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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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Golden Poems by British and American Authors

Francis Fisher Browne - American poetry - 1906 - 526 pages
...and successful war, Might never reach me more. My ear is pained, My soul is sick, with every day's report Of wrong and outrage with which earth is fill'd....sever'd as the flax That falls asunder at the touch of fire. He finds his fellows guilty of a skin Not color'd like his own ; and having power To enforce...
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Stokes' Encyclopedia of Familiar Quotations: Containing Five Thousand ...

Quotations - 1906 - 763 pages
...those four days?" There lives no record of reply, TENNYSON, In Memoriam, xxxi, st, 2 Brotherhood. — 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. COWPER, The Task: The Time-Piece, lines...
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English Poetry (1170-1892).

John Matthews Manly - English poetry - 1907 - 580 pages
...pained, My soul is sick with every day's report 6 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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An Introduction to English Literature

Henry Spackman Pancoast - English literature - 1907 - 700 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."1 He is the lover of human freedom, the champion of the slave; the poet of the simple, natural...
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English Poems: The restoration and the eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - English poetry - 1908
...pained, 5 My soul is sick, with ev'ry 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 nat'ral bond Of brotherhood is severed as the flax 10 That falls asunder at the touch of fire. He finds...
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Writings, Volume 21

George Eliot - 1908
...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 Vista of English Verse

English poetry - 1911 - 654 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. He finds his fellow guilty of a skin "Not...
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English Prose and Verse from Beowulf to Stevenson

Henry Spackman Pancoast - English literature - 1915 - 816 pages
...pained, My soul is sick with every day's report 6 Of wrong and outrage with which earth is filled. biq^1 4 - 0 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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The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest; the ...

Upton Sinclair - Social justice - 1915 - 891 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. He finds his fellow guilty of a skin Not...
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"He Shall Speak Peace.": Love: the Path to Paradise--present: Eternal

1915 - 349 pages
...thee. Receive not the grace of God in vain. To day if you shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts. It does not 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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