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" Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, 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... "
The Beauties of the British Poets, with a Few Introductory Observations - Page 163
by George Croly - 1854 - 395 pages
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 9

John Aikin - 1821 - 314 pages
...spoiler's hand, Far, far away thy children leave the land. Ill fares the land, to hast'ning ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay; Princes...country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supply'd. A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When ev'ry rood of ground maintain'd its man...
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Poems

Oliver Goldsmith - 1821 - 236 pages
...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...their country's pride,. When once destroyed, can never he supplied. A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every-rood of ground maintained its...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822 - 296 pages
...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...But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroy'd, can never be supplied. A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood...
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The Bardiad: A Poem ; in Two Cantos

Charles Burton - 1823 - 234 pages
...clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head." " 111 fares the land, to hast'ning hills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay. Princes...But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroy'd, can never be supply'd." " Stern o'er each bosom Reason holds her state, With during...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 1062 pages
...spoiler's hand, Far, far away thy children leave the land. Ill fares the land, to hast'ning ills a :/h :/ P :/ once destroy'd, can never be supply'd. A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood...
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An Excursion Through the United States and Canada During the Years 1822-1823

William Newnham Blane - 1824 - 530 pages
...Surely we may say with Goldsmith : — « Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade, A breath can make them, as a breath has made ; But a bold peasantry,...pride, When once destroyed can never be supplied." Supposing a man intends to emigrate, he should contrast the good with the bad, and will then, from...
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The Republican, Volume 9

Richard Carlile - 1824 - 876 pages
...such a Government must place reliance, " Princes and lords may flourish and may fade, A breath can make them, as a breath has made ; But a bold peasantry,...pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied!" I will endeavour to carry your ideas to the very edifice of which Paine's wisdom enabled him to lay...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of ..., Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1825 - 440 pages
...and wall out its real life and soul — its hardy peasantry. Ill fares the land, to hastn'ing ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates and men decay ; Princes...pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied. The poet, again personified in the traveller, returns from his wanderings in distant countries to the...
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Sequel to the English Reader: Or, Elegant Selections in Prose and Poetry ...

Lindley Murray - 1825 - 310 pages
...spoiler's hand, Far, far away thy children leave the land. Ill fares the land, to hast'ning ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay. Princes...But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroy'd can never be supplied. A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When ev'ry rood...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Miscellaneous poems. The good ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1825 - 476 pages
...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...But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroy'd, can never be supplied. A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood...
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