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" What, but the common virtues of a post ! If drought o'ertake it faster than the knife, Most fair it bids for stubborn length of life, And, like the oaken shelf whereon 'tis laid, Mocks the weak efforts of the bending blade... "
The farmer's boy, and other poems - Page 11
by Robert Bloomfield - 1852
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The farmer's boy; a rural poem [ed. by C. Lofft. On fine paper].

Robert Bloomfield - 1800
...herds repose, From Orwell's brink, from Weveny, or Ouse. Hence Suffolk dairy-wives run mad for cream, And leave their milk with nothing but its name; Its...pursue, And strangers tell of " three times skimm'd To cheese converted, what can be its boast? What, but the common virtues of a post ! If drought o'ertake...
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The farmer's boy; a rural poem [ed. by C. Lofft. On fine paper].

Robert Bloomfield - 1800 - 102 pages
...herds repose, From OrweM-'s brink, from Weveny, or Ouse. Hence Suffolk dairy-wives run mad for cream, And leave their milk with nothing but its name; Its...reproach pursue, And strangers tell of " three times skirnm'd sky-blue." To cheese converted, what can be its boast? What, but the common virtues of a post...
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The Farmer's Boy: A Rural Poem, Issue 1

Robert Bloomfield - Country life - 1801 - 128 pages
...herds repose, From Orwell's brink, fromWaveny, or Ouse. Hence Suffolk dairy-wives run mad for cream, And leave their milk with nothing but its name; Its...reproach pursue, And strangers tell of " three times sfcimm'd sky-blue." To cheese converted, what can be its boast? What, but the common virtues of a post!...
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The Farmer's Boy: A Rural Poem, Issue 1

Robert Bloomfield - Country life - 1803 - 128 pages
...name ; Its name derision and -reproach pursue, And strangers tell of " three times skimm'd.skyblue." To cheese converted, what can be its boast ? ', What,...of a post ! If drought o'ertake it faster than the knif'vs, Most fair it bids for stubborn length -of life, And, like the oaken shelf whereon 'tis laid,...
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The farmer's boy; a rural poem [ed. by C. Lofft. On fine paper].

Robert Bloomfield - 1803
...herds repose, From Orwell's brink, from Waveny, or Ouse. Hence Suffolk dairy-wives run mad for cream, And leave their milk with nothing but its name; Its name derision and reproach pursue, Andstrangerstellof " threetimesskimm'dsky-blue." To cheese converted, what can be its boast ? What,...
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The Farmer's Boy;: A Rural Poem

Robert Bloomfield - Country life - 1806 - 99 pages
...herds repose, From Orwell's brink, from Waveny, or Ouse. Hence Suffolk dairy-wives run mad for cream, And leave their milk with nothing but its name ; Its...pursue, And strangers tell of " three times skimm'd skj-blue.' To cheese converted, what can be its boast 1 What, but the common virtues of a post ! If...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1838 - 732 pages
...Ouse. Hence Suffolk dairy wives run mad for cream, And leave their milk with nothing but its Dame; Its name derision and reproach pursue, And strangers...drought o'ertake it faster than the knife, Most fair it hids for stubborn length of life, And, like the oaken shelf whereon 'tis laid, Mocks the weak efforts...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin, John Frost - English poetry - 1838 - 732 pages
...pursue, And strangers tell of "tbree times skimm'd skvblue." To cheese converted, what can be its hoast; rdle hids for stubhorn length of life, And, like the oaken shelf whereon 'tis laid, Mocks the weak efforts...
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1838 - 732 pages
...Waveny, or Ouse. Hence Suffolk dairy wives run mad for cream, And leave their milk with nothing hut m 1 skyhrae." To cheese converted, what can he its hoast; What, hut the common virtues of a post ! If drought...
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The Seasons & Castle of Indolence ... The Farmer's Boy, Rural Tales, Banks ...

James Thomson - 1842 - 415 pages
...herd repose, From Orwell's brink, from Weveny, or Ouse. Hence Suffolk dairy-wives run mad for cream, And leave their milk with nothing but its name : Its name derision and reproach pursue, [blue.' And strangers tell of 'three-times skimmed skyTo cheese converted, what can be its boast ?...
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