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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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Rural rides

William Cobbett - 1830
...that which diminishes the quantity of u 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...
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The North American Review, Volume 35

North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1832
...but to him incomprehensible structures, under the ruins of which it is erected. There in the ruins, heedless of the dead, The shelter-seeking peasant...larger pile, Exults and owns his cottage with a smile. A work, conceived and executed in a tone like that of M. de Chateaubriand's Abencerrages, would have...
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Tait's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 2

William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1833
...Goldsmith viewed Switzerland with the eye of a philosopher. See the Traveller, the lines commencing — " My soul, turn from them : turn we to survey, Where rougher climes a nobler race display." •f Academ. 1. ic 18. Sec the remaining portion of the chapter. The second School of the Academy said...
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A Grammar of Logic and Intellectual Philosophy: On Didactic Principles ...

Alexander Jamieson - Logic - 1835 - 304 pages
...Europe ! 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 unrefmed people, his thoughts are...
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The Young Lady's Book of Elegant Poetry: Comprising Selections from the ...

Author of The young man's own book - American poetry - 1836 - 320 pages
...which nature sheds O'er those we love, we drop it in their grave. YoUNG. DESCRIPTION OF THE SWISS. rf MY soul turn from them, turn we to survey 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 Quarterly Review, Volume 56

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - English literature - 1836
...beasts for fight, closed again and vanished without help.' But enough of these bloody scenes — 4 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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Quarterly Review, Volumes 55-56

English literature - 1836
...hundred beasts for fight, closed again and vanished without help.' But enough of these bloody scenes— 1 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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The Quarterly Review, Volume 56

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - English literature - 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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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1838 - 527 pages
...meanness occupy the mind : As in those domes, where Caisars once bore sway, Defaced by time and tottering n I'll sing you, gentlemen, a long I made upon this alehouse, the Three Pigeon*. SONG. Let bleak Swiss their stormy mansion tread, And force a churlish soil for scanty bread No product here...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of ..., Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - English literature - 1837
...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,...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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