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" While many a pastime circled in the shade, The young contending as the old surveyed; And many a gambol frolicked o'er the ground, And sleights of art and feats of strength went round... "
The Panorama, a look all round at passing events - Page 93
1863
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 96

English literature - 1855
...many a pastime circled in the shade, The young contending as the old surveyed; VOL. xcvi. NO. cxci. K And many a gambol frolicked o'er the ground, And sleights of art and feats of strength went round.' School-holidays, like juvenile parties, are always a capital excuse for the animal spirits of the oldest...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 96

English literature - 1855
...many a pastime circled in the shade, The young contending as the old surveyed ; VOL. XCVI. NO. CXCI. K And many a gambol frolicked o'er the ground, And sleights of art and feats of strength went round.' At such times all debasing tricks, however time-honoured, should be eschewed. Grinning through a horse-collar,...
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The Rural Poetry of the English Language: Illustrating the Seasons and ...

Joseph William Jenks - English poetry - 1856 - 544 pages
...blest the coming day, When toil remitting lent its turn to play, And all the village train, from labor ight : the glory of all lands Flows into ɏ 0 '...` 4"O 1856 J. P. Jewett and company"- Jenk And »till as each repeated pleasure tired, Succeeding sports the mirthful band inspired ; The dancing...
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The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales

Francis Alexander Durivage - American fiction - 1879 - 408 pages
...presented is like that described by Goldsmith, — " Where all the village train, from labor fret, Led up their sports beneath the spreading tree ; While...sleights of art and feats of strength went round." It was a delightful spring, that of 17 — , and a softer sky never before smiled upon the village...
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Selections from the British Classics: Chaucer and Spenser ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1856 - 122 pages
...train, from labor free, Led up their sports beneath the spreading tree ; While many a pastime circle in the shade, The young contending as the old surveyed...sleights of art and feats of strength went round. And still, as each repeated pleasure tired, Succeeding sports the mirthful band inspired ; The dancing...
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Select specimens of English poetry

Edward Hughes - 1856
...While many a pastime, circled in the shade, The young contended as the old surveyed ; And many a gamhol frolicked o'er the ground, And sleights of art and feats of strength went round ; And still, as each repeated pleasure tired, Succeeding sports the mirthful hand inspired ; The dancing...
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The Miscellaneous Works: Poems. Miscellaneous pieces. Dramas. Criticism ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1856
...pastime circled in the shade, The young contending as the old survey'd ; And many a gambol frolick'd o'er the ground, And sleights of art and feats of strength went round ; And still as each repeated pleasure tir'd, Succeeding sports the mirthful band inspir'd ; The dancing...
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Comprising His Poems, Comedies, Essays, and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1856 - 425 pages
...pastime circled in the shade, The young contending as the old survey'd; And many a gambol frolick'd o'er the ground, And sleights of art, and feats of strength went round ; And still, as each repeated pleasure tir'd, Succeeding sports the mirthful band inspir'd. The dancing...
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Progressive Fifth Elocutionary Reader

Salem Town - 1857
...free, Led up their sports beneath the spreading tree ! While many a pastime circled in the-shade, — The young, contending, as the old surveyed ; And many...sleights of art and feats of strength went round! 8. Sweet, smiling village, loveliest of the lawn, Thy sports are fled, and all thy charms withdrawn...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.: With a Life

Oliver Goldsmith, Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1857 - 240 pages
...pastime circled in the shade, The young contending as the old survey'd, And many a gambol frolick'd o'er the ground, And sleights of art and feats of strength went round : And still, as each repeated pleasure tir'd, Succeeding sports the mirthful band inspir'd — The...
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