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" But me, not destined such delights to share, My prime of life in wandering spent and care ; Impell'd, with steps unceasing, to pursue Some fleeting good, that mocks me with the view ; That, like the circle bounding earth and skies, Allures from far, yet,... "
THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF WILLIAM COLINS, THOMAS GRAY AND OLIVER GOLDSMITH - Page 24
by EPES SARGENT - 1860
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Goldsmith's The Traveller and The Deserted Village

Oliver Goldsmith - Readers - 1910 - 96 pages
...thee: Henry Goldsmith, the poet's elder brother. 15. repair: go. 2& me: Object of "leads" in line 29. That, like the circle bounding earth and skies, Allures...realms alone, And find no spot of all the world my own. 30 Even now, where Alpine solitudes ascend, I sit me down a pensive hour to spend; And placed on high...
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Thackeray's English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1911 - 263 pages
...revisit her. " But me not destined such delights to share, My prime of life in wandering spent and care, Impelled, with steps unceasing, to pursue Some fleeting...alone, And find no spot of all the world my own." I spoke in a former lecture of that high courage wrhich enabled Fielding, in spite of disease, remorse,...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn, Anna Lydia Ward - Quotations - 1911 - 761 pages
...But me, not destin'd such delights to share, My prime of life in wandering spent and care : Impell'd, with steps unceasing, to pursue Some fleeting good,...realms alone, And find no spot of all the world my own. 5543 Goldsmith : Traveller. Line 23 WANT — see Compassion, Distress, Poverty. The grave Sir Gilbert...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets: Based Upon Bohn ...

Henry George Bohn - Quotations, English - 1911 - 761 pages
...breath, Which the poor heart would fain deny, but dare not. 1228 Shaks. : Macbeth. Act v. Sc. 3. Impell'd with steps unceasing to pursue Some fleeting good,...skies, Allures from far, yet, as I follow, flies. 1229 Goldsmith: Traveller. Line 25. With more capacity for love, than earth Bestows on most of mortal...
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Die leiden des jungen Werthers

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1914 - 294 pages
...dragging behind him a lengthening chain which rivets him to his brother's blessed home life. ImpelTd, with steps unceasing, to pursue Some fleeting good,...realms alone, And find no spot of all the world my own. E'en now, where Alpine solitudes ascend, I sit me down a pensive hour to spend; After comparing the...
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The Leading English Poets from Chaucer to Browning: Ed., with Introduction ...

Lucius Hudson Holt - English poetry - 1915 - 918 pages
...But rae, not destined such delights to share, My prime of life in wandering spent and care; Impell'd ms Of past existence — wilt thou then forget That...that I, so long 151 A worshipper of Nature, hither 1:0 spot of all the world my own. E'en now, where Alpine solitudes ascend, I sit me down a pensive...
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The Leading English Poets from Chaucer to Browning

Lucius Hudson Holt - English poetry - 1915 - 918 pages
...But me, not destined such delights to share, My prime of life in wandering spent and care; Impell'd . Sweet smiling village, loveliest of tbe lawn, Thy...tyrant's baud is seen, And desolation saddens all t foriune leads to traverse realms alone, And And 1:0 spot of all the world my own. K'en now, where Alpine...
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Making the Most of One's Mind

John Adams - Study skills - 1915 - 290 pages
...notion of an ideal. You remember that Goldsmith, referring to the horizon, has the suggestive lines : "That, like the circle bounding earth and skies, Allures from far, yet, as I follow, flies." So the ideal allures from far, and when pursued proves as unattainable as the horizon. But it does...
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Goldsmith's The Deserted Village: The Traveller; Gray's Elegy in a Country ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1916 - 86 pages
...stranger to his food, And learn the luxury of doing good. Impelled, with steps unceasing, to pursue 25 Some fleeting good that mocks me with the view, —...realms alone, And find no spot of all the world my own. 30 Even now, where Alpine solitudes ascend, I sit me down a pensive hour to spend ; And placed on high...
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Expository Writing

Mervin James Curl - English language - 1919 - 312 pages
...revisit her. "But me not destined such delights to share, My prime of life in wandering spent and care, Impelled, with steps unceasing, to pursue Some fleeting...alone, And find no spot of all the world my own." I spoke in a former lecture of that high courage which enabled Fielding, in spite of disease, remorse,...
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