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" And calmly bent, to servitude conform, Dull as their lakes that slumber in the storm. Heavens ! how unlike their Belgic sires of old ! Rough, poor, content, ungovernably bold ; War in each breast, and freedom on each brow. "
The Wreath: A Collection of Poems from Celebrated English Authors - Page 181
1821 - 259 lehte
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Holland's Influence on English Language and Literature

Tiemen De Vries - 1916 - 394 lehte
...man buys. A land of tyrants and a den of slaves, Here wretches seek dishonourable graves, And, calmly bent, to servitude conform, ' Dull as their lakes...freedom on each brow ; How much unlike the sons of Britian now ! These verses show clearly the master mind of Goldsmith in keen observation. His eyes...
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Goldsmith's The Deserted Village: The Traveller; Gray's Elegy in a Country ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1916 - 86 lehte
...305 A land of tyrants, and a den of slaves, Here wretches seek dishonourable graves, 310 And calmly bent, to servitude conform, Dull as their lakes that...storm. Heavens ! how unlike their Belgic sires of old I Rough, poor, content, ungovernably bold, War in each breast, and freedom on each brow ; 315 How much...
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Goldsmith's The Traveller, and The Deserted Village: Gray's Elegy and Other ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1919 - 80 lehte
...buys. A land of tyrants, and a den of slaves, Here wretches seek dishonourable graves, 310 And calmly bent, to servitude conform, Dull as their lakes that...bold; War in each breast, and freedom on each brow; 315 How much unlike the sons of Britain now! Fir'd at the sound, my genius spreads her wing, And flies...
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The Great Emporium: The Low Countries as a Cultural Crossroads in the ...

C. C. Barfoot - 1992 - 258 lehte
...buys; A land of tyrants and a den of slaves, Here wretches seek dishonourable graves, 310 And calmly bent, to servitude conform, Dull as their lakes that...ungovernably bold; War in each breast and freedom in each brow; 315 How much unlike the sons of Britain now! By now further commentary or annotation...
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Oliver Goldsmith: The Critical Heritage

G. S. Rousseau - 1995 - 385 lehte
...with the view, and like his horizon still flies before him, &c. Again in speaking of the Dutch Heavens ! how unlike their Belgic sires of old, Rough,...bold; War in each breast and freedom on each brow. (b) The Vicar of Wakefield secured friends among every description of readers ; with the old by the...
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The World of William and Mary: Anglo-Dutch Perspectives on the Revolution of ...

Dale Hoak, Mordechai Feingold - 1996 - 339 lehte
...man buys: A land of tyrants, and a den of slaves, Here wretches seek dishonourable graves, And calmly bent, to servitude conform, Dull as their lakes that slumber in the storm. From the English point of view, of course, this reversal of fortunes was most congenial. By 1740, one...
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Patriotism and Poetry in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Dustin Griffin - 2005 - 328 lehte
...As he mentally arrives in England, Goldsmith invokes the patriotic convention of British supremacy: Fir'd at the sound, my genius spreads her wing, And flies where Britain courts the western spring; Where lawns extend that scorn Arcadian pride, And brighter streams than fam'd Hydaspis glide,...
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A Careful Longing: The Poetics and Problems of Nostalgia

Aaron Santesso - 2006 - 221 lehte
...inhabitants of the modern German states as "dull wretches," Goldsmith sets them against their predecessors: Heavens! how unlike their Belgic sires of old! Rough,...each brow; How much unlike the sons of Britain now! (313-16) The description of the "Belgic sires" develops another trope already common in nostalgia poems:...
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