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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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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 30

Ezekiel Sanford, Robert Walsh - 1822 - 428 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 every call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt, for aH : And, as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt the new-fledgM offspring...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822 - 290 pages
...pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings lear1'd to virtue's side; But in his duty prompt, at every call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd aqd felt, for all: And, as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt its new-fledged offspring...
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The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine

1838 - 1014 pages
...for, and appeared to be affectionately concerned for the welfare of, every member of the family. ' But in his duty prompt at every call, He watch'd, and wept, and pray'd, nnd felt for all ; And as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt her new-fledged offspring to the...
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The Bardiad: A Poem ; in Two Cantos

Charles Burton - 1823 - 234 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 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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The Speaker: Or Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1823 - 412 pages
...faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, Aud 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. Aud, as a bird each fond endearment...
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The Works of the Rev. J. Newton ...: With the Memoirs of the ..., Volume 1

John Newton, Richard Cecil - 1824 - 738 pages
...had learn'd to prize, More bent to raise the wretched than to rise. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings lean'd to Virtue's...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-fledg'd offspring...
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The Penny Tract Magazine and Christian Miscellany

1847 - 390 pages
...well as the sheep, for he loved them, and led them on gently in the way to the heavenly fold. " Thus in his duty prompt at every call. He watch'd and wept, and pray'd and felt for all. And, as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt his new-fledg'd offspring to the skies, He tried each art,...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 1062 pages
...pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And even his failings Ican'd n endless error hurl'd: The glory, jest, and riddle of the world! [guides, G he pray'd and felt for all. And, as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt its ncw-fledg'd offspring...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Miscellaneous poems. The good ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1825 - 476 pages
...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...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-fledged offspring...
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The Works of the Rev. Richard Cecil: With a Memoir of His Life, Volume 1

Richard Cecil - 1825 - 476 pages
...to prize, More bent to raise the wretched than to rise. VoL. I. 34* Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings lean'd to Virtue's...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 ncw-fledg'd offspring...
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