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" Yon cottager, who weaves at her own door, Pillow and bobbins all her little store, Content though mean, and cheerful if not gay, Shuffling her threads about the livelong day, Just earns a scanty pittance, and at night Lies down secure, her heart and pocket... "
Poems - Page 89
by William Cowper - 1788
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Select poetry; chiefly on subjects connected with religion

Select poetry - 1825 - 160 pages
...frankincense on every side, He begs their flatt'ry with his latest breath, And smother'd in't at last, is prais'd to death. Yon cottager who weaves at her own door, Pillow and bobbins all her little store ; Content though mean, and cheerful if not gay, Shuffling her threads about the live-long day,...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1826
...frankincense on ev'ry side, He begs their flattery with his latest breath, 315 And smother'd in't at last, is prais'd to death. Yon cottager, who weaves at her own door, Pillow and bobbins all her little store ; Content, though mean, and cheerful if not gay Shuffling her threads about the livelong day,...
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Specimens of sacred and serious poetry, from Chaucer to the present day ...

John Johnstone - 1827
...few his God may have impress'd, A tenfold frenzy seizes all the rest. VOLTAIRE AND THE LACE-WORKER. YON Cottager, who weaves at her own door, Pillow and bobbins all her little store ; Content though mean, and cheerful if not gay, Shuffling her threads about the live-long day,...
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The Poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1828 - 427 pages
...frankincense on ev'ry side. He begs their flatt'ry with his latest breath, And smother'd in't at last, is prais'd to death. Yon cottager, who weaves at her own door, Pillow and bobbins all her little store ; Content though mean, and cheerful if not gay, Shuffling her threads about the livelong day,...
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The Poetical Melange

1828
...perchance of heavenly birth, Which gleams, but warms no more its cherished earth. Byron. A CONTRAST. Yon cottager, who weaves at her own door, Pillow and bobbins all her little store ; Content though mean, and cheerful if not gay, Shuffling her threads about the live-long day,...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Volume 17, Part 2

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...the Creation. When you put a clean pillowaue on your lady's pillow, fasten it well with pins. Sicift. Yon cottager, who weaves at her own door, Pillow and bobbins all her little store ; Content though mean, and cheerful if not gay, Shuffling her threads about the livelong day....
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1830
...every side, He begs their flattery with his latest breath, And, smother'd in't at last, is praised to death. Yon cottager, who weaves at her own door, Pillow and bobbins all her little store, Content though mean, and cheerful if not gay, Shuffling her threads about the livelong day,...
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The Biblical repositor (and quarterly observer) [afterw.] The ..., Volume 4

Edward Robinson - 1848
...soul, and an unmistakable certainty of judgment, such as the proudest philosopher never arrived at, Yon cottager, who weaves at her own door. Pillow and bobbins all her little store, Content, though mean, and cheerful, if not gay,. Shuffling her threads about, the live-long...
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Poetic gems: partly original; but chiefly selected from the best authors: by ...

Samuel BLACKBURN - 1833 - 240 pages
...frankincense on every side, He begs their flattery with his latest breath, And smother'd in't at last, is prais'd to death. Yon Cottager, who weaves at her own door, Pillow and bobbins all her little store, L Content though mean, and cheerful if not gay, Shuffling her threads about the livelong day,...
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The Works of William Cowper: His Life and Letters, Volume 6

William Cowper - 1835
...every side, He begs their flattery with his latest breath, And, smother'd in't at last, is praised to death! Yon cottager, who weaves at her own door, Pillow and bobbins all her little store; Content though mean, and cheerful if not gay, Shuffling her threads about the livelong day,...
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