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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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Poems of William Cowper, Esq., with a New Memoir: Compiled from Johnson ...

William Cowper - 1846 - 284 pages
...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...thy burial day, I saw the hearse that bore thee slow awrty, And turning from my nurs'ry window, drew A long, long sigh, and wept a last adieu ! But was...
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The Mother's Assistant and Young Lady's Friend, Volumes 8-9

Child rearing - 1846
...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, I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away, And, turning from my nursery window,...
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A Practical Manual of Elocution: Embracing Voice and Gesture ...

Merritt Caldwell - Elocution - 1846 - 357 pages
...spirit o'er thy sorrowing son, Wretch even then, life's journey just begun 1 I heard the bell tolled 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. 6. The laurel shoots when those have...
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"Mother" in Verse and Prose: A Book of Remembrance

Robert Haven Schauffler - Mothers - 1916 - 343 pages
...sorrowing son, — Wretch even then, life's journey just begun? Perhaps thou gavest me, though unf elt, a kiss ; Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss...maternal smile! it answers — Yes. I heard the bell tolled on the burial day ; I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away ; And, turning from my nursery...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 792 pages
...sorrowing son. Wretch even then, life's journey jwst begun ? Perhaps thou gavest me, though unfelt, he simple creed Of childhood, whether busy or at rest,...new-fledged hope still fluttering in his breast:— High i tolled on thy burial day, I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away, And turning from my nursery window,...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 792 pages
...just begun ? 1 fifty-two years 2 He was only six when she died. Perhaps thou gavest me, though unfell, tolled on thy burial day, I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away, And turning from my nursery window,...
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A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed, Volume 1

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - English literature - 1916 - 889 pages
...if souls can weep in bliss—- Ah, that maternal smile! It answers — Yes. I heard the bell tolled orld from its dark slavery; 70 That thou — O awful LOVELINESS, Wouldst give wha nursery window, dr-ew 30 A long, long sigh, and wept a last adieu! But was it such? — It was. —...
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English Poetry and Prose of the Romantic Movement

George Benjamin Woods - LITERARY COLLECTIONS - 1916 - 1432 pages
...sorrowing son, Wretcli even then, life's journey just begun? 25 Perhaps thou gav'st me, though unfelt, } Ӳ answersYes. 1 heard the bell toll 'd on thy burial day, I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away,...
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An Anthology of Mother Verse

Elizabeth McCracken - Mothers - 1917 - 194 pages
...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, I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away, 45 And, turning from my nursery...
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An Anthology of Mother Verse

Elizabeth McCracken - Mothers - 1917 - 194 pages
...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, I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away, 45 And, turning from my nursery...
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