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" Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay : Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade ; A breath can make them as a breath has made ; But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never... "
Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious Indexes ... - Page 29
de Samuel Austin Allibone - 1875 - 772 pages
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The Bible in the Counting-house: A Course of Lectures to Merchants

Henry Augustus Boardman - 1853 - 432 pages
...their most genial home among the cultivators of the soil. " 111 fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay : Princes...But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supply'd." We are not in immediate danger, certainly, from this source...
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School elocution : or The young academical orator

William Herbert - 1853 - 234 pages
...spoiler's hand, Far, far away thy children leave the land. Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay ; Princes...But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied. — A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every...
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The book of celebrated poems

Book - 1854 - 496 pages
...wall ; And, trembling, shrinking from the spoiler's hand, Far, far away thy children leave the land. Ill fares the land, to hast'ning ills a prey, Where...But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroy 'd, can never be supplied. A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood...
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Crime and Punishment in Eighteenth-century England

Frank McLynn - 1989 - 434 pages
...commons led to the flight from the land so vividly conjured up in Goldsmith's Deserted Village.36 1ll fares the land, to hast'ning ills a prey, Where wealth...country's pride, When once destroy'd can never be supplied.39 Enclosure was a two-phased process. Between 1745 and 1780 the openfield Midland counties...
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The Waterloo Mennonites: A Community in Paradox

J. Winfield Fretz - 1989 - 416 pages
...landowners who wanted the land for sheepwalks to produce wool. Ill fares the land to hastening ills of prey, Where wealth accumulates and men decay. Princes...make them as a breath has made. But a bold peasantry, a country's pride, When once destroyed can never be supplied. It seems to me the Mennonites who have...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1172 pages
...things but hers; All but the blithe Hexameters. (1. 15-20) 3 111 fares the land, to hastening ills a thers 3 The breaking waves dashed high On a stern...rock-bound coast, (1. 1-2) 4 And the heavy night hung dark once destroyed, can never be supplied. (1. 51-56) BeLS; EnRP; FaFP; LaA; NOEC; NoP; OAEL-1; OBSV; PoEL-3;...
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Collections of the Maine Historical Society, Volume 4

Maine Historical Society - 1995 - 458 pages
...greatness ; it is the nursing mother of a wise and virtuous people. "Ill fares the land to hastening ills a prey Where wealth accumulates and men decay; Princes...bold peasantry — their country's pride, — When once destroyed, can never be supplied." Then look at the picture of the happy peasant himself, —...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 936 pages
...spoiler's hand, Far, far away, thy children leave the land, 50 111 fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates and men decay: Princes...But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied, A time there was, ere England's griefs began. When every rood...
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Oliver Goldsmith: The Critical Heritage

G. S. Rousseau - 1995 - 420 pages
...by quoting the following lines towards the beginning of it. 'Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay; Princes...them, as a breath has made. But a bold peasantry, [yeomanry] their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied. 'A time there was, ere...
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Riches and Poverty: An Intellectual History of Political Economy in Britain ...

Donald Winch - 1996 - 452 pages
...with Rousseau on the irreversibility of population decline: HI fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay; Princes...But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied. The luxuries of the rich, even when enjoyed in rural settings,...
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