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" Tis pleasant, through the loopholes of retreat. To peep at such a world ; to see the stir Of the great Babel, and not feel the crowd ; To hear the roar she sends through all her gates At a safe distance, where the dying sound Falls a soft murmur on the... "
The Poems of William Cowper - Page 231
by William Cowper - 1828 - 427 pages
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The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion, Volume 12

1801
...masterly portrait will be completed: — Tis pleasant, thro' the loop-holes of retreat, To peep at such a world, to see the stir Of the great Babel,...and not feel the crowd ; To hear the roar she sends thro' all her gates, , At a safe 'distance where the dying sound Falls a soft murmur on th' uninjured...
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Beauties of Cowper: To which are Prefixed, a Life of the Author and ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1801 - 231 pages
...pleasant through the loop-holes of retreat To peep at such a world ; to see the stir Of the. great Habel, and not feel the crowd ; To hear the roar she sends through all her gates .At a safc distance,, where the dying sound Falls a soft murmur on th* uninjur'd ear. Thus sitting, and surveying...
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Poems of Established Reputation: To Wit: 1st. The Art of Preserving Health

Poetry - 1802 - 288 pages
...of retreat To peep at such a world ; to see the stir Qf the great Babel, and not feel the crowd i 90 To hear the roar she sends through all her gates At...distance, where the dying sound Falls, a soft murmur, on the uninjur'd ear. Thus sitting, and surveying, thus at ease, The globe and its concerns, I seem advanc'd,...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1806
...his own wonders, wondering for his bread. 'Tis pleasant through the loop-holes of retreat To peep at such a world ; to see the stir Of the great Babel,...distance, where the dying sound Falls a soft murmur on the uninjured ear. Thus sitting, and surveying thus at ease The globe and its concerns, I seem advanced...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1806
...his own wonders, wondering for his bread. Tis pleasant through the loop-holes of retreat To peep at such a world ; to see the stir Of the -great Babel,...and not feel the crowd; To hear the roar she sends tbrough all her gates At a safe distance, where the dying sound Falls a soft murmur on the uninjured...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1808
...through the loopholes of retreat, To peep at such a world ; to see the stir . . .iU"' Of the great Bahel, and not feel the crowd ; . ... . . .'' To hear the...dying sound Falls a soft murmur on th' uninjur'd ear. . . v'J Thus sitting, and surveying thus at ease /. .„ ff.'\ The glohe and it's concerns, I seem...
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 2, Part 1

British poets - 1809
...his own wonders, wond'ring for his bread. Tis pleasant, through the loopholes of retreat. To peep at such a world ; to see the stir Of the great Babel,...her gates At a safe distance, where the dying sound Palls a soft murmur on tlf uninjur'd ear. Thus sitting, and surveying thus at ease The globe and it's...
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Elegant Extracts, Volumes 1-2

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1809
...for his )>read. ''1'is pleasant throng!) the loop-holes of retreat To peep at such a world : to ?ec to wash away her stains, And lit her for her passage ! mournful sight ! Her very eyes weep gales At a safe distance where the dying soitnd Falls a sofi murmur on th' untnjur'd ear. Thus sitting,...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1810 - 368 pages
...his own wonders, wond'ring for his bread. 'Tis pleasant, through the loopholes of retreat, To peep at such a world ; to see the stir Of the great Babel,...sitting, and surveying thus at ease The globe and ifs concerns, I seem advanced To some secure and more than mortal height, That lib'rates and exempts...
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Poems [ed. by J. Newton]. Illustr. with engr. from the designs of ..., Volume 2

William Cowper - 1810
...of retreat, To peep at such a world; to see the stir Of the great Babel, and not feel the crowd; 90 To hear the roar she sends through all her gates At...sitting, and surveying thus at ease The globe and it's concerns, I seem advanc'd To some secure and more than mortal height, That lib'rates and exempts...
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