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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 Poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1849 - 491 pages
...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 VVith. tears, that trickled down the writer's cheeivs, Fast as the periods from his fluent quill, 'f...
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Notes and Queries, Volume 93

Questions and answers - 1896
...Book iv., "The Winter Evening," 11. 12-14. The cornet quotation should be — He whistles as he poce, light-hearted wretch, Cold and yet cheerful : messenger...of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some. JOHN PATCHISO. [Many replies are acknowledged.] NOTES ON BOOKS, &o. Л Hillary of the Roll» Haute...
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The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper ...: Including the Copyright ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1849 - 672 pages
...the expected bag — pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, 230 THE TASK. [BOOK iv. Cold and yet cheerful : messenger of 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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Beauties of the British Poets ...

George Croly - English poetry - 1850 - 395 pages
...destined ian ; And, having dropped the expected hair, 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. Houses in ashes, or the fall of stocks; Births, deaths, and marriages;...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1850 - 514 pages
...And,, having dropped th' expepted bag, pass on. He whistles as he 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 the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages,...
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A Continuation of the Memoirs of a Working Man

Thomas Carter - 1850 - 240 pages
...sharp and quick double-rap at the door announced the arrival of one who has been aptly described as 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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Cyclopedia of English Literature: a Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1851
...inn ; And, having dropped the expected bag, pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch 1 gay, To disperse our care» away. Ever charming, ever new, When will the landscape tire the indifferent whether grief or joy. Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages,...
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A Text-book on English Literature: With Copious Extracts from the Leading ...

Brainerd Kellogg - English literature - 1884 - 478 pages
...Cold 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 of stocks, Births, deaths, aml marriages, epistles wet With tears that trickled down the writer's cheeks Fast as the periods from...
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Red-letter Poems by English Men and Women

English poetry - 1885 - 648 pages
...Cold 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, Or nymphs responsive, equally affect His horse and him,...
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Chambers's graduated readers, Book 6

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1885
...one concern Is to conduct it to the destined inn, And, having dropped the expected bag, pass on. 2. 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 marriages,...
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