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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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Hunt's Yachting Magazine, Volume 7

Yachting - 1858
...anchor for Rotterdam. 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 hut spring a leak." And its inhabitants, " That always...
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The History of Carausius: The Dutch Augustus, and Emperor of Britain ...

John Watts De Peyster, Robert (of Gloucester) - Menapii - 1858 - 335 pages
...sea, than those to scale the sky." ANDREW MAEVKL. "A country that draws fifty feet of water, ]n which men live as in the hold of nature, And when the sea does in upon them break, And drowns a province, doth but spring a leak. A land that rides at anchor, and is...
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Works, Volume 4

Leigh Hunt - English literature - 1859
...politicians, when Hudibras is printed without this appendage 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 but spring a leak ****** That feed, like cannibals, on...
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Glimpses of Europe: Or, Notes Drawn at Sight, by a Merchant

Merchant - Europe - 1859 - 355 pages
...WINDMILLS. 295 Hudibras gives of Holland, during this day's ride. " 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. *** Who always ply the pump...
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A pipe of Dutch kanaster; or, Six days in Holland

Twynihoe William Erle - 1860 - 236 pages
...aprico parcere campo ." 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, " A land that rides at anchor,...
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The Percy Family: Paris to Amsterdam. Number three

Daniel Clarke Eddy - Belgium - 1860 - 250 pages
...it ? " " As near as I can remember, the lines run as follows : ' A country that draws fifty feet of water, In which men live as in the hold of nature, And when the sea doth in upon them break, And drown a province, does but spring a leak.1 " " The author of Hudibras...
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Our social bees; or, Pictures of town & country life, and other papers, Volume 1

Andrew Wynter - 1861
...he is in a water-logged land, or, to use the verse of Hudibras, 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 but spring a leak. If the tourist desires to prolong his...
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History of rationalism: embracing a survey of the present state of ...

John Fletcher Hurst - Protestantism - 1865 - 623 pages
...the people, employs his wit upon the irrational land, calling 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." But while the political status of...
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The Pilgrim Fathers, Or, Founders of New England in the Reign of James the First

William Henry Bartlett - Massachusetts - 1866 - 230 pages
...satirical descriptions as that in which Butler thus cleverly caricatures the land and its denizens " A country that draws fifty foot of water, In which...men live as in the hold of nature, And when the sea docs in upon them break And drowns a province, docs but spring a leak. * * That feed, like cannibals,...
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Records of noble lives

William Henry Davenport Adams - Biography - 1867 - 349 pages
...feeling by the humorous exaggeration of their satires. Thus Butler could write of Holland, as " 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 live as if they had been run aground,...
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