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" HAPPY the man, whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound, Content to breathe his native air, In his own ground. Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread, Whose flocks supply him with attire, Whose trees in summer yield him shade, In winter... "
The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: With Notes and Illustrations by Himself ... - Page 53
by Alexander Pope, William Roscoe - 1824
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Great Sayings and Quotations

...entitled to, and less than that no one shall have. - Theodore Roosevelt the man whose wish and care A paternal acres bound, Content to breathe his native air, In his own ground. - Alexander Pope Optimism, Pessimism The impossible is often the untried - Jim Goodwin n optimist is...
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Songs of Ourselves

Cambridge International Examinations - Education - 2005 - 265 pages
...extort) extract forcibly crosses] troubles apostate] religious traitor 52 Ode on Solitude ALEXANDER POPE Happy the man whose wish and care A few paternal acres...Whose trees in summer yield him shade, In winter fire. Blessed! who can unconcernedly find Hours, days, and years slide soft away, In health of body, peace...
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The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within

Stephen Fry - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 357 pages
...to write in good old iambic tetrameter, as in my first sampler above and Pope's 'Ode on Solitude': Happy the man, whose wish and care A few paternal...Whose trees in summer yield him shade, In winter fire. The contemporary Canadian poet Anne Carson has used the form (and translated Sappho's own odes). These...
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From Where I Sit, From Where You Stand: A Roll Through Life

Marshall Wall - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 332 pages
...of the farmers. "When I read the "Ode on Solitude" a poem by Alexander Pope, I am reminded of Dad: Happy the man whose wish and care A few paternal acres...Content to breathe his native air, In his own ground. Thus let me live, unseen, unknown, Thus unlamented let me die, Steal from the world, and not a stone...
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The Cambridge Companion to Alexander Pope

Pat Rogers - Literary Criticism - 2007
...whom Jefferson saw as "the chosen people of God." Imitating Horace's epode, Beatus ille, Pope wrote: Happy the man whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound . . . But Pope's idealism is touched by irony. Are men happy when bound to a few paternal acres? Horace,...
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