Beauties of Cowper. to Which Are Prefixed, a Life of the Author and Observations on His Writings

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1801 Excerpt: ... almost t' obtain Our innocent sweet simple years again. PRIVATE TUITION RECOMMENDED. (JH, 'tis a sight to be with joy perus'd, By all whom sentiment has not abus'd; New-fangled sentiment, the boasted grace Of those who never feel in the right place; A sight surpass'd by none that we can show, Though Vestris...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1801 Excerpt: ... almost t' obtain Our innocent sweet simple years again. PRIVATE TUITION RECOMMENDED. (JH, 'tis a sight to be with joy perus'd, By all whom sentiment has not abus'd; New-fangled sentiment, the boasted grace Of those who never feel in the right place; A sight surpass'd by none that we can show, Though Vestris on one leg still shine below; A father blest with an ingenious son--Father, and friend, and tutor, all in one. How!--turn again to tales long since forgot, jEsop, and Phaedrus, and the rest?--Why not.' He will not blush that has a father's heart, To take in childish plays a childish part; But bends his sturdy back to any toy That youth takes pleasure in, to please his boy: Then why resign into a stranger's hand A task as much within your own command, That God and nature, and your int'rest too, Seem with one voice to delegate to you? Why hire a lodging in a house unknown, For one whose tend'rest thoughts all hover round your own? This second weaning, needless as it is, How does it lac'rate both your heart and his! Th' indented stick, that loses day by day Notch after notch, till all are smooth'd away, Bears witness, long ere his dismission come, With what intense desire he wants his home. But, though the joys he hopes beneath your roof Bid fair enough to answer in the proof, Harmless, and safe, and nat'ral, as they are, A disappointment waits him even there: Arriv'd, he feels an unexpected change; He blushes, hangs his head, is shy and strange, No longer takes, as once, with fearless ease, His fav'rite stand between his father's knees, But seeks the corner of some distant seat, And eyes the door, and watches a retreat, And, least familiar where he should be most, Feels all his happiest privileges lost. Alas, poor boy!--the natural effect Of love by absen...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150335662
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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