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" There's not a chain That hellish foes, confederate for his harm, Can wind around him, but he casts it off With as much ease as Samson his green withes. He looks abroad into the varied field Of nature, and though poor perhaps, compared... "
Poems, - Page 117
by William Cowper - 1817
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Poems

William Cowper, M'Nicoll - English poetry - 1815 - 622 pages
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 11; Volume 29

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1819
...blessing to be co-extensive with human existence. In a lower sense we may adont Cowper's words : ' He is the freeman whom the truth makes free, ' And all are slaves beside.' America is not the land of liberty Even Mr. Birkheck started back at the prevalence of the...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1821
...meaner themes, Is cold on this. She execrates indeed The tyranny, that doomed them to the fire, But gives the glorious sufferers little praise *. He is...freeman whom the truth makes free, And all are slaves beside. There's not a chain That hellish foes, confederate for his harm, Can wind around him, but he...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 10

John Aikin - English poetry - 1821 - 807 pages
...She execrates, indeed, The tyranny, that doom'd them to the fire, But gives the glorious suff 'rers little praise. He is the freeman, whom the truth makes free. And all are slaves beside. There 's not a chain, That hellish foes, confed'rate for his harm, Can wind around him, but...
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Desultory Thoughts in London: Titus and Gisippus, with Other Poems

Charles Lloyd - 1821 - 251 pages
...heart ; No mawkish love-tale, vast wrongs to declare ; No pangs arthritic, spasm, or cancerous smart, * He is the Freeman whom the truth makes free, And all are slaves besides." Cooper's Task. x2 18 My bodily functions one by one impair. These — 'tis my trust — I...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 80

British poets - 1822
...meaner themes, Is cold on this. She execrates indeed The tyranny that doom'd them to the fire, But gives the glorious sufferers little praise. He is...freeman whom the truth makes free, And all are slaves beside. There's not a chain That hellish foes, confederate for his harm, Can wind around him, but he...
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The retrospect; or, review of providential mercies: with anecdotes ..., Volume 2

Richard Marks - 1823
...persuaded to reform, but the dread of ridicule was like a triple chain about me. Well said the poet, " He is the freeman whom the truth makes free, " And all are slaves beside." How did I continue to labour in the drudgery of this chain, doing the works of Satan ! Not...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1824
...meaner themes, Is cold on this. She execrates indeed The tyranny, that doom'd them to the fire, But gives the glorious sufferers little praise-* He is...freeman, whom the truth makes free, And all are slaves besides. There's not a chain* That hellish foes, confederate for his harm, Can wind around him, but...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton ...

John Milton - 1824 - 131 pages
...themes, s cold on this, hhe execrates indeed [tie tvranny that doom'd them to the fire, But gives tfie glorious sufferers little praise. He is the freeman, whom the truth makes free, And all are slaves beside. There's not a chain, [bat hellish foes, confederate for his harm, 'an wind around him, but...
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The poems of William Cowper, with notes from his own correspondence

William Cowper - 1824
...this. She execrates indeed The tyranny, that doom'd them to the fire, But gives the glorious suffrers little praise.* He is the freeman, whom the truth makes free, And all are slaves besides. There's not a chain, That hellish foes, confed'rate for his harm, Can wind around him, but...
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