafantry, their...
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A Journey from Edinburgh Through Parts of North Britain, Volume 1

Alexander Campbell - 1802 - 496 pages
...apparent. Would to heaven the following lines were inapplicable to this melancholy ftatement : 111 fares the land, to haft'ning ills a prey, Where wealth...accumulates, and men decay ; Princes and Lords may flourim, or may fade ; A breath can make them, as a breath has made : But a bold peafantry, their country's...
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