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" Just earns a scanty pittance, and at night Lies down secure, her heart and pocket light ; She for her humble sphere by nature fit, Has little understanding, and no wit, Receives no praise, but (though her lot be such, Toilsome and indigent) she renders... "
Lectures on the English Poets: Delivered at the Surrey Institution - Page 185
by William Hazlitt - 1818 - 331 pages
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An Answer to the Rev. A. O'Callaghan on the Tendency of Bible Societies as ...

William Russel - 1816 - 122 pages
...night ' Lies down secure, her heart and pocket light ; ' She, for her humble sphere by nature fit, ' Has little understanding, and no wit, ' Receives no...peasant ! Oh unhappy bard ! ' His the mere tinsel, her's the rich reward ; ' He prais'd perhaps for ages yet to come, ' She never heard of half a mile...
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Table talk, and other poems

William Cowper - 1817 - 230 pages
...and at night Lies down secure, her heart and pocket light ; She, for her humble sphere by nature fit, Has little understanding, and no wit, Receives no...title to a treasure in the skies. O happy peasant ! O unhappy bard ! His the mere tinsel, hers the rich reward ; He prais'd perhaps for ages yet to come,...
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Poems,

William Cowper - 1817 - 252 pages
...sphere hy nature fit, Has little understanding, and no wit, Receives no praise ; hut, thongh her lot he such (Toilsome and indigent), she renders much ; Just knows, and knows no more, her Bihle true — A truth the hrilliant Frenchman never knew . And in that charter reads with sparkling...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1817 - 252 pages
...nature fit, Has little understanding, and no wit, Receives no praise , hut, though her lot he sucli (Toilsome and indigent), she renders much ; Just knows, and knows no more, her Bihle true — A truth the hrilliant Frenchman never knew ; And in that charter reads with sparkling...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1818 - 314 pages
...and at night Lies down secure, her heart and pocket light; She, for her humble sphere by nature fit, (Has little understanding, and no wit, Receives no...unhappy bard ! His the mere tinsel, hers the rich reward ; l1e prais'd perhaps for ages yet to come, She never heard of half a mile from home : He lost in errours...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1818 - 448 pages
...and at night Lies down secure, her heart and pocket light ; She, for her humble sphere by nature fit, Has little understanding, and no wit, Receives no...indigent) she renders much ; Just knows, and knows no m0re, her Bible true — A truth the brilliant Frenchman never knew ; And in that charter reads with...
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Table Talk, and Other Poems,

William Cowper - 1818 - 196 pages
...night Lies down secure, her heart and pocket light ; i She, for her humble sphere by nature fit, i Has little understanding, and no wit, , Receives no...be such, (Toilsome and indigent) she renders much ; i Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible true — A truth the brilh'ant Frenchman never knew ;...
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The Friendly Visitor, Volume 26

William Carus Wilson - 1844 - 638 pages
...between the much admired but most wretched French poet and philosopher, and the humble lace maker — who "Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible true, A...sparkling eyes, Her title to a treasure in the skies. " 0 happy peasant, most unhappy bard — Hh tne mere tinsel, hers the rich reward ; He praised perhaps...
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The Youth's magazine, or Evangelical miscellany

1843 - 628 pages
...picture of the cottager whom Cowper so finely contrasts with Voltaire as one who " Just knew, and knew no more, her Bible true, A truth the brilliant Frenchman never knew." From the town, we bent our steps to the churchyard, and pacing in its quiet walks, we mused upon the...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1820 - 508 pages
...humble sphere by nature fit, lias little understanding, and no wit, Receives no praise ; but, thongh her lot be such, (Toilsome and indigent) she renders...title to a treasure in the skies. O happy peasant! O unhappy bard! His the mere tinsel, hers the rich reward ; He praised perhaps for ages yet to come....
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