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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 Task And Other Poems

William Cowper - 1891
...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...Of fancy, or proscribes the sound of mirth; Nor do wo madly, like an impious world, Who deem religion frenzy, and the God That made them an intruder on...
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Synonyms Discriminated: A Dictionary of Synonymous Words in the English ...

Charles John Smith - English language - 1893 - 781 pages
...fair sequence and succession ?" SHAKESPEARE. "Discourse ensues, not trivial, yet not dull. Nor soch as with a frown forbids the play Of fancy, or proscribes the sound of mirth." COWPER. FOPPISH. FINICAL. DANDYISH. SPRUCE. COXCOMBICAL. FOPPISH (Dut. Joppen, to Jeride, to mock)....
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The Greatest Works of the Greatest Authors, Ancient and Modern ...

Literature - 1894 - 896 pages
...Cowper's "Task " we flnd (1. 170):— " The customary rites Of the last meal commence; a Roman meal. Hagemann Pub. Co. Themes of a graver tone, Exciting oft our gratitude and love. While we retrace, with memory's pointing...
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A Thousand and One Gems of English Poetry

Charles Mackay - English poetry - 1896 - 633 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 Of fancy, or prescribes the sound of mirth : Nor do we madly, like an impious worH, Who deem religion frenzy, and...
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A thousand and one gems of English poetry, selected and arranged by C. Mackay

Charles Mackay - 1897
...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 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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Selections from the Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1898 - 243 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 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 task, and minor poems [ed.] by E. Lee

William Cowper - 1900
...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 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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A History of English Literature in a Series of Biographical Sketches

William Francis Collier - American literature - 1902 - 582 pages
...shade. Enjoyed, spare feast I a radish and an egg. Discourse ensues, not trivial, yet not dull, Hoi such as with a frown forbids the play Of fancy, or proscribes tbe sound of mirth; Nor do we madly, like an impious world, Who deem religion frenzy, and the God That...
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The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1905 - 672 pages
...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...an impious world, Who deem religion frenzy, and the Q-od That made them an intruder on their joys, Start at his awful name, or deem his praise 180 A jarring...
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The Poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1905 - 741 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...sound of mirth ; Nor do we madly, like an impious workj Who deem religion frenzy, and the God That made them an intruder on their joys, Start at His...
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