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" And having dropped the expected bag — pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, Cold and yet cheerful : messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some, To him indifferent whether grief or joy, Houses in ashes, and the fall... "
Poems, - Page 74
by William Cowper - 1817
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Beauties of Cowper: To which are Prefixed, a Life of the Author and ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1801 - 231 pages
...inn; And, having dropp'd th' expected bag, pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, Cold and yet cheerful : messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some; To him indiff'rent whether grief or joy. Houses in ashes, aud the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages,...
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The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion, Volume 12

1801
...inn; And having dropp'd th' expected bag, pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, Cold and yet cheerful: messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some; To him indiff'rent, whether grief or joy. Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births, deaths and marriages,...
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Poems of Established Reputation: To Wit: 1st. The Art of Preserving Health

Poetry - 1802 - 288 pages
...10. And, having dropp'd the expefted bag, pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, Cold and yet cheerful : messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands,...to some ; To him indifferent whether grief or joy. 1* Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages, epistles wet With tears,...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1802
...; And, having dropp'd th' expected bag, pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, Cold and yet cheerful : messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some ; To him indiff'rent whether grief or joy. Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, TOL< II. I Births, deaths,...
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A Northern Summer: Or, Travels Round the Baltic, Through Denmark, Sweden ...

Sir John Carr - Baltic Sea - 1805 - 480 pages
...ashes, or the fall of stocks, ' • I ~< Births, deaths, and marriages, epistles wet • , . . • .1 With tears, that trickled down the writer's cheeks, Fast as the periods from bis fluent quill, Or chargM with am'rous sighs of absent swains, Or nymphs responsive, equally affect...
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A Northern Summer: Or, Travels Round the Baltic, Through Denmark, Sweden ...

Sir John Carr - Baltic Sea - 1805 - 480 pages
...for intelligence — the friend, the lover, and the merchant, for the postman had just arrived, the --Messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some; To him indiff Vent whether grief or joy. Houses in ashes, or the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages,...
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A Northern Summer: Or, Travels Round the Baltic, Through Denmark, Sweden ...

Sir John Carr - Baltic Sea - 1805 - 480 pages
...intelligence — the friend, the lover, and the merchant; for th« postman had just arrived, the . •• • -Messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some ; To him indiff'rent whether grief or joy. ftouses in ashes, or the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages,...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1806
...And having dropped the expected bag, pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, • Cold and yet cheerful ; messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands,...his fluent quill, Or charged with amorous sighs of absent swains, Or nymphs responsive, equally affect His horse and him, unconscious of them all. But...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1808
...some ; To him indiff'rent whether grief or joy. K 3 Houses in ashes, and the fall of stock*,r. '' m Births, deaths, and marriages, epistles wet . With tears, that trickled down the writer's check* : Fast as the periods from his fluent qaill, ' ici/l Or charg'd with am'rous sighs of ahsent...
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 2

British poets - English poetry - 1809
...inn; And, having dropp'd th' expected bag, pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, Cold and yet cheerful: messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some; To him indiff'rent whether grief or joy. Houses in ashes, and the foil of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages,...
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