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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 Poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1828 - 427 pages
...at ev'ning in the public path ; But her 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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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Verse, from the Best Writers ...

Lindley Murray - Readers and speakers - 1828 - 252 pages
...forewam'd, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live. 2 The creeping vermin, loathsome to the sight, Arid charg'd perhaps with venom, that intrudes A visitor...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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Murray's English Reader

Lindley Murray, Jeremiah Goodrich - English language - 1829 - 304 pages
...tread aside, arid let the reptile live. I. The creeping vermin, loathsome to the sight, And charged perhaps with venom, that intrudes A visitor 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 within...
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Select British Poets: Containing the Works of Goldsmith, Thomson, Gray ...

Thomas F. Walker - English poetry - 1830 - 240 pages
...Will tread aside and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathsome to the sight. And chared, perhaps, with venom, that intrudes, A visitor 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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The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1830
...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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The Moral Instructor, and Guide to Virtue: Being a Compendium of Moral ...

Jesse Torrey - Ethics - 1830 - 300 pages
...the public path; But he that has humanity, forewarn' d, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live. 2 The creeping vermin, loathsome to the sight, And charg'd perhaps with venom, that intrudes A visiter unwelcome into scenes Sacred to neatness and repose, th' alcove, The chamber, or refectory,...
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A selection of moral lessons, natural history, Bible lessons, and poetry

Alexander Spencer - 1831
...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...And charg'd perhaps with venom, that intrudes,. A visiter unwelcome, into scenes Sacred to neatness and repose, the bower, The chamber, or the hall,—may...
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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1832 - 537 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 and repose, th' alcove, The chamber, or refectory, may die: A necessary act incurs no blame. Not so when, held...
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The Academical Reader: Comprising Selections from the Most Admired Authors ...

John J. Harrod - Readers - 1832 - 324 pages
...the public path; But he that has humanity, forewarn'd, Will turn aside and let the reptile live. 2. The creeping vermin, loathsome to the sight, And charg'd...unwelcome, into scenes Sacred to neatness and repose, th' alcove, The chamber, or refectory, may die. A necessary act incurs no blame. 3. . Not so, when...
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The Task: In Six Books

William Cowper - English poetry - 1836 - 172 pages
...evening in the publick path ; 3ut he that has humanity, forewarn'ii, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live. . The creeping vermin, loathsome to...perhaps with venom, that intrudes, A visitor unwelcome, in to scenes Sacred to neatness and repose, tir alcove, The chamher, or refectory, may die : A necessary...
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