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" Let not Ambition mock their useful toil, Their homely joys, and destiny obscure ; Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile, The short and simple annals of the poor. "
The Speaker's Garland and Literary Bouquet: Combining 100 Choice Selections ... - Page 93
1884
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Carruthers - English literature - 1844
...share. Oft did the harvest to their sickle yield, Their furrow oft the stubborn glebe has broke ; How % . power, And. all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour: — The paths...
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Cyclopædia of English literature

Robert Chambers - 1844
...the harvest to their sickle yield, Their furrow oft the stubborn glebe has broke ; How jocund diil nguish of her secret fear. He thinks that tenderness...soon more keen to sting from this suspension brief ! poweV, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour: — The paths...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 18

1849
...That teach the rustic moralist to die." NORTH. " Their furrow oft the stubborn glebe hath broke ; How jocund did they drive their team afield ! How bowed the woods beneath their sturdy stroke!" This stanza — says Mr. Mitford — "is made up of various pieces inlaid' — ' Stubborn glebe' is...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845
...this stanza aptly describes a class of agricultural lsbourers — the reapers, the ploughmen, &c. How jocund did they drive their team afield ! How bowed...smile The short and simple annals of the poor. [The thoughtless1 world to majesty may bow, Exalt the brave, and idolize success ; But more to innocence...
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The rhetorical reader, consisting of choice specimens of oratorical ...

John Hall Hindmarsh - 1845
...Oft did the harvest/ to their si'ckle yiel'd ; Their furrow oft/ the stubborn glebe has br'oke : How jocund did they driv'e/ their team a-field ! How bowed...stro'ke ! Let not ambiti'on/ mock their useful to'il, Their homely joy's/, and destiny obsc'ure ; Nor graAndeur h'ear (with a disdainful s'mile) The sho'rt...
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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - English language - 1845 - 429 pages
...share. Oft did the harvest to their sickle yield ; Their furrow oft the stubborn glebe has broke; How jocund did they drive their team afield ! How bowed...sturdy stroke. Let not Ambition mock their useful toil, Their homely joys and destiny obscure j Nor Grandeur hear, with a disdainful smile, The short and simple...
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Poetry for home and school ...

Poetry - 1846
...useful toil, Their homely joys, and destiny obscure ; Nor grandeur hear with a disdainful smile The short and simple annals of the poor. The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour ; The paths...
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The boy's spring book: descriptive of the season, scenery, rural life, and ...

Thomas Miller - Birds - 1847 - 120 pages
...says, " Oft did the harvest to their sickle yield, Their furrow oft the stubborn glebe has broke ; How jocund did they drive their team afield ; How bowed...smile The short and simple annals of the poor." The world may never even hear of their names ; yet they have done their day's work, their duty to their...
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