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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, with a memoir of the author

William Cowper - 1847
...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 bebind his heel Xow creeps he...
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Margaret at home: by the author of 'A visit to Bury St. Edmund's'.

Margaret (fict.name.) - 1847
...wife in the sincere wish, that you will come and visit us at our happy home, before the Woodman's dog, 'shaggy, and lean, and shrewd, with pointed ears, and tail cropped short, half lurcher and half cur, wide scampering, snatches up the drifted snow with ivory teeth, or ploughs it with his snout, then...
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The gift book of English poetry

English poetry - 1848
...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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The Juvenile companion, and Sunday-school hive [afterw.] The ..., Volumes 25-26

1738
...attended by 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...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 Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper ...: Including the Copyright ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1849 - 672 pages
...5. 254 THE TASK. [BOOK v. 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 Now...
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The Poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1849 - 491 pages
...unconcerned The cheerful haunts of man ; to wield the axe, And drive the wedge in yonder forest drear, Frotn morn to eve his solitary task. Shaggy, and lean, and...ears. And tail cropped short, half lurcher and half cu His dog attends him. Close behind his heel Now creeps he slow: and, now with many a fri: Wide-scampering,...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1850 - 514 pages
...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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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1851 - 537 pages
...its own unbalanced weight. Forth goes the woodman, leaving unconcerned The cheerful haunts of man; to nt exceeding clear ; Howe'er ingenious on his darling...in philosophy may seem, Reduced to practice, liis behind his heel Now creeps he slow ; and now, with many a frisk Wide-scampering, snatches up the drifted...
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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1851 - 537 pages
...unbalanced weight. Forth goes the woodman, leaving unconcerned The cheerful haunts of man; to wield the aie, And drive the wedge, in yonder forest drear, From...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, snatehes up the drifted...
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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1851 - 537 pages
...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...and lean, and shrewd, with pointed ears, And tail eropped short, half lureher and half cur His dog attends him. Close behind his heel Now ereeps he slow...
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