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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 poems and plays of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1818 - 274 pages
...all, And the long grass o'ertops the mouldering wall; And, trembling, shrinking from the spoiler's hand, Far, far away, thy children leave the land. Ill fares the laud, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates and men decay. Princes and lords may flourish,...
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Churchill, 1764, to Johnson, 1784

Thomas Campbell - 1819 - 498 pages
...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 Deserted Village, Traveller, and Miscellaneous Poems

Oliver Goldsmith - 1819 - 120 pages
...the long grass o'ertops the tnouhi'ring wall, And, trembling, shrinking Irene the spoiler's handFar, far away thy children leave the land. Ill fares the land, to hast'ning ills a prry, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay. Princes and lords may flourish, or...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 9

John Aikin - 1821 - 314 pages
...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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Poems

Oliver Goldsmith - 1821 - 236 pages
...all, And the long grass o'ertops the mouldering wall ; And, trembling, shrinking, from the spoiler's hand, Far, far away thy children leave the land. Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey ; Where wealth accumulates, and men decay Princes and lords may flourish or may...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822 - 290 pages
...all, And the long grass o'ertops the mouldering wall; And, trembling, shrinking from the spoiler's hand, Far, far away thy children leave the land. Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay; Princes and lords may flourish or may...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 30

Ezekiel Sanford, Robert Walsh - 1822 - 428 pages
...long grass o'ertops the mouldering wall ; And, trembling, shrinking from the spoiler's hand, 1-ar, far away thy children leave the land. Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay ; Princes and lords may flourish, or...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 1062 pages
...ruin all, And the long grass o'ertops the mould'ring wall; And, trembling, shrmking from the spoiler's e hero with the hast'ning ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay; . Princes and lords may flourish, or...
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Sequel to the English Reader: Or, Elegant Selections in Prose and Poetry ...

Lindley Murray - 1825 - 310 pages
...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 Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Miscellaneous poems. The good ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1825 - 476 pages
...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 hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay : Princes and lords may flourish, or...
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