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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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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Part 2, Volume 11

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...1st yott know he has got a clap with aa nmcli indiffcrtncy as he would a piece of public news. Id. Messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some. To him indifferent whether grief or joy. Capper. He speaks not — scarce regards me — not a word — Xor...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1830
...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...cheeks Fast as the periods from his fluent quill, Or charged with amorous sighs of absent swains, VOL. II. H Or nymphs responsive, equally affect His horse...
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Select British Poets: Containing the Works of Goldsmith, Thomson, Gray ...

Thomas F. Walker - English poetry - 1830 - 240 pages
...his one concern Is to conduct it to the destin'd inn ; And, having dropp'd Hi" expected bag, pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, Cold...Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some ; To him indiiV'mii whether grief or joy. Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages,...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1830
...his one concern Is to conduct it to the destined 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 indifferent whether grief or joy. Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages,...
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The Bijou: An Annual of Literature and the Arts, Volume 3

Gift books - 1830
...inexorable, children that are parentless, and parents that are childless. " careless what he brings ; Messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some ; To him indilf rent whether grief or joy." TO THE HAREBELL. SWEET flower ! though many a ruthless storm Sweep...
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 17

1831
...; And hariug dropped the expected bag, pass on. He whistles as be goes, light-hearted wretch ! Gold 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 tbe fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages,...
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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1832 - 537 pages
...expected bag, pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, Cold and yet cheerful : Hrfssertjjer of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some ; To him indifferent whether grief or joy. Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births^deaths, and marriages,...
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The Poetical Works of the Rev. George Crabbe: With His Letters and ..., Volume 2

George Crabbe - 1834
...With spatter'd boots, strapp'd waist, and frozen locks ; Hews from all nations lumb'ring at his back ; He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, Cold...grief, Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some." &c. — COWPER.] (3) Original edition : — Such restless passion is the love of News, Worse than an...
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The Every-day Book and Table Book: Or, Everlasting Calandar of Popular ...

William Hone - Days - 1835
...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...Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some ; To him ¡ndiff'rent whether grief or joy. Methinks, as I have always thought, that Cowper here missed the...
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The Works of William Cowper: Table talk. The task. Tirocinium; or, A review ...

William Cowper - 1835
...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...stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages, epistles wet Fast as the periods from his fluent quill, Or charged with amorous sighs of absent swains, Or nymphs...
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