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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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Red-letter Poems by English Men and Women

Thomas Young Crowell - English poetry - 1885 - 648 pages
...one concern kp 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...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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Development of English Literature and Language, Volumes 1-2

Alfred Hix Welsh - English language - 1882
...to conduct it to the destln'd inn; And having dropp'd the expected hag, pass on. He whistles as lie 's sleeve. The emphasis was helped by the speaker's...«iu«re DICKENS. 44<> wall of a forehead, which had Home.' . . . With expectant hand we open the close-packed load, to learn the tidings from noisy London,...
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History of English Literature ...

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1885
...inn, And, having dropped the expected bag, pass OB. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch, CoW and yet cheerful : messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some.'1 At last we have the precious ' close-packed load ;' we open it ; we wish to hear the many noisy...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 4

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1887
...destine^ inn. And, having dropped thé expt^ed bag, pass on. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretchl Cold and yet cheerful : messenger of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some. *!. Now stir thé fire, and close thé shutiers fast, Let fall thé curtains, \vheel thé sofa round,...
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The Poetical Works

William Cowper - 1889 - 536 pages
...one concern Is to conduct it io the destined inn, 10 And having dropped 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.. Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages,...
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Harper's First [ -sixth] Reader, Book 6

Orville T. Bright, James Baldwin - Readers - 1890
...one concern Is to conduct it to the destined inn, i And, having dropped 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. i Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks, Births, deaths, and marriages,...
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Old Reminiscences of Glasgow and the West of Scotland: Containing the Trial ...

Peter Mackenzie - Glasgow (Scotland) - 1890
...that place, at the sametime with as much ease, probably, as Samson did with his green withes, — " 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, and...
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The Task And Other Poems

William Cowper - 1891
...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...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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Treasury of Wisdom, Wit and Humor, Odd Comparisons and Proverbs: Authors ...

Quotations, English - 1891 - 527 pages
...spatter'd boote, strapp'd waist, ant frozen locks; News from all nations lumbering at his back. Cowper. He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch Cold...of grief Perhaps to thousands, and of Joy to some. Ibid. NEWSPAPERS. A BEACON LIGHT. The follies, vices, and consequent miseries of multitudes, displayed...
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The English Poets: Addison to Blake

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1895
...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...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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