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" God made the country, and man made the town. What wonder then that health and virtue, gifts That can alone make sweet the bitter draught That life holds out to all, should most abound And least be threatened in the fields and groves... "
Poems - Page 40
by William Cowper - 1788
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Poems

William Cowper - 1786
...rites Have dwindled into unrefpected forms, And knees and haflbcks are well-nigh divorced, God made the country, and man made the town, What wonder then,...make fweet the bitter draught That life holds out to al!, fhould moft abound And leaft be threatened in the fields and groves ? Pofiefs ye therefore, ye...
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The Task: A Poem. In Six Books. To which is Added, Tirocinium: Or, A Review ...

William Cowper - 1787 - 186 pages
...rites Have dwindled into unrefpe&ed forms, And knees and haflbcks are well-nigh divorced. God made the country, and man made the town. What wonder then,...fweet the bitter draught That life holds out to all, mould moft abound And leaft be threatened in the fields and groves ? Poflefs ye therefore, ye who borne...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1787
...rites Have dwindled into unefpe6ted forms, And knees and haflbcks are well-nigh divorced. God made the country, and man made the town ; What wonder then,...fweet the bitter draught That life holds out to all, mould moft abound And lead be threaten'd in the fields and groves ? Poffefs ye therefore," ye who borne...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1790 - 298 pages
...rites Have dwindled .into unrefpecled forms, And knees and haflbcks are well-nigh divorced* God made the country, and man made the town : What wonder then,...abound And leaft be threaten'd in the fields and groves ? Poflefs ye therefore, ye who borne about In chariots and fedans, know no fatigue But that of idlenefs,...
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Extracts, Elegant, Instructive, and Entertaining, in Poetry, Volume 1

Vicesimus Knox - 1791
...ritts Have dwindled into unrefpefled forms, And knees and halfocks are well nigh-divorc'd. God God made the country ,and man made the town What wonder then that health and virtue, gifts T hat can alone make fwcct the bitter draught That life holds out to all, mould mod abound, And lead...
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Poems: By William Cowper, of the Inner Temple Esq. In Two Volumes ...

William Cowper - 1793 - 359 pages
...cuftoms of her own, till fabbath rites D 4 Have dwindled into unrefpected forms, And knees and haffocs are well-nigh divorc'd. /God made the country, and...and virtue, gifts ' That can alone make fweet the bktef draught That life holds out to all, fhould moft abound And leaft be threaten'd in the fields...
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Poems: By William Cowper, ... In Two Volumes. ...

William Cowper - 1795
...cuftoms of her own, till fabbath rites D 4 Have dwindled into unrefpe&ed forms, And knees and hafibcs are well-nigh divorc'd. God made the country, and...fields and groves ? Pofiefs ye, therefore, ye, who, born about In chariots and fedans, know no fatigue But that of idlenefs, and tafte no fcenes But fuch...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1800
...cuftoms of her own, till fabbath rites Have dwindled into unrefpected forms, And knees and haffocs are well-nigh divorc'd. God made the country, and...abound And leaft be threaten'd in the fields and groves ? Poffefs ye, therefore, ye, who, born about In chariots and fedans, know no fatigue But that of idlenefs,...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1800
...cuftoms of her own, till fabbath rites Have dwindled into unrefpected forms, And knees and hallocks are well-nigh divorc'd* God made the country, and...fweet the bitter draught That life holds out to all, mould moft abound And leaft be threaten'd in the fields and groves.? Poflefs ye, therefore, ye, who,...
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Poems,

William Cowper - 1800 - 420 pages
...forms, f^ *n~~.~.v*f*f^~~n****"" " M" ^.ftdtarfees aricThassoct'are wetir*aigh divee&UU God made the country, and man made the town. What wonder then...that health and virtue, gifts That can alone make sweet the bitter draught That life holds out to all, should most abound And least be threaten'd in...
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