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" The sum is this : If man's convenience, health, Or safety, interfere, his rights and claims Are paramount, and must extinguish theirs. Else they are all, the meanest things that are, As free to live and to enjoy that life As God was free to form them... "
The Universal Magazine - Page 216
1805
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Plea for Mercy to Animals

James Macaulay - Animal welfare - 1875 - 160 pages
...those eloquent arguments of Lord Erskine are the words of the gentle and genial poet Cowper : — " The sum is this : if man's convenience, health, Or safety interfere, his rights and claims Are paramount, and must extinguish theirs ; Else they are all, the meanest things...
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Cowper: The task, with Tirocinium, and selections from the minor poems, A.D ...

William Cowper - 1875
...a wrong, Disturbs the economy of Nature's realm, Who, when she formed, designed them an abode. 580 The sum is this. If man's convenience, health, Or safety interfere, his rights and claims Are paramount, and must extinguish theirs. Else they are all — the meanest things...
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An educational selection of poetry: with notes, chiefly historical, compiled ...

T W M - 1876 - 256 pages
...are privileged. And he that hunts Or harms them there, is guilty of a wrong ; Disturbs the economy of nature's realm, Who, when she form'd, design'd them...man's convenience, health, Or safety, interfere, his rights and claims Are paramount, and must extinguish theirs ; Else they are all, — the meanest things...
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1877 - 934 pages
...there is guilty of a wrong, Disturbs the economy of Nature's realm, Who, when she formed, designed them an abode. The sum is this : If man's convenience, health, Or safety interfere, his rights and claims Are paramount, and must extinguish theirs. Else they are all — the meanest things...
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ECHOES FROM THE HEART

EMMA MOODY - 1876
...there, is guilty of a wrong, Disturbs the economy of nature's realm, Who, when she formed, designed them an abode. The sum is this. If man's convenience, health, Or safety, interfere, his right and claims Are paramount, and must extinguish theirs, Else they are all—the meanest things...
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A dictionary of poetical illustrations

Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1877
...are privileged ; and he that hunts Or harms them there is guilty of a wrong, Disturbs the economy of sorrow's power, Obscure or quench a faculty that finds Its rights and claims Are paramount, and must extinguish theirs. Else they are all — the meanest things...
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How to Read: A Drill Book for the Cultivation of the Speaking Voice, and for ...

Richard Lewis - Elocution - 1877 - 174 pages
...harms them there, is guilty of a wrong, Disturbs the economy of nature's realm, Who, when aheforni'd, design'd them an abode. The sum is this : If man's convenience, health, Or safety interfere, his rights and claims Are paramount j and must extinguish theirs, Else they are all — the meanest things...
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1877
...of a wrong, Disturbs the economy of Nature's realm, Who, when she formed, designed them an alx>de. The sum is this : If man's convenience, health, Or safety interfere, his rights and claims Are paramount, and must extinguish theirs. Else they are all — the meanest things...
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The Speaker's Garland: Comprising 100 Choice Selections ...

Phineas Garrett - Readers - 1878
...there is guilty of a wrong, Disturbs the economy of Nature's realm, Who, when she formed, designed them an abode. The sum is this : If man's convenience, health, Or safety interfere, his rights and claims Are paramount, and must extinguish theirs; Else they are all — the meanest things...
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The Scripture progressive reading books [ed. by J. Ridgway].

James Ridgway (B.D.) - 1878
...there is guilty of a wrong, Disturbs the economy of Nature's realm, Who, when she formed, designed them an abode. The sum is this : If man's convenience, health, Or safety interfere, his rights and claims Are paramount, and must extinguish theirs. Else they are all — the meanest things...
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