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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 by William Cowper: To which is Prefixed a Memoir of the Author by John ...

William Cowper - 1837 - 514 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...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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General introduction to a course of lectures on English grammar and composition

Henry Rogers - English language - 1838 - 131 pages
...from Cowper's Task: — " 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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Select poetry for children: with notes, arranged by J. Payne

Joseph Payne - 1839
...THE WOODMAN AND HIS DOG. Forth goes the woodman, leaving unconcern'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 Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1839 - 516 pages
...its 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 eropp'd short, half lurcher and half cur, His dog attends him. Close behind his heel Now ereeps he...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1841
...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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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 17

Periodicals - 1841
...attention on a still, clear day, and tells him of the labours of one Who wields the axe, And drives the wedge in yonder forest drear From morn to eve his solitary tu.sk. The hedger, too, is busily engaged in repairing the fences of his employer. The field-work is...
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The Saturday Magazine ...

1842
...the work; therefore — Perth goes the woodman, leaving unconcerned The cheerful haunts of man : to wield the axe, And drive the wedge, in yonder forest...And tail cropped short, half lurcher and half cur, Ills dog attends him. Close behind his heel Now creeps he slow ; and now with many a frisk Wide-scampering,...
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... The Task, a Poem ...: For the Use of Schools and Academies

William Cowper - 1842 - 150 pages
...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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The Task: A Poem

William Cowper - English poetry - 1842 - 150 pages
...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 of William Cowper, Esq., with a New Memoir: Compiled from Johnson ...

William Cowper - 1846 - 284 pages
...own unbalanc'd weight. Forth goes the woodman, leaving uncoucern'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...
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