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" Yet he was kind, or if severe in aught, The love he bore to learning was in fault ; The village all declared how much he knew, 'Twas certain he could write, and cipher too ; Lands he could measure, terms and tides presage, And e'en the story ran — that... "
The Triumvirate, by three members of Harrow school - Seite 235
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The Poems of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1800 - 129 Seiten
...declar'd how much he knew; 'Twas certain he could write and cipher too; Lands he could measure, terms and tides presage, And e'en the story ran that he could gauge ; In arguing too, the parson own'd his skill, For, e'en though vanquish'd, he could argue still; While words of learned length,...
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Public characters [Formerly British public characters] of 1798-9 ..., Band 4

1801
...Goldsmith's school-master, was regarded by them as no common tnan. " Lands he could measure, terms and tides presage, And e'en the story ran that he could gauge." Some books cf geometry which belonged to thfc brother attracted the attention of young Dawson, and...
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Poems by Goldsmith and Parnell

Oliver Goldsmith - 1804 - 68 Seiten
...declared how much he knew ; Twas certain he could write, and cipher too ; Lands he could measure, terms and tides presage, And e'en the story ran, that he could gauge : In arguing too, the parson own'd his skill, For e'en, though vanquish'd, he could argue still ; While words of learned length,...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1805 - 148 Seiten
...'Twas certain he could write and cypher too; Lands he could measure, terms and tides presage, And ev'n the story ran that he could gauge : In arguing, too, the parson own'd his skill, For ev'n though vanquish'd he could argue still ; While words of learned length, and...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition, Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - 1809 - 363 Seiten
...certain he could write and cypher too. " Lands he could measure, terms and tides presage, " And ev'n the story ran that he could gauge : " In arguing too, the parson own'd his skill, " For ev'n though vanquish'd he could argue still ; " While words of learned length,...
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The muses' bower, embellished with the beauties of English poetry, Band 3

English poetry - 1809
...'Twas certain he could write, and cypher too; Lands he could measure, terms and tides presage, And ev'n the story ran that he could gauge : In arguing too the parson own'd his skill, For ev'n though vanquish'd, he could argue still; While words of learned length, and...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Band 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1809
...certain he could write, and cypher too ; Lands he could measure, terms and tides presage, And ev'n the story ran that he could gauge : In arguing too, the parson own'd his skill, For ev'n though vanquish'd, he could argue still ; While words of learned strength,...
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Beauties of Poetry: Consisting of Elegant Selections from the Works of Pope ...

1814 - 300 Seiten
...'Twas certain he could write and cypher too ; Lands he could measure, terms and tides presage, And ev'n the story ran that he could gauge : In arguing too, the parson own'd his skill, For ev'n though vanquish'd, he could argue still ; While words of learned length,...
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The American Orator: Comprising a Collection, Principally from American ...

Joshua P. Slack - 1815 - 324 Seiten
...fault. The village all declar'd how much he knew, 'Twas certain he could write and cypher too ; Lands he could measure, times and tides presage ; And e'en the story ran that he could guage. In arguing too, the parson own'd his skill ; For, e'en though vanquish'd he could argue still...
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The Poetical Works, Complete, of Oliver Goldsmith ... with Some Account of ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1816 - 149 Seiten
...'Twas certain he could write and cypher too ; Lands he could measure, terms and tides presage, And ev'n the story ran that he could gauge: In arguing, too, the parson, own'd his skill, For ev'n though vanquish'd he could argue still; While words of learned length, and...
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