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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. "
Poems - Page 139
by William Cowper - 1800 - 420 pages
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 2

British poets - English poetry - 1809
...his one concern Is to conduct it to the destin'd inn; And, having dropp'd th' expected bag, pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, Cold...indiff'rent whether grief or joy. Houses in ashes, and the foil of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages, epistles wet With tears, that trickled down the writer's...
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Elegant Extracts, Volumes 1-2

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1809
...and yet cheerful ; mc.ssenger of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to sonic; To him indifTrent . Dons was rich enough, 'tis trot ; Her lord must give her title too : Aad ev' marriages, epistles wet With tears that trickled down the writer's cheeks Fast as the periods from...
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The Task: A Poem. In Six Books

William Cowper - English poetry - 1810 - 193 pages
...his one concern Is to conduct it to its destin'd inn, And, having dropp'd the expected bag, pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, Cold...Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some ; To him indiff 'rent, whether grief or joy. Houses in ashes, and the full of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages,...
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A Picture of Verdun, Or the English Detained in France; Their Arrestation ...

James Lawrence - Prisoners of war - 1810
...gave up all hopes derived from his petition ; but on the 1st of April, 1807, the same courier, --- Messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some', To him indifferent whether grief who brought an order for Mr. Sturt's beingconveyed close prisonerto Bifsche,...
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The Task: A Poem in Six Books

William Cowper - Electronic books - 1811 - 212 pages
...his one concern Is to conduct it to the destin'd inn ; And, having dropp'd th' expected bag, pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, Cold...stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages, epistles wet Cat'racts of declamation thunder here ; There forests of no meaning spread the page, In which all comprehension...
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Poems by William Cowper ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1814 - 480 pages
...of grief Perhaps to thonsands, and of joy to some ; To him indifI'rent whether grief or joy. Honses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births, deaths,...down the writer's cheeks Fast as the periods from his flnent qnill, Or charg'd with am'rons sighs of absent swaius, Or nymphs respousive, eqnally affect...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1815
...dropp'd th' expected bag, pass on. He whistles as he goes, Ught-hearted wretch, Cold and yet cneerful : messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some ; To him indiff'rcDt whether grief or joy. K 3 Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and...
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The Task

William Cowper - English poetry - 1817 - 188 pages
...dropp'd th' expected bag, pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, Cold and jet cheerliil ; messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some ; To him iiidilFront whether grief or joy. Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages,...
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The Poems, Odes, Songs, and Other Metrical Effusions

Samuel Woodworth - American poetry - 1818 - 288 pages
...hit ; A •Vpws-Carrier's Address, for January I, 1811. The pestilence, which human science mocks, " Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births, deaths and marriages," marine events, Ships spoke, arrived, or just departing hence. Soft eloquence here lubricates the page,...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1819
...destin'd inn ; And, having dropp'd th' expected bag, passou. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wreteh, Cold and yet cheerful : messenger of grief .Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some ; To him indifTrent whether grief or joy. Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Mirths, deaths, and marriages,...
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