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" Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, And anxious mainly that the flock he feeds May feel it too; affectionate in look, ** And tender in address, as well becomes A messenger of grace to guilty men. "
Poems [ed. by J. Newton]. Illustr. with engr. from the designs of R. Westall - Page 56
by William Cowper - 1810
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The Task

William Cowper - 1817 - 188 pages
...not learn. Would I describe a preacher such as Paul, Were he on Earth, would hear, approve, and owu, Paul should himself direct me. I would trace His master-strokes,...sincere ; In doctrine uncorrupt ; in language plain, And plain in manner ; decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture ; much impress'd Himself, as conscious...
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Spirit of the English Magazines, Volume 2

1818
...establish their claim to the likene-o which Cowper draws of such a preacher as I had just heard. " I would express him simple, grave, sincere. In doctrine uncorrupt, in language plain, And plain in manner, decent, solemn, chaste And natural in gesture : murh impressed Himself,...
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Principles of Elocution: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and ...

Thomas Ewing - 1819 - 436 pages
...345 6. The Good Preacher and the Clerical Coxcomb. . WOULD I describe a preacher, such as Paul, "Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul...sincere ; In doctrine uncorrupt ; in language plain ; And plain in manner. Decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture. Much impress'd Himself, as conscious...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1819
...hands On 'culls, that cannot teach, and will not learn. Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul should himself direct me. I would trace 1 1 is master-strokes, and draw from his design. I would express him simple, grave, sincere ; In doctrine...
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Poems of William Cowper, Esq: With a New Memoir

William Cowper - 1869 - 288 pages
...preacher, suiii as Paul, (Vere he on Earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul should himself direet me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from...sincere ; In doctrine uncorrupt ; in language plain, And plain in manner ; decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture ; much impress'd Himself, as conscious...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1821
...careless hands On sculls, that cannot teach, and will not learn. Would I describe a teacher, such as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul...sincere ; In doctrine uncorrupt ; in language plain, And plain in manner ; decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture ; much impressed Himself, as conscious...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 9

John Aikin - 1821 - 807 pages
...hands On sculls, that cannot teach, and will not learn. Would I describe a preacher, such as Haul, Were he on Earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul...sincere; In doctrine uncorrupt; in language plain, And plain in manner ; decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture ; much impress'd Himself, as conscious...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 36

Ezekiel Sanford, Robert Walsh - 1822
...hands On skulls, that cannot teach, and will not learn. Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul, Were he on Earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul...sincere ; In doctrine uncorrupt : in language plain, And plain in manner ; decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture ; much impress'd Himself, as conscious...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 80

British poets - 1822
...careless hands On skulls that cannot teach, and will not learn. Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul, Were he on Earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul...sincere ; In doctrine uncorrupt; in language plain, And plain in manner; decent, solemn, chaste And natural in gesture ; much impress'd Himself, as conscious...
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Travels in New-England and New-York, Volume 4

Timothy Dwight - 1822
...preachers, in great numbers, are " simple, grave, sincere ; In doctrine uncorrupt; in language plain; And plain in manner. Decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture. Much impress'd Themselves, as conscious of their awful charge, And anxious mainly, that the flock they feed, May feel...
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