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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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Pictures and Portraits of Foreign Travel

Annie S. Wolf - Europe - 1881 - 420 pages
...enforced servitude imposed upon a reluctant people. LETTER LXXIV. " A country that draws fifty feet 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 but go aboard." BUTLER. HOLLAND,...
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The gallery of geography, a tour of the world. 6 divisions, Volume 3

Thomas Milner - 1882
...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 Eoman times, where the Zuyder...
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Cities of the world

Edwin Hodder - 1882
...which the city is built; while Butler said of the whole country that it " draws fifty feet of watt т, In which men live as in the hold of Nature, And when the sea doee in upon them break And drown- a province, does but spring a leak." The structure and history of...
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The Humorous Poetry of the English Language: From Chaucer to Saxe ...

James Parton - English poetry - 1884 - 689 pages
...confederacy link, For nothing else but only to hold drink. 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 drown a province, does but spring a leak ; That always ply the pump, and never...
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History of the Netherlands: (Holland and Belgium)

Alexander Young - Netherlands - 1884 - 672 pages
...of "Hudibras," who died in 1680, vividly 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 drown a province, does but spring a leak." 'i, — = ' '' -* . -.. . dered by...
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Good Words, Volume 25

Norman Macleod, Donald Macleod - Literary Criticism - 1884
...pink-green flats, and recalls the description in Hudibras of — " 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 drown a province, does but spring a k-ak." The peasant women at the stations are...
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The library of wit and humor, prose and poetry: selected from the ..., Volume 5

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Rufus Edmonds Shapley - Wit and humor - 1884
...confederacy link, For nothing else but only to hold drink. Holland. A country that draws fifty feet of water, In which men live as in the hold of Nature; And when the неа does in upon them break, And drown a province, does but spring a leak ; That alwavs ply the...
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Geographical reader, Issue 5

Philip George and son, ltd - 1885
...dykes, its windmills and fertile polders, in one word — Holland, " A country that draws fifty f'tet of water, In which men live as in the hold of nature, And when the sea does in upon them hreak, And drowns a province, does but spring a leak." MAP OF BELGIUM. ROTTERDAM AND ANTWERP....
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Van Wert's Travels in Foreign Lands

Daniel Clarke Eddy - Europe - 1885 - 314 pages
...storm would carry away their moorings. Butler speaks of 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." To keep out the water costs Holland...
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England on the Sea; Or, The Story of the British Navy: Its ..., Volume 1

William Henry Davenport Adams - England - 1885
...extravagance of their raillery. Thus Butler wrote of 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 drown a province, does but spring a leak ; That live as if they had been run aground,...
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