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" She, wretched matron, forced in age, for bread, To strip the brook with mantling cresses spread, To pick her wintry faggot from the thorn, To seek her nightly shed, and weep till morn ; She only left of all the harmless train, The sad historian of the... "
The Select Works of Oliver Goldsmith: In One Volume. With the Portrait of ... - Pągina 189
per Oliver Goldsmith - 1842 - 399 pągines
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The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

Oliver Goldsmith - 1847 - 290 pągines
...wintry fngot from the thorn, To seek her nightly shed, and weep til] morn ; She only left of all tne harmless train; The sad historian of the pensive plain ! Near yonder copse, where once the garden smiled, And still where many a garden flower grows wild, There where a few torn shrubs the place disclose,...
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The gift book of English poetry

English poetry - 1848 - 468 pągines
...solitary thing, That feebly bends beside the plashy spring ; She, wretched matron, fore'd, in age, for bread, To strip the brook with mantling cresses...once the garden smil'd, And still where many a garden flow'r grows wild, There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest...
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A Critical History of English Literature: The Restoration to 1800, Volum 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 pągines
...example: But times are altered; trade's unfeeling train Usurp the land, and dispossess the swain; . . . She only left of all the harmless train, The sad historian of the pensive plain. His house was known to all the vagrant train; He chid their wanderings, but relieved their pain; ....
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The Muses of Resistance: Laboring-Class Women's Poetry in Britain, 1739-1796

Donna Landry, Professor Donna Landry - 1990 - 344 pągines
...fall adown, adown, adown!] (John Gay, The Shepherd's Week) She, wretched matron, forced, in age, tor bread, To strip the brook with mantling cresses spread,...the harmless train. The sad historian of the pensive plain.2 (Oliver. Goldsmith. The Deserted On those occasions when the laboring woman has appeared in...
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St. Martin's Anthologies of English Literature: Volume 3, Restoration and ...

Ian McGowan - 1990 - 584 pągines
...solitary thing 130 That feebly bends beside the plashy spring; She, wretched matron, forced, in age, for bread, To strip the brook with mantling* cresses...thorn, To seek her nightly shed and weep till morn; 135 She only left of all the harmless train, The sad historian of the pensive plain. Near yonder copse,...
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Preromanticism

Marshall Brown - 1991 - 500 pągines
...speaker encounters an old beggar-woman, who evidently reminds him of the real people who have gone: "She only left of all the harmless train, / The sad historian of the pensive plain" (lines 135 - 36). This last line is the key and was early recognized as such, being chosen for illustration...
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Verse in English from Eighteenth-century Ireland

Andrew Carpenter - 1998 - 623 pągines
...widowed, solitary thing That feebly bends beside the plashy spring; She, wretched matron, forced, in age, for bread, To strip the brook with mantling cresses...harmless train, The sad historian of the pensive plain. 80 Near yonder copse, where once the garden smil'd, And still where many a garden flower grows wild....
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The Ireland Anthology

Sean Dunne - 1957 - 496 pągines
...widowed, solitary thing, That feebly bends beside the plashy spring: She, wretched matron, forced in age, for bread, To strip the brook with mantling cresses...pensive plain. Near yonder copse, where once the garden smiled, And still where many a garden-flower grows wild; There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose,...
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Patriotism and Poetry in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Dustin Griffin - 2005 - 328 pągines
...wretched matron, forced, in age, for bread, To strip the brook with mantling cresses spread, . . . She only left of all the harmless train, The sad historian of the pensive plain. (lines 128-32, 135-36) Like the poet, she is a "sad historian," her link with a protector broken. The...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume IV

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 2004 - 564 pągines
...the plashy spring; She, wretched matron, forced in age, for bread, To strip the brook, with manthng cresses spread, To pick her wintry faggot from the...harmless train, The sad historian of the pensive plain. Her name was Catherine Geraghty. Widow (The), courted by Sir Hudibras, was the relict of Amminadab...
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