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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 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; And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First...truth supported, one by lies; They sidle to the goal is ith awkward pace, Secure of nothing—but to loose the race. Faults in the life breed errors in...
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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 erooked will; Aud 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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The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1851 - 659 pages
...attention first of all upon himself — that was inevitable. — DE QUINCEY. CS Note I. — a. Errors in the life breed errors in the brain, And these reciprocally those again. CS b. Some place the bliss in action, some in ease ; Those call it pleasure, and contentment these....
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Poems: With a Biographical and Critical Introduction, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1852 - 447 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...Faults in the life breed errors in the brain, And these reciprocal'y those again, The mind and conduct mutually imprint And stamp their image in each other's...
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The Bible and the people

1852
...obligations. " Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill, Bend the straight rule to t heir own crooked will And, with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First...pace, Secure of nothing — but to lose the race." Those who deny human responsibility should be consistent, and deny also that man is rational : for...
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Beatrice; Or, The Unknown Relatives

Catherine Sinclair - English fiction - 1853 - 384 pages
...XVm. " 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 fur their guide." Cowr-ER WHEN Beatrice thought over all that had been revealed respect, ing Allan,...
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Boanerges; neu, Hanes bywyd y parch. Morgan Howells

Evan Morgan (of Cardiff.) - 1853
...mawr." " 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...unequal size, One leg by truth supported, one by lies." Cyfrifid Mr. H. yn un o'r rhai uchel-galfinaidd, ond pa un ai uchel, goruehel, isel, neu ganolradd...
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Poems, by William Cowper, Esq: Together with His Posthumous Poetry, and a ...

William Cowper - 1853 - 785 pages
...every wind. 555 First put it out, then take it for a guide. Uniting on crutehes of unequal size, 560 One leg by truth supported, one by lies ; They sidle...goal with awkward pace, Secure of nothing — but to lcse the race. Faults in the life breed errours in the brain. And these reciprocally those again. 565...
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Poems

William Cowper, John Johnson - 1853
...ingenious skill ; Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will ; And with a. clear and shining ',<unp supplied, First put it out, then take it for a guide. Halting on crutches of unequal size. 560 One leg by truth supported, one by lies ; Tliuy sidle to the goal with awkward pace, Secure of...
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The poetical works of William Cowper, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1853
...Bend the ftraight rule to their own crooked will ; And with a clear and mining lamp fupplied, Firft put it out, then take it for a guide. Halting on crutches of unequal fize, One leg by truth fupported, one by lies ; They fidle to the goal with awkward pace, Secure of...
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