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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 destroyed, can never... "
The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ... - Page 153
by Oliver Goldsmith - 1845 - 527 pages
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The Beauties of the Poets:: Being a Collection of Moral and Sacred Poetry ...

English poetry - 1800 - 304 pages
...spoiler's hand, Far, far away thy children leave the land. Ill fares the land, to hast'ning ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay? Princes...country's pride, When once destroy'd, can never be supply'd. A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When ev'ry rood of ground maintain'd its man...
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The Poems of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - English poetry - 1800 - 129 pages
...spoiler's hand, Far, far away thy children leave the land. Ill fares the land, to hast'ning ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay; Princes...But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroy 'd, can never be supplied. A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When ev'ry rood...
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A Sermon, Delivered Before His Excellency Caleb Strong, Esq., Governor, the ...

Thomas Baldwin - Election sermons - 1802 - 36 pages
...with unmingled satisfaction. In his deliberate judgment ; '"Hi fares the land, to hart'ning ills a prey, "Where wealth accumulates, and men decay ; Princes...: But a bold peasantry their country's pride, When once destroy *d, can never be supplied.'* It is an intelligent, virtuous, free and extensive population,...
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Poems by Goldsmith and Parnell

Oliver Goldsmith - 1804 - 68 pages
...unvaried cries. Sunk are thy bowers in shapeless ruin all, And the long grass o'ertops the mouldering wall ; And trembling, shrinking from the spoiler's...But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroy 'd, can never be supplied. A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood...
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Poetical Works

Oliver Goldsmith - 1806 - 72 pages
...spoiler's hand. Far, far away thy children leave the land. 711 feres the land, to hast'ning ills d prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay. Princes...But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroy 'd can never be supply'd. A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood...
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The Beauties of the Poets: Being a Collection of Moral and Sacred Poetry

Poetry - 1806 - 304 pages
...spoiler's hand, Far, far away thy children leave the land. Ill fares the land, to hast'ning ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay ! Princes...But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroy 'd, can never be supply'd. A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When ev'ry rood...
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Specimens of the Later English Poets: With Preliminary Notices, Volume 3

Robert Southey - English poetry - 1807
...scholars, soldiers, kings, unhonour'd, die. Princes and lords may florish, or may fade ; A breath can make them, as a breath has made; But a bold peasantry,...there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintained its man ; For him light labour spread her wholesome storey Just gave what...
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A View of the Ancient and Present State of the Zetland Islands ..., Volume 1

Arthur Edmondston - Shetland (Scotland) - 1809
...ideas of society and luxury, are yet true to the feelings of the heart, and our best associations. Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where...pride, When once destroy'd can never be supplied. But even on the supposition that the tenants have been expelled from their farms, it is not at all...
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A View of the Ancient and Present State of the Zetland Islands ..., Volume 1

Arthur Edmondston - Shetland (Scotland) - 1809
...true to the feelings of the heart, and our best associations. Ill fares the land, to hast'ning ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay ; Princes...pride, When once destroy'd can never be supplied. But even on the supposition that the tenants have been expelled from their farms, it is not at all...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1809
...spoiler's hand, Par, far away thy children leave the land. Ill fares the land, to hast'ning ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay : Princes...country's pride, When once destroy'd, can never be supply'd. A time there was, ere England's griefs began, When every rood of ground maintain'd its man...
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