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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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English poetry, for use in the schools of the Collegiate institution ...

English poetry - 1857
...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 tired, Succeeding sports the mirthful band inspired ; The dancing...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1858
...with seats beneath the shade, For talking age, and whispering lovers made ! How often have I blessed the coming day, When toil remitting lent its turn...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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William Langland

John Norton-Smith - Social Science - 1983 - 144 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. (7-24) In...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...spreading tree, While many a pastime circled in the shade, The young contending as the old surveyed; 20 And many a gambol 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 band inspired; The dancing...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 584 pages
...has a stronger note, in The Deserted Village, of regret, of something lost: How often have I blessed the coming day, When toil remitting lent its turn...sleights of art and feats of strength went round. To a certain extent, Goldsmith can be accused of idealising a lost idyll of country life. Certainly...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 570 pages
...sports beneath the spreading tree, While many a pastime citcled in the shade, The young conrending as the old surveyed; And many a gambol frolicked o'er the ground, And sleights of art and feats of strengrh went round. To a certain exrent, Goldsmith can be accused of idealising a lost idyll of country...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 pages
...beneath the shade, For talking age and whispering lovers made; How often have I blessed the coming day, And all the village train, from labour free, Led up...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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Blake's Humanism

John Beer - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 239 pages
...bush, with seats beneath the shade, For talking age and whispering lovers made! How often have I blest the coming day When toil remitting lent its turn to...sleights of art and feats of strength went round; And still as each repeated pleasure tired, Succeeding sports the mirthful band inspired. Blake's 'Ecchoing...
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