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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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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1841
...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 Thn eyesight of Discovery...
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The Methodist Quarterly Review

1853
...freedom, the world itself is advancing to its great destination of universal light and happiness. " 'T ia liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume." Freedom, especially when combined with the higher element of Christianity, ever hastens the development...
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Ancient History: History of the Persians

1842 - 123 pages
...they did in Greece and Rome. And why was it? Because the noble faculties of the mind were enslaved. '"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 The eyesight of discovery...
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... The Task, a Poem ...: For the Use of Schools and Academies

William Cowper - 1842 - 150 pages
...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 Tho eyesight of Discovery...
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A Visit to the United States in 1841

Joseph Sturge - 1842 - 192 pages
...under its provisions. STURGE'S VISIT TO THE UNITED STATESV, rM THE UNITED STATES 1841 JOSEPH STTJRGE. " 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfum e ; And we are weeds without it. All constraint, Except what wisdom lays on evil men, Is evil...
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Reasons against government interference in education. By an ..., Volume 4

Reasons - 1843
...supplies us with an excellent answer:— " 'Tis liberty which gives the flower A fitting life—its lustre and perfume ; And we are weeds without it....constraint, Except what wisdom lays on evil men, is evil— Hurts their faculties—impedes their progress In the road to science,—and begets, In those who suffer...
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Life of William Cowper, Esq

Thomas Taylor - 1843 - 288 pages
...the heart of every Englishman ; but in his most masterly production, the Task, he thus eings— Y2 " 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre ajid perfume; And we are weeds without it. All constraint Except what wisdom lays on evil men, Is evil:...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...the man who fills it as he ought. Tie liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its luatre laugh and shout with joy!' She kissed ; hurts the faculties, impedes Their progress in the road of science, blinds The eyesight of discovery,...
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Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - 1846
...undiscerning praise, Where love is mere attachment to the throne, Not to the man who fills it as he ought. '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 The eyesight of discovery,...
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Complete Works of Rev. Thomas Smyth, D. D.

Thomas Smyth - 1908
...of the one, it ought to do so with the other also.* " Tis liberty which gives the flower A fitting life — its lustre and perfume, And we are weeds without it. All constraint. Except what wispont lays on evil men, is evil — Hurts their faculties, impedes their progress In the road to...
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