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" For them no more the blazing hearth shall burn, Or busy housewife ply her evening care ; No children run to lisp their sire's return, Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share. Oft did the harvest to their sickle yield, Their furrow oft the stubborn... "
The grave, a poem. To which are added An elegy in a country church-yard, by ... - Page 27
by Robert Blair - 1804
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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - Poetry - 1992 - 210 pages
...housewife ply her evening care: No children run to lisp their sire's return, Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share. Oft did the harvest to their...smile The short and simple annals of the poor. The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Awaits alike...
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The English Rural Community: Image and Analysis

Brian Short, School of Cultural and Community Studies Brian Short - History - 1992 - 239 pages
...housewife ply her evening care: No children run to lisp their sire's return, Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share. Oft did the harvest to their...smile, The short and simple annals of the poor. The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Awaits alike...
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Literature and the New Interdisciplinarity: Poetics, Linguistics, History

Roger D. Sell, Peter Verdonk - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 257 pages
...housewife ply her evening care: No children run to lisp their sire's return, Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share. Oft did the harvest to their...afield! How bow'd the woods beneath their sturdy stroke! (Thomas Gray 'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard') Some few years later, a similar combination would...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...housewife ply her evening care: No children run to lisp their sire's retum. Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share. Oft did the harvest to their sickle yield, Their furrow oft the stubbom glebe has broke; How jocund did they drive their team afield! How bowed the woods beneath their...
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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon, Professor William Harmon - Poetry - 1998 - 360 pages
...houswife ply her evening care; No children run to lisp their sire's return, Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share. Oft did the harvest to their...glebe has broke; How jocund did they drive their team af1eld! How bowed the woods beneath their sturdy stroke! Let not Ambition mock their useful toil, Their...
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Rereading Russian Poetry

Stephanie Sandler - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 365 pages
...houswife ply her evening care: No children run to lisp their sire's return, Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share. Oft did the harvest to their sickle yield, 25 Their furrow oft the stubborn glebe has broke; How jocund did they drive their team afield! How...
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Blake's Water-colours for the Poems of Thomas Gray: With Complete Texts

William Blake - Art - 2000 - 128 pages
...COUNTRY CHURCH- YARD. 151 Oft did the harveft to their fickle yield, Their furrow oft the flubborn glebe has broke: How jocund did they drive their team afield! How bow 'dthewoods beneath their fturdyftrokel Let not Ambition mock their ufeful toil, Their homely joys,...
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November: Lincoln's Elegy at Gettysburg

Kent Gramm - History - 2001 - 344 pages
...Houswife ply her Evening Care: No Children run to lisp their Sire's Return, Or climb his Knees the envied Kiss to share. Oft did the Harvest to their...Smile, The short and simple Annals of the Poor. The Boast of Heraldry, the Pomp of Pow'r, And all that Beauty, all that Wealth e'er gave, Awaits alike...
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Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Volume 37

Genealogy - 1910
...a mouldering heap, Each in his narrow cell forever laid, The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep. "Oft did the harvest to their sickle yield, Their...broke How jocund did they drive their team afield How bowed the woods beneath their •sturdy stroke." This is the oldest cemetery in Berlin or New Britain....
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Songs of Ourselves

Cambridge International Examinations - Education - 2005 - 265 pages
...housewife ply her evening care: No children run to lisp their sire's return, Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share. Oft did the harvest to their...broke; How jocund did they drive their team afield! How bowed the woods beneath their sturdy stroke! Let not Ambition mock their useful toil, Their homely...
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