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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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Poems, by William Cowper, Esq: Together with His Posthumous Poetry ..., Volume 1

William Cowper - 1841 - 260 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 praise ; but though her lot be such, 335 (Toilsome and indigent,) she renders much : Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible true — A...
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The Children's Magazine and Missionary Repository, Volume 19

1856 - 1026 pages
...heart and pocket light ; She, for her humble sphere by nature fit, Has little understanding and no wit; Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible true —...sparkling eyes Her title to a treasure in the skies. Oh happy peasantI Oh unhappy bard 1 His the mere tinsel, her's the rich reward ; He praised perhaps...
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The British North American Wesleyan Methodist Magazine, Volume 2

1842 - 506 pages
...even the accursed death of the cross. OLD MARY. BY MRS. FKYE. She for her humble sphere by nature fit, Has little understanding, and no wit, Receives no...— Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible true. COWPKR. ALL. who enter on the world are in pursuit of happiness ; each one questions of another where...
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The Monthly Miscellany, Volume 9

Cazneau Palfrey, Ezra Stiles Gannett - 1843 - 406 pages
...the homage paid to Voltaire he says, " Yon cottager, who weaves at her own door, Pillow and bobbin all her little store, Content though mean, and cheerful...sparkling eyes Her title to a treasure in the skies." Heathen poets represented the Destinies as three female divinities, one of whom held the distaff, another...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1843 - 372 pages
...She, for her humble sphere by nature fit, Has little understanding, and no wit, Receives no piaise ; but, though her lot be such (Toilsome and indigent),...sparkling eyes Her title to a treasure in the skies. Oh, happy peasant ! Oh, unhappy bard ! His the mere tinsel, hers the rich reward ; He praised perhaps...
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Helen of the Glen: A Tale for Youth

Robert Pollok - 1843 - 122 pages
...death, when an event occurred, which gave a new colouring to his life. CHAPTER VII. Just knew; and knew no more, her Bible true; A truth the brilliant Frenchman never knew: And in that charter read, with sparkling eyes, Her title to a treasure in the skies. The light she walked Viy, kindled...
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Sketches of the History of Literature and Learning in England ..., Volumes 5-6

George Lillie Craik - 1845 - 484 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 praised perhaps for ages yet to come,...
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Cyclopædia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844 - 746 pages
...and at night Lies down secure, her heart and pocket light ; She, for her humble sphere by nature fit, its rage, And has the warmth of May. The vault is...the harmony comes o'er the vale, And through the 0 happy peasant ! 0 unhappy bard ! His the mere tinsel, hers the rich reward ; He praised, perhaps,...
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Outlines of Congregationalism: With an Historical Sketch of Its Rise and ...

John Spencer Pearsall - 1844 - 178 pages
...the one class was lost in errors which a vain heart prefers, whilst the other, safe in simplicity " Has little understanding, and no wit, " Receives no...; " Just knows, and knows no more her bible true. Congregationalism is eminently conducive to civilization. Whilst it has proved the true friend to innumerable...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844 - 738 pages
...nature fit, Has little understanding, and no wit ; Receives no praise ; bat though her lot be euch d ; of her enamoured less Than I of thee. And art them still unsung, Beneath whoso — truth the brilliant Frenchman never knew ; And in that charter reads, with sparkling eyes, Her...
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