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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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The Doctrines of Friends, Or, Principles of the Christian Religion as Held ...

Elisha Bates - Society of Friends - 1825 - 320 pages
...prospect presented by the world around us, seems too fully to justify the reflections of the Poet Cowper: "There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart, '•'It...for man. • "The natural bond of brotherhood, is severed as the flax, "That falls asunder at the touch of fire." Indeed, when we consider the enormous...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces of Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1825 - 264 pages
...unsuccessful or successful 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 flesh in man's obdurate heart ; It rioes not feel for man. The nat'ral bond Of brotherhood is sever'd, as the flax That falls asunder...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1826
...unsuccessful or successful 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....sever'd, as the flax, That falls asunder at the touch of fire. He finds his fellow guilty of a skin Not colour'd like his own ; and having pow'r T" enforce...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1826
...or successful war, Might never reach me more ! My ear is pain'd, 5 My soul is sick with ev'ry day's report Of wrong and outrage with which earth is fill'd....natural bond Of brotherhood is sever'd. as the flax, 10 That falls asunder at the touch of fire. He finds his fellow guilty of a skin Not colour'd like...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1826 - 252 pages
...unsuccessful or successful 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....man's obdurate heart ; It does not feel for man. The nat'ral bond Of brotherhood is sever'd, as the flax That falls asunder at the touch of fire. He finds...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Verse, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1826 - 286 pages
...unsuccessful or successful war, Mi^ht never reach me more ! My ear is pain'd, My soul is sick with cv'ry day's report Of wrong and outrage with which earth is fill'd....man's obdurate heart ; It does not feel for man. The nat'ral bond Of brotherhood is sever'd, as the flax That falls asunder at the touch of fire. a He finds...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry

Lindley Murray - 1826
...or successful war, i Might never reach me more ! My ear is paifl'd, My soul is sick with ev'ry day's report Of wrong and outrage with which earth is fill'd....man's obdurate heart ; It does not feel for man. The nat'ral bond Of brotherhood is sever'd, as the flax That falls asunder at the touch of fire. . 2. He...
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Poems. With an introductory essay by J. Montgomery

William Cowper - 1826
...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...
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Murray's English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the ...

Lindley Murray, John Walker - Children - 1826 - 304 pages
...unsuccessful or successful war Might never reach me more ! My ear is pain'd. My soul w sick with. every day's report Of wrong and outrage with which earth is fill'd. there is no flesh in man's obdurate heart : lt does not feel (or man. The nat'ral bond Of brotherhood is sevtr'd as the flax 1 hat (alls asunder...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 17

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1826
...separate purchasers ; and they were literally tora from each other. How just the remark of Cowper, — ' There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart — It does not feel for man '"' The following notices of cases between masters and slaves, are extracted from the Annual Lists of trials...
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