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" Wouldst softly speak and stroke my head and smile — Could those few pleasant days again appear, Might one wish bring them, would I wish them here? I would not trust my heart : the dear delight Seems so to be desired, perhaps I might. "
Poems - Page 293
by William Cowper - 1800
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Poems,

William Cowper - 1798
...them, would I -wifh them here? I would not truft my heart — the dear delight Seems fo to be defir'd, perhaps I might. — But no — what here we call our life is fuch, So little to be loved, and thou fo much, That I fherald ill requite thee to conftrain Thy unbound fpirit into bonds...
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Analytical Review: Or History of Literature, Domestic and Foreign ..., Volume 28

1799
...them, would I wifh them hei« ? I would not truft my heart — the dear delight Seems fo to be defir'd, perhaps I might. — But no— what here we call our life is fucb, So little to be loved, and thou fo much, That I mould ill requite thee to ccr.lf r..ia • ]...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1800
...them, would I wifh them here ? I would not truft my heart— the dear delight Seems fo to be defir'd, perhaps I might. — But no — what here we call our life is fuch, -So little to be loved, and thou fo much, .f1 That I fhould ill requite thee to conftrain Thy unbound fpirit into bonds...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1802 - 428 pages
...them, would I wifh them here ? I would not truft my heart — the dear delight Seems fo to be defired, perhaps I might.— But no— what here we call our life is I'uch, So little to be loved, and thou fo much, That I fhould ill requite thee to conftrain Thy unbound...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1803 - 363 pages
...them, would I wim them litre? I would not truft my heart — the dear delight Seems fo to be defir'd, perhaps I might.— But no — what here we call our...thou fo much, „ That I mould ill requite thee to conflrain Thy unbound fpirit into bonds again, Thou, as a gallant bark from Albion's coaft (The ftorms...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1805
...them, would I wifh them here ? I would not truft my heart — the dear delight Seems fo to be defired, perhaps I might, — • But no — what here we call our life is fuch, So little to be loved, and thou fo much, That I mould ill rcquiti thee to conftriin Thy unbound fpirit into bonds again....
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1805
...them, would I wifh them here ? I would not truft my heart — the dear delight Seems fo to be defired, perhaps I might.— But no — what here we call our life is fuch, So little to beloved, and thou fo much, That I fhould ill requite thee to conftrain Thy unbound fpirit into bonds...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1806
...them, would I wish them here? . I would not trust my heart— the dear delight Seems so to be desired, perhaps I might.— But no — what here we call our life is such, So little to be loved, and thou so much, That I should ill requite thee to constrain Thy unbound...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq, Volume 3

William Cowper - 1806
...would I wish them here ? I would not trust my heart — the dear delight '• Seems so to be desired, perhaps I might. — ! But no — what here we call our life is such, J So little to be loved, and thou so much, That I should ill requite thee to constrain Thy unbound...
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Specimens of the Later English Poets: With Preliminary Notices, Volume 3

Robert Southey - 1807
...them, would I wish them here ? I would not trust my heart — the dear delight Seems so to be desired, perhaps I might. — But no- — what here we call our life is such, So little to be loved, and thou so much* That I should ill requite thee to constrain . Thy unbound...
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