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" I would not enter on my list of friends (Though graced with polish'd manners and fine sense, Yet wanting sensibility) the man Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm. An inadvertent step may crush the snail That crawls at evening in the public path ; But... "
The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ... - Page 223
by Lindley Murray - 1817 - 288 pages
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1786 - 756 pages
...fenfibility) the man Who needlefsly fets foot upon a worm. An inadvertent ftep may crufh the fnail That crawls at evening in the public path, But he that has humanity, forewarned, Will tread afide, and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathfome to the fight,...
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The Task: A Poem. In Six Books. To which is Added, Tirocinium: Or, A Review ...

William Cowper - 1787 - 230 pages
...frnfibility) the man Who needlefsly fets foot upon a worm. An inadvertent ftep may crufh the fnail, That crawls at evening, in the public path, But he that has humanity forewarn 'd , Will tread afidc, and let the revtile iive. The Creeping vermin, loathfomc to the fight,...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1788 - 376 pages
...fenfibility) the man i Who needlefsly fets foot upon a worm. An inadvertent ftep may crofh the fnail That crawls at evening in the public path; But he that has humanity, forewarn'd, Will tread afide, and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathfome to the fight, And charg'd perhaps with...
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Poems: By William Cowper, ... In Two Volumes. ...

William Cowper - 1790 - 300 pages
...fenfibility) the man Who neeJlefsly fets foot upon a worm. An inadvertent ftcp may crufh the fnail That crawls at evening in the public path •> But he that has humanity, forewarn'd, Will tread afide, and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathfome to the fight, And charg'd perhaps with...
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Poems: By William Cowper, of the Inner Temple Esq. In Two Volumes ...

William Cowper - 1793 - 384 pages
...Who needlefsly fets foot upon a worm. An inadvertent ftep may crufh the fnail That crawls at ev'ning in the public path ; But he that has humanity, forewarn'd, Will tread afide, and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathfome to the fight, And charg'd perhaps with...
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Poems: By William Cowper, ... In Two Volumes. ...

William Cowper - 1795 - 410 pages
...Who ncedlefsly fets foot upon a worm. An inadvertent ftep may crufh the fnail That crawls at ev'ning in the public path ; But he that has humanity, forewarn'd, Will tread afide, and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathfome to the fight, And charg'd perhaps with...
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The Bee: A Selection of Poetry

1796 - 220 pages
...fenfibility) the man Who needlefsly fets foot upon a worm. An inadvertent ftep may crufh the fnail That crawls at evening in the public path ; But he that has humanity, forewarn'd, Will tread afide, and let th; reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathfome to the figlit . And charged perhaps...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1800 - 438 pages
...Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm. An inadvertent step may crush the snail That crawls at ev'ning in the public path;"' But he that has humanity, forewarn'd,...reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathsome to the sight, And charg'd perhaps with venom, that intrudes, A visitor unwelcome, into scenes Sacred to neatness...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1800 - 394 pages
...Who needlefsly fets foot upon a worm. An inadvertent ftep may crufh the fnail That crawls at ev'ning in the public path ; But he that has humanity, forewarn'd, Will tread afide, and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathfome to the fight, And charg'd perhaps with...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1800 - 364 pages
...Who needlefsly fets foot upon a worm. An inadvertent ftep may crufli the fnail That crawls at ev'ning in the public path ; But he. that has humanity, forewarn'd, Will tread afide, and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathfome to the fight, And charg'd perhaps with...
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