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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 Magazine of History with Notes and Queries: Extra number, Volumes 19-20

1922
...which has been the beacon light of a tempest tossed world to point to the haven of rest and plenty. " Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life, its lustre and perfume." Freedom, sustained by Christian faith and influences, is the basis of the highest exploits of mind,...
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The London Quarterly Review, Volume 58

William Lonsdale Watkinson, William Theophilus Davison - 1882
...rock-work into men." And from the same gentle bard he was fond of quoting the fine lines on liberty : " Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting...constraint Except what wisdom lays on evil men Is evil." There was one point in which Cobden always considered himself as enjoying an important advantage as...
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Voices of Democracy: A Handbook for Speakers, Teachers, and Writers

1941 - 84 pages
...because few have had energy, courage, and virtue to deserve them.—Charles Joseph Bonaparte (1920). 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting...its lustre and perfume; And we are weeds without it. —William Cowper (1783). haughty license of some potent individual or some predominant faction.—...
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Bulletin

United States. Office of Education - 1941
...because few have had energy, courage, and virtue to deserve them. — Charles Joseph Bonaparte (1920). 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting...its lustre and perfume; And we are weeds without it. — William Cowpcr (1783). Liberty, such as deserves the name, is an honest, equitable, diffusive,...
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Democrat

1886
...hard the hand. For was he not his lord, and lord of all that land :" Mathilde Bliwl " 'Tie liberty that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume And we are weeds without it." — Coirper, CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTES ON CORRESPONDENCE. . A letter comes from Mrs. Josephine Butler...
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Bulletin, Issues 1-13

United States. Office of Education - 1942
...because few have had energy, courage, and virtue to deserve them. — Charles Joseph Bonaparte (1920). Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting...its lustre and perfume; And we are weeds without it. — William Cowper (1783). haughty license of some potent Individual or some predominant faction. —...
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Bibliography of Australia, Volume 1

John Alexander Ferguson - 1975 - 540 pages
...the Trial. | | Brutus, thou sleep'st - - | Shakespeare. | 'Tis Liberty alone that gives the Flow'r | Of fleeting life, its lustre and perfume; And we are weeds without it. - - Cowper. | - - | Edinburgh j Printed for and sold by Alexander Scott— Gazetteer office. 8vo. Pp....
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Preromanticism

Marshall Brown - 1991 - 500 pages
...of Cowper's experience. It divides bad societies from good: Tis liberty alone that gives the flow'r Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume; And we are weeds without it. (Task 5.446-48) It divides bad men from good: "But grace abus'd brings forth the foulest deeds, / As...
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John Clare by Himself

John Clare - 2002 - 364 pages
...she is obliged to take lies for her trumpeters — surely every man has the liberty to know himself Tis Liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting...its lustre and perfume And we are weeds without it. [N6, 23] Autumn hath commenced her short pauses of showers calms and storms and sunshine and shadow...
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North Carolina Slave Narratives: The Lives of Moses Roper, Lunsford Lane ...

William L. Andrews, David Alexander Davis - 2003 - 279 pages
...I can tell, is stated in page 13 [of the 1838 Philadelphia edition; see page 42 of this edition]. " 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower of fleeting...lustre and perfume; And we are weeds without it." "Slaves cannot breathe in England; If their lungs receive our air, that moment they are free; They...
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