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" 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 generous purpose in the glowing breast. "
Poems on various subjects, selected by E. Tomkins - Page 119
edited by - 1806
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces ..., Volume 48, Page 1

Samuel Johnson - 1779 - 280 pages
...Then infant rcafon grows apace, and call* For For the kind hand of an affiduous care. Delightful talk! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to fhoot, 1 150 To pour the frefh inltrudtion o'er the mind, To breathe :h' enlivening fpirit, and to...
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Poems on Various Subjects; Selected to Enforce the Practice of Virtue: And ...

1780 - 226 pages
...Then infant reafon grows apace, and calls For the kind hand of an afiiduous care. Delightful tafk! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to fhoot, To pour the frefh inftruction o'er the mind, To breathe th' enlivening fpirit, and to fix The...
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A father's instructions; moral tales, fables, and reflections

Thomas Percival - 1781 - 330 pages
...pafled a winter evening by the fire-fide of Euphronius, whofe pleafing, though anxious tafk it was, To rear the tender thought; To teach the young idea how to fhoot; To pour the frefh inftruaion o'er the mind ; To To breathe th' enlivening fpirit ; and to fix...
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Letters Addressed to Two Young Married Ladies, on the Most Interesting ...

Jane Warton - 1782 - 194 pages
...their faces :-— Alas ! little do fuch parents know the pleafures of that delightful taflc,. — — " To rear the tender thought, " To teach the young idea how to flioot, " To pour the frefh initrudion o'er the " mind, M z " Tft •* To breathe th' infpiring fpirit,...
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The Speaker: Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - 1785 - 460 pages
...Then infant reafon grows apace, and calls For the kind hand of an affiduous care. Delightful tafk ! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to fhoot, To pour the frefh inftruftion o'er the mind, To breathe th' enlivening fpirit, and to fix The...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 91-92

John Bell - 1787 - 510 pages
...Kcafon grows apace, and calU t'olumt l. 'For the kind hand of an afliduous care. Delightful tafk ! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to fhoot, To pour the frefh inftruftion o'er the mind, To breathe th' enlivening fpirit, and to fix The...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 79

1788 - 750 pages
...laft, p. 537. Art. 34. The Parental Monitor, izmo. 2 Vols. 53. fewed. Lane. 1788. " Delighful tafk ! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to (hoot, To pour the frefh inltru&ion o'er the mind," &c. The writer of thefe volumes (Mrs. Elizabeth...
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Pleasing reflections on life and manners with essays, characters, & poems ...

George Wright (author of The rural Christian.) - 1788 - 326 pages
...anxiety, fear, and concern alternately take place in each other's breaft, to prove the * Delightful tafk 1 to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to fhoot ; To pour the frefti inftrui£lion o'er the mind^ To breathe the enliv'ning fpirit, and to fix...
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The Works of James Thomson: With His Last Corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Thomson, Patrick Murdoch - 1788 - 326 pages
...Then infant reafon grows apace, and calls For the kind hand of an affiduous care. Delightful tafk ! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to fhoot, To pour the frefh inftruftion o'er the mind, To breathe th' enlivening fpirit, and to fix The...
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The County Magazine, Volume 1

1788 - 404 pages
...Then infant reafon grows apace, and calls For the kind hand of an afliduous care. Delightful taflt ! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to (hoot, To pour the frcm inftruclion o'er the mind, 'To breathe th' enlivening fpirit, and to fix The...
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