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" Where rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more ! My ear is pained, My soul is sick with every day's report Of wrong and outrage with which earth is filled. There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart,... "
Poems - Page 37
by William Cowper - 1821
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Burford Cottage, and Its Robin-red-breast

Edward Augustus Kendall - Birds - 1835 - 476 pages
...a land of blood. It is here, in the most especial manner, that we might be tempted to cry out — ' There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart, It does not feel for man !' What may have been the case with all the world in former ages ; what may have been the case with...
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Burford cottage, and its robin-red-breast, by the author of Keepr's travels

Edward Augustus Kendall - 1835
...blood. It is here, in the most especial manner, that we might be tempted to cry out — ' There i» no flesh in man's obdurate heart, It does not feel for man !' What may have been the case with all the world in former ages ; what may have been the case with...
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The Task: In Six Books

William Cowper - English poetry - 1836 - 172 pages
...is pain'd, My soul is sick with ev'ry days report Of wrong and outrage with which earth is fill'd. There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart; It does...feel for man ; the natural bond Of brotherhood is sever'd as the flax, That falls asunder at the touch of tire. He finds his fellow guilty of a skin...
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Prophecy & Religion: Studies in the Life of Jeremiah

John Skinner - Bible - 1922 - 360 pages
...rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more! My ear is pained, My soul is sick, with every day's report Of wrong and outrage with which earth is filled. 6 Behold I will smelt them and try them; For how can I look on my people1 ? 7 Their tongue is a deadly...
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Studies in Idealism

Hugh I'Anson Fausset - English poetry - 1923 - 278 pages
...rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war Might never reach me more ! My ear is pained My soul is sick with every day's report Of wrong and outrage with which earth is filled. That was the spirit of The Task, the spirit of return to some calm reality from the noise of men's...
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Patriotism is Not Enough

John Haynes Holmes - Patriotism - 1925 - 209 pages
...describes as "the brotherhood of the free spirits of the world." NEW YORK December, 1924. JHH ". . . the natural bond Of brotherhood is severed as the flax That falls asunder at the touch of fire. Lands intersected by a narrow frith Abhor each other. Mountains interposed Make enemies of nations...
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Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, Volumes 81-82

Languages, Modern - 1888
...dem Lande. Cowper beklagt den schlimmen Zustand der Welt, und besonders Englands. My ear is paiiied, My soul is sick with every day's report Of wrong and outrage with which earth is filled. (II, n.) In früheren Zeiten herrschten Tugend und Ehrlichkeit unter den Menschen, aber jetzt sind...
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The Christian Review, Volume 6

Baptists - 1841
...full of refreshing and hope, when we mourn over the ruins of the fall; when the heart sickens at the " every day's report Of wrong and outrage with which earth is filled;" when the plaint of suffering humanity in remotest nations thrills our sensibilities; when the moral...
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The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah, Chapters 1-25

Ernest W. Nicholson, Oriel Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture Ernest W Nicholson - Religion - 1973 - 221 pages
...rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more ! My ear is pained, My soul is sick, with every day's report Of wrong and outrage with which earth is filled. 2. a shelter by the wayside: a caravanserai. shelter was all such a place afforded. It was otherwise...
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Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South

Pauline E. Hopkins, Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 402 pages
...doing, if we cannot have amity we can have peace." CHAPTER XIV. LUKE SAWYER SPEAKS TO THE LEAGUE. Mv ear is pained, My soul is sick with every day's report...There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart; It does not'feel for man: the natural bond Of brotherhood is severed as the flax That falls asunder at the...
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