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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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Elegant Extracts: A Copious Selection of Instructive, Moral, and ..., Volume 6

English poetry - 1826
...meanness occupy the mind : As in those domes, where Ca?sars once bore sway, Defac'd 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 theirstormy mansions tread, And force a churlish soil for scanty bread ; No product here...
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Elements of Intellectual Philosophy: Designed as a Text Book

Thomas Cogswell Upham - Intellect - 1826 - 200 pages
...of the Swiss under such circumstances seemed to be almost unavoidable ; " My soul turn from theoi— turn we to survey, " Where rougher climes a nobler race display, '' Where the bleak Swiss their stormy mansions tread, '' And force a churlish soil (or scanty bread. §. 1 63. Of...
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Popular philosophy: or, The book of nature laid open upon Christian ...

George Miller - 1826
..." As in those domes, where Cesars once bore sway, , Defaced by time, and tottering in decay, Amidst the ruin, heedless of the dead, The shelter-seeking peasant builds his shed :" But here has been a change still more complete than can possibly take place among the dwellings...
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Elements of Intellectual Philosophy: Designed as a Textbook

Thomas Cogswell Upham - Intellect - 1827 - 504 pages
...reverse. To think, then, of the Swiss under such circumstances seemed to be almost unavoidable ; " My soul turn from them— turn we to survey, " Where rougher climes a nobler race display, 1t Where the bleak Swiss their stormy mansinns trend, '' And force a churlish soil for scanty bread....
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A Practical System of Rhetoric: Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1829 - 252 pages
...degraded, pleased with low 'delights and the sports of children. The transition to the Swiss is thus made ; My soul turn from them ; — turn we to survey Where rougher climes a nobler race display. The principle on which the transition is here made, is that of contrast. And since the mind is often...
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The Works of Dugald Stewart: Elements of the philosophy of the human mind

Dugald Stewart - 1829
...Contrast. Thus, after describing the effeminate and debased Romans, the Poet proceeds to the Swiss : " My soul, turn from them — turn we to survey Where rougher climes a nobler race display." And, after painting some defects in the manners of this gallant but unrefined people, his thoughts...
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Select British Poets: Containing the Works of Goldsmith, Thomson, Gray ...

Thomas F. Walker - English poetry - 1830 - 240 pages
...meanness occupy the mind : As in those domes, where Ctesars once bore sway, Defac'd by time, and lott'ring in decay, There in the ruin, heedless of the dead,...a nobler race display, Where the black Swiss their atormy mansions tread, And force a churlish soil for scanty bread ; No product here the barren hills...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1830 - 527 pages
...meanness occupy the mind : As in those domes, where Cœsars once bore »way, Defaced by time and tottering the neighbouring streets, The wondering neighbours ran, And swore the dog had lost his wit«, bleak Swiss their stormy mansion tread, And force a churlish soil for scanty bread No product here...
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Studies in Poetry: Embracing Notices of the Lives and Writings of the Best ...

George Barrell Cheever - American poetry - 1830 - 480 pages
...meanness occupy the mind : As in those domes, where Cesars once bore sway, Defac'd by time, and tottering in decay, , There in the ruin, heedless of the dead,...larger pile, Exults, and owns his cottage with a smile. CHARACTER OF THE SWISS. Mr soul turn from them, turn we to survey Where rougher climes a nobler race...
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Chambers's Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 3-4

Robert Chambers - Authors, American - 1830
...shed ; And, wondering miiu could want the larger pile, Exults, and owns his cottage with а в mi le. I + C65 " 3 # - ͎ 7U & niuQ@ U REeħ i + T>leak Swiss their stormy mansion tread, And force a churlish noil for scanty bread ; No product here...
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