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" Where once the sign-post caught the passing eye, Low lies that house where nut-brown draughts inspired, Where gray-beard mirth, and smiling toil retired, Where village statesmen talked with looks profound And news much older than their ale went round. "
The Complete Poetical Works of William Collins, Thomas Gray, and Oliver ... - Page 46
by William Collins - 1854 - 166 pages
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The Deserted Village, a Poem

Oliver Goldsmith - Private presses - 1770 - 22 pages
...carry all he knew. But paft is all his fame. The very fpot Where many a time he triumphed, is forgot. Near yonder thorn, that lifts its head on high, Where once the fign-poft caught the pafling eye, THE DESERTED VILLAGE. i Low lies that houfe where nut-brown draughts...
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Annual Register, Volume 13

Edmund Burke - History - 1771
...carry all he knew. But pad is all his fame. The very i pot Where many a time he triumphed, is forgot. Near yonder thorn, that lifts its head on high, Where once the fign-poft caught the pafling eye. Low lies that houfe where nut-brown draughts inspired, Where grey-beard...
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Retaliation: a poem. To which is added, some account of the life ..., Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1774
...carry all he knew. But paft is all his fame. The very fpot Where many a time he triumphed, is forgot. Near yonder thorn, that lifts its head on high, Where once the fign-poft caught the paffing eye. Low lies that houfe where nut-brown draughts infpired, Where grey-beard...
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The Poetical and Dramatic Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.: Now First ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1780
...carry all he knew. But paft is all his fame. The very fpot Where many a time he triumph'd, is forgot. Near yonder thorn, that lifts its head on high, Where once the fign-poft caught the paffing eye, Low lies that houfe where nut-brown draughts infpir'd, Where grey-beard...
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The Muse's Pocket Companion: A Collection of Poems

English poetry - 1785 - 289 pages
...draught* infpir'd, Where grey-beard mirth and fmiling toil retir'd, Where village ftatefmen 'talk'd with looks profound, And news much older than their ale went round. Imagination fondly ftoops to trace, The parlour fplendors of that feftive place f The white-wafh'd wall, the siceiy-fanded...
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Critical Essays on Some of the Poems of Several English Poets

John Scott, John Hoole - English poetry - 1785 - 386 pages
...its ' objecr, and paints it diftindtly.' The fame may be faid with equal juftice of the following : Near yonder thorn, that . lifts its head on high, Where once the fign-poft caught the paffing eye; Low lies that houfe, where nut-brown draught? infpir'd, Where grey-beard...
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The muse's pocket companion. A collection of poems. By lord Carlisle [and ...

Muse - 1785
...nut-brown draughts infpirM, "here grey-beard mirth and fmiling toil retir'd, "We village ftatefmen talk'd with looks profound, And news much older than their ale went round. Pagination fondly floops to trace, flit parlour fplendors of that feflive place ; flic white-wafh'd...
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The Muse's Pocket Companion. A Collection of Poems: By Lord Carlisle. Lord ...

1785 - 289 pages
...carry all he knew. But paft it all hie fame. The .very fpot Where many a time he triumpli'd, is forgot. Near yonder thorn that lifts its head on high, Where once the fign-poft caught the paffing eye, Low lies that houfe where nut-brown draughts infpir'd, Where grey-beard...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1789 - 398 pages
...draughts iriTpir'd;: \Vliere gra*beard mirth, and ftnilbg toil, retir'd ; Where village- flat efmen talk'd .-with looks profound, And news much older than their ale went round. Imagination fondly (loops, to trace The parloiuvfplendours of that feftive-place : — The white-wafli'd wall ; the niceIy-fanded...
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The Poetical and Dramatic Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.

Oliver Goldsmith - 1791
...carry all he knew. But paft is all his fame. The very fpot Where many a time he triumph'd, is forgot. Near yonder thorn, that lifts its head on high, Where once the fign-poft caught the palling eye,' Low lies that houfe where n ut-brown dranghtsinfpir'd, Where grey-beard...
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