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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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The National Preacher, Volumes 11-12

Religion - 1837
...not written with the same professed design, take the surest method of accomplishing it. For " Errors in the life, breed errors in the brain, And these reciprocally those again." Some of these are the grossest vehicles of impurity. Others, like the sheet let down before the scrupulous...
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The American National Preacher, Volumes 12-14

Religion - 1838
...not written with the same professed design, take the surest method of accomplishing it. For " Errors in the life, breed errors in the brain, And these reciprocally those again." Some of these are the grossest vehicles of impurity. Others, like the sheet let down before the scrupulous...
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The poetical works of William Cowper, ed. by H.F. Cary

William Cowper - 1839
...wind. Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill, Bead the straight rule to their own erooked will, And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First put it out, then take it for a guide. Halting on erutehes of unequal size, One leg by truth supported, one by lies, They sidle to the goal with awkward...
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Literary and Theological Review, Volume 6

Leonard Woods, Charles D. Pigeon - Theology - 1839
...were of a kindred nature, and when they came in contact they united and mutually aided one another. " Faults in the life breed errors In the brain, And these reciprocally those again." Be it so that the new measures have come into Conn, and New England, comparatively, but little ; yet...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1841
...556 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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The Christian witness and church members' magazine [ed. by J ..., Volume 10

John Campbell
...heart we say, originally, for afterwards there is a mutual influence. Cowper has well said, " Errors in the life breed errors in the brain, And these reciprocally those again." Mr. Cassell ascribes Infidelity not to the heart — of which he appears to have a pretty good opinion...
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Emilia Wyndham, by the author of 'Two old men's tales'.

Anne Marsh- Caldwell - 1846
...XVI. 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. COWPER. We are now in Charlotte Street, Bedford Square. In a small house in that most gloomy part of...
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English Grammar: Style, Rhetoric, and Poetry ; to which are Added ...

Richard Hiley - English language - 1846 - 271 pages
...purity of its precepts. We naturally dislike that which is opposed to our practice, and thus, " Errors in the life breed errors in the brain, And these reciprocally those again." But when, on the contrary, we are guided by the principles of Christianity, we shall never act a double...
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The Churchman's companion

...bears." " 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." " Faults in the mind breed errors in the brain." " Pride may be pampered while the flesh grows lean."...
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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1851 - 537 pages
...wind. Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill; Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will; such loose the race. Faults in the life breed errors in the brain, And these reciprocally those again. The...
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