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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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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 2

1840 - 378 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....vessel spreads the sail, That, idly waiting, flaps with ev'ry gale, Downward they move, a melancholy band, Pass from the shore, and darken all the strand....
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 2

1840 - 368 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...
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Goldsmith's Miscellaneous Works

Oliver Goldsmith - 1841 - 398 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, Still...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1841 - 548 pages
...the 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, Down where yon anchoring vessels spreads the sail, That idly waiting flaps with every gale, Downward they move, a melancholy...
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The Select Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With the Portrait of the Author

Oliver Goldsmith - 1842 - 446 pages
...the 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, Still...
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The Prose and Poetry of Europe and America: Consisting of Literary Gems and ...

1845 - 614 pages
...the devastation is begun, And half the business of destruction done; E'en now, methinks, as pondering half a tillage stints thy smiling plain. * No more thy grassy brook reflects the day, But, c thf sail That idly waiting flaps with every gale, • The Altama (or Altwnaha) !• a river In Georgia,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1845 - 550 pages
...the 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, Down where yon anchoring vessels spreads the sail, That idly waiting flaps with every gale, Downward they move, a melancholy...
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The English Prosody: With Rules Deduced from the Genius of Our Language, and ...

Asa Humphrey - 1847 - 238 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, Still...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1847 - 558 pages
...I stand, I sec the rural virtues leave the land, Down where yon anchoring vessels spreads the nil, n a bench in St. James's * ap proached me. We saluted each other with sonv hesitat placed above, And steady loyalty, and faithful love. And thou, sweet Poetry, thou loveliest maid, Still...
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A Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Consisting of Elegant Extracts on Evry ...

1847 - 526 pages
...Which I never can gaze on without the guilt Of burning its dew to sip ! CF HOFFMAN. EMIGRATION. 1. Down where yon anchoring vessel spreads the sail,...band, Pass from the shore, and darken all the strand. GOLDSMITH'S Deserted Village. 2. Good heaven ! what sorrows gloom'd that parting day, That call'd them...
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