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" THE Village Life, and every care that reigns O'er youthful peasants and declining swains ; What labour yields, and what, that labour past, Age, in its hour of languor, finds at last ; What form the real picture of the poor, Demand a song — the Muse... "
The London Quarterly Review - Page 280
1811
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 198

1903
...behold." ' ' The village life, and every care that reigns O'er youthful peasants and declining swains ; What labour yields, and what, that labour past, Age,...Poor, Demand a song — the Muse can give no more. Fled are those times, when, in harmonious strains, The rustic poet praised his native plains: No shepherds...
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The Poetical Register, and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for 1801-11, Volume 5

1807
...complain, And. shepherds' boys their amorous pains reveal, The only pains, alas ! they never feel. On Mincio's banks, in Caesar's bounteous reign, If...found the golden age again, Must sleepy bards the flattering dream prolong, Mechanic echoes of the Mantuan song ? * First published iu 1783. From truth...
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Poems

George Crabbe - 1808 - 235 pages
...BOOK I. THE Village life, and every cafe that reigns O'er youthful peasants and declining swains ; What labour yields, and what, that labour past, Age,...poor, Demand a song — The Muse can give no more. Fled are those times, when, in harmonious strains, The rustic poet prais'd his native plains ; No shepherds...
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Poems

George Crabbe - 1808 - 236 pages
...' /. / ^ THE Village life, and eveiy care that reigns O'er youthful peasants and declining swains ; What labour yields, and what, that labour past, Age,...poor, Demand a song — The Muse can give no more. Fled are those jtimes7 when, in harmonious strains, The rustic poet prais'd his native plains ; 'No...
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Poems

George Crabbe - 1808 - 235 pages
...BOOK I. THE Village life, and every care that reigns O'er youthful peasants and declining swains ; What labour yields, and what, that labour past, Age,...poor, Demand a song — The Muse can give no more. Fled are those times, when, in harmonious strains', The rustic poet prais'd his native plains ; No...
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Poems

George Crabbe - 1808 - 235 pages
...BOOK I. THE Village life, and every care that reigns O'er youthful peasants and declining swains ; What labour yields, and what, that labour past, Age,...poor, Demand a song— The Muse can give no more. Fled are those times, when, in harmonious strains, The rustic poet prais'd his native plains ; No shepherds...
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Poems, Volume 1

George Crabbe - 1812
...'— • THE Village Xiife, and every Care that reigns O'er youthful Peasants and declining Swains ; What Labour yields, and what, that labour past, Age,...Poor, Demand a Song — the Muse can give no more. Fled are those times, when, in harmonious strains, The rustic Poet prais'd his native Plains : No Shepherds...
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The works of George Crabbe, Volume 1

George Crabbe - 1816
...Village Priest. THE Village Life, and every Care that reigns O'er youthful Peasants and declining Swains, What Labour yields, and what, that labour past, Age,...Poor, Demand a Song — the Muse can give no more. Fled are those times, when, in harmonious strains, The rustic Poet prais'd his native Plains : No Shepherds...
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Poems

George Crabbe - 1820
...Village Priest. THE Village Life, and every Care that reigns O'er youthful Peasants and declining Swains, What Labour yields, and what, that labour past, Age,...Poor, Demand a Song — the Muse can give no more. Fled are those times, when, in harmonious strains, The rustic Poet prais'd his native Plains : No Shepherds...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 5

James Boswell - 1821
...Raising the wages of day-labourers is wrong; for it does not make them live better, but only makes " On Mincio's banks, in Caesar's bounteous reign, If Tityrus found the golden age again, Must sleepy lards the fluttering dream prolong, Mechanick echocs of the Mantuan song? From Truth and Nature shall...
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