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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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William Cowper, sein naturgefühl und seine naturdichtung: Ein beitrag zur ...

Arthur Max Hantsche - Nature in literature - 1901 - 139 pages
...»Holzfällers« (woodman) : »Forth goes the woodman leaving unconcerned »The cheerful haunts of man, to wield the axe »And drive the wedge in yonder forest drear, »From morn to eve bis solitary task .... »Heedless of all his pranks the sturdy churl »Moves right toward the mark,...
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Praise of the Dog...

Dogs - 1902 - 232 pages
...*2y ^^ ^> (From The Task) "T^ORTH 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 lurcher and half cur, His dog attends him. Close behind his heel Now creeps he...
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Literature in the Century

Alban Bertram De Mille - Literature, Modern - 1902 - 548 pages
...will serve as an example : 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, With tail cropped short, half lurcher and half cur. His dog attends him. Close behind his heel Now...
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Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - Criticism - 1903 - 195 pages
...—PAUL. /^ i.~J/ tin \.' v ' Forth goes the woodman, leaving unconcerned The cheerful haunts of man, to wield the axe And drive the wedge in yonder forest...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 World's Best Poetry ...

John Vance Cheney, Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, Charles Francis Richardson, Francis Hovey Stoddard, John Raymond Howard - English poetry - 1904
...slow-paced swain's delay. Forth goes the woodman, leaving unconcerned The cheerful haunts of men, — 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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The Masters of English Literature

Stephen Lucius Gwynn - English literature - 1904 - 423 pages
...own unbalanced weight. Forth goes the woodman, leaving unconoern'd 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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The Masters of English Literature

Stephen Lucius Gwynn - English literature - 1904 - 423 pages
...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 drear, From morn to eve, his solitary task. 071 his Mother's Picture, and the never-to-be-overpraised sonnet and verses To Mary Unwin. Cowper must...
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Cowper, Volume 2, Part 3

Goldwin Smith - 1904 - 135 pages
...unconcern' d The cheerful haunts of man ; to wield the axe And drive the wedge in yonder forest drear, Prom morn to eve, his solitary task. Shaggy, and lean, and shrewd, with pointed ears And tail cropp'd short, half lurcher and half cur, His dog attends him. Close behind his heel Now creeps he...
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The Poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1905 - 741 pages
...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...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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The British classical authors: with biographical notices. On the basis of a ...

Ludwig Herrig - English literature - 1906 - 752 pages
...its own unbalanced weight Forth goes the woodman, leaving unconcerned The cheerful haunts of man, to wield the axe And drive the wedge in yonder forest drear, From morn to eve his solitary task. 45 Shaggy, and lean, and shrewd, with pointed ears And tail cropped short, half lurcher and half cur,...
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