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" The dancing pair that simply sought renown, By holding out, to tire each other down ; The swain mistrustless of his smutted face, While secret laughter titter'd round the place ; The bashful virgin's sidelong looks of love, The matron's glance, that would... "
The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith - Page 40
by Oliver Goldsmith - 1809
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Analysis of the English Language: With a Complete Classification of ...

Stephen Watkins Clark - 1851 - 204 pages
..." I sit me down, a pensive hour to spend." " Me" is used to throw the accent on the word " down." " These were thy charms, sweet village ! sports like these, With sweet succession, taught e'en toil to please." " E'en" is used to make •' toil" emphatic. For observations on Words of Euphony,...
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Guy's new speaker, selections of poetry and prose from the best writers in ...

Joseph Guy - 1852 - 458 pages
...pair that simply sought renown, By holding out to tire each other down ; The swain mistrustless of his smutted face, While secret laughter titter'd round...! sports like these, With sweet succession, taught even toil to please ; These round thy bowers their cheerful influence shed ; These were thy charms...
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The Class Book of Poetry

Class-book - 1852 - 152 pages
...tire each other down ; The swain, mistrustless of his smutted face, While secret laughter titter' d round the place ; The bashful virgin's side-long looks...! sports like these, With sweet succession, taught e'en toil to please ; These round thy bowers their cheerful influence shed ; These were thy charms,...
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Studies from the English Poets

George Frederick Graham - 1852 - 570 pages
...tire each other down ; The swain, mistrustless of his smutted face, While secret laughter tittered round the place ; The bashful virgin's sidelong looks...The matron's glance, that would those looks reprove : 30 These were thy charms, sweet village, sports like these, With sweet succession, taught e'en toil...
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The Country and the City

Raymond Williams - 1975 - 356 pages
...labour free Led up their sports beneath the spreading tree: Still, as in Thomson, under that hawthorn ! These were thy charms, sweet village! sports like these, With sweet succession, taught e'en toil to please. But the sweet succession is in fact a series of literary reminiscences: a dissolving...
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Preromanticism

Marshall Brown - 1991 - 516 pages
...to tire each other down, The swain mistrustless of his smutted face, While secret laughter tittered round the place, The bashful virgin's side-long looks...that would those looks reprove. These were thy charms . . . (lines 9-31) We notice first the continual syntactic expansion. Goldsmith begins with two items...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 936 pages
...to tire each other down; The swain mistrustless of his smutted face, While secret laughter tittered round the place; The bashful virgin's sidelong looks...The matron's glance that would those looks reprove. 30 These were thy charms, sweet village; sports like these, With sweet succession, taught even toil...
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Oliver Goldsmith: The Critical Heritage

G. S. Rousseau - 1995 - 420 pages
...pair, that simply sought renown By holding out to tire each other down; The swain mistrustless of his smutted face, While secret laughter titter'd round the place; The bashful virgin's side-long looks oflove, The matron's glance, that would those looks reprove; These were thy charms sweet village; sports...
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Verse in English from Eighteenth-century Ireland

Andrew Carpenter - 1998 - 662 pages
...The bashful virgin's side-long looks of love, The matron's glance that would those looks reprove! 30 These were thy charms, sweet village; sports like these, With sweet succession taught even toil to please; These round thy bowers their chearful influence shed, These were thy charms —...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch, Michael Ravitch - 2006 - 512 pages
...his smutted face, While secret laughter tittered round the place; The bashful virgin's sidelong look of love, The matron's glance that would those looks...village; sports like these, With sweet succession, taught even toil to please; These round thy bowers their cheerful influence shed, These were thy charms —...
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