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" Happy the man*, whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound, Content to breathe his native air In his own ground. Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread, Whose flocks supply him with attire, Whose trees in summer yield him shade, In winter,... "
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: With Selections from His Other Writings ... - Page 296
by Benjamin Franklin - 1908 - 386 pages
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Field Guide to Home Buying in America

Stephen M. Pollan, Mark Levine - Business & Economics - 1988 - 266 pages
...can be a joyous and rewarding experience. CHAPTER TWO REAL ESTATE: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE Happy the man whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound,...Content to breathe his native air In his own ground, ALEXANDER POPE Home ownership is truly as American as apple pie. Nowhere else in the world is it as...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1172 pages
...chapel's silver bell you hear. That summons you to all the pride of pray'r: Ode on Solitude 107 Happy the ring from (1. 1 —4) 108 Thus let me live, unseen, unknown; Thus unlamented let me die; Steal from the world,...
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Thomas Mellon and His Times

Thomas Mellon - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 544 pages
...feeling and duties. Pope must have had a similar impression regarding rural life when he wrote: Happy the man whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound,...summer yield him shade, In winter fire. Blest, who can unconcern'dly find Hours, days and years slide soft away In health of body, peace of mind, Quiet by...
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Writing and the Rise of Finance: Capital Satires of the Early Eighteenth Century

Colin Nicholson - Business & Economics - 1994 - 252 pages
...comparing the youthfully confident and self-sustaining dispositions of his Ode on Solitude: Happy the man, whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound,...Whose trees in summer yield him shade, In winter fire 0~8) with Epistle II, ii, first published in 1737.42 There, a monetarised world of values now rendering...
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Collected Works of Lindley Murray

Lindley Murray - 1996 - 876 pages
...kings. COTTON. CHAPTER IV. DESCRIPTIVE PIECES. SECTION I. The pleasures of retirement. JLlAPPY the man, whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound...summer yield him shade, In winter, fire. Blest, who can unconcern'dly find Hours, days, and years, slide soft away, In healdi of body, peace of mind, Quiet...
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Zeitgenosse Horaz: der Dichter und seine Leser seit zwei Jahrtausenden

Ernst A. Schmidt - Authors and readers - 1996 - 500 pages
...that did gain 120 A power must it maintain. 5. Alexander Pope (1700-1709) Ode on Solitude Happy the man whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound....Content to breathe his native air. In his own ground. 5 Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread. Whose focks supply him with attire, Whose trees in...
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Resemblance & Disgrace: Alexander Pope and the Deformation of Culture

Helen Deutsch - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 300 pages
...The poem begins with a vision of an independence contained by securely possessed patrimony. Happy the man, whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound,...Content to breathe his native air, In his own ground. He concludes with a fantasy of retirement and anonymity: 85 RESEMBLANCE AND DISGRACE Thus let me live,...
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City as Landscape: A Post-postmodern View of Design and Planning

Tom Turner - Architecture - 1996 - 262 pages
...retreat became both a poetic theme and a garden theme. His Ode on solitude was Horatian: Happy the man whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound...Content to breathe his native air, In his own ground. Pope did not see the formal gardens of his day as peaceful forest retreats. His Epistle to Lord Burlington...
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Wordsworth's Counterrevolutionary Turn: Community, Virtue, and Vision in the ...

John Rieder - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 284 pages
...establishing within her the Horatian self-sufficiency Pope longs for in his "Ode on Solitude:" Happy the man, whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound,...Whose trees in summer yield him shade, In winter fire. 36 The final verse paragraph of "Tintern Abbey" manages to recapitulate both the economies of sublimation...
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Rural Well-being: From Vision to Action : Proceedings of the Fourth Annual ...

Ismail Serageldin, David R. Steeds - Social Science - 1997 - 444 pages
...pressures and to flee to the bucolic images of the "unspoiled" countryside. Alexander Pope wrote: Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound,...content to breathe his native air in his own ground. Thus unseen unknown let me live Unlamented let me die, steal from the world and not a stone tell where...
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