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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 Genuine Remains in Verse and Prose of Mr. Samuel Butler ..., Volume 1

Samuel Butler - 1759
...into a Tub; And in a clofe Confederacy link, For nothing elfe, 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 fpring a Lake That always ply the Pump, and never thin!...
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Pomponii Melæ de situ orbis libri tres, recogn. opera J. Reinoldii

Pomponius Mela, John Reynolds - 1761
...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." Notice the number of canals stretching...
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The Works of the English Poets: Butler

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...his pains arc done, Has nothing he can call his own, -But a mere livelihood alone. DESCRIPTIO -10 F HOLLAND. A -COUNTRY that draws fifty foot of water,...which men live as in the hold of Nature, And, when the fea does in upon them break, And drowns a province, does but {pring a leak ; That always ply the pump,...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 7

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...done, Has nothing he can call his own, But a mere livelihood alone. . : DESCRIPTION • cO FHOLLAN D. A COUNTRY that draws fifty foot of water, In which men live as in the hold of Nature, And, when the fea does in upon them break, , , , And drowns^a province, does but fpHng A leak;-'That always ply the...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces ..., Volume 7, Page 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...Has nothing he can call his own, But a mere livelihood alone. DESCRIPTION OF HOXLAN D. AC OU NTR Y that draws fifty foot of water, In which men live as in the hold of Nature, And, when the fea does in upon thenrbreak, And drowns a province, does but fpring a leak ; That always ply the pump,...
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The poetical works of Samuel Butler. With the life of the author, by dr ...

Samuel Butler - 1803
...But a mere livelihood alone. 1 i DESCRIPTION OF HOLLAND. ACOUNTRY that draws fifty foot of water, Jn which men live as in the hold of Nature, And when the feadoes in upon them break, And drowns a province, does but fprmg a lake ; That alwavs ply the pump,...
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A Tour Through Holland, Along the Right and Left Banks of the Rhine, to the ...

Sir John Carr - Netherlands - 1807 - 301 pages
...close, and we entered the river of a country which our Hudibrasdc Butler thus peevishly describes : " A country that draws fifty foot of water, " In which...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...
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A tour through Holland: along the right and left banks of the Rhine, to the ...

Sir John Carr - Netherlands - 1807 - 468 pages
...close, and we entered the river of a country which our Hudibrastic Butler thus pec-- describes : " A country that draws fifty foot of water, " In which...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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Poetical Works: With the Life of the Author, Volume 3

Samuel Butler, Samuel Johnson - Literary Criticism - 1807
...done, Has nothing he can call his own, But a mere livelihood alone. DESCRIPTION Or HOLLAND. A conntry that draws fifty foot of water, In which men live as in the hold of Nature, And when the na does in upon them break, And drowns a province, docs but spring a leak ; That always ply the pump,...
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Belle Assemblée: Or, Court and Fashionable Magazine; Containing ..., Volume 3

Women - 1807
...verse, of which the following half dozen may be sufficient : — " A country that draws fifty feet of water, " In which men live as in the hold of nature; " That always ply the pump, and -.ever think " They ran be safe, but at the rate they stink ; " 1 hat...
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