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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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Poems on various subjects, selected by E. Tomkins

E Tomkins - 1806
...the garden smil'd, And still where many a garden-flow'r grows wild; There, where a ftw torn shruhs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest...the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a-year; Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had chang'd, nor wish'd to change his place;...
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The Speaker; Or Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1808 - 400 pages
...the space between ; Prov'd by the .ends of being to, have bc«n. POPE CHAP. V. THE COUNTRY CLERGYMAN. NEAR yonder copse, where once the garden smil'd, And...passing rich with forty pounds a year ; Remote from town* he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had chang'd, nor wish'd to change bis place ; Unpractis'd he...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition, Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - Books and reading - 1809 - 363 pages
...it. Take as an example, the charming character of the village preacher from the Deserted Vil lage ' Near yonder copse, where once the garden smil'd, '...race, " Nor e'er had chang"d, nor wish'd to change his place ; " Unskilful he to fawn, or seek for pow'r, " By doctrines fashion'd to the varying hour...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1809
...and weep till morn ; She only left of all the harmless train, The sad historian of the pensive plain. Near yonder copse, where once the garden smil'd, And...godly race, Nor e'er had chang'd, nor wish'd to change his place .;. Unskilful he to fawn, or seek for power, By doctrines fashion'd to the varying hour ;...
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The muses' bower, embellished with the beauties of English poetry, Volume 3

English poetry - English poetry - 1809
...pensive plain. Near yonder copse, where once the garden smil'd, And still where many a garden flow'r grows wild; There, where a few torn shrubs the place...godly race, Nor e'er had chang'd, nor wish'd to change his place Unskilful he to fawn, or seek for power, By doctrines fashion'd to the varying hour : Far...
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Theological Works: To which is Prefixed Biographical Memoir of the ..., Volume 1

John Skinner - 1809
...Scotland, and who answered most literally to Goldsmith's description of the " Village Preacher :" " A man he was to all the country dear, " And passing rich..." Nor e'er had chang'd, — nor wish'd to change, his place !" The Reverend JOHN SKINNER, for nearly fir years Minister of the Episcopal Congregation...
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La Belle Assemblée, Volume 6

1809
...once the garden gmir'd, Aud still where many a garden flow'r growl wild, TlicrtMuere a few torn shrub* the place disclose, The village preacher's modest...rich with forty pounds a year; Remote from towns he rail his godly race, Xor e'er had chang'd, nor wish'd to change, his place : I'oskilful he to fawn,...
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Elegant Extracts, Volumes 1-2

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1809
...And still whm-inaii) a garden flow rgrowswilJ 'JTkTe, where a few torn shr ubs the place .1 it-close a-ycar ; Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had chang'd, nor wi^h'd to chnu'j.0, hi...
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Smart, Wilkie, P. Whitehead, Fawkes, Lovibond, Harte, Langhorne, Goldsmith ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...pensive plain. * Near yonder copse, where once the garden smil'd, And still where many a garden flow'r grows wild, There, where a few torn shrubs the place...race, Nor e'er had chang'd, nor wish'd to change, hi* Unskilful he to fawn, or seek for pow'r, [place; By doctrines fashion'd to the varying hour; Far other...
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The beauties of the poets: a collection of moral and sacred poetry, compiled ...

Thomas Janes - 1810
...pensive plain. Near yonder copse, where once the garden smil'd, And still where many a garden flow'r grows wild ; There, where a few torn shrubs the place...godly race, Nor e'er had chang'd, nor wish'd to change his place; Unskilful he to fawn, or seek for power, By doctrines fashiou'd to the varying hour ; Far...
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