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" Then why should we quarrel for riches, Or any such glittering toys ? A light heart and thin pair of breeches Will go through the world, my brave boys! "
De Vere; Or, The Man of Independence - Seite 53
von Robert Plumer Ward - 1831
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The Illustrated Magazine of Art

1854
...pleasanter place than Copenhagen. The old song §ays — and no modem song can gainsay it — that " A light heart and a thin pair of breeches, Will go through the world, my hrave hoys." ming along the water like a thing of life— till we rearhed the harbour where Nelson...
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Percy Blake; Or, The Young Rifleman, Band 1

Michael Rafter - 1855
...the King live for ever ! Tis the better for us, boys ! Or else the following jovial chorus : " Then why should we quarrel for riches, Or any such glittering...breeches, Will go through the world, my brave boys." When I add to these incentives, the absolute manner in which I was allowed to indulge in my taste for...
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The Shakespeare Papers of the Late William Maginn

William Maginn - 1856 - 353 Seiten
...would regain his temper, and philosophically sing : — " Why shonld we quarrel for riches, Or other such glittering toys ? A light heart and a thin pair...breeches Will go through the world, my brave boys !" He would struggle on, and puzzle it out in one way or another ; and, if Fortune smiled once more,...
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The Shakespeare Papers of the Late William Maginn

William Maginn - 1856 - 353 Seiten
...and philosophically sing : — " Why should we quarrel for riches, Or other such glittering toys 1 A light heart and a thin pair of breeches Will go through the world, my brave boys !" He would struggle on, and puzzle it out in one way or another ; and, if Fortune smiled once more,...
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Ancient Poems, Ballads and Songs of the Peasantry of England: Taken Down ...

James Henry Dixon - 1857 - 252 Seiten
...faction, To honour and honesty true ; And would not commit a bad action For power or profit in view. Then why should we quarrel for riches, Or any such glittering...breeches, Will go through the world, my brave boys ! The world is a beautiful garden, Enriched with the blessings of life, The toiler with plenty rewarding,...
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The rifleman; or, Adventures of Percy Blake, Band 473

Michael Rafter - 1858
...king live for ever ! 'Tia the better for us, boys 1 " Or else the following jovial chorus : " Then why should we quarrel for riches, Or any such glittering...breeches, Will go through the world, my brave boys." When I add to these incentives, the absolute manner in which I was allowed to indulge in my taste for...
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The Irish Metropolitan Magazine. ..., Band 3

1858
...else ; and if anyone doubts me, I invite him to breakfast with me in a gale of wind. It is said that a light heart and a thin pair of breeches will go through the world, but the heart can never be light if the stomach is sick ; and often when I have seen my fellow-creatures...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Band 85

1859
...road of life is — take things easy. If I may be allowed to quote an ancient vernacular poet — " A light heart and a thin pair of breeches "Will go through the world, brave boys," To which may be added, by way of corollary, that a grumbling, discontented spirit will...
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A Pipe of Dutch Kanaster; Or, Six Days in Holland

Twynihoe William Erle - 1860 - 236 Seiten
...subscribing to the careless and independent system of philosophy whose creed is embodied in the stanza Then why should we quarrel for riches, Or any such glittering toys ? A light heart and thin pair of breeches Will go through the world, my brave boys ! After having rummaged Amsterdam we...
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HISTORY OF NEWYORK, FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD TO THE END OF THE DUTCH ...

DIEDRICH KNICKERBOCKET - 1860
...philosophical stanza : u Then why should we quarrel for riches, Or any such glittering toys ; A light heart and thin pair of breeches, Will go through the world, my brave boys ! " The more accurate commentators, however, declare in favor of the other reading, and affirm that the worthy...
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