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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 Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature ..., Volumes 5-6

Science - 1836
...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 diej A necessary act incurs no blame." Nothing will better...
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The Life and Works of William Cowper: Now First Completed by the ..., Volume 7

William Cowper - 1835
...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 ... To which is prefixed a memoir of the author, by John M'Diarmid ...

William Cowper - 1837 - 514 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, held...
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The obligation and extent of humanity to brutes, principally considered with ...

William Youatt - 1839
...license to proceed. This tenure cannot be better defined than in the oft-quoted language of Cowper : The creeping vermin, loathsome to the sight, And charg'd...unwelcome, into scenes Sacred to neatness and repose, may die. Not so when, held within their proper bounds, And guiltless of offence, they range the air,...
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The Rhetorical Reader Consisting of Instructions for Regulating the Voice ...

Ebenezer Porter - 1839
...forewarn'd, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathsome to the sight, 10 And 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. 15 Not so, when held...
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The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal

1839
...they must be crushed. " The creeping vermin, loathsome to the sight, And charged perhaps with renon, 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...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1841
...ev'ning in the publick path ; 565 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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Poems

William Cowper - 1841 - 423 pages
...tread aside, and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathsome to the sight, And charged perbaps 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 Task, a Poem ...: For the Use of Schools and Academies

William Cowper - 1842 - 150 pages
...ev'ning in the publick path ; 565 But 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 570 Sacred to neatness and repose, th' alcove, The chamber,...
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My school-boy days

My school-boy days - 1844
...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,...
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