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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Cowper. (1731–1800) (continued)
 
4530
    Gloriously drunk, obey the important call.
          The Task. Book iv. The Winter Evening. Line 510.
4531
    Those golden times
And those Arcadian scenes that Maro sings,
And Sidney, warbler of poetic prose.
          The Task. Book iv. The Winter Evening. Line 514.
4532
    The Frenchman’s darling. 1
          The Task. Book iv. The Winter Evening. Line 765.
4533
    Some must be great. Great offices will have
Great talents. And God gives to every man
The virtue, temper, understanding, taste,
That lifts him into life, and lets him fall
Just in the niche he was ordain’d to fill.
          The Task. Book iv. The Winter Evening. Line 788.
4534
    Silently as a dream the fabric rose,
No sound of hammer or of saw was there. 2
          The Task. Book v. The Winter Morning Walk. Line 144.
4535
    But war ’s a game which were their subjects wise
Kings would not play at.
          The Task. Book v. The Winter Morning Walk. Line 187.
4536
    The beggarly last doit.
          The Task. Book v. The Winter Morning Walk. Line 316.
4537
    As dreadful as the Manichean god,
Adored through fear, strong only to destroy.
          The Task. Book v. The Winter Morning Walk. Line 444.
4538
    He is the freeman whom the truth makes free.
          The Task. Book v. The Winter Morning Walk. Line 733.
4539
    With filial confidence inspired,
Can lift to Heaven an unpresumptuous eye,
And smiling say, My Father made them all!
          The Task. Book v. The Winter Morning Walk. Line 745.
4540
    Give what thou canst, without Thee we are poor;
And with Thee rich, take what Thou wilt away.
          The Task. Book v. The Winter Morning Walk. Line 905.
4541
    There is in souls a sympathy with sounds;
And as the mind is pitch’d the ear is pleased
 
Note 1.
It was Cowper who gave this now common name to the mignonette. [back]
Note 2.
No hammers fell, no ponderous axes rung;
Like some tall palm the mystic fabric sprung.
Reginald Heber: Palestine.

So that there was neither hammer nor axe, nor any tool of iron heard in the house while it was in building.—1 Kings vi. 7. [back]
 

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