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" Tis but in vain to tell what we before have been, Or changes of the world, that we in time have seen ; When, not devising how to spend our wealth with waste, We to the savage swine let fall our larding mast. But now, alas ! ourselves we have not to sustain,... "
Sussex Archaeological Collections Relating to the History and Antiquities of ... - Page 197
1849
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An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Coast of Sussex: Brighton ...

John Docwra Parry - Sussex (England) - 1833 - 435 pages
...say they, suppose, that any would us cherish, Which suffer (every day) the holiest things to perish 1 Or to our daily want to minister supply? These iron...hold, And we, poor woful woods, to ruin lastly sold. " This utter'd they with grief: and more they would have spoke, But that the envious Downs, into open...
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An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Coast of Sussex: Brighton ...

John Docwra Parry - Sussex (England) - 1833 - 435 pages
...perish? Or to our daily want to minister supply? These iron times breed none, that mind posterity. "I'is but in vain to tell what we before have been, Or changes...hold, And we, poor woful woods, to ruin lastly sold. " This utter'd they with grief: and more they would have spoke, But that the envious Downs, into open...
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An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Coast of Sussex: Brighton ...

John Docwra Parry - Sussex (England) - 1833 - 435 pages
...want to minister supply? These iron times breed none, that mind posterity. 'Tis but in vain to tall what we before have been, Or changes of the world,...hold, And we, poor woful woods, to ruin lastly sold. " This utter'd they with grief: and more they would have spoke, But that the envious Downs, into open...
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The history of the worthies of England, Volume 3

Thomas Fuller - England - 1840
...holly, and smooth birch, must altogether burn : What should the builders serve, supplies the forgers' turn ; When under public good, base private gain takes...hold, And we poor woful Woods to ruin lastly sold. " But it is to be hoped that a way may be found out, to charke sea-coal in such manner as to render...
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Sussex Archaeological Collections, Relating to the History & Antiquities of ...

Archaeology - 1849
...cherish, Which suffer (every day) the holiest things to perish ? Or to our daily want to minister supply P These Iron Times breed none, that mind posterity....takes hold, And we, poor woful woods, to ruin lastly so\d."—Polyottio>i, Sonf; xvii. IRON WORKS OF THE COUNTY OF SUSSEX. The relics of the iron trade...
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Appendicia et pertinentiae; or, Parochial fragments relating to the parish ...

John Wood Warter - 1853
...There are some remarks on the word Frith in Ritson's Robin Hood, if I recollect, from Hearne. A a 2 'Tis but in vain to tell, what we before have been,...hold, And we poor woful woods to ruin lastly sold.' This uttered they with grief; and more they would have spoke, But that the envious downs, h1t' open...
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Appendicia et pertinentiae: or, Parochial fragments relating to the Parish ...

John Wood Warter - History - 1853 - 369 pages
...in Ritson's Robin Hood, if I recollect, from Hearne. 356 DRAYTON'S POLY-OI.BION — ANDREDSWAI.DK. 'Tis but in vain to tell, what we before have been,...hold, And we poor woful woods to ruin lastly sold.' This uttered they with grief; and more they would have spoke, But that the envious downs, hit' open...
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Contributions to Literature: Historical, Antiquarian, and Metrical

Mark Antony Lower - Genealogy - 1854 - 284 pages
...let fall our larding mast. But now, alas ! ourselves we have not to sustain, Nor can our tops sufEce to shield our roots from rain ; Jove's oak, the warlike...private gain takes hold, And we, poor woful woods, to rum lastly sold." Polyolbion, Song xvii. The relics of the iron trade during this century are very...
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Hastings, past and present: with notices of the most remarkable places in ...

Mary Matilda Howard - 1855
...warlike ash, vein'd elm, the softer beech, ; Short hazel, maple plain, light asp, the bending wyeh, Tough holly, and smooth birch, must altogether burn...hold, And we poor woful woods, to ruin lastly sold. This uttered they with grief ; and more they would have spoke, But that the envious downs int' open...
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The Social History of the People of the Southern Counties of England in Past ...

George Roberts - England - 1856 - 572 pages
...exclaim : — " These iron times breed none that mind posterity." * And in despair continue : — " "Tis but in vain to tell what we before have been,...hold, And we, poor woful woods, to ruin lastly sold." Song xvii. The Romans found it necessary to restrain, by sumptuary laws, the expense of funerals and...
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