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" Who quits a world where strong temptations try, And since 'tis hard to combat, learns to fly ! For him no wretches, born to work and weep, Explore the mine, or tempt the... "
A Bibliographical Account of the Principal Works Relating to English Topography - Page 1420
by William Upcott - 1818
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Works, Volume 11

Washington Irving - 1851
...seclusion : Oh bless'd retirement ! friend to life's decline, Retreats from care, that never must be mine, How blest is he who crowns, in shades like these, A youth of labor with an age of ease ; Who quits a world where strong temptations try, And, since 'tis hard to...
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Studies from the English poets

George Frederick Graham - 1852 - 519 pages
...at last. O blest retirement, friend to life's decline, Retreat from cares, that never must be mine, How blest is he who crowns, in shades like these, A youth of labour with an age of ease ; 100 Who quits a world where strong temptations try, And, since 'tis hard to combat, learns to fly...
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Guy's new speaker, selections of poetry and prose from the best writers in ...

Joseph Guy - 1852
...at last. O blest retirement ! friend to life's decline, Retreat from care, that never must be mine ! How blest is he who crowns, in shades like these, A youth of labour with an age of ease ; Who quits a world where strong temptations try, And, since 't is hard to combat, learns to fly !...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1853 - 297 pages
...last. O blest retirement, friend to life's decline ! Retreats from care that never must be mine — How blest is he who crowns in shades like these, A youth of labour with an age of ease ; Who quits a world where strong temptations try, And, since 'tis hard to combat, learns to fly ! For...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...Old Age. e О blest retirement! friend to life's decline-^Retreats from care, that never must be mine The young may die, but the old must! IXJNGFELLOW — Christus. The Golden Legend. Pt. IV GOLDSMITH — Deserted Village. L. 97. 7 I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old...
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The Way of Poetry: An Anthology for Younger Readers

John Drinkwater - 1922 - 240 pages
...blest retirement, friend to life's decline, Retreats from care, that never must be mine, How happy he who crowns in shades like these, A youth of labour with an age of ease; Who quits a world where strong temptations try, And, since 't is hard to combat, learns to fly! For...
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The Modern Student's Book of English Literature

Harry Morgan Ayres - 1924 - 898 pages
...blest retirement, friend to life's decline, Retreats from care, that never must be mine, How happy shines fair, Sister Helen, On the Lady of Ewern's ; Who quits a world where strong temptations try, And, since 'tis hard to combat, learns to fly! For...
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The Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - 1925 - 1100 pages
...at last. 0 blest retirement ! friend to life's decline, Retreats from care, that never must bo mine. How blest is he who crowns in shades like these A youth of labor with an age of ease ; Who quits a world where strong temptations try, And, since 't is hard to...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 891 pages
...blest retirement, friend to life's decline. Retreats from care, that never must be mine, How happy he who crowns in shades like these A youth of labour with an age of ease; 100 Who quits a world where strong temptations try And, since 'tis hard to combat, leams to fly. For...
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Oliver Goldsmith: The Critical Heritage

G. S. Rousseau - 1995 - 385 pages
...seclusion: Oh bless'd retirement ! friend to life's decline, Retreats from care, that never must be mine, How blest is he who crowns, in shades like these, A youth of labor with an age of ease; Who quits a world where strong temptations try. And, since 'tis hard to...
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