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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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The Works of the Late Miss Catherine Talbot: First Published by the Late Mrs ...

Catherine Talbot - English literature - 1819 - 363 pages
...silly shepherds *. * As in those domes where Csesars onoe bore sway, Defac'd by time, and tott'ring in decay, 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. Goldsmith's "...
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Walks Through Ireland in the Years 1812, 1814, and 1817: Described in a ...

John Bernard Trotter - Ireland - 1819 - 599 pages
...Ballycroy, and Erris, that I may well apply to them the bard's beautiful picture of another country : — " Turn we to survey Where rougher climes a nobler race display ; Where the bleak Swiss their stormy mansion tread, And force a churlish soil, for scanty bread 1 Yet still, e'en...
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The Deserted Village, Traveller, and Miscellaneous Poems

Oliver Goldsmith - English poetry - 1819 - 108 pages
...Defac'd by time, and tott'riag in decay, There in the ruin, heedless of the dead, • The shelter seeking peasant builds his shed ; And, wondering man could want the larger pile, J: .Mills, and owns his cottage with a smile. My soul, turn from them, turn we to survey Where rougher...
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Extracts from a Journal

William John MONSON (Baron Monson.) - Electronic books - 1820 - 254 pages
...presents two Corinthian pilasters and a rich cornice ; it forms at present the side of an old house. There in the ruin, heedless of the dead, The shelter-seeking peasant builds his shed. The amphitheatre of Pola has been and is the glory of Istria and admiration of the world. Built by...
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Poems

Oliver Goldsmith - 1821 - 216 pages
...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,...smile. My soul, turn from them — turn we to survey AVhere rougher climes a nobler race display ; Where the bleak Swiss their stormy mansion tread, And...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 9

John Aikin - English poetry - 1821 - 807 pages
...There in the ruin, heedless of the dead, 'l~he shelter-seeking peasant builds his shed ; And, wond'ring man could want the larger pile, Exults, and owns his...Where rougher climes a nobler race display, Where the bleak Swiss their stormy mansions tread. And force a churlish soil for scanty bread: No product here...
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The Wreath: A Collection of Poems from Celebrated English Authors

English poetry - 1821 - 259 pages
...heedless of the dead, The shelter-seeking peasant builds his shed ; And wondering man could want a larger pile, Exults and owns his cottage with a smile....Where rougher climes a nobler race display. Where the bleak Swiss their' stormy mansion tread, And force a churlish soil for scanty bread ; No product here...
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The Wreath: A Collection of Poems from Celebrated English Authors

English poetry - 1821 - 259 pages
...meanness occupy the mind ; As in those domes, where Caesars once bore sway, Defac'd by time and tott'ring in decay, There in the ruin, heedless of the dead,...peasant builds his shed ; And wondering man could want a larger pile, Exults and owns his cottage with a srnile. My soul, turn from them, turn we to survey...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...meanness occupy the mind: A s in those domes, where Caesars once bore sway, Defaced by time, and tottering in decay, There in the ruin, heedless of the dead,...Where rougher climes a nobler race display, Where the bleak Swiss their stormy mansions And force a churlish soil for scanty bread; [tread, No product here...
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The Traveller, the Deserted Village, and Other Poems

Oliver Goldsmith, Richard Westall - 1822 - 154 pages
...meanness occupy the mind : As in those domes, where Cassars once bore sway, Defaced by time, and tottering in decay, There in the ruin, heedless of the dead,...Where rougher climes a nobler race display, Where the bleak Swiss their stormy mansions tread. And force a churlish soil for scanty bread ; No product here...
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