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" As human nature's broadest, foulest blot, Chains him, and tasks him, and exacts his sweat With stripes, that Mercy with a bleeding heart Weeps, when she sees inflicted on a beast... "
The Task, and Other Poems - Page 30
by William Cowper - 1831 - 179 pages
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1802
...one. Thus man devotes his brother, and destroys ; And, worse than all, and most to be deplor'd, As human nature's broadest, foulest blot, Chains him,...bleeding heart, Weeps when she sees inflicted on a beast. Then what is man ? And what man, seeing this, And having human feelings, does not blush, And hang his...
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Poems of Established Reputation: To Wit: 1st. The Art of Preserving Health

Poetry - 1802 - 288 pages
...most to be deplcr'd, As human nature's broadest, foulest blot, Chains him, and tasks him, and exafts his sweat,, . . With stripes, that mercy, with a bleeding heart, Weeps, when she sees inflifted on a beast. 25 Then what is man ? And what man, seeing this, And having human feelings, does...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1806
...one. . Thus man devotes his brother, and destroys ;. And, worse than all, and most to be deplored As human nature's broadest, foulest blot, Chains him, and tasks him, and exacts his swe^t With 'stripes, that mercy with a bleeding heart Weeps, when she sees inflicted on a beast. Then...
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A Portraiture of Quakerism: Taken from a View of the Moral ..., Volume 3

Thomas Clarkson - 1806
...else, Like kindred drops, been mingled into one. — Thus man devotes his brother and destroys — Then what is man ? And what man, seeing this, And having human feelings, does not blush, And hang his head, to think himself a man ?" CovvpKn. SECTION VI. Subject further examined...
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The History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the ..., Volume 1

Thomas Clarkson - Abolitionists - 1808
...one. Thus man devotes his brother, and destroys"; And, worse than all, and most to be deplor'd As As human Nature's broadest, foulest blot,— Chains him,...bleeding heart Weeps, when she sees inflicted on a beast Then what is man ? And what man, seeing this, And having human feelings, does not blush And hang his...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1808
...and destroys ; And, worse than all, and most to he deplor'd As human nature's hroadest, foulest hlot, Chains him, and tasks him, and exacts his sweat With stripes, that Mercy with a hleeding heart Weeps, when she sees indicted on a heast. Then what is man ? And what man, seeing this,...
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The baptist Magazine

1828
...lashes in the morning, and was condemned to lie there till evening, when he was to have fifty more ! ' Then what is man ? And what man seeing this, And having human feelings, does not hlush And hang his head, to think himself a man ?' While here, Mr. Jeffereys visited a Catholic...
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The Task: A Poem. In Six Books

William Cowper - English poetry - 1810 - 193 pages
...one. Thus man devotes his brother, and destroys ;. And, worse than all, and most to be deplor'd As human nature's broadest, foulest blot, Chains him,...bleeding heart, Weeps when she sees inflicted on a beast. Then what is man? And what man, seeing this, And having human feeling, does not blush, And hang his...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Electronic books - 1810 - 231 pages
...into one. Thus man devotes his brother, and destroys , And worse than all, and most to be deplor'd, As human nature's broadest, foulest blot, Chains him, and tasks him, and exacts hb sweat With stripes, that mercy, with a bleeding heart, Weeps when she sees inflicted on a beast....
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The Task: A Poem in Six Books

William Cowper - Electronic books - 1811 - 212 pages
...one. Thus man devotes his brother, and destroys ; And, worse than all, and most to be deplor'd, As human nature's broadest, foulest blot, Chains him,...bleeding heart, Weeps when she sees inflicted on a beast. Then what is man ? And what man, seeing this, And having human feelings, does not blush, And hang his...
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