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" Tis easy to resign a toilsome place, But not to manage leisure with a grace; Absence of occupation is not rest, A mind quite vacant, is a mind distress'd. "
The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq - Page 26
by William Cowper - 1806
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - English poetry - 1803
...requires ; A business with an income at his heels Furnishes always oil for its own wheels. But in his arduous enterprise to close His active years with...occupation is not rest, A mind quite vacant is a mind distress'd. The vet'ran steed, excus'd his task at length, In kind compassion of his failing strength,...
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The Life, and Posthumous Writings, of William Cowper, Esqr: With ..., Volume 2

William Hayley - 1803
...'every man, An Idler, is a watch,- that wants both hands ; As useless if it goes, as when it stands. Absence of occupation is not rest; -A mind quite, vacant is- a mind distrest,. Religion docs not censure, or exclude Unnumber'd pleasures, harmlessly pursued.. The very...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1806
...heels Burnishes always oil for its own wheels. But in its arduous enterprize to close His active y«ara with indolent repose, He finds the labours of that...But not to. manage leisure with a, grace'; Absence cftoecapation is not rest, A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed: The veteran stted»-cxcusi.d his...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1806
...income at its heels Furnishes always -oil for its own wheels. But in its arduous enterprize to dose His active years with indolent repose, He finds the...-resign a toilsome place, But not to manage leisure wkh a grace; Absence of occupation is net rest, A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed. The veteran...
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The life and posthumous writings of William Cowper, by W. Hayley ...

William Cowper - 1806
...every man. An idler is a watch, that wants both hands, As useless if it goes, as when it stands. * Absence of occupation is not rest ; A mind quite vacant is a mind distrest. Religion does not censure, or exclude, Unnumber'd pleasures, harmlessly pursued. Thevery...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1808
...oil for its own wheels. But in his arduous enterprise to close His active years with indolent iepoie> He finds the labours of that state exceed His utmost...occupation is not rest, A mind quite vacant is a mind distrcss'd. The veteran steed, excus.'d his task at length, In kind compassion of his failing strength,...
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The life and letters of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1809
...of every man. An idler is a watch, that wants both hands, As useless if it goes, as when it stands. Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distrest. Religion does not censure, or exclude, Unnumber'd pleasures, harmlessly pursued. The very...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1810
...requires ; A business with an income at it's heels Furnishes always oil for its own wheels. But in his arduous enterprise to close His active years with...occupation is not rest, A mind quite vacant, is a mind distress'd. The vet'ran steed, excus'd his task at length, In kind compassion of his failing strength,...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1812
...with an income at it's heels Furnishes always oil for it's own wheels. But in his arduous enterprize to close His active years with indolent repose, He...occupation is not rest, A mind quite vacant, is a mind distress'd. The vet'ran steed, excus'd his task at length, In kind compassion of his failing strength,...
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The Life and Letters of William Cowper, Esq: With Remarks on ..., Volume 4

William Hayley - 1812
...every man. An idler is a watch, that wants both hands, As useless if it goes, as when it stands. < Absence of occupation is not rest ; A mind quite vacant is a mind distrest. Religion does not censure, or exclude, Unnumber'd pleasures, harmlessly pursued. The very...
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