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" Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot... "
The Speaker: Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English ... - Page 294
by William Enfield - 1785 - 405 pages
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Field Solutions on Computers

Stanley Humphries, Jr. - Technology & Engineering - 1997 - 400 pages
...From the home page, transfer to Users' Groups/Educational Software. 1 Introduction Delightful task! to rear the tender Thought, To teach the young Idea how to shoot, To pour the fresh Instruction o'er the Mind, To breathe the enlivening Spirit, and to fix The...
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An Evening When Alone: Four Journals of Single Women in the South, 1827-67

Michael O'Brien - Social Science - 1997 - 460 pages
...plantation. S : Sabina, a friend or relative in Pittsburgh. 2. That is, music. 3. "Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, / To teach the young idea how to shoot" (James Thomson, The Seasons: Spr1ng, II. 1152-53). 4. Perhaps the traditional song, "The Bonnie...
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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens - Fiction - 1998 - 656 pages
..."Then infant Reason grows apace, and calls / For the kind Hand of an assiduous Care. / Delightful Task! to rear the tender Thought, / To teach the young Idea how to shoot" (11. 1150-3). special occasions, "I find the truth to be, Handel, that an opening won't come...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...not sick, was never well; And died - for fear of dying! 1 1726 The Seasons 'Spring' Delightful task! shoot. 11727 The Seasons 'Spring' An elegant sufficiency. content. Retirement, rural quiet, friendship,...
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1,003 Great Things About Teachers

Lisa Birnbach, Ann Hodgman, Patricia Marx - Humor - 2000 - 320 pages
...purpose of satisfying it afterwards." — Anatole France Great Qucrtes About backers "Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot." — James Thomson "The decent decent doesn't doze; He teaches standing on his toes. His student...
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The Stories of J.F. Powers

James Farl Powers, Denis Donoghue - Fiction - 2000 - 570 pages
...man of action," and was silent. "I know." "Delightful task," as one of the cheery English poets says, "to rear the tender thought, to teach the young idea how to shoot." I almost added that the geometry teacher, if living, must be cherished by the Fatherland today,...
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Warner Arundell: The Adventures of a Creole

Edward Lanzer Joseph - Fiction - 2001 - 527 pages
...Thomson. This line is virtually a cliche extolling the pleasures of child-rearing: "Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, / To teach the young idea how to shoot" (lines 1152-53). Joseph gives a humorous twist to the phrase's conventional meaning by using...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Walter Isaacson - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 576 pages
...when infant reason grows apace, and calls for the kind hand of an assiduous care; delightful task! To rear the tender thought, to teach the young idea how to shoot, to pour the fresh instruction over the mind, to breathe the enlivening spirit, and to fix the...
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Searching for Jane Austen

Emily Auerbach - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 344 pages
...Austen quotes only the lines celebrating the joy of instructing an innocent youth ("Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, / To teach the young idea how to shoot"), ironic verse in view of the fact that Catherine hardly seems to have received a solid education....
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...(1740). The words to this song may have been written by David Mallet rather than 2 Delightful task! shoot. The Seasons "Spring" 1. n52 (1746) Roy Thomson, First Baron Thomson of Fleet Canadian-born Scottish...
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