|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Oliver Goldsmith. (1730?1774) (continued)|
| The bashful virgins sidelong looks of love.|
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| Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey,|
Where wealth accumulates, and men decay.
Princes and lords may flourish or may fade,
A breath can make them, as a breath has made; 1
But a bold peasantry, their countrys pride,
When once destroyd, can never be supplied.
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| His best companions, innocence and health;|
And his best riches, ignorance of wealth.
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| How blest is he who crowns in shades like these|
A youth of labour with an age of ease!
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| While Resignation gently slopes away,|
And all his prospects brightening to the last,
His heaven commences ere the world be past.
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| The watch-dogs voice that bayd the whispering wind,|
And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.
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| A man he was to all the country dear,|
And passing rich with forty pounds a year.
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| Wept oer his wounds, or tales of sorrow done,|
Shoulderd his crutch, and shewd how fields were won.
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| Careless their merits or their faults to scan,|
His pity gave ere charity began.
Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride,
And even his failings leand to Virtues side.
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| And as a bird each fond endearment tries|
To tempt its new-fledgd offspring to the skies,
He tried each art, reprovd each dull delay,
Allurd to brighter worlds, and led the way.
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See Pope, Quotation 177.
Cest un verre qui luit,
Quun souffle peut détruire, et quun souffle a produit
(It is a shining glass, which a breath may destroy, and which a breath has produced).De Caux (comparing the world to his hour-glass). [back]