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" tis hard to combat, learns to fly! For him no wretches, born to work and weep, Explore the mine, or tempt the dangerous deep... "
Kottabos: College Miscellany - Page 72
1873
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A Topographical Survey of the Great Road from London to Bath and ..., Volume 1

Archibald Robertson - England - 1792
...possessor, the following detached beautiful lines of a celebrated poet, come to our recollection. " How blest is he who crowns, in shades like these, " A youth of labour with an age of ease; " And all his prospects bright'ning to the last, " His heaven commences ere the world is past!" GOLDSMITH....
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The Beauties of the Poets:: Being a Collection of Moral and Sacred Poetry ...

English poetry - 1800 - 304 pages
...me. down; I still had hopes, my long vexations past, Here to return— —and die at home at last. O blest retirement, friend to life's decline, Retreats...shades like these, A youth of labour with an age of peace! Who quits a, world where strong temptations try, And since 'tis hard to combat, learns to fly....
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A Tour Throughout South Wales and Monmouthshire: Comprehending a General ...

J. T. Barber - Gwent (Wales) - 1803 - 359 pages
...itself to fall in love with retirement : " O blest retirement, friend to life's decline, " Retreat from care, that never must be mine : " How blest is...crowns, in shades like these, " A youth of labour wiil) an age of ease !" About four miles above Tintern the rural little village of LANDAGO saluted...
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The Literary Magazine, and American Register, Volume 2

Charles Brockden Brown - 1804
...T, 1804r POETRY ORIGINAL. for the Literary Magazine. THE INVITATION. ADDRESSED TO MR. С SO ....R. How blest is he who crowns in shades like these A...quits a world where strong temptations try, And since he cannot conquer, learns to fly. GOLDSMITH. The glitt'ring pomp of Philadelphia's pride, FROM SchuylkUTs...
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Poems by Goldsmith and Parnell

Oliver Goldsmith - 1804 - 68 pages
...I still had hopes, my long vexations pass'd, Here to return — and die at home at last. O bless'd retirement, friend to life's decline, Retreats from care, that never must be mine ; How happy he who crowns, in shades like these, A youth of labour with an age of ease ; Who quits a world...
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The Beauties of the Poets: Being a Collection of Moral and Sacred Poetry

Poetry - 1806 - 304 pages
...lay me down ; I still had hopes, my long vexations past, Here to return and die at home at last. O blest retirement, friend to life's decline, Retreats...shades like these, A youth of labour with an age of peace ! \Vlio quits a world where strong temptations try, And since 'tis hard to combat, learns to...
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Poetical Works

Oliver Goldsmith - 1806 - 72 pages
...first he flew, I still had hopes, my loug vexations past, Here to return— and die at home at last. O blest retirement ! friend to life's decline, Retreats...is he who crowns in shades like these, A youth of labor with an age of ease ; Who quits a world where strong temptations try, And, since 'tis hard to...
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La Belle Assemblée, Volume 6

1809
...return, and die nt home at hist. O blest retirement, friend to life's decline, j Retreat from rare, that never must be mine ! How blest is he, who crowns, in shades like these, A youth of labour with an ajeofease; Who quits a world where strong temptations And, since 'tis hard to combat, learns to fly...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.

Oliver Goldsmith - 1809
...past, Here to return — and die at home at last. O blest retirement, friend to life's decline, Retreat from care, that never must be mine, How blest is he who crowns in shades like these, A youth of labor with an age of ease ; Who quits a world where strong temptations try, And, since 'tis hard to...
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer - 1810
...introduced by polished life ; and gives the following beautiful apostrophe to retirement: YOL. iv. v a Q blest retirement! friend to life's decline, Retreats...try, And since 'tis hard to combat, learns to fly. I'or him no wretches, born to work and weep, Explore the mine, or tempt the dang'raus deep; No surly...
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