|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||William Cowper (17311800)|
|QUOTATION:||Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness, 1|
Some boundless contiguity of shade,
Where rumour of oppression and deceit,
Of unsuccessful or successful war,
Might never reach me more.
|ATTRIBUTION:||The Task. Book ii. The Timepiece, Line 1.|
Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging-place of wayfaring men!Jeremiah ix. 2.
Oh that the desert were my dwelling-place!Lord Byron: Childe Harold, canto iv, stanza 177. [back]