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" Near yonder copse, where once the garden smiled, And still where many a garden flower grows wild ; There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest mansion rose. A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with... "
Exercises in Reading and Recitation - Page 154
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A Book of Irish Verse

William Butler Yeats - 2000 - 256 pages
...past, Here to return—and die at home at last. THE VILLAGE PREACHER From the 'Deserted Village 1 NEAE yonder copse, where once the garden smil'd, And still...Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had changed, nor wish'd to change, his place Unpractis'd he to fawn, or seek for power, By doctrines fashion'd...
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The Ireland Anthology

George O'Brien - 1957 - 492 pages
...pensive plain. Near yonder copse, where once the garden smiled, And still where many a garden-flower grows wild; There, where a few torn shrubs the place...Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had changed, nor wished to change, his place; Unpractised he to fawn, or seek for power, By doctrines fashioned...
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A Book of Irish Verse

William Butler Yeats, John Banville - 2002 - 176 pages
...return — and die at home at last, Oliver Goldsmith THE VILLAGE PREACHER From the 'Deserted Village' Near yonder copse, where once the garden smil'd, And...Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had changed, nor wish'd to change, his place Unpractis'd he to fawn, or seek for power, Far other aims...
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Mrs. Fytton's Country Life

Mavis Cheek - 2002 - 352 pages
...thought of Goldsmith. All these years she thought she was a pragmatist and now here she was, a romantic. Near yonder copse, where once the garden smil'd, And...disclose, The village preacher's modest mansion rose. 'Royal land/ said Mrs Perry. 'Never to be built on.' She came and stood by Angela. 'And we own that...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - 2006 - 486 pages
...harmless train, The sad historian of the pensive plain. Near yonder copse, where once the garden smiled, And still where many a garden flower grows wild; There,...Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had changed, nor wished to change, his place; Unpractised he to fawn, or seek for power, By doctrines fashioned...
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