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" More trifling still than they. " And what is friendship but a name, A charm that lulls to sleep; A shade that follows wealth or fame, But leaves the wretch to weep? "
Essays on Song-writing: With a Collection of Such English Songs as are Most ... - Page 47
by John Aikin, Robert Harding Evans - 1810 - 352 pages
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Select British Poets: Containing the Works of Goldsmith, Thomson, Gray ...

Thomas F. Walker - English poetry - 1830 - 240 pages
...Or unregarded love} ** Alas ! the joys that fortune brings Are trifling, and decay ; And those who prize the paltry things, More trifling still than...lulls to sleep ; A shade that follows wealth or fame, And leaves the wretch to weepl " And love is still an emptier sound, The modern fair one's jest : On...
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Reminiscences of Eton

Henry John Crickitt Blake - 1831 - 152 pages
...respecting him. CHAPTER VIII. Alas! the joys that fortune brings Arc trifling and decay; And those who prize the paltry things, More trifling still than...lulls to sleep; A shade that follows wealth or fame, And leaves the wretch to weep. GOLDSMITH. THE expectation of the arrival of the holidays creates no...
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The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

Oliver Goldsmith - Abduction - 1832 - 411 pages
...those who prize the paltry things, ' Alas! the joys that fortune brings, More trifling still than they. A charm that lulls to sleep; A shade that follows wealth or fame, ' And what is friendship- but a name, But leaves the wretch to weep? 'And love is still an emptier...
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A treatise on happiness [by J. Flamank].

James Flamank - 1833
...gather around, they fly to brighter scenes and more profitable society. Goldsmith exclaims, — i " And what is friendship but a name, A charm that lulls to sleep ; A shade that follows wealth or fame, And leaves the wretch to weep." The exercise of a friendly and noble disposition is not only pleasing...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

Quotations - 1903 - 1158 pages
...pity them.1 md. Stanza e. Man wants but little here below, Nor wants that little long.8 stanza «. And what is friendship but a name, A charm that lulls to sleep, A shade that follows wealth or fame, And leaves the wretch to weep ? Stanza 19. The sigh that rends thy constant heart Shall break thy Edwin's...
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Proverb Lore: Many Sayings, Wise Or Otherwise, on Many Subjects, Gleaned ...

Frederick Edward Hulme - Proverbs - 1902 - 269 pages
...pincheth, hath friendship as slack" ; while Goldsmith, it will be remembered, bitterly sums all up in, " What is friendship but a name, A charm that lulls to sleep, A shade that follows wealth and fame, But leaves the wretch to weep." Another adage declares that " Compliments cost nothing but...
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English Songs and Ballads

Thomas William Hodgson Crosland - Ballads, English - 1902 - 352 pages
...More trifling still than they. A shade that follows wealth or fame, And leaves the wretch to weep ! ' And what is friendship but a name : A charm that lulls to sleep ! 'And love is still an emptier sound, The modern fair-one's jest; ' For shame, fond youth, thy sorrows...
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Specimens of Book Types and of Printing and Bookbinding

Norwood Press - Printing - 1902 - 156 pages
...ВОРУ S<PßI^KLI}r@ QEWS OJT FLOWERY _MEß(T>OW8 ßrdbian Jfights Entertainment 1234567893 jlnd what is friendship but a name, a charm that lulls to sleep NONPAREIL ANTIQUE INCLINED ANCIENT CUSTOMS AND SUPERSTITIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE Faith, Hope, and Charity...
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The Building Laws of Human Character; Or, Every Man's Monitor ...

Character - 1903 - 163 pages
...are." No man can be provident of his time who is not prudent in the choice of his company. — Taylor. What is friendship but a name, A charm that lulls to sleep, A shade that follows wealth or fame, And leaves the wretch to weep ? — Goldsmith. The possession of friends is the purest happiness and...
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Entstehungsgeschichte von Goldsmiths Vicar of Wakefield

Bernhard Neuendorff - 1903 - 107 pages
...Unvolkstümlich sind auch die Vergleiche Goldsmiths: Str. 9 Soft as the dew from Heav'n descends; Str. 19: And what is friendship but a name, A charm that lulls to sleep; A shape that follows wealth or fame, But leaves the wretch to weep. Str. 22: Surpriz'd he sees new beauties...
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