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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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English Minstrelsie: A National Monument of English Song with Notes ..., Band 6

Sabine Baring-Gould - 1896
...old, Come listen to Billy, my name, Who once had his hat full of gold." The chorus to this is@ " Then why should we quarrel for riches, Or any such glittering...toys ? A light heart and a thin pair of breeches, Go through the world, brave boys l" But this chorus belongs to a much earlier song that is in " Per...
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Journeys Through Bookland

Charles H.Sylevester - 1909
...soundest, and who, peradventure, may have been the author of that truly philosophical 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!" The more accurate commentators, however,...
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History, Tales, and Sketches

Washington Irving - 1983 - 1126 Seiten
...were none of the soundest, and who was the identical author of that truly philosophical stanza: "Then why should we quarrel for riches, Or any such glittering toys; A light heart and thin pair of breeches, Will go thorough the world my brave boys!" Such was the gallant junto that fearlessly...
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On Bohemia: The Code of the Self-Exiled

César Graña, Marigay Graña - 1990 - 812 Seiten
...suspect they took substantially the same view of Bohemian life as the idealization of vagabondism. A light heart and a thin pair of breeches will go through all the world, my brave boys, as the old song had it a long while before Henry Murger. Or in the words...
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Call it North Country: The Story of Upper Michigan

John Bartlow Martin - 1986 - 281 Seiten
...be one for a week. I expect to lose it & it will not make much difference. A very fine verse. 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. Mr. Thomas P. Williams is going to deliver...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Band 1,Teil 2

1838
...temper, 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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The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal

1841
...this, — because I led the life I did with my eyes open ! Ha ! ha ! ha ! " ' For what do we care about riches, Or any such glittering toys ? A light heart and a thin pair of breeches Cues thorough the world, b Such was his weakness that the utterance of these incoherencies it appeared...
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The Works of Washington Irving in Twelve Volumes, Band 7

Washington Irving - 1881
...soundest, and who, peradventure, may have been the author of that truly philosophical 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 ! " The more accurate commentators,...
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