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" She, wretched matron, forced in age, for bread, To strip the brook with mantling cresses spread, To pick her wintry faggot from the thorn, To seek her nightly shed, and weep till morn ; She only left of all the harmless train, The sad historian of the... "
The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith ...: To which is Prefixed an Account ... - Page 27
by Oliver Goldsmith - 1813 - 107 pages
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The National Magazine, Volume 6

Abel Stevens, James Floy - American essays - 1855
...the plashy spring : She, wretched matron, forced in age, for brend, To strip the brook with mantling cresses spread, To pick her wintry faggot from the...of all the harmless train, The sad historian of the peusive plain, Near yonder copse, where once the garden smiled, And still where many a garden flower...
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Poems, Plays and Essays

Oliver Goldsmith - 1855 - 530 pages
...forced in age, for bread, To strip the brook with mantling cresses spread, To pick her wintry fagot from the thorn, To seek her nightly shed, and weep...harmless train, The sad historian of the pensive plain. The village preacher's modest mansion rose. A man ho was to all the country dear, And passing rich...
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A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - Quotations, English - 1855 - 576 pages
...wretehed matron, fore'd in age, for bread, To strip the brook with mantling eresses spread, To piek her wintry faggot from the thorn, To seek her nightly shed, and weep till morn. Goldsmith's Daerted Village. Where then, ah ! where shall poverty reside, To 'seape the pressure of...
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Half-hours with the Best Poets: Selected Chiefly for Their Moral Sentiment

American poetry - 1855 - 216 pages
...style, and disappear ; The stiller sound succeeds, and God is there. THE VILLAGE PREACHER. GOLDSMITH. Near yonder copse, where once the garden smil'd, And still where many a garden flow'r grows wild, There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest...
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A Critical History of English Literature, Vol. 3, Volume 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 pages
...example: But times are altered; trade's unfeeling train Usurp the land, and dispossess the swain; . . . She only left of all the harmless train, The sad historian of the pensive plain. His house was known to all the vagrant train; He chid their wanderings, but relieved their pain; ....
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The Muses of Resistance: Laboring-Class Women's Poetry in Britain, 1739-1796

Donna Landry, Professor Donna Landry - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 325 pages
...Shepherd's Week] She, wretched matron, forced, in age, for bread, To strip the brook with mantling cresses spread, To pick her wintry faggot from the...the harmless train, The sad historian of the pensive plain.2 (Oliver. Goldsmith, The Deserted Village) On those occasions when the laboring woman has appeared...
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Preromanticism

Marshall Brown - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 500 pages
...speaker encounters an old beggar-woman, who evidently reminds him of the real people who have gone: "She only left of all the harmless train, / The sad historian of the pensive plain" (lines 135 - 36). This last line is the key and was early recognized as such, being chosen for illustration...
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Oliver Goldsmith: The Critical Heritage

G. S. Rousseau - Reference - 1995 - 385 pages
...occasion [Scott's note]. She wretched matron, forc'd, in age, for bread, To strip the brook with mantling cresses spread, To pick her wintry faggot from the thorn, To seek her nightly shade, and weep till mom ; She only left of all the harmless train, The sad historian of the pensive...
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Verse in English from Eighteenth-century Ireland

Andrew Carpenter - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 623 pages
...the plashy spring; She, wretched matron, forced, in age, for bread, To strip the brook with mantling cresses spread," To pick her wintry faggot from the...harmless train, The sad historian of the pensive plain. 80 Near yonder copse, where once the garden smil'd, And still where many a garden flower grows wild....
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The Ireland Anthology

George O'Brien - Fiction - 1957 - 492 pages
...the plashy spring: She, wretched matron, forced in age, for bread, To strip the brook with mantling cresses spread, To pick her wintry faggot from the...pensive plain. Near yonder copse, where once the garden smiled, And still where many a garden-flower grows wild; There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose,...
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