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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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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 2

English poetry - 1840
...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...Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some ; To him indiff' rent whether grief or joy. Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages,...
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The poetical works of ... George Crabbe, with his letters and journals, and ...

George Crabbe - 1840
...With spatter'd boots, strapp'd waist, and frozen locks: News 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, — (:<wpgH. J (3) Original edition : — Now sing, my Muse, what various parts compose These rival...
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The Every-day Book and Table Book; Or, Everlasting Calendar of ..., Volume 3

William Hone - Days - 1841
...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...to some ; To him indiff'rent whether grief or joy. Methinks, as I have always thought, that Cowper here missed the expression of a kind feeling, and rather...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1841
...concern Is to conduct it to the destin'd inn ; 10 And having dropp'd th' expected bag, pass on. tie whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch. Cold and...to some ; To him indiff'rent whether grief or joy. 15 Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages, epistles wet With tears,...
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The Village Reader: Designed for the Use of Schools

George Merriam, Charles Merriam - Readers - 1841 - 300 pages
...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. 3. Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages,...
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Family Records: Or, The Two Sisters, Volume 2

Lady Charlotte Campbell Bury - English fiction - 1841
...the falfof stocks— To him indifferent whether grief or joy. Births, deaths and marriages—epistles wet With tears that trickled down the writer's cheeks Fast as the periods from his fluent quill, Or nymphs resoonsive, equally affect Or charged with amorous sighs of absent swains, His horse and him,...
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Family Records; Or The Two Sisters

Lady Charlotte Campbell Bury - 1841
...destin'd inn : And, having dropt th' expected bag, pass on. He whistles as he gws, light-hearted wretch t 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 fallof stocks— Births, deaths and marriages—epistles...
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The Task: A Poem

William Cowper - English poetry - 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...to some ; To him indiff'rent whether grief or joy. 15 Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages, epistles wet "With tears,...
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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 ...

1843
...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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