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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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Poems

William Cowper - 1850 - 514 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 weeds without it. All constraint, Except wb;it wisdom lays on evil men, Is evil : hurts the faculties, impedes Their progress in the road of...
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Cyclopedia of English Literature: a Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1851
...attachment to the throne, Not to the man who fills it as he ought. Tis liberty alone that gives the flower ein of tenderness and moral sentiment runs through...have the following true and touching exclamation : blind) The eyesight of discovery, and begets In those that suffer it a sordid mind, Bestial, a meagre...
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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1851 - 537 pages
...Manichean god : Adored through fear, strong only to destroy. 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower ,this only way is it possible for me, so fur as...U Q"D 1851 Lippincott, Grambo & co"# Winds The eyesight of Discovery ; and begets, In those that suffer it, a sordid mind, Bestial, a meagre...
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The Works of William Cowper: His Life, Letters, and Poems. Now First ...

William Cowper - 1851 - 749 pages
...will sing at liberty's dear feet, In Afric's torrid clime, or India's fiercest heat. TabU Talk. Tig liberty alone, that gives the flow'r Of fleeting life...lustre and perfume ; And we are weeds without it. Tatk, book v. His depressive malady, and the source of its cure: I was a stricken deer, that left the...
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The Christian Library: Comrising the Following Standard Works in Religious ...

1851 - 572 pages
...his most masterly production, the Task, he thus sings " 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume; And we are weeds without it. AH constraint Except what wisdom lays on evil men, Is evil : hurts the faculties, impedes Their progress...
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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1851 - 537 pages
...god: A iwej through fear, strong only to destroy. Tis Kberty alone that gives the flower r'f flit-ting life its lustre and perfume; And we are weeds without it. All constramt, Etefit what wisdom lays, on evil men, "il: hurts the faculties, impedes Their prioress...
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A Laconic Manual and Brief Remarker: Containing Over a Thousand Subjects ...

Charles Simmons - 1852 - 552 pages
...nature gay, Giv*st beauty to the sun, and pleasure to the day. 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume ; And we are weeds without it. In a free country, there is much complaint, with little suffering ; in a despotism, there is much suffering,...
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Poems, by William Cowper, Esq: Together with His Posthumous Poetry, and a ...

William Cowper - 1853 - 785 pages
...prerogative can please) As dreadful as the Manichean god, Ador'd through fear, strong only to destroy. 446 'Tis liberty alone, that gives the flow'r Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume ; And wo are weeds without it. All constraint, Except what wisdom lays on evil men, Is evil : hurts the faculties,...
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POEMS, BY WILLIAM COWPER, ESQ

JOHN JOHNSON - 1854
...prerogative can please) As dreadful as the Manichean god, Ador'd through fear, strong only to destroy. 445 Tis liberty alone, that gives the flow'r Of fleeting...on evil men, Is evil: hurts the faculties, impedes - 450 Their progress in the road of science ; blinds Tho eyesight of Discovery ; and begets, In those...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1854
...Manicheau 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 450 Thee therefore still, blameworthy as thou art, 456 With all thy loss of empire, and though squeezed...
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