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" Not thus the land appear'd in ages past, A dreary desert, and a gloomy waste, To savage beasts and savage laws a prey, And kings more furious and severe than they... "
Report of Her Majesty's Civil Service Commissioners, Together with Appendices - Page 435
by Great Britain. Civil Service Commission - 1880
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...sits smiling on the plains, And peace and plenty tell, a Stuart reigns. Not thus the land appear' d in ages past, A dreary desert, and a gloomy waste, To savage beasts and savage laws a prey, 4 5 And kings more furious and severe than they ; Who claim'd the skies, dispeopled air and floods....
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pages
...industry sits smiling on the plains, And peace and plenty tell a Stuart reigns. Not thus the land appear'd in ages past, A dreary desert and a gloomy waste ; To savage beasts and savage laws a prey, 43 And kings more furious and severe than they ; Who claim'd the skies, dispeopled air and floods,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1807 - 408 pages
...sits smiling on the plains, And peace and plenty tell, a Stuart reigns. Not thus the land appear'd in ages past, A dreary desert, and a gloomy waste,...And kings more furious and severe than they ; Who claim'..! the skies, dispeopled air and floods, The lonely lords of empty wilds and woods : Cities...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1807
...sits smiling on the plains, And peace and plenty tell, a Stuart reigns. Not thus the land appear'd in ages past, A dreary desert and a gloomy waste, To savage heasts and savage laws a prey, 4> Who claim'd the skies, dispeopled air nnd floods; The lonely lords...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: In Four Volumes. Collated with the ...

Alexander Pope, Thomas Park - 1808
...sits smiling on the plains, Aml peace and plenty tell, a Stuart reigns. Not thus the land appear'd in ages past, A dreary desert, and a gloomy waste,...And kings more furious and severe than they ; Who claim'd the skies, dispeopled air and floods, The lonely lords of empty wilds and woods : Cities laid...
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Poetical Works

Alexander Pope - 1808
...sits smiling on the plains, And peace and plenty tell, a Stuart reigns. Not thus the land appear'd in ages past, A dreary desert, and a gloomy waste,...And kings more furious and severe than they ; Who claini'd the skies, dispeopled air and floodi, The lonely lords of empty wilds and woods : Cities laid...
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The muses' bower, embellished with the beauties of English poetry, Volume 3

English poetry - English poetry - 1809
...industry sits smiling on the plains, And peace and plenty tell, a Stuart reigns Not thus the land appear'd in ages past,. A. dreary desert, and a gloomy waste,...prey, And kings more furious and severe than they; Who claim'd the skies, dispeopled air and floods ; The lonely lords of empty wilds and woods: Cities laid...
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The Setting Sun: Or, Devil Amongst the Placemen. To which is Added a New ...

Eaton Stannard Barrett - Great Britain - 1809
...pointed out, and are much wanted. England should not be now, as — • In ages past, A dreary desart, and a gloomy waste, To savage beasts, and savage laws...prey, And kings more furious and severe than they." POPE. In spite of the present gloomy aspect of affairs, it must be evident to any one who will look...
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Elegant Extracts, Volumes 1-2

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1809
...peace and plenty tell, a Stuart reigns. Mot thus the land appcar'd iri ages past, A dreaiy desart, . And unrewarded virtue toil — to fail ! The moral...world a second chaos lie. And nature sicken to the tho Whoclaim'd the skies, dispeopled air and floods, The lonely lords of empty wilds and woods : Cities...
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The setting sun; or, Devil amongst the placemen. To which is added ... a ...

Eaton Stannard Barrett - 1809
...England should not be now, as — • In ages past, A dreaiy rtesart, and a gloomy waste, To sa"age beasts, and savage laws a prey, And kings more furious and severe than they." POPE. In spite of the present gloomy aspect of affairs, it must be evident to any one who will look...
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