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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
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The Algerine Captive

Royall Tyler - 1970 - 234 pages
...father consented to my mother's request that I should renew my career of learning. Delightful taskl to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea...the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe th' enliv'ning spirit, and to fix The gen'rous purpose in the glowing breast. THOMSON'S Seasons ARGUMENT...
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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 54, Issue 4

1889 - 68 pages
...McL. Barstow, '89 " The sweetest garland to the sweetest maid." The Masters, . . . . GA Hurd, '90 " Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought, to teach the young idea how to shoot." The Championship, . . . . WH Corbin, '89 "Thus far our fortune keeps an onward course, and...
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Prodigals and Pilgrims: The American Revolution Against Patriarchal ...

Jay Fliegelman - 1982 - 344 pages
...Chesterfield describes his epistolary enterprise: infant reason grows apace, and calls For the kind hand of an assiduous care Delightful task! to rear the tender...shoot To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind. It is far from surprising that both Paine and Franklin would cite The Seasons prominently in their...
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St. Ursula's Convent, Or, The Nun of Canada: Containing Scenes from Real Life

Julia Catherine Beckwith Hart - 1991 - 292 pages
...gradually subsided, and cheerfulness again appeared willing to revisit our dwelling. We experienced it a "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." I must now, my dear...
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Biennial Report, Volumes 8-11

1889 - 1032 pages
...writing? 9. At what age should the child be laught to write? 10. Write as a specimen the following : "Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach...shoot, To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To bieathe the euduring spirit, and to fix The generous purpose in the glowing breast.'' WRITTEN ARITHMETIC....
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Elsie's Motherhood

Martha Finley - 1993 - 362 pages
...Take this child and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages/ " CHAPTEE III. Delightful task I to rear the tender thought^ To teach the young idea...pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe the enlivening spirit and to fix The generous purpose in the glowing breast! — Thomson's Seasons....
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Promising

William Vitek - 2010 - 283 pages
...1986), are used by permission of Oxford University Press. To my teachers, beginning with my parents. Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot. JAMES THOMSON "The Seasons: Spring" Contents Acknowledgments ix Chapter One: The Paradox of...
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Agnes Grey

Anne Brontë - 1994 - 196 pages
...April 1839). 12 similar to lines from James Thomson's (1700-1748) 'Spring' in The Seasons (1726-30): 'Delightful Task! to rear the tender Thought, / To teach the young Idea how to shoot'. Mrs Bronte's copy of The Seasons (London: W. Suttaby & C. Corrall, 1803) is now in the Bronte...
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The Power of Sympathy and the Coquette

William Wells Brown, Hannah Webster Foster - 1996 - 362 pages
...(1730) by James Thomson (1700-48): "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" ("Spring," 1728 version, lines 1062-65). LETTER XLIV Page 184 "The world's dread laugh, which...
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Field Solutions on Computers

Stanley Humphries, Jr. - 1997 - 404 pages
...<http://www.rt66.com/~fieldp>. From the home page, transfer to Users' Groups/Educational Software. 1 Introduction 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. James Thompson 1.1 Overview...
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