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" Just knows, and knows no more, her bible true, A truth the brilliant Frenchman never knew, And in that charter reads, with sparkling eyes, Her title to a treasure in the skies. "
Poems - Page 77
by William Cowper - 1800
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Lectures on the English Poets: Delivered at the Surrey Institution

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1818 - 331 pages
...Receives no praise ; but, tho.ugh her lot be such, (Toilsome and indigent) she renders much ; Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible true — A truth...Frenchman never knew; And in that charter reads with sparkling eyes Her title to a treasure in the skies. O happy peasant! Oh unhappy bard ! His the mere...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1818 - 420 pages
...but, though her lot be such, (Toilsome and indigent) she renders much ; Just knows, and knows no m0re, her Bible true — A truth the brilliant Frenchman never knew ; And in that charter reads with sparkling eyes Her title to a treasure in the skies. Oh happy peasant ! Oh unhappy bard ! His the mere...
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The Friendly Visitor, Volume 26

William Carus Wilson - Theology - 1844
...much admired but most wretched French poet and philosopher, and the humble lace maker — who "Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible true, A truth...Frenchman never knew ; And in that Charter reads, with sparkling eyes, Her title to a treasure in the skies. " 0 happy peasant, most unhappy bard — Hh tne...
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The Youth's magazine, or Evangelical miscellany

1843
...picture of the cottager whom Cowper so finely contrasts with Voltaire as one who " Just knew, and knew no more, her Bible true, A truth the brilliant Frenchman never knew." From the town, we bent our steps to the churchyard, and pacing in its quiet walks, we mused upon the...
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The Plain Englishman [ed. by C. Knight and E.H. Locker]., Volume 1

Charles Knight - 1820
...wit, Receives no praise ; but, though her lot be such, (Toilsome and indigent) she renders much ; Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible true— A truth the brilliant Frenchman * never know ; And in that charter reads with sparkling eyes Her title to a treasure in the skies. O happy...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1821
...wit, Receives no praise ; but, though her lot be such, (Toilsome and indigent) she renders much ; Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible true — A truth the brilliant Frenchman never knew; F And in that charter reads with sparkling eyes Her title to a treasure in the skies. Oh happy peasant...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 79

British poets - 1822
...wit, Receives no praise; but though her lot be such, (Toilsome and indigent) she renders much; Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible true — A truth...Frenchman never knew ; And in that charter reads with sparkling eyes Her title to a treasure in the skies. O happy peasant! O unhappy bard! His the mere...
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Original Memorials; Or, Brief Sketches of Real Characters

Charles Bradley - Pastoral theology - 1822 - 196 pages
...Shuffling her threads about the livelong day y^h;" . '• Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible tme^r. A truth the brilliant Frenchman never knew;, . , , And in that charter reads, with sparkling eyes, ., . f &, yiiaiiirft9 Her title to a treasure in the skies. . ,i on.i on svfiri One...
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The Lady's Magazine and Museum, Volume 10

English literature - 1837
...wit, Receives no praise, but though her lot be such (Toilsome and indigent) she renders much ; Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible true, — A truth the brilliant Frenchman never knew : And iu that charter reads with sparkling eyes, Her title lo a treasure in the skies. Oh, hnppy peasant...
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The poems of William Cowper, with notes from his own correspondence

William Cowper - 1824
...wit, Receives no praise ; but, though her lot be such, (Toilsome and indigent) she renders much ; Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible true — A truth...Frenchman never knew ; And in that charter reads with sparkling eyes Her title to a treasure in the skies. 0, happy peasant ! Oh, unhappy bard ! His the...
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