|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Oliver Goldsmith. (1730?1774) (continued)|
| 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.
| The Traveller. Line 251.|
| They please, are pleasd; they give to get esteem,|
Till seeming blest, they grow to what they seem. 1
| The Traveller. Line 266.|
| Embosomd in the deep where Holland lies.|
Methinks her patient sons before me stand,
Where the broad ocean leans against the land.
| The Traveller. Line 282.|
| Pride in their port, defiance in their eye,|
I see the lords of humankind pass by. 2
| The Traveller. Line 327.|
| The land of scholars and the nurse of arms.|
| The Traveller. Line 356.|
| For just experience tells, in every soil,|
That those that think must govern those that toil.
| The Traveller. Line 372.|
| Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.|
| The Traveller. Line 386.|
| 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.
| The Traveller. Line 409.|
| 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.|
| The Deserted Village. Line 1.|
| The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade,|
For talking age and whispering lovers made.
| The Deserted Village. Line 13.|
The character of the French. [back]
See Dryden, Quotation 96. [back]
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]