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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 Poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1828 - 427 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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An Illustration of the Principles of Elocution ...

William Brittainham Lacey - Elocution - 1828 - 300 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...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 Poetical Melange

English poetry - 1828
...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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Memoir of the Rev. Pliny Fisk, A.M.: Late Missionary to Palestine

Alvan Bond, Pliny Fisk - Middle East - 1828 - 437 pages
...pained, My soul is sick, with every day's report Of wrong and outrage, with which earth ia filled. There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart, It does...not feel for man; the natural bond Of brotherhood is severed." The following instance of torture is related, as a specimen of others. The Superior of the...
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from ...

Henry Augustin Beers - English literature - 1894 - 313 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...not 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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Scenes of Clerical Life, Volume 9

George Eliot - 1894
...one 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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Shepp's Giant Library: Eight Great Books in a Single Volume, an Unrivalled ...

Daniel B. Shepp - Dummies (Bookselling) - 1897 - 526 pages
...unsuccessful or successtul 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....man's obdurate heart — It does not feel for man. That natural bond Of brotherhood is sever'd as the flax That falls asunder at the touch of fire. He...
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Famous Authors and the Best Literature of England and America ...: Together ...

William Wilfred Birdsall, Rufus Matthew Jones - American literature - 1897 - 544 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...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 Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 7

John Clark Ridpath - Literature - 1898
...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 Ridpath Library of Universal Literature: A Biographical and ...

John Clark Ridpath - Literature - 1899
...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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