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" There was a time," he said, in mild, Heart-humbled tones, "thou blessed child! When, young and haply pure as thou, I looked and prayed like thee; but now — " He hung his head ; each nobler aim And hope and feeling, which had slept From boyhood's hour,... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 277
1817
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Chambers's readings in English poetry

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1865
...his life, Nor found one sunny resting-place, Nor brought him back one branch of grace 1 ' There was a time,' he said, in mild, Heart-humbled tones —...instant came Fresh o'er him, and he wept — he wept ! Blest tears of soul-felt penitence ! In whose benign, redeeming flow Is felt the first, the only...
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The British Poets, Volume 6

1865
...Heart-humbled tones — " thou blessed child ! " When, young and haply pure as thou, " I look'd and pray'd like thee — but now — " He hung his head — each...instant came Fresh o'er him, and he wept — he wept ! Blest tears of soul-felt penitence ! In whose benign, redeeming flow Is felt the first, the only...
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The advanced lesson book, by E.T. Stevens and C. Hole

Edward Thomas Stevens - 1866
...his life, Nor found one sunny resting-place, Nor brought him back one branch of grace ! ' There was a time,' he said in mild, Heart-humbled tones, ' thou...instant came Fresh o'er him, and he wept— he wept ! Blest tears of soul -felt penitence ! In whose benign redeeming flow Is felt the first — the only...
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Golden Leaves from the British Poets

John William Stanhope Hows - 1866 - 546 pages
...his life, Nor found one sunny resting-place, Nor brought him back one branch of grace, " There was a time," he said, in mild, Heart-humbled tones —...instant came Fresh o'er him, and he wept — he wept Blest tears of soul-felt penitence ! In whose benign, redeeming flow Is felt the first, the only sense...
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The Progressive English reading books, Volume 4

Nelson Thomas and sons, ltd - 1866
...brought him back one branch of grace ? — " There was a time," he said, in mild, He art -hum bled tones, " thou blessed child ! When young, and haply...instant came Fresh o'er him, and he wept — he wept ! And now! behold him kneeling there, By the child's side in humble prayer, While the same sunbeam...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1867 - 715 pages
...Eepcntanco. Death is deferred, and penitence has room To mitigate, if not reverse the doom. Dryden. He hnng his head— each nobler aim, And hope, and feeling,...instant came Fresh o'er him, and he wept — he wept ! Blest tears of soul-felt pemtence ! In whose benign, redeeming flow Is felt the first, the only sense...
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Choice Specimens of English Literature: Selected from the Chief English ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith - 1869 - 477 pages
...of grace! " There ivas a time," he said, in mild, Heart-humbled tones — " thou bless&l child! 23 When young and haply pure as thou, I looked and prayed...instant came Fresh o'er him, and he wept— he wept! Blest tears of soul-felt penitence ! In whose benign, redeeming flow Is felt the first, the only sense...
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Smaller specimens of English literature, with notes. Ed. by W. Smith

sir William Smith - 1869
...Heart-humbled tones — " thou blessed child ! When young and haply pure as thou, I look'd and pray'd like thee — but now " — He hung his head — each...instant came Fresh o'er him, and he wept — he wept ! Blest tears of soul-felt penitence ! In whose benign, redeeming flow Is felt the first, the only...
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Book of Elegant Poetical Extracts

John T. Watson - 1869 - 506 pages
...with miser-care; Time but the impression deeper makes, As streams their channels deeper wear ! BURNS He hung his head— each nobler aim, And hope, and...instant came Fresh o'er him, and he wept — he wept ! Blest tears of soul-felt penitence ! . In whose benign, redeeming flow \B felt the first, the only...
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English Literature of Nineteenth Century: On the Plan of the Author's ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1869 - 798 pages
...prouncl, sits Brosw-lopgod thiT'-uj" >n ; : n -ilLlll ill thi' »i]H'll lllilt Ui't, lie hung liis head — each nobler aim And hope and feeling, which...instant came Fresh o'er him, and he wept — he wept! Blest tears of soul-felt penitence ! In whose benign redeeming flow Is felt the first, the only sense...
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