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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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Leigh Hunt as poet and essayist: being the choicest passages from his works ...

Leigh Hunt - 1889 - 528 pages
...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,...
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LEIGH HUNT AS POET AND ESSAYIST

CHARLES KENT - 1889
...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,...men live as in the hold of Nature; And when the sea docs in upon them break, And drowns a province, does but spring a leak. ***** That feed, like cannibals,...
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Leigh Hunt as poet and essayist: being the choicest passages from his works ...

Leigh Hunt - 1889 - 528 pages
...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, In which men live as in the hold of Nature ; And v. hen the sea does in upon them break, And drowns a province, does but spring a leak. * « * * »...
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Leigh Hunt as poet and essayist: being the choicest passages from his works ...

Leigh Hunt - 1889 - 528 pages
...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, In which men live as in thc hold of Nature; And when the sea does in upon them break, And drowns a province, docs but spring...
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Friesland meres and through the Netherlands: the voyage of a family in a ...

Henry Montagu Doughty - Netherlands - 1890 - 457 pages
...all, the now dry land from Alkmaar to the Zuider Zee. It is, indeed, " A country that draws fifty feet of water, In which men live as in the hold of nature." An expanse greater than the great Haarlemmer Meer, was pumped out dry during that era of the giants,...
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People and places here and there [microform], Volume 5

Mara Louise Pratt-Chadwick - 1893
...Singing glory to the souls Of the brave ! —THOMAS CAMPBELL. HOLLAND. " A country that draws fifty feet of water, In which men live as in the hold of nature ; And when the sea docs in upon them break, And drown a province — does taut spring a leak." — HUDIBRAS. The country...
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An Eclipse Party in Africa: Chasing Summer Across the Equator in the U.S.S ...

Eben Jenks Loomis - Africa - 1896 - 218 pages
...thought this parched desertlike region with their native Holland, so well described by Butler: — ' 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 hut spring a leak." On these dusty, sun-baked levels, where...
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The Rhine. Belgium. Holland. Mexico

John Lawson Stoddard - Europe - 1898
...from the waters." Two hundred years ago Holland was described 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 me, however, it resembles rather...
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The book buyer, Volume 2

American literature - 1886
...journeys about in a land which recalls the description in Hudibras : " 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 л leak." From Holland the author goes to Denmark,...
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In & Out of Book and Journal

Algernon Sydney Roberts - 1903
...a well. Byron. Speculation — A word that sometimes begins with its second letter. — Chatfield. Holland. A country that draws fifty foot of water, In which men live as in a hold of nature. A land that rides at anchor and is moored, In which they do not live, but go aboard....
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