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Alike all ages. Dames of ancient days
Have led their children through the inirthful maze,
And the gay grandsire, skill'd in gestic lore,
Has frisk'd beneath the burden of threescore.

The Traveller. Line 251.
They please, are pleas'd; they give to get esteem,
Till seeming blest, they grow to what they seem.

Line 266 Embosom’d in the deep where Holland lies. Methinks her patient sons before me stand, Where the broad ocean leans against the land. Line 282. Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of humankind pass by.? The land of scholars and the nurse of arms. Line 356 For just experience tells, in every soil, That those that think must govern those that toil.

Line 372. Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law. Fore'd 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. Vain, very vain, my weary search to find That bliss which only centres in the mind. Luke's iron crown, and Damien's bed of steel.8 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.

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1 The character of the French. 2 See Dryden, page 277. .When Daries asked for an explanation of "Luke's iron crown," Goldsmith referred him to a book called "Géographie Curieuse," and added that by “ Damien's bed of steel” he meant the rack. – GRANGER: Letters, (1805), p. 52.

The bashful virgin's 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;'
But a bold peasantry, their country's pride,
When once destroy'd, can never be supplied. Line 51.
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. Line 110.
The watch-dog's voice that bay'd 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. Line 141.
Wept o'er his wounds, or tales of sorrow done,
Shoulder'd his crutch, and shew'd 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 lean’d to Virtue's side. Line 161.
And as a bird each fond endearment tries
To tempt its new-fledg'd offspring to the skies,
He tried each art, reprov'd each dull delay,
Allur'd to brighter worlds, and led the way.

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1 See Pope, page 329.

C'est un verre qui luit, Qu'un souffle peut détruire, et qu'un 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).

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Truth from his lips prevail'd with double sway,
And fools who came to scoff, remain’d to pray."

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Even children follow'd with endearing wile,
And pluck’d his gown, to share the good man's smile.
As some tall cliff that lifts its awful form,
Swells from the vale, and midway leaves the storm,
Though round its breast the rolling clouds are spread,
Eternal sunshine settles on its head.

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Well had the boding tremblers learn’d to trace
The day's disasters in his morning face;
Full well they laugh'd with counterfeited glee
At all his jokes, for many a joke had he;
Full well the busy whisper circling round
Convey'd the dismal tidings when he frown'd.
Yet was he kind, or if severe in aught,
The love he bore to learning was in fault;
The village all declar'd how much he knew,
'T was certain he could write and cipher too. Line 199.
In arguing too, the parson own'd his skill,
For e'en though vanquish'd he could argue still;
While words of learned length and thundering sound
Amaz'd the gazing rustics rang'd around;
And still they gaz’d, and still the wonder grew
That one small head could carry all he knew. Line 209.
Where village statesmen talk'd with looks profound,
And news much older than their ale went round.

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The whitewash'd wall, the nicely sanded floor,
The varnishd clock that click'd behind the door;
The chest, contriv'd a double debt to pay,
A bed by night, a chest of drawers by day.? Line 227.

1 See Dryden, page 269. 2. A cap by night, a stocking all the day – Goldsmith: A Description of an Author's Bed-Chamber.

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The twelve good rules, the royal game of goose.

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To me more dear, congenial to my heart,
One native charm, than all the gloss of art. Line 253
And e'en while fashion's brightest arts decoy,
The heart distrusting asks if this be joy.

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Her modest looks the cottage might adorn,
Sweet as the primrose peeps beneath the thorn. Line 329.
Through torrid tracts with fainting steps they go,
Where wild Altama murmurs to their woe. Line 344
In all the silent manliness of grief.

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O Luxury! thou curst by Heaven's decree!

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Thou source of all my bliss and all my woe,
That found'st me poor at first, and keep'st me so.

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Such dainties to them, their health it might hurt;
It's like sending them ruffles when wanting a shirt.?

The Haunch of Venison.
As aromatic plants bestow
No spicy fragrance while they grow;
But crush'd or trodden to the ground,
Diffuse their balmy sweets around. 3

The Captivity. Act i.
To the last moment of his breath,

On hope the wretch relies;
And even the pang preceding death
Bids expectation rise.*

Act ii. 1 The twelve good rules were ascribed to King Charles I.: 1. Urge no healths. 2. Profane no divine ordinances. 3. Touch no state matters. 4. Reveal no secrets. 5. Pick no quarrels. 6. Make no comparisons. 7. Maintain no ill opinions. 8. Keep no bad company. 9. Encourage no vice. 10. Make no long meals. 11. Repeat no grievances. 12. Lay ne wagers.

2 See Tom Brown, page 286.
8 See Bacon, page 165.

4 The wretch condemn'd with life to part

Still, still on hope relies;
And every pang that rends the heart
Bids expectation rise.

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Hope, like the gleaming taper's light,

Adorns and cheers our way;1
And still, as darker grows the night,
Emits a brighter ray.

The Captivity. Act ii.
Our Garrick's a salad ; for in him we see
Oil, vinegar, sugar, and saltness agree!

Retaliation. Line 11. Who mix'd reason with pleasure, and wisdom with mirth: If he had any faults, he has left us in doubt. Who, born for the universe, narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind; Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat To persuade Tommy Townshend to lend him a vote. Who too deep for his hearers still went on refining, And thought of convincing while they thought of dining: Though equal to all things, for all things unfit; Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit. His conduct still right, with his argument wrong.

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A flattering painter, who made it his care
To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are.

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Here lies David Garrick, describe me who can,
An abridgment of all that was pleasant in man.
As a wit, if not first, in the very first line.
On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting;
'T was only that when he was off he was acting.

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He cast off his friends as a huntsman his pack,
For he knew when he pleas'd he could whistle them back.
Who pepper'd the highest was surest to please. Line 112.

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