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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 Classics: Chaucer and Spenser ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1856 - 134 pages
...begun, And half the business of destruction done ; Even now, methinks, as pondering hero I stand, 1 see the rural virtues leave the land. Down where yon...Downward they move, a melancholy band, Pass from the snore, and darken all the strand Contented toil, and hospitable care, And kind connubial tenderness,...
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The Rural Poetry of the English Language: Illustrating the Seasons and ...

Joseph William Jenks - 1856 - 574 pages
...destruction done ; Even now, methinks, as pondering here I stand, I see the rural virtues leave tho s sight, Calls the delightful scenery all his own. THS CHILD OF GOD ENJOYS HJ9 FATHER'S REALMS. tho strand. Contented toil, and hospitable care, And kind connubial tenderness are there ; And piety...
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The Rural Poetry of the English Language: Illustrating the Seasons and ...

Joseph William Jenks - 1856 - 578 pages
...devastation is begun, And half the business of destruetion done ; Even now, methinks, as pondering , Being, in various systems, fluetuates still anehering vessel spreads the sail, That idly waiting flaps with every gale, Downward they move, a melanehely...
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The Miscellaneous Works: Poems. Miscellaneous pieces. Dramas. Criticism ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1856 - 560 pages
...devastation is begun, And half the business of destruction done ; E'en now, ruethinks. as pondering here I stand, I see the rural virtues leave the land. Down where you anchoring vessel spreads the sail, That idly waiting flaps with'every gale, Downward they move,...
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Preromanticism

Marshall Brown - 1991 - 516 pages
...historian, again converting loss into gain, as the landscape fills up with the virtues that are leaving it: "Downward they move a melancholy band, / Pass from the shore, and darken all the strand" (lines 401-2). We have yet one more catalogue arraying toil and care, tenderness and piety, loyalty...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 936 pages
...the devastation is begun, And half the business of destruction done; Even now, methinks, as pondering here I stand, I see the rural virtues leave the land,...the sail, That idly waiting flaps with every gale, 400 Downward they move, a melancholy band, Pass from the shore and darken all the strand, Contented...
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Verse in English from Eighteenth-century Ireland

Andrew Carpenter - 1998 - 650 pages
...land: Down where yon anchoring vessel spreads the sail, That idly waiting flaps with every gale, 220 Downward they move, a melancholy band, Pass from the shore, and darken all the strand. 2 " 26. artisan. 27. gallows. 28. spinning-wheel. 29. beach or shoreline. And kind connubial tenderness,...
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Anxious Allegiances: Legitimizing Identity in the Early Canadian Long Poem

Chaim David Mazoff - 1998 - 192 pages
...403-6 of The Deserted Village, a description of those very rural virtues, as the epigraph to his poem: Contented toil, and hospitable care, And kind connubial tenderness, are there; And piety with wishes placed above, And steady loyalty, and faithful love. But Kirby's poem does not use the rural virtues...
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Verse in English from Eighteenth-century Ireland

Andrew Carpenter - 1998 - 662 pages
...land: Down where yon anchoring vessel spreads the sail. That idly waiting flaps with every gale, 220 Downward they move, a melancholy band. Pass from the shore, and darken all the strand.2' 26. artisan. 27. gallows. 28. spinning-wheel. 29. beach or shoreline. Contented toil, and...
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The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America

Leo Marx - 2000 - 428 pages
...matter of fact, Goldsmith foresees the migration of the rural muse: Ev'n 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 . . . The vessel, needless to say, is bound for America, and when...
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