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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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Antiquitates Renatae

Verena Ehrich-Haefeli - 1998 - 382 pages
...elle-meme: 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 forms the real picture of the poor, Demands a song - The Muse can give no more. Fled are those times,...
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Pastoral Palimpsests: Essays in the Reception of Theocritus and Virgil

Michael Paschalis - 2007 - 216 pages
...composed in the tradition of Virgil's Eclogue 1 for offering an unrealistic picture of countryside life ("On Mincio's banks, in Caesar's bounteous reign,...found the Golden Age again, / Must sleepy bards the flattering dream prolong / Mechanic echoes of the Mantuan song?") he targeted only Tityrus but left...
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Poems

...r I ^HE Village Life, and every care that reigns _1_ 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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