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" Discourse ensues, not trivial, yet not dull, Nor such as with a frown forbids the play Of fancy, or proscribes the sound of mirth: Nor do we madly, like an impious world, Who deem religion frenzy, and the God That made them an intruder on their joy»,... "
The Saturday Magazine - Page 133
1841
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THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF WILLIAM COWPER

REV. H. STEBBING - 1854
...their humble doors. And under an old oak's domestic shade, Enjoy 'd, spare feast ! a radish and an egg. Discourse ensues, not trivial, yet not dull, Nor such as with a frown forbids fhe play Of fancy or proscribes the sound of mirth ; Njor do we madly, like an impious world, Who deem...
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The Works of William Cowper, Volume 6

William Cowper - 1854
...old oak's domestic shade, Enjoyed, spare feast ! a radish and an egg. Discourse ensues, not trivial8, yet not dull, Nor such as with a frown forbids the play 175 Of fancy, or proscribes the sound of mirth. Nor do we madly, like an impious world, Who deem religion...
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The Popular Educator, Volume 6

1855
...their humble doors, And under an old oak's domestic shade, Enjoyed, spare ftasl ! a radish and an egg. Discourse ensues, not trivial yet not dull, Nor such as with a frown forbids the play Of fancy, or prescribes the »ound of mirth : Nor do wo mndly, like an impious world, "Who deem religion frenzy,...
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The Task, Table Talk, and Other Poems: With Critical Observations of Various ...

William Cowper - 1856 - 435 pages
...their humble doors, And under an old oak's domestic shade, Enjoy'd spare feast ! a radish and an egg. Discourse ensues, not trivial, yet not dull, Nor such as with a frown forbids the play . 175 Of fancy, or proscribes the sound of mirth : Nor do we madly, like an impious world, Who deem...
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The Rural Poetry of the English Language: Illustrating the Seasons and ...

Joseph William Jenks - Nature in literature - 1856 - 554 pages
...ensues, not trivial, yet not dull, Nor sueh as with a frown forbids the play Of faney, or proseribes the sound of mirth : Nor do we madly, like an impious world, Whe deem religion frenzy, and the God That made them an intruder on their joys, Start at His awful...
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Select specimens of the English poets, ed. by A. De Vere

Aubrey Thomas De Vere - 1858
...their humble doors, And under an old oak's domestic shade, Enjoy'd, spare feast ! a radish and an egg. Discourse ensues, not trivial, yet not dull, Nor such...madly, like an impious world, Who deem religion frenzy, aud the God That made them an intruder on their joys, Start at His awful name, or deem His praise A...
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The Poems of William Cowper ...

William Cowper - 1860 - 491 pages
...And under an old oak's domestic shade, Enjoyed, spare feast ! a radish and an egg. Discourse ensties, not trivial, yet not dull, Nor such as with a frown forbids the play Of fancy, or prescribes the sound of mirth. Nor do we madly, like an impious world, Who deem religion frenzy, and...
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A history of English literature, in a series of biographical sketches

William Francis Collier - 1862
...their humble doors, And under an old oak's domestic shade, Enjoyed, spare feast 1 a radish and an egg. Discourse ensues, not trivial, yet not dull, Nor such...on their joys, Start at his awful name, or deem his praiss A jarring note. 386 EARLY LIFE OP BYRON. CHAPTER VI. GEOKflE GORDON, LORD BYRON. Born 1788 AD...
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A History of English Literature in a Series of Biographical Sketches

William Francis Collier - American literature - 1862 - 538 pages
...their humble doors, And under an old oak's domestic shade, Enjoyed, spare feast ! a radish and an egg. Discourse ensues, not trivial, yet not dull, Nor such...frown forbids the play Of fancy, or proscribes the aouud of mirth: Nor do we madly, like an impious world, Who deem religion frenzy, and the God That...
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Horace, with Engl. notes by J.E. Yonge, Volume 2

Quintus Horatius Flaccus - 1866
...Juven. xi. 79-84. 71. Cp. Cowper's Task : The customary rites Of the last meal commence; a Roman meal : Discourse ensues, not trivial yet not dull, Nor such...the play Of fancy, or proscribes the sound of mirth : . themes of a graver tone Exciting oft our gratitude and love, While we retrace with memory's pointing...
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