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" Tis pleasant, through the loopholes of retreat, To peep at such a world ; to see the stir Of the great Babel, and not feel the crowd ; To hear the roar she sends through all her gates At a safe distance, where the dying sound Falls a soft murmur on the... "
Franklin's Letters to His Kinsfolk, Written During the Years 1818, '19 & '20 ... - Page 32
by Franklin James Didier - 1822
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Freemason's Magazine, Or General and Complete Library, Volume 4

Freemasonry - 1795
...themselves, yet fear to break, What is it but a map of busy life, Its fluctuations and its vast concerns ? Tis pleasant through the loop-holes of retreat To peep at such a world. To see the stir Of the great Babel, and not feel the crowd." A NEWSPAPER is so true a type of the caprice and levity of Englishmen,...
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Poems,

William Cowper - 1800 - 420 pages
...submarine exploits, And Katterfelto, with his hair on end At his own wonders, wond'ring for his bread. 'Tis pleasant through the loop-holes of retreat To...peep at such a world ; to see the stir Of the great Babel, and not feel the crowd; To hear the roar she sends through all her gates At a safe distance,...
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The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion, Volume 12

1801
...add oxe paragraph more, by which this masterly portrait will be completed: — Tis pleasant, thro' the loop-holes of retreat, To peep at such a world, to see the stir » Of the great Babel, and not feel the crowd ; To hear the roar she sends thro' all her gates, , At a safe 'distance...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1802
...submarine exploits, And Katterfelto, with his hair on end At his own wonders, wond'ring for his bread. 'Tis pleasant through the loop-holes of retreat To...peep at such a world ; to see the stir Of the great Babel, and not feel the crowd ; To hear the roar she sends through all her gates. At a safe distance,...
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Poems of Established Reputation: To Wit: 1st. The Art of Preserving Health

Poetry - 1802 - 288 pages
...submarine exploits, 85 And Katterfelto, with his hair on end At his own wonders, wondering for his bread. H 'Tis pleasant through the loop-holes of retreat To peep at such a world ; to see the stir Qf the great Babel, and not feel the crowd i 90 To hear the roar she sends through all her gates At...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1806
...submarine exploits, And Katterfelto, with his hair on end At his own wonders, wondering for his bread. 'Tis pleasant through the loop-holes of retreat To...peep at such a world ; to see the stir Of the great Babel, and not feel the crowd ; To hear the roar she sends through all her gates At a safe distance,...
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The Director: A Weekly Literary Journal: Containing I. Essays, on ..., Volume 2

Thomas Frognall Dibdin, Frognall - Periodicals - 1807
...Albemarle Street. William Savage, Printer, Bedford Bury, THE DIRECTOR. No. 16. SATURDAY, MAY 9, 180?, 'Tis pleasant, through the loop-holes of retreat, To peep at such a world. COWPEK'S Task, b. iv.» ABOUT three weeks ago, I was walking with my old friend SIR VICARY VELLUM,...
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The Director [ed. by T.F. Dibdin]., Volumes 1-2

Thomas Frognall Dibdin - 1807
...Albemarle Street. William Savage, Printer, Bedford Bury. THE DIRECTOR. No. 16. SATURDAY, MAY 9, ISO?. 'Tis pleasant, through the loop-holes of retreat, To peep at such a world. COWPER'S Task, b. iv. ABOUT three weeks ago, I was walking with my old friend SIR VICARY VELLUM, in...
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The Director: A Weekly Literary Journal: Containing I. Essays, on ..., Volume 2

Thomas Frognall Dibdin, Frognall - Periodicals - 1807
...Albemarle Street. William Savage, Printer, Bedford Bury. THE DIRECTOR. No. 16. SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1807'Tis pleasant, through the loop-holes of retreat, To peep at such a world. COWPEB'S Task, b. iv. ABOUT three weeks ago, I was walking with ray old friend SIR Vic ARY VELLUM,...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1808
...own wonders, wond'ring for his hread, -.-ii ^H o-..- .->....ii .- '. .'.i;"i 7vj eui bi»3*A "J'ii pleasant, through the loopholes of retreat, To peep at such a world ; to see the stir . . .iU"' Of the great Bahel, and not feel the crowd ; . ... . . .'' To hear the roar she sends through...
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