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" Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume ; And we are weeds without it. All constraint, Except what wisdom lays on evil men, Is evil ; hurts the faculties, impedes Their progress in the road of science ; blinds The... "
Sidney Roemlee: A Tale of New England - Page 254
by Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - 1827
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The American Farmer

John S. Skinner - 1824
...with a tender hand, And ;.ll tin- moral harmony of life." Whence even' >ii'lue flows, in rival strife, flower of fleeting life, its lustre and perfume, and we are weeds without them.'' In a word, let bachelors be assured that after all 'tis conjugal love and children, which ^ivc...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton ...

John Milton - 1824 - 131 pages
...destroy, ï liberty alone, that gives the flower Of fleeting Ufe Its lustre and perfume ; And we are weed* without it. All constraint, Except what wisdom lays on evil men, Is evu : hurts the faculties, impedes Their progress in the road of science; blinds Theeyesight of discovery;...
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The Task

William Cowper - 1825 - 220 pages
...prerogative can please) As dreadful as the Manichean god, Adored through fear, strong only to destroy. 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting...constraint, Except what wisdom lays on evil men, Is evil : hurts the faculties, impedes Their progress in the road of science ; blinds .i The eyesight of Discovery...
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The Historical Reader: Designed for the Use of Schools and Families, on a ...

John Lauris Blake - 1825 - 372 pages
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Elegant Extracts, Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages from the ..., Volume 3

1826
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1826
...Manichean god, Ador'd through fear, strong only to destroy. 445 'Tis liberty alone, that gives the flow'r Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume ; And we are...constraint, Except what wisdom lays on evil men, Is evil : hurts the faculties, impedes 450 Their progress in the road of science ; blinds The eyesight of Discovery...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1826
...Manichean god, Ador'd through fear, strong only to destroy. 445 'Tis liberty alone, that gives the flow'r Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume ; And we are...All constraint, Except what wisdom lays on evil men, IB evil : hurts the faculties, impedes 450 Their progress in the road of science ; blinds The eyesight...
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The Christian Library: The life of the Rev. John Wesley

1826
...masterly production, the Task, he thus sings ""fis liberty alone that gives the flower Of flveting life its lustre and perfume ; And we are weeds without...constraint Except what wisdom lays on evil men, Is evil : hurts the faculties, impedes Their progress in the road of science ; blinds The eyesight of discovery;...
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Some Account of the Life, Writings, and Speeches of William Pinkney

Henry Wheaton, William Pinkney - 1826 - 616 pages
...imbecility of human nature unassisted and oppressed. Well has Cowper said, " .' 'Tis liberty alone which gives the flower " ' Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume, ' ' And we are weed* without it.' * * . ' Again, it has been urged, ' that manumitted slaves will be, as...
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Sketches of Hayti: From the Expulsion of the French, to the Death of Christophe

William Woodis Harvey - 1827 - 416 pages
...free and prosperous and happy. If liberty is a treasure next in value to existence itself, if " 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life, its lustre and perfume," of that treasure are the Haytians in full and secure possession. At their head have been placed men...
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