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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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Poems. With an introductory essay by J. Montgomery

William Cowper - 1826
...* * * Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill, Bemt the straight rule to their own crooked will ; And with a clear and shining lamp supplied. First...pace, Secure of nothing — but to lose the race." This is Hogarth himself in verse, attiring melani•holy truth in ludicrous fiction. A book of fables,...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1826
...555 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...for a guide. Halting on crutches of unequal size, 560 One leg by truth supported, one by lies ; They sidle to the goal with awkward pace, Secure of nothing...
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A Collection of Tracts on Several Subjects, Connected with the Civil and ...

John Lingard - Anti-Catholicism - 1826 - 479 pages
...hold, instead of accusing us of such as we reject : that we shall hear no more of these charges, which Halting on crutches of unequal size, One leg by truth supported, one by lies, Thus sidle to the gaol with awkward pace, Secure of nothing but to lose the raee. 102 REMARKS A LATE...
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The Poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1828 - 427 pages
...wind. Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill j Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will ; And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First...of nothing — but to lose the race. Faults in the lii'e breed errors in the brain, And these reciprocally those again. The mind and conduct mutually...
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Essays on the universal analogy between the natural and the spiritual worlds ...

Essays - 1828
...polluted mind, which corrupt the soil of the heart, and are also corrupted by it; as Cowper says : " Faults in the life, breed errors in the brain, And these reciprocally those again ; Each sire and dam of an infernal race, Begetting and conceiving all that's base." Viz. in the natural...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., Volume 6

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...extensively iu all their kinds; conceive of things orderly, от iu a proper method. Watts'* Loyick. Faults in the life breed errors in the brain : And...reciprocally those again. The mind and conduct mutually imjírint And stamp their image in each other's mint : Each, sire and darn, of an infernal race. Begetting...
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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1832 - 537 pages
...Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will; And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, FVst pot it out, then take it for a guide. Halting on crutches...unequal size, One leg by truth supported, one by lies; _ They sidle to the goal with awkward pace, Secure of nothing — but to loose the race. Faults in...
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The Works of William Cowper: Table talk. The task. Tirocinium; or, A review ...

William Cowper - 1835
...ev'ry wind iJJ* m? ?°wronS with a" ingenious skill, Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will, And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First...unequal size One leg by truth supported, one by lies, Ihey sidle to the goal with awkward pace, Secure of nothing —but to lose the race. Faults in the...
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Poems; to which is prefixed a memoir of the author by J. M'Diarmid

William Cowper - 1837
...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...— 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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The book of the young, an invitation to early Christian piety

Joseph Jones - 1837
..." Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill ; Bend the straight line to their own crooked will ; , And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First...pace, Secure of nothing but — to lose the race." Cowper. " It is an easy matter for a man to run hard for a Spirt, for a furlong, for a mile or two...
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