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" Careless their merits or their faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings lean'd to virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for... "
Poems on Various Subjects: Selected to Enforce the Practice of Virtue, and ... - Page 169
by E. Tomkins - 1804 - 256 pages
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An Historical, Topographical and Descriptive Account of the Weald of Kent

Thomas Downes Wilmot Dearn - 1814 - 380 pages
...More bent to raise the wretched, than to ii.sc. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And ev'n his failings lean'd to virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd, and felt for all r And as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt its new-fledg'd offspring...
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An Historical, Topographical and Descriptive Account of the Weald of Kent

Thomas Downes Wilmot Dearn - 1814 - 382 pages
...More bent to raise the wretched, than to rise. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And ev'n his failings lean'd to virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watdi'd and wept, he pray'd, and felt for all : And as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt...
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Elegant poems. Pope's Essay on man, Blair's Grave, Gray's Elegy, Goldsmith's ...

Elegant poems - 1814 - 132 pages
...tied the struggling soul. K 3 Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And ev'n his failings lean to virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watch'd and wepl, he pray'd and felt for all. And, as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt her new-fiedg'd...
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A New Pronouncing Spelling Book, and Concise Expositor of the English ...

James M'Donald - 1815 - 170 pages
...His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, , .'',••-"" And even his failings lean'd to Virtue's side : •''-•;,....duty prompt at every call, '". ' He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for all. And, as a bird each fond endearment trys, •' To tempt its new-fleug'd...
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The European Magazine, and London Review, Volume 70

1816 - 612 pages
...Which he has dwelt with all the warmth of affection, he proceeds, " Thus to relieve the wretched was Ms pride ; And e'en his failings lean'd to virtue's side: But, in his duty prompt at every call, Hewateh'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for all: j4nd, as a bird, each fond endearment tries, » 3'v...
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The Works of the Rev. Richard Cecil ...: With a Memoir of His Life, Volume 1

Richard Cecil, Josiah Pratt - 1816 - 602 pages
...the wretched than to rise. Thns to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings Ican'd to Virtue's side; But, in his duty, prompt at every call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt, for all: And, as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt its new-fledgM offspring...
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Sequel to the English Reader, Or Elegant Selections in Prose and Poetry ...

Lindley Murray - 1816 - 298 pages
...began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings lean'd to virtue's fide : But, in his duty prompt at every call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for all : And, as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt her new-fledg'd offspring...
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Poems on Various Subjects: Selected to Enforce the Practice of Virtue, and ...

Elizabeth Tomkins - 1817 - 276 pages
...their merits or their faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings lean'd to virtue's...and wept, and pray'd, and felt, for all. And as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies ; He tried each art,...
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The Traveller, The Deserted Village, and Other Poems ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1817 - 192 pages
...faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And ev'n his failings lean'd to virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt, at ev'ry call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt, for all : And, as a bird each fond endearment...
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The poems and plays of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1818 - 274 pages
...pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And even his failings leaned to virtue's side. But in his duty prompt, at every call He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all: And, as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt its...
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