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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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Home, the School and the Church: Or, The Presbyterian Education ..., Volume 7

1857
...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...Except what WISDOM* lays on evil men, is evil — Hurts their faculties, impedes their progress lu the road to science, — and begets In those who suffer...
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Milton, Volume 2, Part 1

Mark Pattison - 1895 - 220 pages
..." Old Whig " to adopt the phrase made canonical by Burke. "Pis 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 la evil. The sentiment of these lines, which were familiar and dear to Cobden, is tempered by judicious...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

1895 - 715 pages
...scorn of danger and united hearts, The surest presage of the good they seek. Cotcper, Task. v. 374. "Tis liberty alone that gives the flow'r Of fleeting...its lustre and perfume, And we are weeds without it. Copper, Task, v. IW, LIBERTY— continual. Oh could I worship aught beneath the skies, That earth hath...
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The Task: With Tirocinium, and Selections from the Minor Poems, A.D. 1784-1799

William Cowper - 1896 - 283 pages
...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...
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Many Thoughts of Many Minds: A Treasury of Quotations from the Literature of ...

Louis Klopsch - 1896 - 304 pages
...life gave us liberty at the same time. — THOMAS JEFFERSON. 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life, its lustre and perfume ; And we are weeds without it. — CowPER. The love of liberty that is not a real principle of dutiful behavior to authority is as...
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

1896 - 1178 pages
...faculties with glorious joy. o. COWPER— The Task. Bk. VL 882. 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower 385. LUXURY. MAN. Such dainties to them, their health it might hurt: p. CovfPES—Thc Task. Bk. VL 446. Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. q. JOHN PHILPOT CURBAN...
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Two Thousand Sublime and Beautiful Thoughts: A Storehouse of Memorable ...

1897 - 320 pages
...one obey that of the place in which he lives. — Montaigne, 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life, its lustre and perfume ; And we are weeds without it. — Cow per. The man truly free only wishes what he is able to accomplish, and does what pleases him....
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The task, and minor poems [ed.] by E. Lee

William Cowper - 1900
...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...
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English Men of Letters: Milton, by Mark Pattison, 1900; Goldsmith, by ...

1900
...an " Old Whig " to adopt the phrase made canonical by Burke. 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. The sentiment of these lines, which were familiar and dear to Cobden, is tempered by judicious professions...
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How England Averted a Revolution of Force: A Survey of the Social Agitation ...

Benjamin Orange Flower - 1903 - 288 pages
...arguments that had preceded them : "'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its luster and perfume, And we are weeds without it. All constraint Except what wisdom lays on evil men Is evil." Cobden possessed the deep human sympathy of Whittier, of Phillips, and of Garrison, and was more sensitive...
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