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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 Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 1

William Cowper - Poetry - 1854 - 428 pages
...wind. Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill, 556 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 errors in the brain, And these, reciprocally,...
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POEMS, BY WILLIAM COWPER, ESQ

JOHN JOHNSON - 1854
...ends— But not the mischiefs ; they, still left behind, Like thistle seeds, are sown by every wind. 555 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 ; They sidle to the goal with awkward pace, Secure of nothing—but...
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Poems, Volumes 1-3

William Cowper - 1855
...'amp supplied, First put it out, then take it for a guide. " Halting on crutches of unequal size, 660 One leg by truth supported, one by lies ; They sidle...— but to lose the race. Faults in the life breed errours in the brain, And these reciprocally those again. 565 The mind and conduct mutually imprint...
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The National Magazine: Devoted to Literature, Art, and Religion, Volume 6

Abel Stevens, James Floy - 1855
...mysterious. " Tbus men go wrong with au ingenious skill, Bend the strict rule to their own crooked will, And, with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First put it out, then take it for a guide !" This general fault we find throughout the whole course of education — beginning with its first...
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English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms. With a ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1855 - 754 pages
...attention first of all upon himself — that was inevitable. — DE Q.UINCEY. 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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The Poetical Works of William Cowper Esq. and Memoir of the Author

G. Standfast - 1856
...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 errors in the brain, And these reciprocally...
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Life Studies: Or, How to Live. Illustrated in the Biographies of Bunyan ...

John Baillie - 1857 - 369 pages
...says : " 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." It is because Perthes has himself been driven upon truth by the inward necessities of an accusing conscience...
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The Monthly observer, and New Church record, Volumes 1-2

...Christian." 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. Thus, with some preachers, the Old Testament writiugs seem to bt' altogether superfluous ; and with...
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English Language in Its Elements and Forms: with a History of Its Origin and ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1858 - 381 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. C. 8. 6. Some place the bliss in action, some in ease; Those call it pleasure, and contentment these....
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St. Augustine

John Baillie - 1859
...them. " 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." Conscience once more startled him. " I had observed of other sceptics/' says he, " that, through enquiring...
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