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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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The Task: A Poem in Six Books

William Cowper - Electronic books - 1811 - 212 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 - 1812 - 356 pages
...forewarn'd, The creeping vermine, loathsome to the sight, Will' tread aside, and let the reptile live. And charg'd perhaps with venom, that intrudes A visitor...unwelcome into scenes Sacred to neatness and repose, th' alcove, The chamber, or reft- ctory, may die. A necessary act incurs no blame. Not so, when held...
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Poems by William Cowper ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1814 - 480 pages
...at ev'ning in the pnblic path ; Bnt he that has hnmanity, forewarn'd, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathsome to the sight, And charg'd perhaps with venom, that intrndes, A visitor nnwelcome, into scenes Sacred to neatness and repose, th' alcove, The chamber,...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1815
...at ev'ning 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 refectory, may die : A necessary act incurs no blame. Not co when, held...
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The English Reader, Or Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1815 - 262 pages
...crawls-at evening in the public path; >jBiU he that has humanity, forewarn'd, Will tread aside and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin loathsome to the sight, And charg'd perhaps with venom, that intrude* A visitor unwelcome, into scenes JSacred to neatness and repose, th' alcove, jChe chamber,...
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Three Discourses on the Case of the Animal Creation, and the Duties of Man ...

James Plumptre - Animal welfare - 1816 - 78 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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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1817
...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 chamher, or refectory, may die : A necessary act incurs no hlame. Not so when, held...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1818 - 420 pages
...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 aud repose, the alcove, The chamber, or refectory, may die : A necessary act incut's no blame. •...
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Figures of Elocution exemplified; or, Directions for reading and reciting ...

Charles RICHSON - 1820 - 76 pages
...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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Poems of William Cowper, Esq: With a New Memoir

William Cowper - 1869 - 288 pages
...he that has humanity, forewarn'd, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live. The creeping vermir . loathsome to the sight. And charg'd perhaps with venom,...unwelcome, into scenes Sacred to neatness and repose, th* alcove, The chamber, or refectory, may die : ins TASK. 197 A necessary act incurs no blame. Not...
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