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" There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart, It does not feel for man ; the natural bond Of brotherhood is sever'd as the flax That falls asunder at the touch of fire. "
The Task: In Six Books - Page 31
by William Cowper - 1836 - 172 pages
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from ...

Henry Augustin Beers - English literature - 1899 - 325 pages
...is pained, My soul is sick with every day's report Of wrong or outrage with which earth is filled. There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart, It does...feel for man ; the natural bond Of brotherhood is severed as the flax That falls asunder at the touch of fire. ROBERT BURNS. TAM O'SHANTER. WHEN chapman...
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Standard English Poems: Spenser to Tennyson

Henry Spackman Pancoast - English poetry - 1899 - 749 pages
...is pained. My soul is sick with every day's report Of wrong and outrage with which earth is filled. There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart. It does not feel for man; the natural bond 10 Of brotherhood is severed as the flax That falls asunder at the touch of fire. He finds his fellow...
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Studies in English and American Literature

Goodloe Harper Bell - American literature - 1900 - 599 pages
...hath touched, Replete with vivid promise, bright as spring. MAN'S INHUMANITY TO MAN. WILLIAM COWPER. There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart : It does...feel for man ; the natural bond Of brotherhood is severed, as the flax That falls asunder at the touch of fire. He finds his fellow guilty of a skin...
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The task, and minor poems [ed.] by E. Lee

William Cowper - 1900
...pained, 5 My soul is sick with every day's report Of wrong and outrage with which earth is filled. There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart, It does...feel for man ; the natural bond Of brotherhood is severed as the flax 10 That falls asunder at the touch of fire. He finds his fellow guilty of a skin...
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International Library of Masterpieces, Literature, Art and Rare ..., Volume 8

Harry Thurston Peck - Literature - 1901
...is pained, My soul is sick with every day's report Of wrong and outrage with which earth is filled. There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart — It does...feel for man ; the natural bond Of brotherhood is severed as the flax That falls asunder at the touch of fire. He finds his fellow guilty of a skin Not...
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The Task: And Other Poems

William Cowper - English poetry - 1846 - 192 pages
...or successful war, Might never reach me more ! My ear is pain'd, My soul is sick, with every day's report Of wrong and outrage with which earth is fill'd, There is DO flesh in man's obdurate heart, It does not feel for man ; the natural bond Of brotherhood is sever'd...
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Five Points of Faith

Charles Gordon Ames - Unitarianism - 1903 - 80 pages
...is pained, My soul is sick with every day's report Of wrong and outrage with which earth is filled. There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart ; It does...not feel for man. The natural bond Of brotherhood is severed, as the flax That falls asunder at the touch of fire. Lands intersected by a narrow frith Abhor...
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The World's Best Poetry ...

John Vance Cheney, Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, Charles Francis Richardson, Francis Hovey Stoddard, John Raymond Howard - English poetry - 1904
...is sick, with every day's report Of wrong and outrage with which earth is filled. There is no flush in man's obdurate heart; It does not feel for man ; the natural bond Of brotherhood is served as the flax, That falls asunder at the touch of fire. He finds his fellow guilty of a skin Not...
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Poems, Essays, and Leaves from a Note Book

George Eliot - English literature - 1904 - 573 pages
...can " seize his brother's throat," while " The Planets cry, ' Forbear.' " Cowper weeps because — " There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart ; It does not feel for man." Young applauds God as a monarch with an empire and a court quite superior to the English, or as an...
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The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1905 - 672 pages
...pain'd, My soul is sick, with ey TV dav's report, , J7r wrong and outrage with which. earth is fill 'd. There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart. It does not feel : .._...Of J>rptherhQc4js.^YrId_aaJ;h_flax. 10 That falls asunder at the touch of fire. "He finds...
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