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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 Academy, Or, A Picture of Youth

William Mackenzie - 1808 - 206 pages
...LIBRARY THE GIFT OF EDWARD PERCIVAL MERRITT OF BOSTON Class of 1882 fub. ACADEMY; OR PICTURE OF YOUTH. Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought, To teach...how to shoot, To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mlndj To breathe th' enlivening spirit, and to fix The generous purpose in the glowing breast. THOMSON....
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The Poetical Works of James Thomson: Collated with the Best Editions:

James Thomson, Thomas Park - 1808 - 444 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...teach the young idea how to shoot, To pour the fresh instnietion o'er the mind, To breathe the' enlivening spirit, and to fix The generous purpose in the...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 78, Part 2; Volume 104

1808 - 690 pages
...pursuits of trades or professions, " to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shaot, To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe th' enlivening spirit, and to fix The generouspmpose intlieglowingbreast," generally devolve on the mother. It is from the domestic circle...
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The Lady's Magazine, Or, Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex ..., Part 1

1794 - 826 pages
...Their pleafures are wholly centered in their offspring, and their only delight is, " Delightful talk ! To rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to fhoot, To pour the I'rcfli iriltru<3ion o'er the mind ; . , To breathe th' enlivening fpirit, and to...
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La Belle Assemblée, Volume 6

1809 - 402 pages
...the mother's bloom. Then infant reason grows apace, and culls For the kind hand of an assiduous rare. Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought, To teach...pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe the enlivening spirit, and to fix The generous purpose in the glowing breast Oh speak the joy! ye,...
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Intellectual Sentiments, Explained by the Study of Sensations

Young lady - 1809 - 204 pages
...name, their fortune, their ideas, and affections. Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought, •i To teach the young idea how to shoot, To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe th' enliv'ning spirit, and to fix The generous purpose in the glowing breast. .• •-.' ••: j- -••;•...
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The Rector and His Pupils: Being a Sequel to The Academy, Or Picture of Youth

William Mackenzie - 1810 - 200 pages
...Pubkrhd Mar. i -i<?r0 by J.Harris . AWD HIS PUPILS: BEING A SEQUEL TO THE ACADEMY, OR PICTURE OF YOUTH. Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought, To teach...to fix The generous purpose in the glowing breast. THOMSON. LONDON : raiNTED roa j. HARRIS, CORNER OF ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD, AND DARTON & HARVEY, GRACE...
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The Hive: Or, A Collection of Thoughts on Civil, Moral, Sentimental and ...

1810 - 234 pages
...fruits : the sentiments become generous ; the carriage endearing ; and the life honorable and useful. Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot, To pour the fresh mstruction o'er the mind. To breathe th' enliv'ning spirit, and to fix The gen'rous purpose in the...
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Broome, Pope, Pitt, Thomson

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 536 pages
...care. Delightful tusk ! to rear the tender thought/, To teach thu young idea how to shoot. To pnur the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe th'...enlivening spirit and to fix The generous purpose ill ih»- glowing breast. Oh. speak the joy ! ye whom the sudden tear Surprises often, while you look...
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Poems, by Somerville, Pattison, Savage, Broome, and Swift, Issues 80-81

William Somervile - 1811 - 312 pages
...the mother's bloom. Then infant reason grows apace, and calls for the kind hand of an assiduous rare. Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought, to teach...the fresh instruction o'er the mind, to breathe th' enliv'ning spirit and to fix the gen'rous purpose in the glowing breast. Oh speak the joy! ye whom...
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