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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 282
1811
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by ..., Volume 3

M. Arnold - 1881
...And shepherds' boys their amorous pains reveal, The only pains, alas ! they never feel. On Minqjo's banks, in Caesar's bounteous reign, If Tityrus found the golden age again, Must sleepy bards the flattering dream prolong, Mechanic echoes of the Mantuan song? From Truth and Nature shall we widely...
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Red-letter Poems by English Men and Women

1885 - 648 pages
...Corydons complain, And shepherd's 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? From Truth and Nature shall we widely...
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The Canterbury Poets

George Crabbe - 1888
...VILLAGE LIFE. 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. I grant, indeed, that fields and flocks have charms For him that grazes or for him that farms ; But...
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Life of George Crabbe

Thomas Edward Kebbel - 1888 - 157 pages
...stray, Where Fancy leads, or Virgil led the way ? " * English in Ireland, ii., 395. Johnson wrote:— " 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 ? From Truth and Nature shall we widely...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1889
...muse ? From truth and nature shall we widely stray, Where fancy leads, or Virgil led the way ? " " On Mincio's banks, in Caesar's bounteous reign, If Tityrus found the golden age again, M1nt sleepy bards the flattering dream prolong, Mechanic echoes of the Mantuan song ? From truth and...
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Milton's Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity: L'allegro : Il Penseroso ...

John Milton - 1891 - 172 pages
...Crabbe's Village, canto I ; he is condemning false pictures of rural life drawn in imitation of Vergil : " 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?" Honoured, ie by the poetry of Vergil....
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions, Volume 3

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1895
...Corydons 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 prolon;:, Mechanic echoes of the Mantuan song? From Truth and Nature shall we widely...
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The Lamentatyon of Mary Magdaleyne: Text, with Critical Introduction

Bertha Marian Skeat - 1897 - 64 pages
...folgendennassen aus : 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. Er tritt damit jenen Idyllendichtcrn gegenüber, welche, Theocrit nachahmend, die ländliche Scenerie...
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Selections from the British Satirists: With an Introductory Essay by Cecil ...

Cecil Headlam - 1897 - 329 pages
...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 ? From Truth and Nature shall we widely...
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Selections from the British Satirists: With an Introductory Essay by Cecil ...

Cecil Headlam - 1897 - 329 pages
...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 ? From Truth and Nature shall we widely...
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