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" Ye friends to truth, ye statesmen, who survey The rich man's joys increase, the poor's decay, 'Tis yours to judge how wide the limits stand Between a splendid and a happy land. "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 344
1828
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Democrat

1886
...truth, ye statesmen who survey The rich man's joys increase, the poor's decay — Tis yours to judge how wide the limits stand Between a splendid and a happy land. — Goldsmith. The oppononts of reform are tho p.irents of revolution. It is tho continuous increase...
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Effect of Federal Programs on Rural America: Hearings Before the ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture - 1967 - 876 pages
...truth, ye statesmen, who survey The rich man's joys increase, the poor's decay. 'Tis yours to judge, how wide the limits stand Between a splendid and a happy land." I MUM INCOME ESTIMATES. UNITED STATES. I960, 1965, AND 1966 '• • • Ifcl, 44ilngl. .'...
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Small Business in Smaller Cities and Towns: Hearings, Ninetieth Congress ...

United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Small Business. Subcommittee on Urban Areas - Rural development - 1967 - 458 pages
...truth, ye statesmen, who survey The rich man's joys increase, the poor's decay, 'Tis yours to judge, how wide the limits stand Between a splendid and a happy land. Mr. Burton. I would like to say, Mr. Graham, that you are one of the best witnesses I have heard. Mr....
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Effect of Federal Programs on Rural America: Hearings, Ninetieth Congress ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Rural Development - Economic assistance, Domestic - 1967 - 876 pages
...truth, ye statesmen, who survey The rlchman's Joys Increase, the poor's decay 'Tis yours to judge, how wide the limits stand Between a splendid and a happy land. We compliment you on sitting here through this long hearing and digging hard for a set of facts on...
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Essays on English and American Literature, and a Sheaf of Poems: Offered to ...

Jan Bakker, J. A. Verleun, David Robert McIntyre Wilkinson, J. v. d Vriesenaerde - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 241 pages
...confidently assume the character of a public address. The 'friends to truth' are boldly invited 'to judge how wide the limits stand / Between a splendid and a happy land', though they are not left much leeway. Hill refuses to prescribe where his own responses are complex....
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Oliver Goldsmith: The Critical Heritage

G. S. Rousseau - Reference - 1995 - 385 pages
...truth, ye statesmen, who survey The rich man's joys increase, the poor's decay; Tis yours to judge, how wide the limits stand Between a splendid and a happy land. . . Goldsmith undoubtedly was serious in the foregoing apostrophe, 'Ye friends to truth, &c.' but his...
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The Ideals of Empire: Political and Economic Thought, 1903 - 1913

Ewen Green - Reference - 1998
...at any rate, will be bright and great enough for them, so they think. Were you to ask one of them ' how wide the limits stand between a splendid and a happy land,' he might reply, ' As wide as the breadth of the Tasman Sea.' The same insular, self-contained temper...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 pages
...truth, ye statesmen, who survey The rich man's joys increase, the poor's decay, 'Tis yours to judge how wide the limits stand Between a splendid and a happy land. Proud swells the tide with loads of freighted ore, And shouting Folly hails them from her shore; Hoards...
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