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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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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied. 4151 The Deserted Village How happy for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity. 43 4 1 52 The Deserted Village The watchdog's voice that bayed the whisp'ring wind, And the loud laugh...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - 2006 - 486 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 'tis hard to combat, learns to fly! For...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century and Charity and Humour

William Makepeace Thackeray - 2007 - 283 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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