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" Yet he was kind, or, if severe in aught, The love he bore to learning was in fault... "
Beauties of Poetry: Consisting of Elegant Selections from the Works of Pope ... - Page 22
1814 - 300 pages
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Goldsmith's Miscellaneous Works

Oliver Goldsmith - 1841 - 127 pages
...joke had he ; Full well the busy whisper circling round, Convey'd the dismal tidings when he frowu'd : Yet he was kind, or if severe in aught, The love he bore to learning was in fault ; The village all declared how much he knew, 'Twas certain he could write, and cipher too ; Lands he could measure, terms...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1841 - 527 pages
...had he; Pull well the busy whisper circling round, .'onvey'd the dismal tidings when he frown'dYet he was kind, or, if severe in aught, The love he bore to learning was in fault; The village all declared how much he knew, 'Twas certain he could write, and cipher too; Lands he could measure, terms...
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Historical

William James McKnight - Jefferson County (Pa.) - 1917
...As- a rule, the Scotch-Irish master was of this class. Goldsmith describes the old master well: Vet he was kind, or if severe in aught, The love he bore to learning was in fault. The village all declared how much he knew, 'Twas certain he could write and cipher, too. In arguing the parson owned...
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Oliver Goldsmith: The Critical Heritage

G. S. Rousseau - Reference - 1995 - 385 pages
...we be permitted to advert to one instance where sketching the village schoolmaster we are told — Yet he was kind, or if severe in aught. The love he bore to learning was in fault. But this may have been merely a remnant of that provincialism which occasionally clung to him in manner,...
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Thornes Classic Poetry: A Practical Guide for Key Stage 3

John Foster, Gordon Dennis - Poetry - 1995 - 124 pages
...had he; i0 Full well the busy whisper, circling round, Conveyed the dismal tidings when he frowned; The love he bore to learning was in fault; The village all declared how much he knew; is 'Twas certain he could write, and cypher too; Lands he could measure,...
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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir

Frank McCourt - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 368 pages
...when he frowned. He always closes his eyes and smiles when we reach the last lines of the passage, Yet he was kind, or, if severe in aught, The love he bore to learning was in fault. The village all declared how much he knew. 'Twas certain he could write, and cipher too. Lands he could measure, terms...
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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir

Frank McCourt - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 368 pages
...his morningface. He always closes his eyes and smiles when we reach the last lines of the passage, Yet he was kind, or, if severe in aught, The love he bore to learning was in fault. The village all declared how much he knew. 'Twos certain he could write, and cipher too. Lands he could measure, terms...
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The Legal Status of Pupils in Europe: Yearbook of the European Association ...

Jan De Groof, Hilde Penneman - Education - 1998 - 472 pages
...joke had he; Full well the busy whisper circling round, Conveyed the dismal tidings when he frowned; Yet he was kind, or if severe in aught, The love he bore to learning was in fault; The village all declared how much he knew; 'Twas certain he could write, and cypher too; Lands he could measure, terms...
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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - English wit and humor - 1998 - 381 pages
...so much to express our wants as to conceal them. 1682 The Deserted Village The village all declared how much he knew; "Twas certain he could write and cypher too. 1683 The Deserted Village In arguing too, the parson owned his skill. For e'en though vanquished, he...
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Defining Issues in English Language Teaching

Henry Widdowson - Foreign Language Study - 2003 - 193 pages
...describes the village schoolmaster, and the awe he inspired among the locals: The village all declared how much he knew; 'Twas certain he could write, and...Lands he could measure, terms and tides presage, And even the story ran that he could gauge. In arguing too, the parson owned his skill, For even tho' vanquished,...
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