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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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Cowper. The didactic poems of 1782, with selections from the minor ..., Volume 1

William Cowper - 1874
...wind. 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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Didactic poems; Select minor poems

William Cowper - English poetry - 1874
...wind. 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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Cowper: The didactic poems of 1782 with selections from the minor pieces, A ...

William Cowper - 1874
...555 (jThus 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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Sister Cora, by the author of 'Carry Morgan'.

P E. S - 1876
...PROTESTANT. ' 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.' JOKA awoke, to start up with a frightened scream, for two men stood opposite her couch, gazing earnestly...
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Scylla and Charybdis, or, Lilian Lane

Sophia Matilda Holworthy - 1876
...— ROM. i. 18. "The time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine." — 2 TIM. iv. 3. " Faults in the life breed errors in the brain, And these, reciprocally, those again." " Holding the mystery of the faith, and a pure conscience." — i TIM. iii. g. " It is frequently observed,...
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Report, Volume 22

Education - 1876
...thought, and frame the heavenly dream." 8. Parse all the words in the last line of the following : "Errors in the life breed errors in the brain, And these reciprocally those again." 9. What is the difference in meaning and use between " lay" and "lie" (to recline) ? "set "and "sit"?...
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A Dictionary of Poetical Illustrations: Specially Selected with View to the ...

Robert Aitkin Bertram - English language - 1877 - 748 pages
...wind. Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill, Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will ; H — Cmuper. 1074. ERROR. Progress of PLEASURE admitted in undue degree Enslaves the will, — nor leaves...
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The Supernatural in Nature: A Verification by Free Use of Science

Joseph William Reynolds - Religion and science - 1878 - 484 pages
...fast. For 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." — Camper. Not so the coming man, " the Milton and Helmholtz rolled into one ; " realising religious...
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The Supernatural in Nature: A Verification by Free Use of Science

Joseph William Reynolds - Religion and science - 1878 - 484 pages
...fast. For 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." — Cmopcr. Not so the coming man, "the Milton and Helmholtz rolled into one;" realising religious...
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For Our Boys: A Collection of Original Literary Offerings by Popular Writers ...

Ambrose P. Dietz - American literature - 1879 - 424 pages
..." Some men go wrong with an ingenious skill; Bend the strict rule to their own crooked will; While with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First put it out, then take it for a guide." Common sense may be styled the balance-wheel of the mind, keeping it in proper working order. It is...
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