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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 Task, a Poem ...: For the Use of Schools and Academies

William Cowper - 1842 - 150 pages
...one concern Is to conduct it to the destin'd inn ; 10 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 indifTrent whether grief or joy. 15 Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages,...
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Readings in poetry: a selection from the best English poets, from Spenser to ...

Readings - English poetry - 1843 - 448 pages
...Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some; Cold, and yet cheerful: messenger of grief 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, His horse and him, unconscious of them all. Or nymphs...
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Cyclopędia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...his one concern Is to conduct it to the destined inn ; And, having dropped the expected bag, pass on. wid ; These, mingle«! with the young, the gay, approach...spite of all their ills, A glow of gladness feel ; w indifferent whether grief or joy. Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages,...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...his one concern Is to conduct it to the destined inn ; And, having dropped the expected bag, pass on. orest fades, And, shaking to the wind, The leaves...wilderness behind. ' The hoar-frost glitters on the grou indifferent whether grief or joy. Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages,...
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Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Art - 1846
...his one concern Is to conduct it to the destined inn ; And, having dropped 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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Memoirs of a Working Man

Thomas Carter - Electronic book - 1845 - 234 pages
...sharp and quick double-rap at the door announced the arrival of one who has been aptly described is the "messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some." To us he had sometimes been the bearer of disastrous or otherwise unwelcome tidings, but on this occasion...
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Illustrated London [engr. by A.H. Payne, with text by W.I. Bicknell. 2 pt ...

W I. Bicknell - 1846
...Martin s-le-Grand. " TV expected bag, messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands ; and of joy to some ; — Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks ; Births,...marriages ; epistles wet With tears that trickled down the writer'* cheeks Fast as the periods from the fluent quill ; Or charg'd with amorous sighs of absent...
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Poems of William Cowper, Esq., with a New Memoir: Compiled from Johnson ...

William Cowper - 1846 - 284 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 and yet cheerful : messenger of grief Pejhaps to thousands, and of joy to some ; To him indiffrent whether grief or joy. Houses in ashes,...
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Poems, with a memoir of the author

William Cowper - 1847
...one concern 1= to conduct it to the destin'd inn ; And, having dropp'd the expected bag, pass on, Me whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, Cold and yet cheerful : messenger of grief Perbaps to thousands, and of joy to some; To him indifferent whether grief or joy. Houses in ashes,...
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The Beauties of the British Poets: With a Few Introductory Observations...

George Croly - English poetry - 1849 - 395 pages
...Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some; To him indifferent whether grief or joy. Houses in ashes, or the fall of stocks ; Births, deaths, and marriages...cheeks, Fast as the periods from his fluent quill ; Or charged with amorous sighs of absent swains, Or nymphs responsive ; equally affect His horse and him,...
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