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The Traveller- Continued.

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Such is the patriot's boast, where'er we roam,
His first, best country ever is at home.

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By sports like these are all their cares beguiled; The sports of children satisfy the child.

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But winter lingering chills the lap of May.

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So the loud torrent, and the whirlwind's roar,
But bind him to his native mountains more.

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Alike all ages: dames of ancient days

Have led their children through the mirthful maze;

And the gay grandsire, skilled in gestic lore,
Has frisked beneath the burden of threescore.

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Pride in their port, defiance in their eye,
I see the lords of human kind pass by.

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The land of scholars, and the nurse of arms.

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For just experience tells, in every soil,

That those that think must govern those that toil.

The Traveller- Continued.

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Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

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Forced from their homes, a melancholy train.


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For talking age and whispering lovers made.

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Ill fares the land to hastening ills a prey,
Where wealth accumulates, and men decay.
Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade,
A breath can make them as a breath has made;
But a bold peasantry, their country's pride,
When once destroyed, can never be supplied.

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While resignation gently slopes the way,And, all his prospects brightening to the last, His heaven commences ere the world be past.

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And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.

The Deserted Village - Continued.

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A man he was to all the country dear,

And passing rich with forty pounds a year.

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Shouldered his crutch and showed how fields were won.

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Careless their merits or their faults to scan,

His pity gave ere charity began.

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And e'en his failings leaned to virtue's side.

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Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.

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And fools who came to scoff remained to pray.

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And plucked his gown, to share the good man's smile.

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Eternal sunshine settles on its head.

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Full well the busy whisper, circling round,
Conveyed the dismal tidings when he frowned.

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In arguing, too, the parson owned his skill,

For e'en though vanquished, he could argue still;

The Deserted Village-Continued.

While words of learned length and thundering sound
Amazed the gazing rustics ranged around;

And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew
That one small head could carry all he knew.

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Contrived a double debt to pay.

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To me more dear, congenial to my heart,
One native charm, than all the gloss of art.

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And e'en while fashion's brightest arts decoy,
The heart distrusting asks, if this be joy?

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Her modest looks the cottage might adorn,
Sweet as the primrose peeps beneath the thorn.

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O Luxury! thou cursed by Heaven's decree.

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That found'st me poor at first, and keep'st me so.


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Who mixed reason with pleasure and wisdom with mirth.


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Who, born for the universe, narrowed his mind,
And to party gave up what was meant for mankind.

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Though equal to all things, for all things unfit;
Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit.

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An abridgment of all that was pleasant in man.

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He cast off his friends, as a huntsman his pack,
For he knew when he pleased, he could whistle them back.

She Stoops to Conquer. Act 3.

Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no fibs.


Chapter viii. The Hermit.
Man wants but little here below,
Nor wants that little long.

Chapter xvii. Elegy on a Mad Dog.

The dog, to gain some private ends,
Went mad, and bit the man.

The man recovered of the bite,

The dog it was that died.

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