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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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Elegant Narratives

American Tract Society - American literature - 1850 - 456 pages
...described, in " the Cottager's Wife ;" who, to adopt Cowper's beautiful lines, " Just knew, and knew no more, her Bible true — A truth the brilliant Frenchman never knew ; And in that Charter read, with sparkling eyes, Her title to a treasure in the skies. Oh, blessed effect of penury and want,...
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Tales of the Covenanters

Robert Pollok - Covenanters - 1850 - 358 pages
...death, when an event occurred which gave a new colouring to his life. CHAPTER VH. ' Just knew, and knew no more, her Bible true, A truth the brilliant Frenchman never knew ; And in that charter read, with sparkling eyes, Her title to a treasure in the skies. The light she walked by, kindled from...
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The Training System, the Moral Training School, and the Normal Seminary

David Stow - Education - 1850 - 474 pages
...at her own door, Pillow and bobbins all her little store, Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible's true — A truth the brilliant Frenchman* never knew ; And in that charter reads, with sparkling eyes* Her title to a treasure in the skies.' 63. Remember that mere Christian knowledge in...
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The Homilist; or, The pulpit for the people, conducted by D. Thomas. Vol. 1 ...

David Thomas - 1879
...Voltaire : — " She, for a humble sphere by nature fit, Has little xmderstanding and no wit, 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 ! 0 unhappy bard ! His the mere...
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English Literature in the Eighteenth Century

Alfred Hix Welsh - English literature - 1880 - 158 pages
...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 happy bard! His the mere tinsel,...
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The handbook of specimens of English literature, selected by J. Angus

Joseph Angus - 1880
...Receives no praise ; biit, 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 ! 0 unhappy bard ! His the mere...
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A Treatise on the Authorship of Ecclesiastes: To which is Added a ...

David Johnston - Bible - 1880 - 557 pages
...Receives no praise, but, though her lot be such, (Toilsome and indigent) [who] 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.' Even she might tell, in her own humble way,...
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Savonarola, the Florentine Martyr: A Reformer Before the Reformation

Elizabeth Warren - 1880 - 230 pages
...knows more of the true wisdom than Plato ? " words which recall to mind those of our own poet — "She knows, and knows no more, her Bible true, A truth the brilliant Frenchman never knew." It was not likely that the laborious life of a physician could be an attractive prospect to Savonarola,...
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Proceedings

Scotland free church, gen. assembly - 1881
...like Cowper'e " Cottager," " Weaving at her own door, Pillow and bobbins all her Hitle store, Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible true— A truth...Frenchman never knew — And in that charter reads with sparkling eyes Her tillo to a treasure in the skies." (Applause.) Assuredly the faith of the Christian,...
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The poetical works of William Cowper, ed. by W.M. Rossetti

William Cowper - 1881
...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 in that charier reads, with sparkling eyes, Her title to a treasure in the skies. O happy peasant ! O unhappy...
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