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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical - Page 186
edited by - 1795
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The Quarterly Theological Magazine, and Religious Repository ..., Volume 1

1813 - 486 pages
...cases, it is recommended by the most powerful arguments. Then, indeed, it becomes a Delightful task to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot; To pour the fresh instructions o'er the mind, To breathe the enlivening spirit, and to fix The...
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The Seasons, Hymns, Ode, and Songs

James Thomson - 1813 - 346 pages
...Then infant reason grows apace, and calls For the kind hand of an assiduous care. Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot, 1150 Delight* from a rising OffspringAnd nothing strikes your eye but sights of bliss, All various...
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The Reader: Containing I. The Art of Delivery ... a Selection of Lessons in ...

Abner Alden - 1814 - 222 pages
...every ornament that can render * discourse eai:rla:a!ag, wiunirtg, sinking, and enforcDelightful task ! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shnot, To pour the fresh instruction o'er the miivl, To breathe the enlivening spirit, and to fii The...
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The young woman's companion; or, Female instructor [by J.A. Stewart].

J A. Stewart - 1814 - 792 pages
...The infant reason grows apace, and calls For the kind hand of an assiduous care : Delightful task, to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot, To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe th' enlivening spirit, and to fix The...
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts ..., Volume 8

1816 - 766 pages
...Say not that it is an earlier period may be proper,} when the parent or tutor, mould enter upon the " Delightful talk ! To rear the tender thought, ''• To teach the young idea how to fhoot." THOMSON. folly to teach him words before he have gained a knowledge of things. It is neceffary, it...
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The Female Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose and Verse: Selected ...

Mrs. Barbauld (Anna Letitia) - 1816 - 414 pages
...may roll ; Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the sou!." POPE. VIRTUOUS LOVE. DELIGHTFUL task ! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot. To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind. To breathe th' enlivening spirit, and to fix The...
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The seasons; to which is added the life of the author

James Thomson - 1816 - 256 pages
...Then infant reason grows apace, and calls . For the kind hand of an assiduous care. Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot, To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe the enlivening spirit, and to fix The...
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Poems on Various Subjects: Selected to Enforce the Practice of Virtue, and ...

Elizabeth Tomkins - 1817 - 276 pages
...Then infant reason grows apace, and calis For the kind hand of an assiduous c^re. Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot, To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe th' enlivening spirit, and to fix The...
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The memoirs of the late miss Emma Humphries, with a series of letters to ...

Timothy East - 1817 - 246 pages
...often has the sentiment of the Poet been realized when attending to her enquiries; Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot. To pour the first instruction o'er the min<], and plant The generous purpose in the glowing...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - 1817 - 416 pages
...things, believeth all things, hopeth all things., endureth all things. St. Paul. 14. Delightful task to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot, To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe th' enlivening spirit, and to fix The...
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