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" Whom call we gay? That honour has been long The boast of mere pretenders to the name. The innocent are gay — the lark is gay, That dries his feathers, saturate with dew, Beneath the rosy cloud, while yet the beams Of dayspring overshoot his humble nest. "
Time's Telescope for ...; Or, A Complete Guide to the Almanack - Page 343
1829
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A manual of English grammar, and analysis of sentences

Alexander M. Trotter - 1878
...without delay, From that exalted station to the plain Descending, we pursued our homeward course. 80. The lark is gay. That dries his feathers saturate with dew Beneath the rosy cloud. The peasant too, a witness of his song, Himself a songster, is as gay as he. 81. O reader! had you...
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The task, a poem. Illustr. by B. Foster

William Cowper - 1878
...breeds Reflection and remorse, the fear of shame, And their inveterate habits, all forbid. THE TASK. The boast of mere pretenders to the name. The innocent are gay— the lurk isgay, Th ut dries his feathers, saturate with dew, Beneath the rosy cloud, while yet the beams...
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The poetical works of William Cowper, ed. by W.M. Rossetti

William Cowper - 1879
...solitude that breeds Reflection and remorse, the fear of shame, And their inveterate habits, all forbid. Whom call we gay ? That honour has been long The boast...the beams Of day-spring overshoot his humble nest. The peasant too, a witness of his song, Himself a songster, is as gay as he. But sare me from the gaiety...
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The poetical works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1881
...Reflection and remorse, the fear of shame, And their inveterate habits, all forbid. Whom call we gay 1 That honour has been long The boast of mere pretenders...the beams Of dayspring overshoot his humble nest. The peasant too, a witness of his song, Himself a songster, is as gay as he. But save me from the gaiety...
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The Poets' Birds

Phil Robinson - Birds in literature - 1883 - 490 pages
...early sky, Winnowing blithe her dewy wings In morning's rosy eye. — Burns : Scottish Songs. (24) The innocent are gay — the lark is gay That dries...the beams Of dayspring overshoot his humble nest. — Cinvper: Sofa. (25) Thou lav'rock that springs frae the dews of the lawn The shepherd to warn o'...
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Nineteen Centuries of Drink in England: A History

Richard Valpy French - Alcoholism - 1884 - 398 pages
...of his times in his writings. With a lofty and noble morality does he describe the truly gay : — Whom call we gay ? That honour has been long The boast...the beams Of dayspring overshoot his humble nest. The peasant too, a witness of his song, Himself a songster, is as gay as he. But save me from the gaiety...
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A Thousand and One Gems of English and American Poetry from Chaucer to ...

Edwin O. Chapman - American poetry - 1884 - 399 pages
...unpresumptuous eye, And smiling say — "My Father made them all." William Cmvper, WHOM call we gay ? That honor has been long The boast of mere pretenders to the...the beams Of day-spring overshoot his humble nest : The peasant, too, a witness of his song, Himself a songster, is as gay as he. But save me from the...
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The poetical works of William Cowper [ed.] with prefatory notice by E. Hope

William Cowper - 1885
...of shame, And their invet'rate habits, all forbid. Whom call we gay ? That honour has been lor j,' The boast of mere pretenders to the name. The innocent...the beams Of day-spring overshoot his humble nest. The peasant too, a witness of his song, Himself a songster, is as gay as he. But save me from the gaiety...
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Truths illustrated by great authors [ed. by W. White].

Truths - History - 1885
...life in Sports, is like one who wears nothing but fringes, and eats nothing but iSall. — Cowper. WHOM call we gay ? That honour has been long The boast of mere pretenders to the n:une. The innocent are gay — the Lark is gay, That dries his feathers saturate with Dew Beneath...
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The poetical works

William Cowper - 1889 - 536 pages
...that breeds Reflection and remorse, the fear of shame, And their inveterate habits, all forbid. 490 That dries his feathers saturate with dew Beneath...the beams Of dayspring overshoot his humble nest. The peasant too, a witness of his song, Himself a songster, is as gay as he. But save me from the gaiety...
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