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" ... as harmony itself exact, In verse well disciplined, complete, compact, Gave virtue and morality a grace, That, quite eclipsing pleasure's painted face, Levied a tax of wonder and applause, Even on the fools that trampled on their laws. But he (his... "
Poems - Page 26
by William Cowper - 1805
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1782 - 359 pages
...of wonder and applaufe, Ev'n on the fools that trampl'd on their laws. But he (his mufical fineflfe was fuch, So nice his ear, fo delicate his touch) Made poetry a mere mechanic art, And ev'ry warbler has his tune by heart. Nature imparting her fatyric gift, Her ferious mirth, to Arbuthnot...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1786
...of wonder and applaufe, Ev'n on the fools that trampl'd on their laws. But he (his mufical ftnefle was fuch, So nice his ear, fo delicate his touch) Made poetry a mere mechanic art, And ev'ry warbler has his tune by heart. Nature imparting her fatyric gift, Her ferious mirth, to Arbuthnot...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1787
...of wonder and applaufe, Ev'n on the fools .that trampl'd on their laws. But he (his mufical finefle was fuch, So nice his ear, fo delicate his touch) Made poetry a mere mechanic art, And fv'ry warbler has his tune by heart. Nature imparting her fatyric gift, Her ferious mirth, to Arbuthnot...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1788
...tax of wonder and applaule, Ev'n on the fools that trampPd on their laws. But he (his mufical finefie was fuch, So nice his ear, fo delicate his touch) Made poetry a mere mechanic art, And ev'ry warbler has his tune by heart. Nature imparting her fatyric gift, Her ferious mirth, to Arbuthnot...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1790 - 298 pages
...wonder and applaufe, Ev'n on the the fools that trampl'd on their laws. But he (his mufical finefle was fuch, So nice his ear, fo delicate his touch)...warbler has his tune by heart. Nature imparting her fatyric gift, Her ferious mirth, to Arbuthnot and Swift, With droll fobriety they rais'da fmile At...
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Poems: By William Cowper, of the Inner Temple Esq. In Two Volumes ...

William Cowper - 1793 - 359 pages
...of wonder and applaufe, Ev'n on the fools that trampled on their laws. But he (his mufical finefie was fuch, So nice his ear, fo delicate his touch) Made poetry a mere mechanic art ; And ev'ry warbler has his tune by heart. Nature imparting her fatiric gift, Her ferious mirth, to Arbuthnot...
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Poems,

William Cowper - 1798
...finefle was fuch, So nice his ear, fo delicate his touch) Made poetry a mere mechanic art ; And ev'ry warbler has his tune by heart. Nature imparting her...mirth, to Arbuthnot and Swift, With droll fobriety they rais'da fmile At folly's coft, themfelves unmov'd the while. That conftellation fet, the world in vain...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1800
...finefie was fuch, So nice his ear, fo delicate his touch) Made poetry a mere mechanic art ; And ev'ry warbler has his tune by .heart. Nature imparting her...mirth, to Arbuthnot and Swift, With droll fobriety they rais'da fmile At folly's coft, themfelves unmov'd the while. That conftellation fet, the world in vain...
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The Monthly Magazine, Volume 16

1803
...of wonder r.nd applaufe E'en on the tools that trampled on their laws. But he, (his mufical fincfi'c was fuch, So nice his ear, fo delicate his touch)...mechanic art, And every warbler has his tune by heart. TABLE-TALK. Altho* this palfage (hews that Cowper c>\:\AiK;lure the Imoothnefsand high polifti ot Pope,...
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The Life and Posthumous Writings of William Cowper: With an ..., Volume 2

William Hayley - 1803
...of wonder and applaufe, E'en on the fools that trampled on their laws j. But he (his mufical finefle was fuch, So nice his ear, fo delicate his touch)...mechanic art, And every warbler has his tune by heart. Cowper conceived, that Pope, by adhering too clofely to the ufe of pure Iambic feet in his verfe, deprived...
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