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" Few know thy value, and few taste thy sweets; Though many boast thy favours, and affect To understand and choose thee for their own. "
Poems [ed. by J. Newton]. Illustr. with engr. from the designs of R. Westall - Page 96
by William Cowper - 1810
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Poems of Established Reputation: To Wit: 1st. The Art of Preserving Health

1802 - 288 pages
...unsought ? Tell me and I will tell thee what is truth. O, friendly to the best pursuits of man, 293 Friendly to thought, to virtue, and to peace, Domestic...taste thy sweets ; Though many boast thy favours, and affeS To understand and choose thee for their own. 295 But foolish man foregoes his proper bliss, Even...
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Picturesque excursions in Devonshire and Cornwall, Part 1

Thomas H. Williams - 1804 - 107 pages
...of worldly anxiety, and renovate the dormant affections. ' O ! friendly to the best pursuits of man, Friendly to thought, to virtue, and to peace, Domestic...pass'd ! Few know thy value, and few taste thy sweets." COWFER. The road immediately beyond Weston-mill presents, from its steepness, a very formidable ascent,...
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A Portraiture of Quakerism: Taken from a View of the Education and ..., Volume 2

Thomas Clarkson - 1806
...contemplation of a country life, speaks forcibly on this subject. " O friendly to the best pursuits of man, Friendly to thought, to virtue, and to peace, Domestic...his first progenitor, and quits, Though plac'd in Paridise, (for earth has still Some traces of her youthful beauty left,) Substantial happiness for...
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A Portraiture of Quakerism: Taken from a View of the Moral ..., Volume 2

Thomas Clarkson - 1806
...pursuits of man, Friendly to thought, to virtue, and to peace, Domestic life, in rural leisure passed ! Few know thy value, and few taste thy sweets, . Though...and affect To understand. -and choose thee for their ownBut foolish man forgoes his proper bliss, Ev'n as bis first progenitor, and quits, Though plac'd...
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A portraiture of Quakerism, Volume 2

Thomas Clarkson - 1806
...Contemplation of a Country Life, speaks forcibly on this subject : " O friendly to the best pursuits of man, Friendly to thought, to virtue, and to peace, Domestic life, in rural leisure passed ! Few know thy value, and-few taste thy sweets. Though many boast thy favours, and affect ....
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1806
...unsought ? Tell me and I will tell thee what is truth. O friendly to the best pursuits of man, Friendly to thought, to virtue, and to peace, Domestic life in rural leisure passed ! Few know thy value, and few taste thy sweets ; Though many boast thy favours, and affect To...
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A Portraiture of Quakerism,: Taken from a View of the Moral ..., Volume 2

Thomas Clarkson - 1807
...pursuits of man, Friendly to thought, to virtue, and to peace, Domestic life, in rural leisure passed ! Few know thy value, and few taste thy sweets, Though...understand and choose thee for their own. But foolish man forgoes his proper bliss, Ev'n as his first progenitor, and quits, Though plac'd in Paradise (for Earth...
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Solitude

Johann Georg Zimmermann - 1808 - 403 pages
...roofs of humble thatch, you are, in comparison, poor indeed. O, friendly to the best pursuits of man, Friendly to thought, to virtue, and to peace, Domestic...leisure pass'd! Few know thy value, and few taste tliy tweets, Though many boast thy f-ivours, and alert To understand and clioose thee for thy own....
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The Task: A Poem. In Six Books

William Cowper - 1810 - 193 pages
...unsought ? Tell me. ...and I will tell thee what is truth. O, friendly to the best pursuits of man, Friendly to thought, to virtue, and to peace, Domestic...value, and few taste thy sweets ; Though many boast thy favors, and affect To understand and choose thee for their own. But foolish man foregoes his proper...
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The Task: A Poem in Six Books

William Cowper - 1811 - 212 pages
...unsought? Tell me. ...and I will tell thee what is truth. O, friendly to the best pursuits of man, Friendly to thought, to virtue,, and to peace, Domestic...understand and choose thee for their own. But foolish man forgoes his proper bliss, Ev'n as his first progenitor, and quits, Though placed in paradise, (for...
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