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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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Methodist Review, Volume 29

1847
...dignity and trustful assurance are the lines which it will do thee good yet once again to read : — " He is the 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...
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Independence Day: Its Celebration, Spirit and Significance as Related in ...

Robert Haven Schauffler - Fourth of July - 1912 - 318 pages
...thousand charms to show, That slaves howe'er contented, never know. COWPER — Table Talk. Line 260. He is the freeman, whom the truth makes free, And all are slaves besides. COWPER — The Task. Bk. V. Line 733. When Freedom from her mountain height Unfurled her standard...
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The Handbook of Quotations

Quotations, English - 1913 - 250 pages
...be true. Nothing can need a lie; A fault, which needs it most, grows two thereby. Herbert: Temple. He is the freeman whom the truth makes free, And all are slaves beside. Cowper: Task. Truth is eternal, and the Son of Heaven, Bright effluence of th' immortal ray....
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The Leading English Poets from Chaucer to Browning

Lucius Hudson Holt - English poetry - 1915 - 918 pages
...indeed 730 The tyranny that doomed them to the lire, But gives the glorious sufferers little praise.1 ompany beside. There 's not a chain That hellish foes confederate for his harm Can wind around him, but he...
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Plutarch's Lives, Volume 6

Plutarch - Greece - 1916
...hath made us free" — an idea happily amplified by Cowper, at the end of the fifth book of his Task. He is the freeman whom the Truth makes free. And all are slaves beside, Sac. l)ed, where it used to hang ; for Ijis son had taken it away while he was at supper. He,...
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Effective English

Philander Priestley Claxton, James McGinniss - English language - 1917 - 571 pages
...2. A subject in the singular takes its verb in the singular ; a plural subject takes a plural verb. He is the freeman whom the truth makes free, and all are slaves beside. 3. A collective noun, when singular in form, may take a plural verb if the speaker is thinking...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...thousand charms to show That slaves, howe'er contented, never know. COWPER— Table Talk. L. 260. 24 OWNING — Blot on Hie 'Scutcheon. Act II. Sc. 1. Never the tim besides. COWPER— Task. Bk. VL 733. 25 1 want free life, and I want fresh air; And I sigh for the...
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A Primer of Citizenship

Anna De Koven - Citizenship - 1923 - 201 pages
...prosperous and self-reliant. CHAPTER II THE BEGINNINGS OF FREE GOVERNMENT \ i. THE VIRGINIA ASSEMBLY He is the freeman whom the truth makes free, And all are slaves beside. — COWPER. 1. Although the rule of the King was still allpowerful in England, the people had...
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Voices of Democracy: A Handbook for Speakers, Teachers, and Writers

Democracy - 1941 - 84 pages
...of main service and assistance toward the speedy attainment of what is truest.—John Milton (1644). He is the freeman whom the truth makes free, And all are slaves besides. —William Cowper (1785). True opinions can prevail only if the facts to which they refer...
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Bulletin

United States. Office of Education - Education - 1941
...main service and assistance toward the speedy attainment of what is truest. — John Milton (1644). He is the freeman whom the truth makes free, And all are slaves besides. — William Cowper (1785). True opinions can prevail only if the facts to which they refer...
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