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" It were a wantonness, and would demand Severe reproof, if we were men whose hearts Could hold vain dalliance with the misery Even of the dead; contented thence to draw A momentary pleasure, never marked By reason, barren of all future good. But we have... "
The Excursion; a Poem - Page 26
by William Wordsworth - 1836 - 374 pages
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The Friend: A Series of Essays

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Ethics - 1812 - 466 pages
...dalliance with the misery Even of the dead ; contented thence to draw i A momentary pleasure, never mark'd By reason, barren of all future good. But we have...always might be found A power to virtue friendly.— —WORDSWORTH. MSS. IT is gratifying to me to find from my correspondents, that the homeliness of the...
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The Sale-room, Issue 1

1817 - 254 pages
...yet probably much might be said in favour of this plan. A poet of the highest eminence has observed, that " there is often found In mournful thoughts,...always might be found, A power to virtue friendly." But we need say nothing more oĽ a subject which is, indeed, self-evident ; and shall only add, that...
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The Friend: A Series of Essays, in Three Volumes, to Aid in the ..., Volume 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Ethics - 1818 - 352 pages
...wantonness and would demand Severe reproof if we were men whose hearts Could hold vain dalliance with the misery Even of the dead ; contented thence to draw A momentary pleasure, never mark'd By reason, barren of all future good. But we have known that there is often found In mournful...
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North-American Review and Miscellaneous Journal, Volume 8

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1819 - 508 pages
...But the poet is not a creature all of joyous fancies ; he knows, as Wordsworth has finely told us, ^ that there is often found In mournful thoughts, and...always might be found, ' . A power to virtue friendly." The stream of his heart is not always like those of spring, huddling and rapid, and telling out gladness,...
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume 5

William Wordsworth - 1827 - 452 pages
...dalliance with the misery Even of the dead; contented thence to draw A momentary pleasure, never mark'd By reason, barren of all future good. But we have known that there is often found c 3 In mournful thoughts, and always might be found, A power to virtue friendly; were't not so, I am...
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume 5

William Wordsworth - 1827 - 456 pages
...wantonness, and would demand Severe reproof, if we were Men whose hearts Could hold vain dalliance with the misery Even of the dead ; contented thence to draw A momentary pleasure, never mark'd By reason, barren of all future good. But we have known that there is often found c 3 In mournful...
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - Fore-edge painting - 1828 - 372 pages
...contented thence to draw A momentary pleasure, never mark'd Hy reason, barren of all future good, (tut we have known that there is often found In mournful...always might be found, A power to virtue friendly ; were 't not so, [ I am a Dreamer among men, indeed i An idle Dreamer ! *T is a common Tale, ' An...
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The Monthly Repository and Review of Theology and General Literature, Volume 3

Liberalism (Religion) - 1829 - 876 pages
...if we were men whose hearts Could hold vain dalliance with the misery Even of the dead ; contenlcd thence to draw A momentary pleasure, never marked By reason, barren of all future good." And he is right ; for if we wish that our actions should be inseparable from virtuous reeling, we must...
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The Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature

Liberalism (Religion) - 1829 - 930 pages
...wantonness, and would demand Severe reproof, if we were men whose hearts Could hold vain dalliance with the misery Even of the dead ; contented thence to draw A momentary pleasure, uevcr marked By reason, barren of all future good." And he is right ; for if we wish that our actions...
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Antediluvian Sketches: And Other Poems

Richard Howitt - 1830 - 168 pages
...EVE. Go, haste unto thy sisters— hence— away — I, too, am sad, and now would be alone. POEMS. There is often found In mournful thoughts, and always might be found, A power to virtue friendly ; were *t not so, I am a Dreamer among men, indeed An idle Dreamer ! THE EXCURSION. TO THE MARTIN....
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