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" Why, why was I born a man and yet see the sufferings of wretches I cannot relieve! Poor houseless creatures! the world will give you reproaches but will not give you relief. "
The Lady's Magazine, Or, Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex ... - Page 146
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Goldsmith's The Traveller and The Deserted Village

Oliver Goldsmith - Readers - 1910 - 96 pages
...passage : " Why, why was I born a man, and yet see the sufferings I cannot relieve! Poor houseless creatures! the world will give you reproaches, but will not give you relief." Cf. The Deserted Village, 1. 332. See Introduction. " Goldsmith in 326-336 anticipates Burns's The...
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English Prose: Eighteenth century

Sir Henry Craik - English literature - 1911
...betrayers, they sue to wretches whose hearts are insensible to calamity, or debauchees who may curse, but will not relieve them. Why, why was I born a man, and yet see the sufferings I cannot relieve ! Poor houseless creatures ! the world will give you reproaches,...
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The Bee and Other Essays

Oliver Goldsmith - 1914 - 416 pages
...betrayers, they sue to •wretches whose hearts are insensible to calamity, or debauchees who may curse, but will not relieve them. Why, why was I born a man, and yet see the sufferings of wretches I cannot relievo ! Poor houseless creatures ! the world will give you...
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Goldsmith's The Deserted Village: The Traveller; Gray's Elegy in a Country ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1916 - 86 pages
...doors of their betrayers, they sue to wretches whose hearts are insensible, or debauchees who may curse but will not relieve them. Why, why was I born a man, and yet see the sufferings of wretches I cannot relieve ? Goldsmith himself was very charitable to houseless...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 225

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1916
...Goldsmith, ' Why was I born a man, and yet see the sufferings of wretches I cannot relieve ? Poor houseless creatures ! The world will give you reproaches, but will not give you relief.' As Addison was untouched by the real evils of his time, so he failed to understand the rise of that...
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The Walk: Notes on a Romantic Image

Jeffrey Cane Robinson - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 144 pages
...misery Why why was I born a man, and yet see the sufferings of wretches I cannot relieve! Poor houseless creatures' the world will give you reproaches, but will not give you relief The slightest misfortunes of the great, the most imaginary uneasinesses of the rich, are aggravated with...
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Calendar

University of St. Andrews - 1901
...Why, why was I born a man, and yet see the sufferings of wretches I cannot relieve ? Poor houseless creatures ! the world will give you reproaches, but will not give you relief. The slightest misfortunes of the great, the most imaginary uneasiness of the rich, are aggravated with...
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The Sewanee Review, Volumes 1-10

American fiction - 1902
...was I born a man, and yet see the sufferings of wretches I cannot relieve? Poor houseless creatures I the world will give you reproaches, but will not give you relief. The slightest misfortunes of the great, the most imaginary uneasiness of the rich, are aggravated with...
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