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" Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume, And we are weeds without it. "
The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion - Page 13
1801
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The Speaker's Garland: Comprising 100 Choice Selections ...

Phineas Garrett - 1905
...end. Age without cheerfulness is a Lapland without a sun. 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume; And we are weeds without it. Love what you ought to do, and you can easily do it ; oiled wheels run freely. Never speak unless you...
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The World's Best Poetry ...

John Vance Cheney, Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, Charles Francis Richardson, Francis Hovey Stoddard, John Raymond Howard - 1904
...inferior gift of Heaven. Palamon and Arcite, Bk. II. j. DKYDEN. 'T is liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume ; And we are weeds without it. The Task, Bk. V. w. COWPER. I must have liberty Withal, as large a charter as the wind, To blow on...
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Carrol's Conversion: A Story of Life

Helen Van-Anderson - 1904 - 342 pages
...unbelieving, and Harvey quoted his father more than ever. CHAPTER II. "Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume, And we are weeds without it." Gowper. night after Mary and Ada were sound asleep, Carrol stole out of the house and went straight...
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The Poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1905 - 741 pages
...Manichean God, Adored through fear, strong only to destroy. 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume, And we are...on evil men, Is evil ; hurts the faculties, impedes 459 Their progress in the road of science ; blinds The eyesight of discovery, and begets, In those...
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The Life of Richard Cobden

John Morley - 1906 - 985 pages
...he was never weary of quoting the lines about liberty : Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume, And we are...constraint Except what wisdom lays on evil men Is evil. It was this association of solid doctrine with genial en>'thusiasm and high ideals, that distinguished...
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The Good Lord Wharton: His Family, Life, and Bible Charity

Bryan Dale - 1906 - 208 pages
...Dissenters]. (Letter to von Spaen.) COMMITTAL TO THE TOWER, 1677. " 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume, And we are weeds without it." COWPER. When the Declaration of Indulgence was annulled, in consequence of the opposition of the...
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Great American Lawyers: The Lives and Influence of Judges and ..., Volume 2

William Draper Lewis - 1907
...nature unassisted and oppressed. Well has Cowper said, ' "Tis liberty alone which gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume, And we are weeds without it.' Charles Sumner characterized this speech as "of earnest, truthful eloquence better for his memory...
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Complete Works of Rev. Thomas Smyth, D. D.

Thomas Smyth - 1908
...of the one, it ought to do so with the other also.* " Tis liberty which gives the flower A fitting life its lustre and perfume, And we are weeds without it. All constraint. Except what wispont lays on evil men, is evil Hurts their faculties, impedes their progress In the road to...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets: Based Upon Bohn ...

Henry George Bohn - 1911 - 761 pages
...danger, and united hearts, The surest presage of the good they seek. 2674 Cowper : Task. Bk. v. Line 373 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flow'r Of fleeting...its lustre and perfume, And we are weeds without it. 2675 Cowper : Task. Bk. v. Line 445. Oh, could I worship aught beneath the skies, That earth has seen...
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The Handbook of Quotations

1913 - 250 pages
...Dryden: Palamon and Arcite. A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty la worth a whole eternity in bondage. 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flow'r Of fleeting...its lustre and perfume, And we are weeds without it. Cowper: Task. The wish, which ages have not yet subdued In man, to have no master save his mood....
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