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" Thought cannot spend itself, comparing still The great and little of thy lot, thy growth From almost nullity into a state Of matchless grandeur, and declension thence, Slow, into such magnificent decay. Time was, when, settling on thy leaf, a fly Could... "
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tekijä(t) William Cowper - 1818 - 299 sivua
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

1805
...become (Unless verse rescue thee awhile) a thing forgotten, as the foliage of thy youth !' r. 41 1 . ' Time was, when settling on thy leaf, a fly Could shake...root — and time has been When tempests could not." r. 413. We must now complete our copied sketch. ' Purity and tenderness of sentiment,' ' religious...

The Life, and Posthumous Writings, of William Cowper, Esqr: With an ..., Nide 4

William Hayley - 1806
...to the cause Of their best tone their dissolution owe. Thought cannot spend itself, comparing still The great and little of thy lot, thy growth From almost...settling on thy leaf, a fly Could shake thee to the root—and time has been When tempests could not. At thy firmest age Thou hadst within thy bole solid...

The Port Folio, Niteet 5–6

1808
...the cause Of their best tone, their dissolution owe. Thought cannot tpend itself, com paringst'ill, The great and little of thy lot, thy growth From almost...thy leaf, a fly Could shake thee to the root, and twice ha"; been When tempests could not. At thy firmest, age Thou hadst within thy bole solid contents,...

The Port Folio

1808
...best tone, their dissolution owe. Thought cannot spend itself, com paringstill, The great and iittle of thy lot, thy growth From almost nullity, into a...thy leaf, a fly Could shake thee to the root, and twice has been When tempests could not. At thy firmest age Thou hadst within thy bole solid contents,...

Poems, by William Cowper, in Two Volumes

William Cowper - 1815 - 810 sivua
...impulse, to the cause Of their best tone their dissolution owe. .• iif* From almost nullity into a slate Of matchless grandeur, and declension thence, ' Slow,...has been When tempests could not. At thy firmest age Tliou hadst within thy bole solid contents, That might have ribb'd the sides and plank' d the deck...

The history of Northampton and its vicinity; brought down to the present time

1815
...numerous flock That graz'd it, stood beneath that ample cope Uncrouded, yet safe shthered from the storm. Time was, when sett'ling on thy leaf, a fly Could shake thee to the root, and time has beeu When tempests could not. At thy firmest age Thon badst within thy bole solid content!, That mighthave...

A catalogue of old books, with specimens now on sale

John Cole (bookseller.) - 1817
...numeflock That graz'd it, stood beneath that ample cope Uncrouded, yet safe sheltered from the storm. Time was, when settling on thy leaf, a fly Could shake...root, and time has been When tempests could not." Coloured, 10s. 25 Port, of Mr. Abbott, as Colonel Mannering, Guy Mannering, 3d. 26 Miss Bolton, now...

The minor poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1818
...to the cause Of their best tone their dissolution owe. Thought cannot spend itself, comparing still The great and little of thy lot, thy growth From almost...settling on thy leaf, a fly Could shake thee to the root—and time has been 'When tempests could not. At thy firmest age Thou hadst within thy bole solid...

The Northern star, or, Yorkshire magazine, Nide 2

Arthur Jewitt - 1818
...THE ACORN:— AN APOLOGUE. wast а bauble once;— a «up and ball, Wïiieli babes might play with : Time was when, settling on thy leaf, a fly Could shake...root ;—and time has been, When tempests could not." COWPER'S Yardley Oak. A HIGH wind shook the last acorn from an old Oak. In the following night, the...

Whitehead, 1785, to Anstey, 1805

Thomas Campbell - 1819
...to the cause Of their best tone their dissolution owe. Thought cannot spend itself, comparing still The great and little of thy lot, thy growth From almost...been When tempests could not. At thy firmest age Thou had: t within thy bole solid contents That might have ribb'd the sides and plank'd the deck Of some...




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