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" And steady loyalty, and faithful love. And thou, sweet Poetry, thou loveliest maid, Still first to fly where sensual joys invade; Unfit in these degenerate times of shame To catch the heart, or strike for honest fame; Dear charming nymph, neglected and... "
The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ... - Page 156
by Oliver Goldsmith - 1845 - 527 pages
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Goldsmith's Deserted village, with notes and a life of the poet by W. M'Leod ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1858
...invade ; Unfit, in these degenerate times of shame, To catch the heart, or strike for honest fame; 410 Dear charming nymph, neglected and decried, My shame...That found'st me poor at first, and keep'st me so ; from the shore extension of predicate. and (they) subject. darken predicate. all the strand completion...
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The Poems of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - Bookbinding - 1859 - 159 pages
...thou, sweet poetry ! thou loveliest maid, Still first to fly where sensual joys invade, Unfit in these degenerate times of shame To catch the heart, or strike...Thou source of all my bliss, and all my woe, That fotmd'st me poor at first, and keep'st me soThou guide by which the nobler arts excel, Thou nurse of...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...invade; Unfit, in these degenerate times of shame. To catch the heart or strike for honest fame; 410 Dear charming nymph, neglected and decried, My shame...well! Farewell, and oh, where'er thy voice be tried, On Tomo's cliffs or Pambamarca's side, Whether where equinoctial fervours glow, Or winter wraps the...
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Oliver Goldsmith: The Critical Heritage

G. S. Rousseau - Reference - 1995 - 385 pages
...thou sweet Poetry, thou loveliest maid, Still first to fly where sensual joys invade; Unfit in these degenerate times of shame, To catch the heart, or...keep'st me so ; Thou guide by which the nobler arts excell, Thou nurse of every virtue, fare thee well. Farewell, and O where'er thy voice be tried, On...
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Tradition and the Individual Poem: An Inquiry Into Anthologies

Anne Ferry - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 289 pages
...unceremoniously, with teasing affection, as if she were a lovable and not quite respectable mistress: Dear charming nymph, neglected and decried, My shame...That found'st me poor at first, and keep'st me so. ... (411-14) This kind of writing, while in fact belonging to a different poetic tradition than the...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 pages
...joys invade; Unfit in these degenerate times of shame To catch the heart, or strike for honest fame; My shame in crowds, my solitary pride; Thou source...well! Farewell, and oh! where'er thy voice be tried, On Torno's cliffs, or Pambamarca's side, Whether where equinoctial fervours glow, Or winter wraps the...
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The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Nicolas H. Nelson - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 267 pages
...virtues, and will also have to leave, to his great regret. She has been, after all, as he says, the source of all my bliss, and all my woe, That found'st...excel, Thou nurse of every virtue, fare thee well. (413-416) The poet says he has not been enriched by his dedication to her, but that is not important...
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