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beams beneath bids blest bliss boast breath call'd charms Cowper dear delight divine dream e'en earth East Dereham eyes fancy fatal egg fear feel fire flowers of Eden folly fools form'd frown give glory God's grace hand happy hast hear heart heaven heavenly hope hour Iliad John Gilpin labour land light Lord lust lyre mankind mercy mind muse nature never night o'er once pain peace pity plain pleasure poet poet's powers from hell praise pride prove quit the forest red vengeance sacred scene scorn scorn'd Scripture secret hate seem'd shine sight skies slave smile song sorrow soul sound Stamp'd stand stream sweet taste teach telescopic eye thee theme thine things thou thought thousand toil tongue trifler truth Twas Unwin verse virtue waste Whate'er wild William Cowper wisdom woes zeal
Page 205 - I AM monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute ; From the centre all round to the sea, I am lord of the fowl and the brute.
Page 243 - I'll go too, He will lose none by me, though I get a few." His scruples thus silenced, Tom felt more at ease, And went with his comrades the apples to seize ; He blamed and protested, but join'd in the plan : He shared in the plunder, but pitied the man.
Page 195 - I praise the Frenchman,* his remark was shrewd — How sweet, how passing sweet, is solitude ! But grant me still a friend in my retreat, Whom I may whisper— solitude is sweet.
Page 208 - So when a child, as playful children use, Has burnt to tinder a stale last year's news, The flame extinct, he views the roving fire — There goes my lady, and there goes the squire, There goes the parson, oh ! illustrious spark, And there, scarce less illustrious, goes the clerk ! REPORT • OF AN ADJUDGED CASE NOT TO BE FOUND IN ANY OF THE BOOKS.
Page xi - I was struck, not long after my settlement in the Temple, with such a dejection of spirits, as none but they who have felt the same, can have the least conception of. Day and night I was upon the rack, lying down in horror, and rising up in despair.^ I presently lost all relish for those studies to which I had before * Ashley Cowper, Esq.
Page 246 - John Gilpin's spouse said to her dear, Though wedded we have been These twice ten tedious years, yet we No holiday have seen. To-morrow is our wedding day, And we will then repair Unto the Bell at Edmonton All in a chaise and pair.
Page 191 - 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 distressed.
Page 139 - Words learn'd by rote a parrot may rehearse, But talking is not always to converse, Not more distinct from harmony divine The constant creaking of a country sign...