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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 Life of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: From a Variety of Original ..., Volume 2

Sir James Prior - Authors, English - 1837 - 600 pages
...port, defiance in their eye :" — which on further consideration is more judiciously arranged — " Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of human kind pass by." In a few passages, thoughts are repeated which particularly pleased him in prose,...
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The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: From a Variety of Original ..., Volume 2

Sir James Prior - Authors, English - 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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Ernest Maltravers

Lord Edward Lytton Bulwer - 1837 - 376 pages
...choose, CHARTER J. "My genius spreads her WHIR , And flies where Britain courts the western spring Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of human kind pass by, lntenl on high designs." GOLDSMITH. WITH what a proud and exciting feeling an Englishman...
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The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.: From a Variety of Original Sources, Volume 2

Sir James Prior - Authors - 1837 - 558 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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American Quarterly Review, Volume 21

Serial publications - 1837 - 536 pages
...one of his flatterers has drawn of him in lines as striking as, in his opinion, they are correct— "Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of human kind pass by"— would only suspect that he is not altogether an impeccable personage, it would...
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American Quarterly Review, Volume 21

Serial publications - 1837 - 552 pages
...one of his flatterers has drawn of him in lines as striking as, in his opinion, they are correct— " Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of human kind pass by"— would only suspect that he is not altogether an impeccable personage, it would...
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The miscellaneous works of Oliver Goldsmith, including a variety ..., Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1837 - 578 pages
...that beautiful sketch which the Poet has drawn of the national character in the Traveller— " Stein o'er each bosom reason holds her state With daring aims irregularly great," &c.] Foreigners are generally shocked at their insolence upon first coming among them: they find themselves...
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Ernest Maltravers, Volume 1

Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton - 1838 - 224 pages
...CHAPTER I. " My genius spreads her win g, Anu flies where Britain courts the western spring. ****** Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of human kind pass by, Intent on high designs." GOLDSMITH. WITH what a proud and exciting feeling an Englishman...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 224

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - English literature - 1915 - 636 pages
...at the head of the government. Goldsmith describes the bearing of the Englishman of his day : — ' Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of human kind pass by.' Michelet found in England 'human pride personified in a people,' at a time when...
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The Cornhill Magazine, Volume 16; Volume 63

William Makepeace Thackeray - Electronic journals - 1891 - 736 pages
...of every one, but the saying of none. They all maintain a proud silence. None of them will complain. Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of human kind pass by, but there is no doubt that the conquest and rule of that vast land have tended...
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