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" OH for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more. "
The Works of William Cowper, Esq., Comprising His Poems, Correspondence, and ... - Page 85
by William Cowper - 1836
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Jersey Genesis: The Story of the Mullica River

Henry Charlton Beck - History - 1983 - 319 pages
...treat, indeed, and that all of us, due to command performance, ate too much. 17 ROLLING STONES GATHER "O for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumour of depression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more." WILLIAM COWPER...
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Canadian Crusoes: A Tale of the Rice Lake Plains

Catherine Parr Strickland Traill - Poetry - 1986 - 324 pages
...1784, Book 2: "The Time-Piece," 11. 1-2; in Southey's edition of Cowper's works, the lines read: "OH for a lodge in some vast wilderness, / Some boundless contiguity of shade." See The Works of William Cowper, Esq. Comprising His Poems, Correspondence, and Translations. Ed. Robert...
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Haskell of Gettysburg: His Life and Civil War Papers

Franklin Aretas Haskell - Biography & Autobiography - 1989 - 258 pages
...turned loose with their guns, among the rebels. There are a great many of them that would shoot. 5 Oh, for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumor of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, May never reach me more! . . . WILLIAM...
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Holly's Picturesque Country Seats: A Complete Reprint of the 1863 Classic

Henry Hudson Holly - Architecture - 1993 - 171 pages
...summer. The philosophers of Cambridge and the sportsmen of Gotham have not only, like Cowper, longed " for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade," but have made a prophecy of their desires and set up their rude household gods in the bosom of the...
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Lift Every Voice: African American Oratory, 1787-1900

Philip Sheldon Foner, Robert J. Branham, Robert Branham - History - 1998 - 925 pages
...country in regard to lynching of Negroes that we are forced to seek shelter with the poets and cry, "O for a lodge in some vast wilderness, some boundless contiguity of shade, where rumor of oppression and deceit, of successful or unsuccessful mobs might never reach me more." My ear...
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Our First Republicans: John Dunmore Lang, Charles Harpur, Daniel Henry ...

David John Headon, Elizabeth M. Perkins - Australia - 1998 - 196 pages
...listener's heart — sighs such as the soft blue distances unfolded by breezy vistas will often bring For a lodge in some vast wilderness — Some boundless contiguity of shade. To produce delightful landscapes in verse is a very easy matter. Turn metrically, and mutatis mutandis...
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Great Preaching on the Resurrection

Resurrection - 1984 - 266 pages
...I have longed for rest, for I have heard this world's rumors in my ears so long that I have begged for A lodge in some vast wilderness. Some boundless contiguity of shade, where I might hide myself forever. I am sick of this tiring and trying life; my frame is weary; my soul is...
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William Cowper: Selected Poems

William Cowper - Poetry - 2003 - 119 pages
...arch of empire, stedfast but for you, A mutilated structure, soon to fall. from Book Two [1-74] Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless...war. Might never reach me more. My ear is pain'd, My soul is sick, with ev'ry day's report Of wrong and outrage with which earth is fill'd. There is...
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The Poetry of Slavery: An Anglo-American Anthology, 1764-1865

Marcus Wood - History - 2003 - 704 pages
...am free, At my best home if not exiled from thee. The Task, Book II, 'The Time Piece' (11. 1-65) Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless...war, Might never reach me more. My ear is pain'd, My soul is sick with ev'ry day's report Of wrong and outrage with which earth is fill'd. There is no...
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