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" I sought fit words to paint the blackest face of woe; Studying inventions fine, her wits to entertain, Oft turning others' leaves to see if thence would flow Some fresh and fruitful showers upon my sun-burned brain. "
The Retrospective Review - Page 56
1824
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 10

Books - 1824 - 378 pages
...expressed on this point, we can scarcely give him credit for that sincerity which may be safely attributed to all his other expressed opinions, — so utterly...Oft turning others' leaves, to see if thence would flowSome fresh and fruitful showers upon my sun-burnt brain ; But words came halting forth, wanting...
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The New Monthly Belle Assemblée, Volume 35

Fashion - 462 pages
...show That she, dear she, might take some pleasure of my pain, Pleasure might cause, reading might make her know, Knowledge might pity win, and pity grace...inventions fine, her wits to entertain — Oft turning other's leaves to see if thence would flow Some fresh and fruitful showers upon my sunburned braiii....
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The Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies...

1845 - 384 pages
...she, dear she, might take some pleasure of my pain, Pleasure might cause her read, reading might make her know, Knowledge might pity win, and pity grace...would flow Some fresh and fruitful showers upon my sun-bura'd brain: But words came halting forth, wanting invention's stay, Invention, Nature's child,...
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The Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies..

Authors - 1845 - 432 pages
...she, dear she, might take some pleasure of my pain, Pleasure might cause her read, reading might make her know, Knowledge might pity win, and pity grace...would flow Some fresh and fruitful showers upon my sun-burn'd brain : But words came halting forth, wanting invention's stay, Invention, Nature's child,...
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Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies, Volumes 4-6

1845 - 410 pages
...she, dear she, might take some pleasure of my pain, Pleasure might cause her read, reading might make her know, Knowledge might pity win, and pity grace...would flow Some fresh and fruitful showers upon my sun-burn'd brain : But words came halting forth, wanting invention's stay, Invention, Nature's child,...
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The Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies..

Authors - 1845 - 762 pages
...she, dear she, might take some pleasure of my pain, Pleasure might cause her read, readmg might make her know, Knowledge might pity win, and pity grace obtain : I sought fit words to paint the blackest fiice of woe, Studying inventions fine, her wits to entertain — Oft turning others' leaves, to see...
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Introduction to American Literature: Or, The Origin and Development of the ...

Eliphalet L. Rice - American literature - 1846 - 432 pages
...dear she ! might take'some pleasure of my pain ; Pleasure might cause her read, reading might make her know, Knowledge might pity win, and pity grace...inventions fine, her wits to entertain : Oft turning over leaves, to see if thence would flow Some fresh and fruitful showers upon my sun-burnt brain. But...
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The Ladies' Companion and Monthly Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 13

Fashion - 1851 - 318 pages
...show That she, dear she, might take some pleasure of my pain, Pleasure might cause, reading might make her know, Knowledge might pity win, and pity grace...inventions fine, her wits to entertain — Oft turning other's leaves to see if thence would flow Some fresh and fruitful showers upon my sunburned brain....
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The Miscellaneous Works of Sir Philip Sidney, Knt: With a Life of the Author ...

Philip Sidney - 1860 - 412 pages
...dear she ! might take some pleasure of my pain ; Pleasure might cause her read, reading might make her know, Knowledge might pity win, and pity grace...would flow Some fresh and fruitful showers upon my sun-burn'd brain. But words came halting forth, wanting invention's stay ; Invention, Nature's child,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Sir Philip Sidney, Knt: With a Life of the Author ...

Philip Sidney - 1860 - 404 pages
...dear she ! might take some pleasure of my pain ; Pleasure might cause her read, reading might make her know, Knowledge might pity win, and pity grace...woe, Studying inventions fine, her wits to entertain : tsee if thence wouldJiow Some fresh and fruitful showers^upon_my sun-burn'd brain. But words came...
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