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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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Spring flowers gathered for young florists, by S.P.

Spring flowers, S. P. - 1849 - 32 pages
...Will step 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, where, held...
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The garland; or, Poetry for childhood and youth

Garland - 1850
...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, KINDNESS TO ANIMALS. I would not enter on my list of friends (Though graced with polished...
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The literary class book; or, Readings in English literature

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1850
...Will step aside, and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathsome to the sight And charged with venom, that intrudes, A visitor unwelcome, into scenes Sacred to neatness and repose, the bower, The chamber, or the hall, may die : A necessary act incurs no blame. Not so, when held within...
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Fourth Reader: For Common Schools and Academies

Henry Mandeville - Readers (Secondary) - 1851 - 264 pages
...tread aside, and let the reptile live. 3 The creeping vermin, loathsome to the sight, And cliarged perhaps with venom, that intrudes A visitor unwelcome into scenes Sacred to neatness and repose, th' alcove, The chamber, or refectory, may die. 4 A necessary act incurs no blame. 5 Not so, when held...
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Fourth Book of Lessons for the Use of Schools

Readers - 1851 - 343 pages
...Will step aside, and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathsome to the sight, And charged with venom, that intrudes, A visitor unwelcome, into scenes Sacred to neatness and repose, the bower, The chamber, or the hall, may die : A necessary act incurs no blame. Not so, when held within...
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Rambles of an Evangelist

James Kendall - Great Britain - 1853 - 185 pages
...live." The poet allows, of course, that — " 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." But yet...
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Poems, by William Cowper, Esq: Together with His Posthumous Poetry, and a ...

William Cowper - 1853 - 785 pages
...ev'ning in the publick path ; 565 But ho 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 Saered to neatness and repose, th' alcove, The chamber,...
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POEMS, BY WILLIAM COWPER, ESQ

JOHN JOHNSON - 1854
...ev'ning in the publick path ; 565 But he that has humanity, fore warn'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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The Guardian, Volume 5

Conduct of life - 1854
...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 COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF WILLIAM COWPER

REV. H. STEBBING - 1854
...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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