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" 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 be supplied. A time there was, ere England's... "
Fraser's Magazine - Página 306
1880
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The Lamp [ed. by T.E. Bradley].

Thomas Earnshaw Bradley
...realize the picture which one of our poets drew of England in olden time; it is Goldsmith that says : " A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintained its man." That distich speaks of prosperity without at all dealing in hyperbole. What is the case now ? The same...
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The hunting-field, by Harry Hieover

Charles Bindley - 1850 - 221 páginas
...alone would have been sufficient to prove him what he was, a very pretty poet and a very weak man. " A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintain'd its man." A very catching couplet to those who can believe such a state of things practicable...
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The Standard elocutionist; and gem-book of British authors, ed. by A. Cunningham

A. Cunningham - 1850
...has made : 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 of ground maintain'd its man ; For him light labour spread her wholesome store, Just gave what life requir'd,...
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The Hunting-field

Charles Bindley, Harry Hieover - 1850 - 221 páginas
...alone would have been sufficient to prove him what he was, a very pretty poet and a very weak man. " A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintain'd its man." A very catching couplet to those who can believe such a state of things practicable...
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The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin ...

William Chauncey Fowler - 1851 - 659 páginas
...relation is always that of causes, effects, or adjuncts. 1. Substituting the cause for the effect : A. time there was, ere England's Griefs began, When every rood of ground, maintained its man. — GOLDSMITH. 2. Substituting the effect for the cause : Can gray hairs make folly venerable ? —...
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Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volumen24

1851
...between the WORDS of the British missionary, and the DKEDS of the British soldier. Poetry has said, " A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintained its man." But plain prose has not condescended to enlighten us in relation to that fact, and it might puzzle...
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The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volumen24

1851
...between the worms of the British missionary, and the DEEDS of the British soldier. Poetry has said, "A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintained its man." But plain prose has not condescended to enlighten us in relation to that fact, and it might puzzle...
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Poems, Plays and Essays

Oliver Goldsmith - 1851 - 384 páginas
...has made; But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never he supplied. A time there was, ere England's griefs began. When every rood of ground maintain'd its man : For him light Labour spread her wholesome store* Just gave what life required,...
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The poetical works of Oliver Goldsmith, with illustr. by J. Absolon [and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1851
...has made : 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 of ground maintain'd its man ; For him light labour spread her wholesome store, Just gave what life requir'd,...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1851 - 134 páginas
...has made : 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 of ground maintain'd its man ; For him light labour spread her wholesome store, Just gave what life requir'd,...
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