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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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The English Illustrated Magazine, Volume 30

1904
...speak, to " keep its head above water "; a country that, as old Hudibras has it : 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." This good city of Alkmaar presents,...
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The lace book

N. Hudson Moore - Lace and lace making - 1905 - 206 pages
...Yet we never find any record of lace being exported to that — — " country that draws fifty feet of water, In which men live as in the hold of nature,...break And drowns a province, does but spring a leak." They might go without lace, but, when they wore it, it was that made of choicest flax, and at home....
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A Satire Anthology

English poetry - 1905 - 369 pages
...And therefore no true saint allows They shall be suffered to espouse." Samuel Butler. 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 always ply the pump, and never...
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Andrew Marvell

Augustine Birrell - Authors, English - 1905 - 241 pages
...province owes Itself." 1 Butler's lines, A Description of Holland, are very like Marvell'a : — ' ' A Country that draws fifty foot of water In which men live as in a hold of nature. They dwell in ships, like swarms of rats, and prey Upon the goods all nations' fleets...
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Andrew Marvell

Augustine Birrell - Authors, English - 1905 - 241 pages
...province owes Itself." 1 Butler's lines, A Description of Holland, are very like Marvell's : — " A Country that draws fifty foot of water In which men live as in a hold of nature. They dwell in ships, like swarms of rats, and prey Upon the goods all nations' fleets...
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Selections in Prose and Verse

...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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Satires and Miscellaneous Poetry and Prose

...close Confederacy link, For nothing else, but only to hold Drink. 148 DESCRIPTION OF HOLLAND ACUNTRY that Draw[s] fifty foot of Water, In which Men live, as in the Hold of Nature; And when the Sea dos in upon them break And Drown a Province, dos but Spring a Leak; That always Ply the Pump, and never...
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De Economische Beteekenis Van de Afsluiting en Drooglegging

Gerard Vissering - IJssel Lake (Netherlands) - 1901 - 332 pages
...schilderende, noemt de schrijver het: A country which draws fifty feet of water, In which man lives, as in the hold of nature; And when the sea does in upon them break, And drown a province, does but spring a leak. Het ontwerp der Zuiderzee-Vereeniging...
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