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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 Poetical Works of James Thomson: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 1

James Thomson, John Aikin - 1804 - 232 pages
...father's lustre, and the mother's bloom. 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 To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe th' enlivening spirit, and to fix...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

1806 - 408 pages
...father's lustre, and the mother's bloom. The infant reason grows apace, and calls For the kind hand of an assiduous care. Delightful task ! to rear the tender...breast. Oh speak the joy ! ye, whom the sudden tear Surprizes often, while you look around, And nothing strikes your eye but sights of bliss, All various...
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The seasons; with his life, by mr. Murdoch

James Thomson - 1806 - 242 pages
...father's lustre, and the mother's bloom. 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 To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe th' enlivening spirit, and to fix...
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Delmore, or, Modern friendship, Volume 2

D. Roberts - 1806 - 256 pages
...mother's soul, .r- to observe the gradual expansion. of the. intellect of an intelligent child: Vr " To teach the young idea how to shoot ; '. " To pour the fresh instruction on the mind ; — '* to watch the progressive improvement of a rational being ; and by a felici.r tous...
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Sacred Biography, Or, The History of the Patriarchs: To which is ..., Volume 3

Henry Hunter - 1806 - 460 pages
...Delightful task ! To rear the tender thought, To teach'the young idea how to shoot, •To pour the fresli instruction o'er the mind, •To breathe th' enlivening spirit, and to fix i.The generous purpose in the glowing breastTHOMSON. In the more advanced stages of education, after...
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A sermon, on the advantages which man derives from woman; with ..., Volume 27

John Stephens (Methodist minister.) - 1806 - 22 pages
...prompted by duty, drawn by afFeftion, trained by experience, to affiil him in the f * Delightful taík ! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to (hoot, To pour the frefh inftruftion o'er the mind, To breathe the enlivening fpirit, and to fix The...
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Alvondown vicarage [by R.M. Roche].

Regina Maria Roche - 1807 - 306 pages
...repeated to Harriet. No occupation could be more congenial to the romantic imagination of the, latter. " Delightful task, to rear the tender thought ; To teach the young idea how to shoot !" In one minute, fifty systems of education crossed her mind; and she would have essayed at...
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Miscellaneous works of Robert Robinson: to which are prefixed ..., Volume 2

Robert Robinson - 1807 - 376 pages
...to seta young gentleman a thinking for himself, and to give a right turn to a habit of reasoning ; to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot. In all this he followed NATURE, and so he did when he praised Homer for calling Agamemnon THE...
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The Speaker; Or Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1808 - 434 pages
...father's lustre, and the mother's bloom. Then infant reason grows apace, and call For the kind hand of an assiduous care. Delightful task ! to rear the tender...to fix The generous purpose in the glowing breast. Ah speak the joy ! ye whom the sudden tear Surprises often, while you look around,. And nothing strikes...
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The seasons, with the life of the author: to which are added Hesiod, or the ...

James Thomson, Thomas Parnell - 1808 - 338 pages
...tre , and th« mother's bloo.ui. Then infant reason grows apace, and calls .For the kind hand of an assiduous care. Delightful task ! to rear the tender...the mind; To breathe th' enlivening spirit, and to tix The generous purpose in the glowing breast. Oh speak the joy ! ye, whom the sudden tear Surprizes...
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