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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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Poems. Dramas. Criticism relating to poetry and the belles-lettres

Oliver Goldsmith - 1837
...manners of every country. Having censured the degeneracy of the modern Italians, he proceeds thus : — ' My soul, turn from them ; 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 ; No product here...
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A Grammar of Logic and Intellectual Philosophy: On Didactic Principles ...

Alexander Jamieson - Logic - 1837 - 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 unrefined people, his thoughts...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric; or the principles and rules of style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1837 - 292 pages
...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 Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ..., Volume 161

English essays - 1837
...Switzerland, and that Goldsmith's arrival in that country from Italy was in the May of that very year : -" 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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Poems and Essays

Oliver Goldsmith - 1839 - 218 pages
...meanness occupy the mind : As in those domes where Csesars once bore sway, Defaced by time, and tott'ring 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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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - Poetry - 1839 - 156 pages
...meanness occupy the mind : 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 ; 5 /ts] ' In short, the state resembled one of those bodies bloated with disease, whose bulk is only...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1841 - 118 pages
...meanness occupy the mind : As in those domes where Cresars once bore sway, Defac'd by time, and tott'ring 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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Goldsmith's Miscellaneous Works

Oliver Goldsmith - 1841 - 127 pages
...meanness occupy the mind. As in those domes where Ciesars 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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The Village Reader: Designed for the Use of Schools

George Merriam - Reader (Elementary) - 1841 - 300 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,...larger pile, Exults, and owns his cottage with a smile. No vernal blooms their torpid rocks array, But winter, lingering, chills the lap of May; No zephyr...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1841 - 527 pages
...meanness occupy the mind : As in those domes, where Crcsars once bore sway Defaced by time and tottering in decay, There in the ruin, heedless of the dead,...shed ; And, wondering man could want the larger pile, ', \nli :-, and owns his cottage with a smile. My soul, turn from them; turn we to survey Where rougher...
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