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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 Hearts of Steel: An Irish Historical Tale of the Last Century, Volume 1

James M'Henry - 1825 - 348 pages
...pleasure, and withdrew to repose. CHAPTER XI. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And etfn 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 hernete-jledged offspring...
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Sequel to the English Reader: Or, Elegant Selections in Prose and Poetry ...

Lindley Murray - 1825 - 310 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 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 tries,...
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Select Poets of Great Britain: To which are Prefixed, Criticial Notices of ...

William Hazlitt - 1825 - 600 pages
...faults to sean, His pity gave ere eharity began. Thus to relieve the wretehed was his pride, And even his failings lean'd to virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt at every eall, He wateh'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for all. And, as a bird eaeh fond endearment tries, To...
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Remarks on the legality and expediency of prosecutions for religious opinion ...

Jonathan Duncan - 1825 - 274 pages
...vagrant train, He chid their wanderings, but relieved their pain. . Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings lean'd to virtue's side ; But in bis duty, prompt at every call, He watcli'd, he wept, he pray'd, he felt for all : And as a bird each...
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Elegant Extracts: Consisting of larger poems

1826 - 300 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 its new-fledg'd offspring...
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The Magazine of the Reformed Dutch Church, Volume 2

1827 - 396 pages
...oft!ri sin, the matter of thy punishment ! A. BRIEF NOTICE OF THE REV. HERSIANNUS MEIER, DD — — " 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 all. And as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt its new-fledg'd offspring...
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The Ruins of Ruthvale Abbey: A Novel ...

C D. Golland, Mrs. C. D. Haynes Golland - 1827 - 594 pages
...pecuniary affairs, will just be adapted to you. , ' Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And even his failings lean'd to Virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watch'd and wept — l•e pray'd and felt for all." Mr. Horace returned a suitable reply ; but wishing to change a...
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Specimens of sacred and serious poetry, from Chaucer to the present day ...

John Johnstone - 1827 - 596 pages
...faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus, to relieve the wretched was his pride; And even 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 its new-fledg'd offspring...
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The Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - 1827 - 412 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 tries,...
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An Historical Account of the ... Commission Appointed to Inquire Concerning ...

Nicholas Carlisle - 1828 - 352 pages
...to the purchase of Shrouds for Criminals, who should suffer at RingsThus 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. The Deserted Village. 4 Rep.vi./?. 118. EARLY NOTICE OF BREAD. AN early...
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