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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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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - English poetry - 1864 - 378 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 cropp'd short, half lurcher and half cur, His dog attends him. Close behind his heel Now creeps he...
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Belgravia, a London magazine, conducted by M.E. Braddon, Volume 51

Belgravia - 1883 - 2 pages
...sheep through the busiest thoroughfares of London. For as a rule the shepherd's dog is a mongrel — ' shaggy and lean and shrewd, with pointed ears and tail cropped short, half lurcher and half cur ; ' but in Scotland, ' there still of genuine breed, the colley,' we meet with the beautiful beast,...
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Belgravia: A London Magazine, Volume 51

1883
...sheep through the busiest thoroughfares of London. For as a rule the shepherd's dog is a mongrel — ' shaggy and lean and shrewd, with pointed ears and tail cropped short, half lurcher and half cur ; ' but. in Scotland, ' there still of genuine breed, the colley,' we meet with the beautiful beast,...
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The Royal Gallery of Poetry and Art: An Illustrated Book of the Favorite ...

Nathan David Thompson - American poetry - 1886 - 19 pages
...own unbalanced weight. Forth goes the woodman, leaving unconcerned The cheerful haunts of men — to wield the axe And drive the wedge in yonder forest...task. Shaggy and lean and shrewd with pointed ears, Aud tail cropped short, half lurcher and half cur, His dog attends him. Close behind his heel Now creeps...
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The Poetical Works

William Cowper - 1889 - 536 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...And tail cropped short, half lurcher and half cur, H;s dog attends him. Close behind his heel Now creeps he slow ; and now with many a fribk Wide scampering,...
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The Task And Other Poems

William Cowper - 1891
...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...ears And tail cropped short, half lurcher and half cnr, His dog attends him. Close behind his heel Now creeps he slow, and now with many a frisk, Wide-scampering,...
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From Milton to Tennyson: Masterpieces of English Poetry

Louis Du Pont Syle - English poetry - 1894 - 306 pages
...own unbalanced 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 Now...
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Milton

Mark Pattison - 1895 - 220 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...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 Task: With Tirocinium, and Selections from the Minor Poems, A.D. 1784-1799

William Cowper - 1896 - 283 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 thousand and one gems of English poetry, selected and arranged by C. Mackay

Charles Mackay - 1897
...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. Shaggy, .nd lean, and shrewd, with pointed ears And tail cropped short, half lucher and half cur, His dog...
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