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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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The Autobiography of William Jerdan: With His Literary, Political ..., Volume 4

William Jerdan - 1853
...SCOTT — COOLNESS — ABBOTSFORD SUBSCRIPTION. O blest retirement, friend to life's decline, Retreat from care, that never must be mine : How blest is...like these, A youth of labour with an age of ease. GOLDSMITH. I COULD not continue a somewhat dry list in the same chapter which contained the " admirable...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1853 - 309 pages
...she flew — 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...must be mine — How blest is he who crowns in shades bike these, A youth of labour with an age of ease; Who quits a world where strong temptations try,...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1854 - 297 pages
...she flew — 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...hard to combat, learns to fly ! For him no wretches bom to work and weep Explore the mine or tempt the dangerous deep ; IS'o surly porter stands in guilty...
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Journal of Education, Volume 28

Education - 1906
...latest hours to crown, Amidst these humble bowers to lay me down. Or, again, the lines beginning О blest retirement, friend to life's decline. Retreats from care, that never must be mine ! The poet's kind and generous nature and his own hard fight with poverty lead him to sympathize with...
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Oliver Goldsmith: The Critical Heritage

G. S. Rousseau - Reference - 1995 - 385 pages
...the metropolis, had ever been cheating itself with a dream of rural quiet and seclusion: Oh bless'd retirement ! friend to life's decline, Retreats from...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 Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...first she flew, I still had hopes, my long vexations past, Here to retum — and die at home at last. O blest 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; 100 Who quits a world...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied. 4151 The Deserted Village How happy for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity. 43 4 1 52 The Deserted Village The watchdog's voice that bayed the whisp'ring wind, And the loud laugh...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 pages
...she flew, I still had hopes, my long vexations passed, Here to return — and die at home at last. O blest 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 where...
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