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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: with a notice of his life and genius ...

Oliver Goldsmith, Edmund Forster Blanchard - 1867 - 200 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 Tomahawk: A Saturday Journal of Satire, Volume 1

Arthur William A'Beckett - 1867 - 360 pages
...parties all, And early bed o'ertops the bygone ball, And trembling, lest they last should join the band, Far, far away, thy children leave the land. Ill fares the land to hastening ills a prey, Where working men increase and swells decay, Leaguers and roughs may flourish...
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The book of poetry for schools and families [ed.] by W. Davis

William Davis (B.A.) - 1869 - 200 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 miscellaneous works of Oliver Goldsmith, with beiogr. intr. by prof. [D ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1869 - 1502 pages
...all, And the long grass o'ertops the mouldering wall ; And, trembling, shrinking from the spoiler's hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay : Princes and lords may flourish, or...
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The Poetical Works of Campbell, Goldsmith, and Gray: With Memoirs of the Authors

Thomas Campbell - 1870 - 456 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 brds may flourish, or...
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English Grammar for Grammar Schools

Larkin Dunton, Augustus Hill Kelley - 1904 - 292 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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Masterpieces of the World's Best Literature, Volume 1

Jeannette Leonard Gilder - 1910 - 330 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 classical authors: with biographical notices. On the basis of a ...

Ludwig Herrig - 1906 - 844 pages
...the long grass o'ertops the mouldering wall; And, trembling, shrinking from the spoiler's hand, so 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 Harvard Classics, Volume 41, Page 2

1910 - 542 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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English Poetry: Volume 2

1910 - 524 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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