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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 Norwich magazine

1835
...society of such a mass of various matter, who shall say ? The " important budget," which contains " Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages," with a kingdom's politics, losses, crimes, and accidents, has certainly the most extensive, perhaps...
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Fifth Book of Lessons for the Use of the Irish National Schools

Readers (Elementary) - 1836 - 406 pages
...his one concern Is to conduct it to the destined inn ; And having dropp'd th' expected bag, pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, Cold,...in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, marriages, epistles wet With tears that trickled down the writers cheeks Fast as the periods from his...
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Translation from Madame de La Mothe-Guion. The task. Tirocinium. John Gilpin ...

William Cowper - 1836
...one concern Is to conduct it to the destined inn, 10 And having dropp'd the expected bag — pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, Cold...grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some, To him indifferent whether grief or joy. 15 Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages,...
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The Young Lady's Book of Elegant Poetry: Comprising Selections from the ...

Author of The young man's own book - American poetry - 1836 - 320 pages
...one concern, Is to conduct him 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 Life and Works of William Cowper: Now First Completed by the ..., Volume 7

William Cowper - 1835
...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 Works of William Cowper, Esq., Comprising His Poems ..., Volume 9

William Cowper - 1836
...one concern Is to conduct it to the destined inn, 10 And having dropp'd the expected bag — pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, Cold...grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some, To him indifferent whether grief or joy. 15 Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages,...
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The Task: In Six Books

William Cowper - English poetry - 1836 - 172 pages
...one concern Is to conduct it to the destin'd inn ; 'i AncLhaving dropp'd th' expected bag, pass on. f He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch. Cold...of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some ; i"n him indMTrent whether grief or joy. House* in ashes, and the fall of stocks, 7 'JO Births, deaths,...
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The every-day book and table-book; or, Everlasting calendar of ..., Volume 1

William Hone - 1837
...Uestin'd inn -, And, having dropp'd th' eipeclcd bag, pass on. He whistlt's as he goes, light-ht-arted wretch. Cold and yet cheerful : messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to ^me ; To him iniliU'rent whether grief or joy. MethiuU, as I have always thought, that Cowper here...
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The Every-day Book and Table Book: Or, Everlasting Calendar of ..., Volume 3

William Hone - Great Britain - 1838
...his one concern Is to conduct it to the deslin'd inn ; And, having dropp'd th1 expected bag, pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, Cold...messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to i>ome ; To him indiff'rent whether grief or joy. Rlethinks, as I have always thought, that Cowper here...
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The London Saturday journal, Volumes 1-4

1841
...his one concern Is to conduct it to the destined inn ; And, having dropped th' expected bag, pass on. He whistles as he goes — light-hearted wretch, Cold...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...
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