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" How small, of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure. "
The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Including a Variety of Pieces ... - Page 39
de Oliver Goldsmith, Sir James Prior - 1850
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The Church of England quarterly review, Volume 11

1842
...guide their movements is devoid of light? When will they practically understand that great truth — " How small, of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure ! " But it will be said that we, so far from acting on our own principles as just laid down, have pressed...
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The North American Review, Volume 57

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1843
...to these, and may say what they like on the innumerable other themes of speculation and discourse. " How small of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure." There is no great hardship in the case apparently, when viewed in this light ; but men go to war about...
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The North American Review, Volume 57

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1843
...to these, and may say what they like on the innumerable other themes of speculation and discourse. " How small of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure." There is no great hardship in the case apparently^ when viewed in this light ; but men go to war about...
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The Mother's Assistant and Young Lady's Friend, Volumes 4 à 5

1844
...1814. FELICITY. VAIH, very vain, my weary search to find That bliss which only centres in the mind! How small, of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure! Still to ourselves in every place consigned, Our own felicity we make or find ; With secret course,...
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The Christian's monthly magazine and universal review, Volume 2

1844
...transition ; for, though we do not subseribe without qualification to the sentiment of the poet — How small, of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure — because we believe that governments and their institutions may be made to hear remedially on all...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1845 - 527 pages
...centres in the mind: Why have I stray'd from pleasure and repose, To seek a good each government bestows? In every government, though terrors reign, Though...endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure. Still to ourselves in every place consign'd, Our own felicity we make or find : With secret course,...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1845 - 235 pages
...bestows ? In every government, though terrors reign, Though tyrant-kings or tyrant-laws restrain, 428 How small, of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure ! Still to ourselves in every place consign'd, Our own felicity we make or find. With secret course,...
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A Critical History of English Literature, Vol. 3, Volume 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 pages
...find a couplet that rings with the force of a proverb, we learn that it was inserted by Dr. Johnson: How small, of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure! Goldsmith lacks wit, and his use of abstractions and generalization; often seems to be the result of...
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The Naked Public Square: Religion and Democracy in America

Richard John Neuhaus - 1986 - 280 pages
...important truths about politics is the truth about the limits of politics. As Doctor Johnson put it: How small, of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure! Still to ourselves in every place consign'd, Our own felicity we make or find. Just because "our own...
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Italy and Its Monarchy

Denis Mack Smith - 1989 - 402 pages
...that the truths about national history are very much more than those that involve its head of state. How small, of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure. Only a small part it may be, but decisions of peace and war can change the lives of everyone, and some...
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