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" Stern o'er each bosom reason holds her state, With daring aims irregularly great ; Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of human kind pass by... "
The Popular Poets and Poetry of Ireland: And Choice Selections in Prose from ... - Page 262
1887 - 720 pages
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The Works of William Cowper: His Life and Letters, Volume 4

William Cowper - 1835 - 390 pages
...breezes stray, There gentle music melts on every spray; Creation's mildest charms are there combined, Extremes are only in the master's mind. Stern o'er...their port, defiance in their eye; I see the Lords of human kind pass by ; Intent on high designs, a thoughtful band, By forms unfashioned, fresh from Nature's...
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The Church of England quarterly review, Volume 1

1837 - 646 pages
...was warm and constant, and he is said to have wept while repeating the noble lines upon England. " Stern o'er each bosom reason holds her state, With...humankind pass by ; Intent on high designs, a thoughtful band, By forms unfashioned, fresh from Nature's hand ; Fierce in their native hardiness of soul, True...
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The miscellaneous works of Oliver Goldsmith, with an account of ..., Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1837 - 472 pages
...breezes stray, There gentle music melts on every spray - r Creation's mildest charms are there combined, Extremes are only in the master's mind! Stern o'er...their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of human kind pass by; Intent on high designs, a thoughtful band, B,y forms unfashion'd, fresh from nature's...
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The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.: From a Variety of Original Sources, Volume 2

Sir James Prior - Authors - 1837 - 564 pages
...yet accurate in modern poetry, which gives so high and not undue picture of our countrymen : — " Stern o'er each bosom reason holds her state With...their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of human kind pass by ; Intent on high designs, a thoughtful band . By forms unfashion'd fresh from nature's...
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The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.: From a Variety of Original Sources, Volume 2

Sir James Prior - Authors, Irish - 1837 - 606 pages
...yet accurate in modern poetry, which gives so high and not undue picture of our countrymen : — " Stern o'er each bosom reason holds her state, With...their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of human kind pass by ; Intent on high designs, a thoughtful band ; By forms unfashion'd fresh from nature's...
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Poems. Dramas. Criticism relating to poetry and the belles-lettres

Oliver Goldsmith - 1837 - 582 pages
...the solid worth of self-applause.' " Having thus passed through Holland, he arrives at England — ' Stern o'er each bosom Reason holds her state With...their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of human kind pass by ; Intent on high designs, a thoughtful band, By forms unfashion'd, fresh from Nature's...
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The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: From a Variety of Original ..., Volume 2

Sir James Prior - Authors, English - 1837 - 600 pages
...every good judge of poetry and so great a favourite with Dr. Johnson. In the first edition it is — " Stern o'er each bosom Reason holds her state : With daring aims irregularly great, I see the lords of human kind pass by, Pride in their port, defiance in their eye :" — which on further...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: Including a ..., Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - English literature - 1837 - 578 pages
...germ of that beautiful sketch which the Poet has drawn of the national character in the Traveller— " Stern o'er each bosom reason holds her state With daring aims irregularly great/' dec.] Foreigners are generally shocked at their insolence upon first coming among them: they find themselves...
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The life of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 2

sir James Prior - 1837 - 604 pages
...every good judge of poetry and so great a favourite with Dr. Johnson. In the first edition it is — " Stern o'er each bosom Reason holds her state : With daring aims irregularly great, I see the lords of human kind pass by, Pride in their port, defiance in their eye : "— which on further...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volumes 161-162

Early English newspapers - 1837 - 756 pages
...tepor alit. — In tantd deris inditlgentid Britannicus agcr omnis generis semina facile concepit.' — Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of human kind pass by, &c. ' Jam spontanea felicitas securum et opulentium vulgus non modico tnmore sustollit,...
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