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" Even now, methinks, as pondering here I stand, I see the rural virtues leave the land. Down where yon anchoring vessel spreads the sail, That idly waiting flaps with every gale, Downward they move, a melancholy band, Pass from the shore, and darken all... "
The Poetical Works - Page 44
by Oliver Goldsmith - 1836 - 118 pages
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Poems by Goldsmith and Parnell

Oliver Goldsmith - 1804 - 114 pages
...devastation is begun, And half the business of destruction done ; E'en now, methinks, as pondering here I stand, I see the rural virtues leave the land....connubial tenderness, are there ; And piety, with wishes placed above, And steady loyalty, and faithful love : And thou, sweet Poetry, thou loveliest maid,...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1805 - 264 pages
...devastation is begun, And half the bus'ness of destruction done ; E'en now, methinks, as pond'ring here I stand, I see the rural virtues leave the land. Down where yon anch'ring vessel spreads the sail, That idly waiting flaps with ev'ry gale, Downward they move, a melancholy...
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The Beauties of the Poets: Being a Collection of Moral and Sacred Poetry

1806 - 330 pages
...devastation is begun, And half the bus'ness of destruction done : Ev'n now, methinks, as pond'ring here I stand, I see the rural virtues leave the land. Down where yon anch'ring vessels spread the sail, That idly waiting flaps with every gale, Downward they move, a melancholy...
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La Belle Assemblée, Volume 6

1809 - 402 pages
...spreads the sail, That i.lly waiting flaps with every gale, Downward they move, a melancholy baud, Pass from the shore, and darken all the strand. Contented toil, and hospitable care, And kind connubial tanderncss, arc there ; And piety with wishes plac'd above, Aud steady loyalty, and faithful love....
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Essays, Poems and Plays: With a Preface

Oliver Goldsmith - 1810 - 436 pages
...bnsiness of destrnction done ; Even now, methinks, as pond'ring here I stand, I see the rnral Virtnes leave the land. Down where yon anchoring vessel spreads...strand. Contented toil, and hospitable Care, And kind connnbial Tenderness, are there; And Piety with wishes plac'd above, And steady Loyalty, and faithfnl...
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The beauties of the poets: a collection of moral and sacred poetry, compiled ...

Thomas Janes - 1810 - 336 pages
...devastation is begun, And half the bus'ness of destruction done : Ev'n now, methinks, as pond'ring here I stand, I see the rural virtues leave the land. Down where yon anch'ring vessels spread the sail, That idly waiting flaps with every gale, Downward they move, a melancholy...
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Observations on a Tour Through the Highlands and Part of the ..., Volume 2

Thomas Garnett - 1811 - 354 pages
...own fig-tree, may deprive Britain of a hardy and useful body of men. EVEN now, methinks, as pondering here I stand, I see the rural virtues leave the land...vessel spreads the sail, That idly waiting, flaps in every gale, Downward they move, a melancholy band, Pass from the shore, and darken all the strand....
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Beauties of Poetry: Consisting of Elegant Selections from the Works of Pope ...

1814 - 310 pages
...Till, sapp'd their strength, and every part unsound, Down, down they sink, and spread a ruin round. Down where yon anchoring vessel spreads the sail,...connubial tenderness are there ; And piety, with wishes placed ahove ; And steady loyalty, and faithful love. And thou, sweet Poetry ! thou loveliest maid,...
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The Poetical Works, Complete, of Oliver Goldsmith ... with Some Account of ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1816 - 240 pages
...the devastation is begun, And half the bus'ness of destruction done; E'en now, methinks, as pond'ring here I stand, I see the rural virtues leave the land. Down where yon anch'ring vessel spreads the sail, That idly waiting flaps with ev'ry gale, Downward they move, a melancholy...
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The Poetical Works, and Essays, of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1818 - 294 pages
...hegun, And half the business of destruction done ; Even now, methinks, as pond'ring here I stand, 1 see the rural Virtues leave the land. Down where yon...with every gale, Downward they move, a melancholy hand, Pass from the shore, and darken all the strand. Contented Toil, and hospitable Care, And kind...
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