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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 Works of William Cowper: Comprising His Poems, Correspondence ..., Volume 6

William Cowper, Robert Southey - 1854
...Manichean God, Adored through fear, strong only to destroy. 445 "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 Their progress in the road of science ; blinds The eyesight of discovery, and begets In those that...
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The poetical works of William Cowper, with life ..., Page 100, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1854
...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 450 Thee therefore still, blameworthy as thou art, 456 With all thy loss of empire, and though squeezed...
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A Compendium of English Literature, Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1854 - 776 pages
...men sutler it, their toy, the world. 7'iut, V. IS). LIBERTY. Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume; And we are weeds without it. All constraint, Kxcept what wisdom lays on evil men, Is evil ; hurts the faculties, impedes Their progress in the road...
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Our native land, or, Scenes and sketches from British history, by the author ...

British history - 1855
...XXXIV. THE ERA OF CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY. AD 16881702. Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume ; And we are...All constraint, Except what wisdom lays on evil men, Js evil ; hurts the faculties, impedes Their progress in the road of science ; blinds The eyesight...
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Poems, Volumes 1-3

William Cowper - 1855
...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...lustre and perfume ; And we are weeds without it. AH constraint, Except what wisdom lays on evil men, Is evil : hurts the faculties, impedes 450 Their...
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A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - 1855 - 570 pages
...seorn of danger, and united hearts, The surest presage of the good they seek. owpr's Task. 'T is liberty alone that gives the flow'r Of fleeting life...its lustre and perfume, And we are weeds without it. Cowper's Task. The widow'd Indian, when her lord expires, Mounts the dread pile, and braves the funeral...
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The African Repository, Volume 31

1855
...that he possesses a soul that he is a man. Yes ; for " Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume ; And we are weeds without it." He now has liberty no longer a "weed." His social and political condition has undergone a wonderful...
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Addresses and Lectures on Public Men and Public Affairs Delivered in ...

Clement Moore Butler - 1856 - 314 pages
...that it may be the most truly and emphatically declared : " Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume, And we are...evil ; hurts the faculties ; impedes Their progress iu a road of science, Blinds tho eyesight of discovery, and begets In those who suffer it a sordid...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper Esq. and Memoir of the Author

G. Standfast - 1856
...through fear, strong only to destroy. 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flow'r Of fleeting life it's lustre and perfume ; And we are weeds without it....evil: hurts the faculties, impedes Their progress iri the road of science ; blinds The eyesight of Discovery; and begets, In those that suffer it, a...
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The Task, Table Talk, and Other Poems: With Critical Observations of Various ...

William Cowper - 1856 - 435 pages
...destroy. 445 LIBERTY, THE CHIEF RECOMMENDATION OF BRITAIN. 'Tis liberty alone, that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume ; And we are weeds without it. All constraint, 444. Manichean god: The Manicheans were an heretical sect of the third century, who held the doctrine...
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