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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 Gallery of Geography: A Pictorial and Descriptive Tour of the ..., Volume 1

Thomas Milner - Geography - 1872
...caused by the beleaguering floods mark the history of Holland— • 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.' In the Roman times, where the Zuyder...
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The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine

Arminianism - 1875
...singular in the extreme. Hero is a Hudibrastic sketch of it : — " 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 : A land that rides at anchor, and is...
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A handbook for travellers in Holland and Belgium [by J. Murray]. 19th-21st ed

1876
...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 school manual of modern geography. Physical and political

John Richardson (vicar of St. Mary's hospital, Ilford.) - 1876
...Dutch by just propriety." Butler, in " Hudibr&s," says of it : — '* A country that draws fifty feet of water In which men live as in the hold of nature. * Holland, that scarce deserves the name of , land. A land that rides at anchor, and Is moor'd As bnt...
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The poetical works of Samuel Butler, with life and critical diss. by G ...

Samuel Butler - 1877
...into a tub ; And in a close confederacy link, For nothing else but only to hold drink. 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 drown a province, does but spring a leak ; That always ply the pump, and never...
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A Book about Travelling, Past and Present

Thomas Allan Croal - Transportation - 1877 - 608 pages
...at Loch Dochfour, that the engineer has to preserve his work : — 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 aleak! The Noord Hollandsche Kanaal, designed...
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Humorous poems by English and American writers

William Michael Rossetti - 1878
...Whose wondrous power's so generally known, Fame is the echo, and her voice your own. DESCRIPTION OF HOLLAND.! A COUNTRY that draws fifty foot of water,...in the hold of Nature ; And, when the sea does in upon them break, And drown a province, does but spring a leak ; That always ply the pump, and never...
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The children's fairy geography; or, A merry trip round Europe

Forbes Edward Winslow - 1879
...country. An English poet, years ago, described Holland thus : — " 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." They are used as high roads, as drains,...
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The Witty and Humorous of the English Poets: With Specimens Arranged in Periods

William Davenport Adams - Poetry - 1880 - 335 pages
...to the same congenial topic. The humorous exaggeration of the following is, indeed, most exquisite : A country that draws fifty foot of water, In which...as in the hold of Nature ; And when the sea does in upon them break, And drown a province, does but spring a leak ; That always ply the pump, and never...
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A Handbook for Travellers in Holland and Beglium

John Murray (Firm) - 1881
...drake." The author of ' Hudibraa * describes Holland as *' A country that draws fifty feet of water, Jn 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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