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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 Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1899 - 649 pages
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Translation from Madame de La Mothe-Guion. The task. Tirocinium. John Gilpin ...

William Cowper - 1836
...prerogative can please,) As dreadful as the Manichean God, Adored through fear, strong only to destroy. 445 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting...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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Yaradee: a Plea for Africa: In Familiar Conversations on the Subject of ...

Frederick Freeman - 1836 - 360 pages
...Freedom alone will not elevate the blacks. CONVERSATION XVII. " "Pis 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 Their progress in the road of science ; blinds The eye-sight of discovery...
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The Task: In Six Books

William Cowper - 1836 - 172 pages
...Manicftean god, Ador'd through fear, strong only to destroy. '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, )s evil! hurts the faculties, impedes Their progtess in the road of science ; blinds The eyesight of...
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The Violet

1840
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Life and works of William Cowper, Volume 5

William Cowper - 1835
...Afric's torrid clime, or India's fiercest heat. Table Talk. 'Tis liberty alone, that gives the flow'r Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume ; And we are weeds without it. Task, book v. His depressive malady and the source of its cure : I was a stricken deer, that left the...
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Poems ... To which is prefixed a memoir of the author, by John M'Diarmid ...

William Cowper - 1837 - 514 pages
...Manichean god Ador'd through fear, strong only to destroy. "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 Their progress in the road of science ; blind* The eyesight of Discovery...
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A Plea for Africa: Being Familiar Conversations on the Subject of Slavery ...

Frederick Freeman - 1837 - 359 pages
...to exert a mighty influence for good." ' CONVERSATION XVII. "Tit 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 Their progress in the road of science ; blinds The eye-sight of discovery...
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The Works of Thomas M'Loughlin

Thomas McLoughlin - 1837 - 192 pages
...the fancy of thought, A sacred impression to leave. THE WOULD-BE FREEMAN. "fis Liberty alone can give the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume, And we are weeds without it. COWPBR. Consider freemen, at this present hour, The strength of justice in the hand of power; View...
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The New sporting magazine, Volume 13

1837
...reminded by seeing the tree of liberty planted in a village, by the way side. I'lie poet tells us, " "Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume;" still " the tree hath lost its blossoms," as Byron says of it, in my eyes, when poverty and wretchedness...
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