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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... "
An Essay on the Best Means of Civilising the Subjects of the British Empire ... - Page 102
by John Mitchell - 1805 - 242 pages
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Poems

William Cowper - 1786
...fcience ; blinds The eyefight of difcov'ry, and begets In thofe that fuffer it, a fordid mind Beftial, a meagre intellect, unfit To be the tenant of man's noble form. Thee therefore ftill, blame-worthy as thou art, With all thy lofs of empire, and though fqueeza! By...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1787
...fcience ; blinds The cycfight of difcov'ry, and begets, In thofc that fuffer it, a fordid mind Beftial, a meagre intellect, unfit, To be the tenant of man's noble form. Thee therefore ftill, blame-worthy as thou art, With all thylofs of empire, and though fqucez'd By...
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The Task: A Poem. In Six Books. To which is Added, Tirocinium: Or, A Review ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1787 - 186 pages
...; blinds • The eyefight of difcov'ry, and begets In thofe that fuffer it, a fordid mind Beftial, a meagre intellect, unfit To be the tenant of man's noble form. Thee, therefore ftill, blame-worthy as thou art, With all thy lofs of empire, and though fqueezM By...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1788
...fcience ; blinds Tlie eyefight of difcov'ry, and begets, In thofe that fuffer it, a fordid mind Beftial, a meagre intellect, unfit To be the tenant of man's noble form. Thee therefore ftill, blame-worthy as thou art, "With all thy lofs of empire, and though fqueez'd By...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1790 - 298 pages
...fcience ; blinds The eye-fight of difcov'ry, and begets, In thofe that fuffer it, a fordid mind Beftial, a meagre intellect, unfit, To be the tenant of man's noble form. Thee therefore ftill, blame-worthy as thou art, With all thy lofs .of empire, and -though fqueez'd...
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The Britannic magazine; or entertaining repository of heroic ..., Volume 1

...fcience; blinds The eye-fight of difcovery, and begets, In thofe that futTerit, a.ibrdid mind, l!i:(li;il, a meagre intellect, unfit To be the tenant of man's noble form. Thee therefore ftill, blame-worthy as thoU art, • With all thy lofs of empire, and though fqucez'd...
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Poems: By William Cowper, of the Inner Temple Esq. In Two Volumes ...

William Cowper - 1793 - 359 pages
...fcience; blinds The eyefight of difcov'ry; and begets, In thofe that fuffer it, a fordid mind BeftiaJ, a meagre intellect, unfit TO be the tenant of man's noble form. Thee therefore ftill, blame-worthy as thou art, With all thy lofs of empire, and though fqueez'd By...
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Poems,

William Cowper - 1800 - 420 pages
...only to destroy. 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flow'r Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume; And we are weeds without it. All constraint, Except...progress in the road of science; blinds The eyesight of discov'ry ; and begets, In those that suffer it, a sordid mind Bestial, a meagre intellect, unfit To...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1800
...fcience ; blinds The eyfight of difcov'ry ; and begets, In thofe that fuffer it, a fordid mind Bettial, a meagre intellect, unfit To be the tenant of man's noble form, Thee thece.ore irill, blame-worthy as thou art, With all thy lots of empire, and though fqueei'd By...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1802
...only to destroy. 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flow'r Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume ; And we are weeds without it. All constraint, Except...progress in the road of science ; blinds The eyesight of discov'ry ; and begets, In those that suffer it, a sordid mind. Bestial, a meagre intellect, unfit...
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