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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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Poems

William Cowper - 1824
...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...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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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author of The ...

British poets - 1824
...and praise. THE WOODMAN. Forth goes the woodman , leaving unconcera'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. Cowpefs Task, b. 5. WORLD. The world's a lab'rinth, where unguided men Walk up and down to find their...
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Poems of William Cowper, Esq

William Cowper - English poetry - 1824 - 427 pages
...own unbalanc'd 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 taskv Shaggy, end lean, and shrewd, with pointed ears. And tail cropp'd short, half lurcher and half...
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Poems. With an introductory essay by J. Montgomery

William Cowper - 1826
...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...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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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1826
...own unbalanc'd weight. 40 Forth goes the woodman, leaving unconcern'd 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 cropp'd short, half lurcher and half cur — His dog attends him. Close behind his heel...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1826
...own unbalanc'd weight. 40 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 45 And tail cropp'd short, half lurcher and half cur — His dog attends him. Close behind his heel...
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A sister's gift; conversations on sacred subjects [by A. Manning].

Anne Manning - 1826
...and his dog, that put me in mind of Cowper's " 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." HARRIETTE. I wish I had been with you! ANNE. You know, my dear Harriette, it would have been imprudent...
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The Poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1828 - 427 pages
...own unbalanc'd weight. Forth goes the woodman, leaving unconcera'd The cheerful haunts of man ; to wield the axe, And drive the wedge, in yonder forest drear, From morn to eve his solitary taskv Shaggy, and lean, and shrewd, with pointed ears. And tail cropp'd short, half lurcher and half...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Part 1, Volume 13

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...to take advantage of their simplicity and credulity, and leave them in the lurch at last. Arbuthnot. Shaggy, and lean, and shrewd, with pointed ears And tail cropped short, half lurcher ana half cur, His dog attends him. Cowper. There was no light in heaven but a few stars, The boats...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1830
...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 lurcher and half cur, His dog attends him. Close behind his heel Now creeps he...
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