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" 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, The village preacher's modest mansion rose. A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with... "
Walks Through Bath: Describing Every Thing Worthy of Interest, Including ... - Page 144
by Pierce Egan - 1819 - 329 pages
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The Sacred Lyre, Comprising Poems, Devotional, Moral and Preceptive ...

Christian poetry, English - 1828 - 360 pages
...There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The Tillage preacher's modest mansion rose. A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with...race. Nor e'er had chang'd, nor wish'd to change his pla<v. Unskilful he to fawn, or seek for power, By doctrines fashion'd to the varying hour ; Far other...
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Exercises in Reading and Recitation

Jonathan Barber - 1828 - 251 pages
...There where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest mansion rose. A man he was, to all the country dear, And passing rich,...race, Nor e'er had chang'd, nor wish'd to change, hi* place. Unskilful he to fawn, or seek for pow'r, By doctrines fashion'd to the varying hour; Far...
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The National Reader: A Selection of Exercises in Reading and Speaking ...

John Pierpont - Children's literature - 1828 - 276 pages
...There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest mansion rose. A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich,...Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had changed, nor wished to change, his pi ,ce ; Unpractised he to fawn, or seek for power, By doctrines...
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The National Reader: A Selection of Exercises in Reading and ..., Book 3

John Pierpont - Readers - 1829 - 276 pages
...There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest mansion rose. A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich,...Remote from towns he ran his godly race, , Nor e'er had changed, nor wished to change, his plice : Unpractised he to fawn, or seek for power, By doctrines...
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Studies in Poetry: Embracing Notices of the Lives and Writings of the Best ...

George Barrell Cheever - American poetry - 1830 - 480 pages
...There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest mansion rose. A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with...change his place ; Unskilful he to fawn, or seek for power, By doctrines fashion'd to the varying hour ; Far other aims his heart had learn'd to prize,...
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The Sod House

Cass Grove Barns - History - 1970 - 287 pages
...me I become an interested bystander, only one degree removed. CHAPTER XVI A Pioneer Preacher "A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year." — CMdmith. EV. Charles Wesley Wells, a Methodist minister, gave many interesting experiences he had...
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The Vicar of Wakefield

Oliver Goldsmith - Fiction - 1982 - 213 pages
...pounds a year: cf. Goldsmith, The Deserted Village (1770), where the local vicar is described as: '. . . to all the country dear, /And passing rich with forty pounds a year. . .' (Collected Works, IV, p. 293, ll. 141-2). The portrait goes on to describe his fixity, integrity...
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The Country Parson

Leslie J. Francis - Clergy - 1989 - 237 pages
...There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest mansion rose. A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with...change his place; Unskilful he to fawn, or seek for power, By doctrines fashioned to the varying hour; Far other aims his heart had learned to prize More...
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Fictions of Reality in the Age of Hume and Johnson

Leopold Damrosch - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 262 pages
...self-perceived, his life corresponds to a perennial ideal, from Chaucer on down, of the rural parson who is "to all the country dear, / And passing rich with forty pounds a year" (Deserted Village, 11. 141-42.). Loss and death do of course occur in Selborne, but always in a context...
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Giving: Charity and Philanthropy in History

Robert H. Bremner - Social Science - 1996 - 241 pages
...There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest mansion rose. A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with...Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had changed, nor wished to change, his place; Unpractised he to fawn, or seek for power, By doctrines fashioned...
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