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" Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill ; Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will ; And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First put it out, then take it for a guide. "
Poems - Page 48
by William Cowper - 1803
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William Cowper - 1786
...fkill, Bend the ftrait rule to their own crooked will, And with a clear and fhining lamp fupplied, Firft put it out, then take it for .a guide. Halting on crutches of unequal fize, Che leg by truth fupported, one by lies, They fidle to the goal with aukward pace, Secure of...
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William Cowper - 1787
...J3ci-.l the ftraight rule to their own crooked will, And with a clear and fhining lamp fupplied, Firft put it out, then take it for a guide. Halting on crutches of unequal fize, One leg by truth fupported, one by lies, They fidlc to the goal with auk ward pace, Secure of...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - Literary Criticism - 1788
...Bend the ftraight rule to their own crooked will, And with a clear and fhining lamp fupplied, Firft put it out, then take it for a guide. ' Halting on crutches of unequal fize, One leg by truth fupported, one by lies, They fidle to the goal with awkward pace, Secure of...
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Poems: By William Cowper, of the Inner Temple Esq. In Two Volumes ...

William Cowper - 1793 - 359 pages
...Bend the ftraight rule to their own crooked will ; And, with a clear and fhining lamp fupplied, Firft put it out, then take it for a guide. Halting on crutches of unequal fize ; One leg by truth fupported, one by lies; They fidle to the goal with awkward pace, Secure of...
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Beauties of Cowper: To which are Prefixed, a Life of the Author and ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1801 - 231 pages
...wind. Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill ; Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will ; And, with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First...those again. The mind and conduct mutually imprint stamp their image in each other's mints Each, sire and dam of an infernal race, Begetting and conceiving...
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William Cowper - 1805
...Bend the ftraight rule to their own crooked will ; And with a clear and mining lamp fupplied> Firft put it out, then take it for a guide, Halting on crutches of unequal fi/.e, One leg by truth fupported, one by lies ; They fidle to the goal with awkward pace, Secure of...
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William Cowper - 1806
...wind. Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill; Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will; And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First...take it for a guide. Halting on crutches of unequal size1, One leg by truth supported, one by lies; They sidle to the goal with awkward pace, Secure of...
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The Confessions of J. Lackington: Late Bookseller, at the Temple of the Muses

James Lackington - Booksellers and bookselling - 1808 - 189 pages
...be) at once, not only eradicated the remains of Methodism, but also nearly the whole of Christianity. Faults in the life, breed errors in the brain, And...those again ; The mind and conduct, mutually imprint, Anil stamp their image on each other's mint. COWPEH. After the heterogeneous example of John Buncle,...
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William Cowper - 1810
...wind. Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill ; Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will ; And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First... but to lose the race. Faults in the life breed errours in the brain, And these reciprocally those again. The mind and conduct mutually imprint And...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper, Richard Westall - 1810 - 368 pages
...wind. Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill ; Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will ; And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First... but to lose the race. Faults in the life breed errours in the brain, And these reciprocally those again. The mind and conduct mutually imprint And...
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