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" 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 pensive plain. "
A Collection of Eighteenth Century Verse - Side 320
redigert av - 1907 - 484 sider
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Comprising His Poems, Comedies, Essays, and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1856 - 425 sider
...cresses spread. To pick her wintry fagot from the thorn, To seek her nightly shed, and weep till morn ; She only left of all the harmless train, The sad historian...pensive plain. Near yonder copse, where once the garden smil'd, And still where many a garden flower grows wild • There, where a few torn shrubs the place...
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The poetical works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.: with a life

Oliver Goldsmith, Baron Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay - 1857 - 240 sider
...widow'd, solitary thing, That feebly bends beside the plashy spring ; She, wretched matron — forc'd in age, for bread, To strip the brook with mantling...thorn, To seek her nightly shed, and weep till morn — She only left of all the harmless train, The sad historian of the pensive plain ! Near yonder copse,...
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The Muses of Resistance: Laboring-Class Women's Poetry in Britain, 1739-1796

Donna Landry, Professor Donna Landry - 1990 - 325 sider
...swears, he'll give me a green Gown, Oh dear! I fall adown, adown, adown\1 (John Gay, The Shepherd's Week] She, wretched matron, forced, in age, for bread, To...thorn, To seek her nightly shed and weep till morn; She only left of all the harmless train, The sad historian of the pensive plain.2 (Oliver. Goldsmith,...
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Oliver Goldsmith: The Critical Heritage

G. S. Rousseau - 1995 - 385 sider
...should not have met with the word 'shade,' on this occasion [Scott's note]. She wretched matron, forc'd, in age, for bread, To strip the brook with mantling...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 - 1998 - 623 sider
...grass-grown foot-way tread, For all the bloomy flush of life is fled. All but yon widowed, solitary thing That feebly bends beside the plashy spring; She, wretched...thorn, To seek her nightly shed, and weep till morn; She only left of all the harmless train, The sad historian of the pensive plain. 80 Near yonder copse,...
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The Ireland Anthology

George O'Brien - 1957 - 492 sider
...grass-grown foot-way tread, For all the bloomy flush of life is fled. All but yon widowed, solitary thing, That feebly bends beside the plashy spring: She, wretched...thorn, To seek her nightly shed, and weep till morn; She only left of all the harmless train, The sad historian of the pensive plain. Near yonder copse,...
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Patriotism and Poetry in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Dustin Griffin - 2005 - 328 sider
...figure in the village: For all the bloomy flush of life is fled. All but yon widowed, solitary thing That feebly bends beside the plashy spring; She, wretched...bread, To strip the brook with mantling cresses spread, . . . She only left of all the harmless train, The sad historian of the pensive plain. (lines 128-32,...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - 2006 - 486 sider
...grass-grown footway tread, For all the bloomy flush of life is fled. All but yon widowed, solitary thing, That feebly bends beside the plashy spring; She, wretched...spread, To pick her wintry faggot from the thorn, She only left of all the harmless train, The sad historian of the pensive plain. Near yonder copse,...
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Fictive Domains: Body, Landscape, and Nostalgia, 1717-1770

Judith Broome - 2007 - 191 sider
...woman, a "sad historian." The poem's narrator observes her at a distance: yon, widowed, solitary thing, That feebly bends beside the plashy spring; She, wretched...thorn, To seek her nightly shed, and weep till morn; She only left of all the harmless train, The sad historian of the pensive plain. (131-37) Although...
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