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" Sweet smiling village, loveliest of the lawn, Thy sports are fled, and all thy charms withdrawn ; Amidst thy bowers the tyrant's hand is seen, And desolation saddens all thy green: One only master grasps the whole domain, And half a tillage stints thy... "
Poetical Works - Page 28
by Oliver Goldsmith - 1806 - 72 pages
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1853 - 176 pages
...fled. These-were thy charms, — but all these charms -.*• Sweet smiling village, lovelie'st of {.he lawn ! Thy sports' are fled, and all thy charms withdrawn...saddens all thy green : One only master grasps the whole domain,And half a tillage stints thy smiling plain ; No more thy glassy brook reflects the day, But,...
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School elocution : or The young academical orator

William Herbert - 1853 - 192 pages
...eyes, sans taste, sans everything. — Shakspeare. DESERTED VILLAGE. Sweet smiling village, lov'liest of the lawn ; Thy sports are fled, and all thy charms withdrawn ; Amidst thy bow'rs the tyrant's hand is seen, And desolation saddens all thy green : One only master grasps the...
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Beauties of the British Poets, with a Few Introd. Observations

George Croly (Rev., ed) - 1854
...round thy bowers their cheerful influence shed, These were thy charms — but all these charms are fled. Sweet smiling village, loveliest of the lawn,...; No more thy glassy brook reflects the day, But, choked with sedges, works its weedy way ; Along thy glades, a solitary guest, The hollow-sounding bittern...
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The Boy's Second Help to Reading: A Selection of Choice Passages from ...

Theodore Alors W. Buckley - Children's literature, English - 1854 - 312 pages
...round thy bowers their cheerful influence shed ; These were thy charms — but all these charms are fled. Sweet, smiling village, loveliest of the lawn,...plain. No more thy glassy brook reflects the day, But choked with sedges works its weedy way ; Along thy glades, a solitary guest, The hollow-sounding bittern*...
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Prodigals and Pilgrims: The American Revolution Against Patriarchal ...

Jay Fliegelman - Literary Criticism - 1982 - 328 pages
...nations and, finally, the flight of the nation's children. Sweet smiling village, loveliest of the lawn. Amidst thy bowers the tyrant's hand is seen And desolation saddens all thy greed; One only master grasps the whole domain And half a tillage stints thy smiling pain. . . . And...
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Preromanticism

Marshall Brown - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 500 pages
...round thy bowers their chearful influence shed, These were thy charms — But all these charms are fled. Sweet smiling village, loveliest of the lawn,...hand is seen, And desolation saddens all thy green. (lines 31-38) The semantic impoverishment is astonishing; not even nambypamby Philips wrote so simply...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...scene. (1. 1—8) BeLS; EnRP; FaFP; LaA; LiTB; NOBE; NOEC; NoP; OAEL-1; PoEL-3; SeCePo; TEP; TrGrPo 2 eCePo; SeCP; SeCV-1; WGRP The Timber 29 But thou beneath...Of death, doth waste all senseless, cold, and dark; (1. 35-40) JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE (1799-1832) The EH-King 1 "O father! O father! now, now, keep...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...round thy bowers their cheerful influence shed, These were thy charms — But all these charms are fled, Sweet smiling village, loveliest of the lawn,...domain, And half a tillage stints thy smiling plain: 40 No more thy glassy brook reflects the day, But, choked with sedges, works its weedy way. Along thy...
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Oliver Goldsmith: The Critical Heritage

G. S. Rousseau - Reference - 1995 - 385 pages
...remitting,' and 'toil taught to please,' 'succeeding sports,' and 'sports with sweet succession.' V. 35. Sweet smiling village, loveliest of the lawn, Thy...are fled, and all thy charms withdrawn; Amidst thy bow'rs the tyrant's hand is seen, And desolation saddens all thy green: One only master grasps the...
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Viaggio nel pittoresco: il giardino inglese tra arte e natura

Teresa Calvano - Art - 1996 - 214 pages
...e di indignazione pervadono l'intero poema quando i suoi occhi si posano su sweet smiling villages, loveliest of the lawn, thy sports are fled and all thy charms withdrawn... but times are altered; trad unfeeling train usurps the land and dispossesses the swain, along the lawn,...
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