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" How fleet is a glance of the mind ! Compared with the speed of its flight, The tempest itself lags behind, And the swift-winged arrows of light. When I think of my own native land In a moment I seem to be there; But alas! recollection at hand Soon hurries... "
Poems - Page 243
by William Cowper - 1805
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 49

1787
...Compar'd with the fpeed of its flight, The temped itfelf Ugs behind, And the fwift-inged arrow of lighf. When I think of my own native land, In a moment I ieem to be there, But, alas'. Recollection at hand Soon hurries me back to Defpiir. But the -fowl...
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Arminian Magazine for the Year ...

John Wesley
...friend I am never to fee. How fteet is a glance of the mind! Compared with the fpeed of its ftight, . The tempeft itfelf lags behind, , , ' And the fwift...feem to be there ; But alas! Recolleftion at hand -i. Soon hurries me back to defpair. ; . . But the fea-fowl is gone to her neft, The beaft is laid...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1782 - 359 pages
....... ' .' . \ Though a friend I am never to fee. 6. How fleet is a glance of the mind ! Compar'd with the fpeed of its flight, The tempeft itfelf lags...native land, In a moment I feem to be there ; But alas ! recollection at hand Soon hurries me back to defpair. 7But the fea fowl is gone to her neft, The...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1782 - 359 pages
....;..; / L. A Though a friend I am never to fee. (6. How fleet is a glance of the mind ! Compar'd with the fpeed of its flight, The tempeft itfelf lags...think of my own native land, In a moment I feem to be therej But alas! recolkdtion at hand Soon hurries me back to defpair. = 7But the fea fowl is gone to...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1786
...fee. 6. How fleet is a glance of the mind ! Compar'd with the fpeed of its flight, The tempeft itielf lags behind, And the fwift winged arrows of light....native land> In a moment I feem to be there ; But alas ! recollection at hand Soon hurries me back to defpair. 7But the fea fowl is gone to her neft, The...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1787
...friend, Though, a friend I am never to fee.. VI. llo-y fleet is a;"glance of the the mind \ Compaf'd with the fpeed of its flight, The tempeft itfelf lags...my own native land, In a moment I feem to be there i But alas 1 recollection at hand Soon hurries me Back to defpair. VII. But the fea fowl is gone to...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1788
...friend I am never to fee. X 2 VI. How i VI. How fleet is a glance of the mind ! Compar'd with the fpecd of its flight, The tempeft itfelf lags behind, And...native land,, In a moment I feem to be there ; But alas ! recollection at hand Soon hurries me back to defpair. VII. But the fea fowl is gone to her neft,...
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Annual Register, Volume 28

1788
...mind ! Compar'd with the fpeed of its flight, The tempcll ittblf lags behind, And the fwift-winged arrows of light. When I think of my own native land, In a moment I feem to be there ; But alas ! recollection at hand Soon hurries me back to deipair. VII. , But the fea-fowl is gone to herneft,...
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The County Magazine, Volume 1

1788
...mind! Coropar'd with the fpml of its flight, The temped itfelf lags behind, And the fwift-wing'd arrow of light. When I think, of my own native land, In a. moment I feeflu to be there, i-".\, alas! Recollection at hand Soon hurries me back to Uclpair. $ut the fca-fowl...
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Annual Register, Volume 28

Edmund Burke - 1788
...mind ! Compar'd with the fpeed of its flight. The tempeft itfeif lags behind, . And the fwift-winged arrows of light. When I think of my own native land, In a moment 1 feem to be there ; Eut alas ! recollenion at hand Soon hurries me back to defpair. VII. Bat the fea-fowl...
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