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" I heard the bell toll'd on thy burial day, I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away, And, turning from my nursery window, drew A long, long sigh, and wept a last adieu ! But was it such? "
The poems of William Cowper, with notes from his own correspondence - Page 398
by William Cowper - 1824
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Conversations on Poetry:: Intended for the Amusement and Instruction of Children

Author of the Buxton diamonds - English poetry - 1824 - 144 pages
...from the beautiful poem written on the receipt of his mother's picture, many years after her death. " I heard the bell toll'd on thy burial day, I saw the...hearse that bore thee slow away, And, turning from my nursery window, drew A long, long sigh, and wept a last adieu ! But was it such ? It was ; where then...
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Cowper's minor poems

William Cowper - 1825
...sorrowing son, Wretch even then, life's journey just begun 1 Perhaps thou gavest me, though unfelt, a kiss ; Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss...hearse that bore thee slow away, And, turning from my nursery window, drew A long, long sigh, and wept a last adieu ! But was it such 1 — It was- — where...
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The British anthology; or, Poetical library, Volumes 7-8

British anthology - 1825
...begun ? Perhaps them gavest me, though unfelt, a kiss ; Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss— r Ah, that maternal smile! it answers — Yes. I heard...hearse that bore thee slow away, And, turning from my nursery window, drew A long, long sigh, and wept a last adieu ! But was it such ? — It was — where...
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Historical and Literary Tour of a Foreigner in England and Scotland

Amédée Pichot - England - 1825
...learned that thou wast dead, Say wast thou conscious of the tears I shed? Perhaps thou gavest me unseen a kiss ; Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss—. Ah ! that maternal smile, it answers — yes. " But I must stop here ; it is an easier task to sympathize with the poet, than to express at second...
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Poems. With an introductory essay by J. Montgomery

William Cowper - 1826
...sorrowing son, Wretch even then, life's journey just begun? Perhaps thou gav'st me, though unfelt, a kiss ; Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss...maternal smile ! it answers — Yes. I heard the bell tolled on thy burial day, 1 saw the hearse that bore thee slow away, And, turning from my nursery window,...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1826
...sorrowing. son, Wretch oven then, life's journey just begun ? Perhaps thou gav'it me, though unfelt, a kiss, Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss—..., Ah, that maternal smile ! it answers — Yes. I hoard th«betl toll'd on thy burial day, Vol. II. 16 I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away, And...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1826
...sorrowing son, Wretch even then, life's journey just begun ? Perhaps thou gav'st me, though unfelt, a kiss, Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss — Ah, that maternal smile ! it answers — Yes. 1 heard the bell toll'd on thy burial day, Vol. II. 16 I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away, And...
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Literary gems [ed. by J.S.].

Literary gems - 1826
...sorr'wing son, Wretch even then, life's journey just begun ? Perhaps thou gav'st me, though unfelt, a kiss ; Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss— Ah, that maternal smile ! it answers—Yes. I heard the bell toll'd on thy burial day, I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away,...
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New elegant extracts; a selection from the most eminent British ..., Volume 4

New elegant extracts - 1827
...sorrowing son, Wretch even then, life's journey just begun ? Perhaps thou gavest me, though unfelt, a kiss ; Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss...hearse that bore thee slow away, And, turning from my nursery window, drew A long, long sigh, and wept a last adieu! But was it such ? — It was — where...
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Specimens of sacred and serious poetry, from Chaucer to the present day ...

John Johnstone - 1827
...sorrowing son, Wretch even then, life's journey just begun ? Perhaps thou gav'st me, though unfelt, a kiss ; Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss— Ah that maternal smile ! it answers—Yes. I heard the bell toll'd on thy burial day, I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away,...
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