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" But He, who knew what human hearts would prove, How slow to learn the dictates of his love, That, hard by nature and of stubborn will, A life of ease would make them harder still, In pity to the souls his grace designed To rescue from the ruins of mankind,... "
Poems - Page 363
by William Cowper - 1810
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The Christian guardian (and Church of England magazine).

1828
...unknown; No trav'llcr ever reach'd that blest abode, Who found not thorns and briars in his road: For lie, who knew what human hearts would prove, How slow to...them harder still, In pity to the souls his grace designed To rescue from the ruins of mankind, Call'd for a cloud to darken all their years, And said,...
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Poems, tr. by W. Cowper. To which are added some original poems of mr. Cowper

Jeanne Marie Bouvières de la Motte Guyon - 1802
...yet securely tread, Admonish'd, srom the caution and the friend, Bent upon pleasure, heedless of its end. But he who knew what human hearts would prove,...slow to learn the dictates of his Love, That hard by nauire and of stubborn will, A life of er.se would make them harder still, In pity to the sinners he...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1802 - 428 pages
...Bent vipon pleafure, heedlefs of its end. But he, who knew what human hearts would prove, How flow to learn the dictates of his love, That hard by nature and of ftubborn will, A life of eafe would make them harder Mill, In pity to the finners he defigned To refcue...
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Poems, tr. by W. Cowper. To which are added some original poems of mr. Cowper

Jeanne Marie Bouvières de la Motte Guyon - 1803
...yet securely tread, Admonish'd, scorn the caution and the friend, Bent upon pleasure, heedless of its end. But he who knew what human hearts would prove,...ease would make them harder still, In pity to the sinners he design'd To rescue from the ruins of mankind, Call'd for a cloud to darken all their years,...
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The Life, and Posthumous Writings, of William Cowper, Esqr: With ..., Volume 2

William Hayley - 1803
...unharm'd, they tread, Admonish'd, scorn the caution, and the friend, Bent all on pleasure, heedless of its end. But He who knew what human hearts would prove,...life of ease would make them harder still. In pity to a chosen few, design' d T escape the common ruin of their kind, Call' d for a cloud to darken all their...
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The life and posthumous writings of William Cowper, by W. Hayley, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1803
...heedless of its end. But He who knew what human hearts would pr or e^ Hozu slow to learn the diclates of his love ; That hard by nature, and of stubborn...life of ease would make them harder still. In pity to a chosen few, design'd T' escape the common ruin of their kind, Call'd for a cloud to darken all their...
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The Life, and Posthumous Writings, of William Cowper, Esqr: With ..., Volume 2

William Hayley - 1803
...u.nharm'd, they tread, Admonish' d, scorn the caution, and the friend, Bent all on pleasure, heedless of its end. But He who knew what human hearts would prove. How slow to learn the diclates of his love ; That hard by nature, and of stubborn will, A life of ease would make thc-m harder...
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The Life and Posthumous Writings of William Cowper: With an ..., Volume 2

William Hayley - 1803
...Admonifh'd, fcorn the caution, and the friend, Bent all on pleafure, heedlefs of its end. HQW flow to learn the dictates of his love { That hard by nature, and of ftubborn will, A life of eafe would make them harder ftill. In pity to a chofen few, defign'd T' efcape...
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Poems

Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon - 1804 - 110 pages
...Admonish'd, scorn the caution and the friend, Bent upon pleasure, heedless of iu end. H 88 AN EPISTLE, &•. But He who knew what human hearts would prove, How...ease would make them harder still, In pity to the sinners he design'd To rescue from the ruins of mankind, Call'd for a cloud to darken all their years,...
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The life and posthumous writings of William Cowper, by W. Hayley ..., Volume 4

William Cowper - 1806
...unharm'd, they tread, Admonish'd, scorn the caution, and the friend, Bent all on pleasure, heedless of its end. But He, who knew what human hearts would prove,...life of ease would make them harder still; In pity to a chosen few, design'd -r»T' escape the common ruin of their kind, Call'd for a cloud to darken all...
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