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" Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill ; Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will ; And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First put it out, then take it for a guide. "
Poems - Page 46
by William Cowper - 1803 - 348 pages
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Maxims and Directions for Youth, on a Variety of Important and Interesting ...

Rev. John Thornton - Youth - 1811 - 82 pages
...destruction. 241 Thus men go wrong, with an ingenious skill Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will ; And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First put it out, then take it fora guide. Coivper. 242. That King of Sicily was wise, who said, he would sooner part with his crown...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1812
...wind. Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill; Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will) And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First...They sidle to the goal with awkward pace, Secure of nothing—but to lose the race. Faults in the life breed errours in the brain, And these reciprocally...
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The Christian herald

1815
...straight rule to their u'.vf. crooked Will ; And with a clear and ihining lamp supplied, First ii.it it out, then take it for a guide. Halting on crutches of unequal sue, One leg by truth supported, one by líes ; They siddle to the goal with auknatd pace, . • ....
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The Portico, Volume 3

1817
...Errour:" "Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill; Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will; And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First put it out, then take it for a guide." The same defect in the poem entitled "Truth," often occurs: "Yon cottager, who weaves at her own door,...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1817
...wind. Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill ; Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will ; And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First...guide. Halting on crutches of unequal size, One leg hy truth supported, one hy lies ; They sidle to the goal with awkward pace, Secure of nothing— hut...
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Poems,

William Cowper - English poetry - 1817
...wind. Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill ; Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will Ami with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First put it out, then lake it for a guide. Halting on crutches of unequal size, One leg hy truth supported, one hy lies ;...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1818
...men go wrong with an ingenious skill ; Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will ; And u it ha clear and shining lamp supplied, First put it out,...— but to lose the race. Faults in the life breed errours in the brain, And these reciprocally those again. The mind and conduct mutually imprint And...
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Table Talk, and Other Poems

William Cowper - Poetry - 1818 - 179 pages
...wind. Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill ; Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will ; And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First put it out, then take it for a guide. I Halting on crutches of unequal size, }One leg by truth supported, one by lies ; They sidle to the...
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Reciprocal Duties of Parents and Children

Mrs. Taylor (Ann Martin) - Families - 1818 - 176 pages
...to persuade themselves that they disbelieve Christianity : this is a common process, for •' Ills in the life breed errors in the brain, And these, reciprocally, those again." But whatever be the kind or degree of their aversion to religion, whenever they shall return and seek...
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Reciprocal duties of parents and children

Ann Taylor - Child rearing - 1818 - 176 pages
...endeavour to persuade themselves that they disbelieve Christianity : this is a common process, for " Ills in the life breed errors in the brain. And these, reciprocally, those again." But whatever be the kind or degree of their aversion to religion, whenever they shall return and seek...
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