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" Near yonder copse, where once the garden smiled, And still 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 the country dear, And passing rich with... "
Poems on Various Subjects: Selected to Enforce the Practice of Virtue, and ... - Seite 196
von E. Tomkins - 1804 - 256 Seiten
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The Poetical Works of the Rev. George Crabbe: With His Letters and ..., Band 2

George Crabbe - 1834
...Impatient attendance in these abodes of misery, is admirably described."- — JEFFREY.] (2) [" A man he was, to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year." — GOLDSMITH.] • A sportsman keen, he shoots through half the day, (') And, skill'd at...
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Murray's System of English Grammar: Improved, and Adapted to the Present ...

Lindley Murray, Enoch Pond - 1835 - 70 Seiten
...meaning of every or each: as, ' They cost five shillings a dozen;' that is, ' every dozen.' ' A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year.' — Goldsmith OF RULE XIII. — The adjective pronouns this, that, these, and those, with...
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Facts Without Fiction and Tales from the Life, Illustrative of the Evil ...

John Grigg Hewlett - 1835
...any of that calling more fully than to this worthy individual : — " Remote from towns he ran bis godly race, Nor e'er had chang'd, nor wish'd to change his place ; Unskilful he to fawn, or seek for power, By doctrines fashion'd to the varying hour ; Far other aims...
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The Sod House

Cass Grove Barns - 1970 - 287 Seiten
...me I become an interested bystander, only one degree removed. CHAPTER XVI A Pioneer Preacher "A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year." — CMdmith. EV. Charles Wesley Wells, a Methodist minister, gave many interesting experiences...
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The Country Parson

Leslie J. Francis - 1989 - 237 Seiten
...There's wood to be cut. Come along.' HOWARD SPRING (1889—1965) 52. There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest...the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year; Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had chang'd, nor wish'd to change his place;...
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Waverley Novels: St. Ronan's well

Sir Walter Scott - 1902
...particular objections, I will light my sheroot,' etc. etc. etc. CHAPTER XVI THE CLERGYMAN A man he mas to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a-year. GOLDSMITH'S DESERTED VILLAGE. MRS. DODS'S conviction, that her friend Tyrrel had been murdered by the...
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Giving: Charity and Philanthropy in History

Robert H. Bremner - 1996 - 241 Seiten
...the garden smiled, And still where many a garden flower grows wild; There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest...the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year; Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had changed, nor wished to change, his place;...
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Oliver Goldsmith: The Critical Heritage

G. S. Rousseau - 1995 - 385 Seiten
...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 with forty pounds a year; Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor o'er had chang'd, nor wish'd to change his place...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 Seiten
...the whisp'ring wind, And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind. 4153 The Deserted Village A man , abide with me. 6670 'Praise, my soul, the King of heaven' Father a year; Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had changed nor wished to change his place....
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A History of Inverse Probability: From Thomas Bayes to Karl Pearson, 2nd edition

Andrew I. Dale - 1999 - 670 Seiten
...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!)...
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