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" But war's a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at. "
Tait's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 345
edited by - 1846
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1800 - 420 pages
...bones. , Some seek diversion in the tented field, And make the sorrows of mankind their sport. But war's a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at. Nations would do well T' extort their truncheons from the puny hands Of heroes, whose infirm and baby...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper, John Newton - English poetry - 1802
...bones. Some seek diversion in the tented field, And make the sorrows of mankind thpr sport. But war's a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at. Nations would do well T' extort their truncheons from the puny hands Of heroes, whose infirm and baby...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1806
...bones. Some seek diversion in the tented field, And make the sorrows of mankind their sport. But war's a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at. Nations would do well To extort their truncheons from the puny hand.s Of heroes, whose infirm and baby...
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Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions of ..., Volume 4

Sir Egerton Brydges - Bibliography - 1807
...Cowper, now and then, suffered under a passing cloud of narrow prejudice. H ha* said, that " War is a game, which, were their subjects Wise, Kings would not play at." I take for granted, he does not mean to allude merely to particular instances of a wanton exercise...
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The Task: A Poem. In Six Books

William Cowper - English poetry - 1810 - 193 pages
...bones. Some seek diversion in the tented field, And make the sorrows of mankind their sport. But war's a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at. Nations would do well T' extort their truncheons from the puny hands Of heroes, whose infirm and buby...
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Plutarch's Lives: Translated from the Original Greek, Volume 3

Plutarch - 1811
...word remind the reader of Covvper, one of tlie most excellent, poetical, and miserable of men! War is a game which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at. Nations would do well T' extort their truncheons from the puny liamU Of heroes, w hose infirm and baby...
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The Belfast Monthly Magazine, Volume 6

1811
...people too often, like their rulers, are fond of war and are dazzled by it false glitter. " But war's a game which were their subjects wise, " Kings would not play at."— Government are now openly by their agents purchasing guineas on the Exchange of Belfast. Will the English...
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The task: a poem

William Cowper - 1811
...bones. Some seek diversion in the tented field, And make the sorrows of mankind their sport. But war's a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at. Nations would do well T' extort their truncheons from the puny hands Of heroes, whose infirm and baby...
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The ruminator, a series of moral, critical and sentimental essays

sir Samuel Egerton Brydges (bart.) - 1813
...Cowper now and then suffered under a passing cloud of narrow prejudice. He has said, that " War is a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at." I take for granted, that he does not mean to allude merely to particular instances of a wanton exercise...
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The Ruminator: Containing a Series of Moral, Critical, and ..., Volume 1

Sir Egerton Brydges - English literature - 1813
...Cowper now and then suffered under a passing cloud of narrow prejudice. He has said, that " War is a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at." I take for granted, that he does not mean to allude merely to particular instances of a wanton exercise...
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