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" HOLLAND. A COUNTRY that draws fifty foot of water, In which men live as in the hold of Nature, And when the sea does in upon them break, And drowns a province, does but spring a leak... "
A History of Lace - Page 219
by Mrs. Bury Palliser - 1869 - 442 pages
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The Monthly Repository, Volume 8

Leigh Hunt - Religion - 1834
...moored, Wherein men do not live, but go on board ; A country that draws fifty foot of water, Wherein men live, as in the hold of nature ; And when the sea does in upon them break, And drowns a province, does but spring a leak.' All this, though witty, is in excessive...
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The Indicator and the Companion: A Miscellany for the Fields and ..., Volume 1

Leigh Hunt - English essays - 1835
...politicians, when Hudibras is printed without thisappendage. The piece we allude to is a short description of Holland : — A country that draws fifty foot of water,...as in the hold of nature ; And when the sea does in upon them break, And drowns a province, does hut spring a leak. • •••••• That feed, like...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Butler, Volume 2

Samuel Butler - English poetry - 1835
...all his pains are done, Has nothing he can call his own, But a mere livelihood alone. DESCRIPTION OF HOLLAND. A COUNTRY that draws fifty foot of water,...as in the hold of Nature, And when the sea does in upon them break, And drowns a province, does but spring a leak : That always ply the pump, and never...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 24

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - Literature - 1848
...inhabitants to a state of domestic existence analogous to that of Holland, as depicted by Butler : — " A country that draws fifty foot of water, In which men live as in the hold of nature." Of Pontorson it may be said with equal propriety, that it is '• A place that rides at anchor, and...
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Travels of Minna and Godfrey in many lands. Holland. (The Rhine, Nassau and ...

Minna (fict.name.) - 1838
...keep up a constant guard against it; where, as Hudibras says, in — " A country that draws fifty feet of water, In which men live as in the hold of nature, And when the sea does in upon them break And drowns a province, does hut spring a leak :— » • • • • They always ply...
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A Hand-book for Travellers on the Continent: Being a Guide Through Holland ...

John Murray (Firm) - Europe - 1838 - 511 pages
...away at duck and drake." The author of Hudibras describes Holland as " A country that draws fifty feet of water, In which men live as in the hold of nature, And when the sea does in upon them break, And drowns a province, does but spring a leak." And its inhabitants — " That always...
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A Hand-book for Travellers on the Continent: Being a Guide Through Holland ...

John Murray (Firm) - Europe - 1838 - 574 pages
...away at duck and drake." The author of Hudibras describes Holland as " A country that draws fifty feet of water, In which men live as in the hold of nature, And when the sea does in upon them break, And drowns a province, does but spring a leak." And its inhabitants— " That always...
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A hand-book for travellers on the continent. [1st] [2 issues of the 16th and ...

John Murray (publishers.) - 1839
...at duck and drake." The author of Iludibras describes Holland as " A country that draws fifty feet of water, In which men live as in the hold of nature, And when the sea does in upon them break, And drowns a province, does but spring a leak." And its inhabitants — " That always...
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Narratives of Peril and Suffering, Volume 2

Richard Alfred Davenport - History - 1840
...more wit than good-nature, the author of Hudibras describes as — " A country that draws fifty feet of water, In which men live as in the hold of Nature, And when the sea does in upon them break, And drowns a province, does but spring a leak — " is, from its peculiar nature,...
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