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" How often have I blest the coming day, When toil remitting lent its turn to play, And all the village train, from labour free, Led up their sports beneath the spreading tree, While many a pastime circled in the shade, The... "
Lives of the novelists - Page 108
by sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1825
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1847 - 527 pages
...cultivated.farm, The never-failing brook, the busy mill. The decent church that topp'd the neighb'ring while they thua Hnw often have I blest the coming day, When toil remitting lent its turn to play, Ami all the village...
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The Kitchen and Fruit Gardener: A Select Manual of Kitchen Gardening and ...

Flower gardening - 1847 - 118 pages
...Hawthorn, are worth culture for the agreeable perfume, which renders the thorn a universal favourite. " The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade, For talking age, and whispering lovers made." — GOLDSMITH. The multiplex character of the flowers of these varieties, constitute them objects of...
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The Country and the City

Raymond Williams - Literary Criticism - 1975 - 335 pages
...shelter'd cot, the cultivated farm, The never-failing brook, the busy mill, The decent church that topt the neighbouring hill, The hawthorn bush, with seats...shade, For talking age and whispering lovers made. It is perhaps the hawthorn bush that does it. We have to choose between the unamended scale of a child's...
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William Langland

John Norton-Smith - Social Science - 1983 - 144 pages
...cultivated farm, The never-failing brook, the busy mill, The decent church that topt the neighb'ring hill; The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade, For talking age and whisp'ring lovers made! How often have I bless 'd the coming day When toil remitting lent its turn...
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Preromanticism

Marshall Brown - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 500 pages
...sheltered cot, the cultivated farm, The never failing brook, the busy mill, The decent church that topt the neighbouring hill, The hawthorn bush, with seats...shade, For talking age and whispering lovers made. How often have I blest the coming day, When toil remitting lent its turn to play, And all the village...
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Oliver Goldsmith: The Critical Heritage

G. S. Rousseau - Reference - 1995 - 385 pages
...cultivated farm; The never-failing brook, the busy mill, The decent church, that topt the neighb'ring hill. The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade, For talking age, and whispering lovers made ! How often have I blest the coming day, When toil remitting lent its turn to play, And all the village...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...never-failing brook, the busy mill, The decent church that topped the neighbouring hill, The hawthom bush, with seats beneath the shade, For talking age and whispering lovers made. How often have I blessed the coming day, When toil remitting lent its tum to play, And all the village...
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Tradition and the Individual Poem: An Inquiry Into Anthologies

Anne Ferry - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 289 pages
...sheltered cot, the cultivated farm, The never failing brook, the busy mill, The decent church that topt the neighbouring hill, The hawthorn bush, with seats...shade, For talking age and whispering lovers made. (1-14) The verbs are generalized into composite memories by the repetition of "How often have I" —...
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Mrs. Fytton's Country Life

Mavis Cheek - Fiction - 2002 - 352 pages
...Pausing on every charm - the sheltered cot, the never-failing brook, the decent church that topped the neighbouring hill, the hawthorn bush with seats...shade, 'For talking age and whispering lovers made'. And finding in each day's challenge some sort of happiness. Her eyes held the permanent glaze of romantic...
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Adventure Guide to Ireland

Tina Neylon - Travel - 2004 - 589 pages
...sheltered cot, the cultivated farm, The never-failing brook, the busy mill, The decent church that topt the neighbouring hill, The hawthorn bush, with seats...shade, For talking age and whispering lovers made! Fore - A Very Special Place If you visit only one of the county's historic sites, make it Fore, which...
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