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" The cheerful haunts of man, to wield the axe And drive the wedge in yonder forest drear, From morn to eve his solitary task. "
Poems, - Page 98
by William Cowper - 1817
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Selections from the Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1898 - 243 pages
...own unbalanced weight. 4 Forth goes the woodman, leaving unconcerned The cheerful haunts of man, to wield the axe And drive the wedge in yonder forest...task. Shaggy, and lean, and shrewd, with pointed ears 45 And tail cropped short, half lurcher and half cur, His dog attends him. Close behind his heel Now...
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Selections from the Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1898 - 243 pages
...forest drear, From morn to eve his solitary task. Shaggy, and lean, and shrewd, with pointed ears 45 And tail cropped short, half lurcher and half cur, His dog attends him. Close behind his heel Now creeps he slow ; and now with many a frisk Wide scampering, snatches up the drifted...
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A History of English Literature: By F.V.N. Painter

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - English literature - 1899 - 697 pages
...will be of interest: — " Forth goes the woodman, leaving unconcerned The cheerful haunts of man, to wield the axe And drive the wedge in yonder forest...half lurcher and half cur, His dog attends him. Close behind his heel Now creeps he slow ; and now, with many a frisk Wide-scampering, snatches up the drifted...
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A Cotswold Village; Or, Country Life and Pursuits in Gloucestershire

Joseph Arthur Gibbs - Cotswold Hills (England) - 1899 - 431 pages
...Peregrine when out shooting on the hill; he seemed to spring up from the ground like " Herne the Hunter"— "Shaggy and lean and shrewd. With pointed ears And...short, half lurcher and half cur, His dog attends him." The above lines of Cowper's exactly describe the keeper's Irish terrier ; the dog was almost as deep...
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Apis matina: Verses translated and original

Edward Mallet Young - English poetry - 1900 - 207 pages
...THE WOODMAN AND HIS DOG. Forth goes the woodman, leaving unconcerned The cheerful haunts of man, to wield the axe And drive the wedge in yonder forest...half lurcher and half cur, His dog attends him. Close behind his heel Now creeps he slow ; and now, with many a frisk Wide scampering, snatches up the drifted...
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Studies in English and American Literature

Goodloe Harper Bell - American literature - 1900 - 599 pages
...unbalanced weight. Forth goes the woodman, leaving unconcerned The cheerful haunts of man, to wield the ax And drive the wedge in yonder forest drear, From morn...lurcher, and half cur, His dog attends him. Close behind his heel Now creeps he slow ; and now with many a frisk Wide scampering, snatches up the drifted...
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English Men of Letters: Milton, by Mark Pattison, 1900; Goldsmith, by ...

1900
...own unbalanced weight. Forth goes the woodman, leaving unconcern'd The cheerful haunts of man ; to wield the axe And drive the wedge in yonder forest...Shaggy, and lean, and shrewd, with pointed ears And tail cropp'd short, half Iurcher and half our, His dog attends him. Close behind his heel Now creeps he...
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Studies in English and American Literature

Goodloe Harper Bell - American literature - 1900 - 599 pages
...The cheerful haunts of man, to wield the ax And drive the wedge in yonder forest drear, From rnorn to eve his solitary task. Shaggy, and lean, and shrewd,...lurcher, and half cur, His dog attends him. Close behind his heel Now creeps he slow ; and now with many a frisk Wide scampering, snatches up the drifted...
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The task, and minor poems [ed.] by E. Lee

William Cowper - 1900
...own unbalanced weight. 40 Forth goes the woodman, leaving unconcerned The cheerful haunts of man, to wield the axe And drive the wedge in yonder forest...task. Shaggy, and lean, and shrewd, with pointed ears 45 And tail cropped short, half lurcher and half cur, His dog attends him. Close behind his heel Wide...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 288

English periodicals - 1900
...unconcerned The cheerful haunts of man, to wield the axe. Shaggy, and lean, and shrewd, with pointed ear And tail cropped short, half lurcher and half cur, His dog attends him. Close behind his heel Now creeps he slow ; and now, with many a frisk Wide scampering, snatches at the drifted...
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