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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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American State Papers Bearing on Sunday Legislation

William Addison Blakely, Willard Allen Colcord - 1911 - 800 pages
...LIBRARY AMERICAN STATE PAPERS 'Tis Liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its luster 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 eyesight of discovery;...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn, Anna Lydia Ward - 1911 - 761 pages
...of the good they seek. 2674 Cowper : Task. Bk. v Line 373 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flow'r Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume, And we are weeds without it. 2675 Cowper : Task. Bk. v. Line 445. Oh, could I worship aught beneath the skies, That earth has seen...
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Methodist Review, Volume 33

1851
...liberties. by the known and admitted influence of freedom in developing the higher faculties of man. " "Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume." History verifies this sentiment. Its voice distinctly declares, that freedom is the great moving power...
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The Handbook of Quotations

1913 - 250 pages
...of virtuous liberty la worth a whole eternity in bondage. 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flow'r Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume, And we are weeds without it. Cowper: Task. The wish, which ages have not yet subdued In man, to have no master save his mood....
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The Leading English Poets from Chaucer to Browning

Lucius Hudson Holt - 1915 - 918 pages
...prerogative can please) As dreadful as the Manichean God, Adored through fear, strong only to destroy. yes are made so killing ' was his last. Thus on...dies. When bold Sir Plume had drawn Clarissa down, ; hurts the faculties, impedes 450 Their progress iu the road of scieuce ; blinds The eyesight of discovery,...
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The Leading English Poets from Chaucer to Browning: Ed., with Introduction ...

Lucius Hudson Holt - 1915 - 918 pages
...prerogative can please) As dreadful as the Manichean God, Adored through fear, strong only to destroy. ny ys on evil men, Is evil ; hurts the faculties, impedes 450 Their progress iu the road of science;...
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English Prose and Verse from Beowulf to Stevenson

Henry Spackman Pancoast - 1915 - 816 pages
...prerogative can please) 140 As dreadful as the Manichean god,8 Adored through fear, strong only to destroy. ne, 10 Thy weaker novice to pcrforme thy will; Lay...out of thine everlasting seryne4 The antique rolle 145 ON THE RECEIPT OF MY MOTHER'S PICTURE OUT OF NORFOLK THE GIFT OF MY COUSIN, ANN BODHAM (C. 1790)...
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English Prose and Verse from Beowulf to Stevenson

Henry Spackman Pancoast - 1915 - 816 pages
...can please) 140 As dreadful as the Manichean, god,' Adored through fear, strong only to destroy. "Fis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life...its lustre and perfume, And we are weeds without it. 145 ON THE RECEIPT OF MY MOTHER'S PICTURE OUT OF NORFOLK THE GIFT OF MY COUSIN, ANN BODHAM (C. 1790)...
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English Prose and Verse from Beowulf to Stevenson

Henry Spackman Pancoast - 1915 - 816 pages
...prerogative can please) 140 As dreadful as the Manichean god,' Adored through fear, strong; only to destroy. and company Arid we are weeds without it. 145 ON THE RECEIPT OF MY MOTHER'S PICTURE OUT OF NORFOLK THE GIFT OF...
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Planning Problems of Town, City, and Region: Papers and Discussions at the ...

1916
...used to quote Cowper's lines when I thought something was being done to interfere with my liberty: '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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