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" A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year... "
Sargent's School Monthly, for Home and School Use - Page 49
1859
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Nature's Economy: A History of Ecological Ideas

David Worster, Hall Distinguished Professor of History Donald Worster, Donald Worster - History - 1994 - 505 pages
...investments. His simple life much resembled that of Oliver Goldsmith's pastor in "The Deserted Village": "Remote from towns, he ran his godly race, / Nor e'er had changed, nor wished to change his place."2 White's fame came after his death at the age of seventythree, and it was based entirely on...
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Oliver Goldsmith: The Critical Heritage

G. S. Rousseau - Reference - 1995 - 385 pages
...remaining vestige of what was once a garden, is always the ' garden flower that grows wild.' A man he was, to all the country dear, And passing rich...year; Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor o'er had chang'd, nor wish'd to change his place . . . The benevolent mind cannot but yield its hearty...
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Collections of the Maine Historical Society, Volume 4

Maine Historical Society - Local history - 1995 - 433 pages
...visit of mere ceremony, but one in which cordiality and hospitality were felt as well as delayed." "Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had changed, nor wished to change hLs "place : Unskilful he to fawn, or seek for power By doctrines fashioned to the varying hour : For...
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Women Writing about Money: Women's Fiction in England, 1790-1820

Edward Copeland - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 312 pages
...Plumptre admits, "what was beauty to a man who could just but live" (1, 5). Goldsmith's nostalgic curate, "to all the country dear, / And passing rich with forty pounds a year, " retreats even farther into the mythic past as keen-eyed women writers address the matter of the competence....
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The Backwoods of Canada

Catherine Parr Strickland Traill - Poetry - 1997 - 335 pages
...Goldsmith, "The Deserted Village," 1770, 1. 142. The poet described the "village preacher" as a man "to all the country dear, / And passing rich with forty pounds a year." See Collected Works Of Oliver Goldsmith. Vol. 4. 1966, p. 293. 200.25-29 the words of Ruth... me']...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...the whisp'ring wind, And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind. 4153 The Deserted Village A man _ z | NN8 5+Ao @%m Ţ ѭ _ 4~7 r X i 1} ͒ v c ^ $ , 00 t Ex 1 9 * 4 1 54 The Deserted Village He chid their wand'rings, but relieved their pain. 4 1 55 The Deserted...
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A History of Inverse Probability: From Thomas Bayes to Karl Pearson, 2nd edition

Andrew I. Dale - Mathematics - 1999 - 670 pages
...Somewhat later, Goldsmith describes the village preacher in The Deserted Village as follows: A man he was, to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year. (As a comparison, note that this poem was itself published in 1770 at a cost of two shillings!) 77....
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The Ireland Anthology

George O'Brien - Fiction - 1957 - 492 pages
...where many a garden-flower grows wild; There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest mansion rose. A man he was to all...e'er had changed, nor wished to change, his place; Unpractised he to fawn, or seek for power, By doctrines fashioned to the varying hour; Far other aims...
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The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Nicolas H. Nelson - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 267 pages
...who was one of its central figures: There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest mansion rose. A man he was, to all...e'er had changed, nor wished to change his place; Unpracticed he to fawn, or seek for power, By doctrines fashioned to the varying hour; Far other aims...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 pages
...where many a garden flower grows wild; There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest mansion rose. A man he was to all...e'er had changed, nor wished to change, his place; Unpractised he to fawn, or seek for power, By doctrines fashioned to the varying hour; Far other aims...
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