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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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A tour through Holland ... to the south of Germany, in ... 1806

John Carr (sir.) - 1807
...Butler thus peevishly describes : *' A country that draws fifty foot of water, " In which men lire 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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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper, Volume 8

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...own, But a mere livelihood alone. DESCRIPTION OF HOLLAND. ACOCSTRY that draws fifty foot of water, la 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; That always ply the pump, and never...
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Geography, Illustrated on a Popular Plan: For the Use of Schools and Young ...

Sir Richard Phillips - Geography - 1820 - 740 pages
...character of the Dutch, as being employed by all nations in exporting and importing merchandize. A couutry 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; Tfiat always ply the pump, and never...
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The Indicator, Volume 1

Leigh Hunt - 1820
...we allude to is a shprt Description of. Holland : — A country that draws fifty foot of water, la 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. . . That feed, like cannibals, on other...
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Atheneum, Or, Spirit of the English Magazines, Volume 10

Technology & Engineering - 1821
...assistance that his situation required. DoMESTIC HABITS oP THE MoDEHN DUTCH. Oct. 1, 1821. A nunitey 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 drowiu a province, does but spring a leak. That Teed, like cannibals, on fishes,...
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Time's Telescope

Almanacs, English - 1821
...production of this interesting yonng bard. D piece of exaggeration respecting Holland, which he describes as A country that draws fifty foot of water, In which men live as in the hold «/" nature; And when the sea does in upon them break, . • And drowns a province, does but spring...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - English poetry - 1822
...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; 17. BB That always ply the pump, and...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 93, Part 2

Early English newspapers - 1823
...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 B province, does but spring »leak ; That always ply the pump, and never...
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The Genuine Poetical Remains of Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler - English poetry - 1827 - 301 pages
...into a tub ; And in a close confederacy link, For nothing else, but only to hold drink. DESCRIPTION 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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Sir Ralph Esher: Or, Adventures of a Gentleman of the Court of Charles II.

Leigh Hunt - 1832 - 356 pages
...Butler's was a description of Holland, representing the territory of their High Mightinesses, as " A country that draws fifty foot of water, In which men live as in the hold of nature ; A land that rides at anchor, and is moored ; In which they do not live, hut go aboard; Feeding, like...
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