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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 Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1845 - 276 pages
...all, And the long grass o'ertops the moldering 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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The Prose and Poetry of Europe and America: Consisting of Literary Gems and ...

1845 - 614 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...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1845 - 550 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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The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

Oliver Goldsmith - 1847 - 290 pages
...ruin all, And the long grass o'ertops the mouldering wall ; And trembling, shrinking from the spoilers 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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The gift book of English poetry

English poetry - 1848 - 468 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...
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Exercises in Rhetorical Reading: With a Series of Introductory Lessons ...

Richard Green Parker - 1849 - 466 pages
...the long grass o'ertops the mouldering wall ; And, trembling, shrinking from the spoiler's hand, 40 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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Beauties of the British Poets ...

George Croly - 1850 - 442 pages
...the long grass o'ertops the mouldering wall, .A'd, trembling, shrinking from the spoiler's hand, Fir, far away thy children leave the land. Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Wiere wealth accumulates, and men decay : Prnces and lords may flourish, or...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1851 - 162 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...
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Poems, Plays and Essays

Oliver Goldsmith - 1851 - 476 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...
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The poetical works of Oliver Goldsmith, with illustr. by J. Absolon [and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1851 - 160 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...
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