John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
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Alike all ages. Dames of ancient days Have led their children through the mirthful maze, And the gay grandsire, skilld in gestic lore, Has friskd beneath the burden of threescore.
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They please, are pleasd; they give to get esteem, Till seeming blest, they grow to what they seem. 1
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Embosomd in the deep where Holland lies. Methinks her patient sons before me stand, Where the broad ocean leans against the land.
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Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of humankind pass by. 2
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The land of scholars and the nurse of arms.
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For just experience tells, in every soil, That those that think must govern those that toil.
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Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.
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Forcd from their homes, a melancholy train, To traverse climes beyond the western main; Where wild Oswego spreads her swamps around, And Niagara stuns with thundering sound.
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Vain, very vain, my weary search to find That bliss which only centres in the mind.
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Lukes iron crown, and Damiens bed of steel. 3
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Sweet Auburn! loveliest village of the plain.
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The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade, For talking age and whispering lovers made.
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Note 1. The character of the French. [ back] Note 2. See Dryden, Quotation 96. [ back]
Note 3. When Davies asked for an explanation of Lukes iron crown, Goldsmith referred him to a book called Géographie Curieuse, and added that by Damiens bed of-steel he meant the rack.Granger: Letters, (1805), p. 52. [ back]