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" Now sinks at last, or feebly mans the soul; While low delights, succeeding fast behind, In happier meanness occupy the mind : As in those domes, where Caesars once bore sway, Defaced by time and tottering in decay, There in the ruin, heedless of the dead,... "
Poetical Works - Page 17
by Oliver Goldsmith - 1806 - 72 pages
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Goldsmith's The Deserted Village: The Traveller; Gray's Elegy in a Country ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1916 - 86 pages
...the mind. As in those domes where Caesars once bore sway, Defaced by time and tottering in decay, 160 There in the ruin, heedless of the dead, The shelter-seeking...smile. My soul, turn from them, turn we to survey 165 Where rougher climes a nobler race display, Where the bleak Swiss their stormy mansion tread, And...
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Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, Volumes 16-18

Languages, Modern - 1854
...Goldsmith's Traveller (f. The Select Works of Öl. Goldsmith. Leipz. Tauchnitz. p. 169): My soul turns from them: turn we to survey. Where rougher climes a nobler race display &c. ¡Drucf fefoler >16eridf) tienne» v!1; i einem ßinbluft in meine 9tecenfion te* Wiintbct'frfjen...
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The Quarterly review, Volume 56

1836
...beasts for fight, closed again and vanished without help.' But enough of these bloody scenes — ' My soul turn from them, turn we to survey Where rougher climes a nobler race display:' where enormous wealth is expended, not as it was by the son-inlaw of Sylla, but in applying the arts to the...
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Preromanticism

Marshall Brown - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 500 pages
...the traveler ends his description of Italy with the impoverished modern peasantry, again thinking: There in the ruin, heedless of the dead, The shelter-seeking peasant builds his shed, And, wond'ring man could want the larger pile, Exults, and owns his cottage with a smile. (lines 161-64)...
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Oliver Goldsmith: The Critical Heritage

G. S. Rousseau - Reference - 1995 - 385 pages
...mind: As in those domes, where Caesars once bore sway, Defac'd by time, and tottering in decay, Amidst the ruin, heedless of the dead, The shelter-seeking peasant builds his shed, And, wond'ring man could want the larger pile, Exults, and owns his cottage with a smile. The description...
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The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing

PETER DUNCAN HULME - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 343 pages
...traveller-reader's attention to those domes, where Caesars once bore sway, Defac'd by time and tottering in decay, There in the ruin, heedless of the dead, The shelter-seeking peasant builds his shed . . .* The British visitor would not be so heedless, but would take up the imperial banner from his...
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Rural Rides, Volume 1

William Cobbett - Travel - 2005 - 328 pages
...that which diminishes the quantity of "intellectual enjoyment"; and so now he, " Wondering man can want the larger pile, Exults, and owns his cottage with a smile." And they really tell me that his present house is not much bigger than that of my dear, good old grandmother...
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A Careful Longing: The Poetics and Problems of Nostalgia

Aaron Santesso - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 221 pages
...majestic architecture: As in those domes, where Caesars once bore sway, Defac'd by time and tottering in decay, There in the ruin, heedless of the dead, The shelter-seeking peasant builds his shed. (159—64) This, again, shows nostalgic poetry as driven by tropes and their development. We remember...
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