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" Sacred to neatness and repose, th' alcove, The chamber, or refectory, may die : A necessary act incurs no blame. Not so, when held within their proper bounds, And guiltless of offence, they range the air, Or take their pastime in the spacious field :... "
The Universal Magazine - Page 216
1805
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1800 - 420 pages
...at ev'ning in the public path;"' But he that has humanity, forewarn'd, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathsome to the...unwelcome, into scenes Sacred to neatness and repose— th' alcovfe,' ' The chamber, or refectory — may die: A necessary act incurs no blame. Not so when,...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1802
...at ev'ning in the public path ; But he that has humanity, forewarn'd, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathsome to the...unwelcome, into scenes Sacred to neatness and repose — th' alcove, The chamber, or refectory — may die : A necessary act incurs no blame. Not so when...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...at evening in the public path ; But he that has humanity, forewarn'd, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathsome to the...unwelcome, into scenes Sacred to neatness and repose, th' alcove, The chamber, or refectory, may die : A necessary act incurs no blame. Not so, when held...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., Volume 3

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...at evening in the public path ; But be that has humanity, forewarn'd, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathsome to the...unwelcome, into scenes Sacred to neatness and repose, th' alcove, The chamber, or refectory, may die : A necessary act incurs uo blame. Not so, when held...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1806
...Will tread aside and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin loathsome to the sight, And charged perhaps with venom, that intrudes, A visitor unwelcome, into scenes Sacred to neatness and repose, the alcove, The chamber, or refectory, may die : A necessary act incurs no blame. Not so when, held...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1806
...let the reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathsome to the sight; And charged perhaps with yenpm, that intrudes, A visitor unwelcome, into scenes Sacred to neatness and repose, the alcove, The chamber, or refectory, may die: . . . , . .: 166 "TltS 1-A'S*. 'BOOK VI. A necessary...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1808
...puhlic path ; But he that has humanity, forwarn'd, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live. . i' The creeping vermin, loathsome to the sight, : And...into scenes .- .' ' Sacred to neatness and repose, th1 alcove,- 1 ' The chamher, or refectory, may die : A necessary act incurs no hlame. Not so when,...
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The Task: A Poem. In Six Books

William Cowper - English poetry - 1810 - 193 pages
...at ev'ning in the public path ; But he that has humanity, forewarn'd, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathsome to the...unwelcome, into scenes Sacred to neatness and repose. ...th' alcove, The chamber, or refectory.. ..may die : A necessary act incurs no blame. Not so when...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1810 - 231 pages
...at evening in the public path ; But he that has humanity, forwarn'd, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin loathsome to the...unwelcome, into scenes Sacred to neatness and repose, th' alcove, The chamber, or refractory, may die. A necessary act incurs no blame. Not so, when held...
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Poems [ed. by J. Newton]. Illustr. with engr. from the designs of ..., Volume 2

William Cowper - 1810
...at ev'ning in the public path; But he that has humanity, forewarn'd, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathsome to the...venom, that intrudes, A visitor unwelcome, into scenes 570 Sacred to neatness and repose, th' alcove, The chamber, or refectory, may die : A necessary act...
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