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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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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1851 - 537 pages
...every side, He begs their flattery with his latest breath, And smothered 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, ShufHing her threads about the livelong day,...
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Selections from the Christian Poets, Ancient and Modern

Christian poets - 1851 - 431 pages
...side, He begs their flattery with his latest breath, And smothered in't at last, is prais'd to death. L 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: With a Biographical and Critical Introduction, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1852 - 447 pages
...frankincense on every side, He hegs their flatt'ry with his latest hreath, And smother'd in't at last, is prais'd to death. Yon cottager, who weaves at her own door Pillow and hohhins all her little store ; Content, though mean, and cheerful if not gay, Shuffling her threads...
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Elements of Rhetoric and Literary Criticism

James Robert Boyd - 1852 - 352 pages
...He begs their flattery with his latest breath, And smother'd in't at last, is praised to death. Von cottager, who weaves, at her own door, Pillow and bobbins, all her little store : Content, though mean, and cheerful, if not gay, Shuffling her thread about the livelong day,...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1853
...every fide, He begs their flattery with his lateft breath, And, fmother'd in't at laft, is praifed to death. Yon cottager, who weaves at her own door,...bobbins all her little ftore, Content though mean, and cheerful if not gay, Shuffling her threads about the livelong day, Juft earns a fcanty pittance, and...
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Poems, by William Cowper, Esq: Together with His Posthumous Poetry, and a ...

William Cowper - 1853 - 785 pages
...frankincense on ev'ry side, He begs their flattery with his latest breath, 315 And Bmother'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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Poems

William Cowper - 1853
...ev'ry side, He begs their (lattery with his latest breath, 315 And smothcr'd in't ot last, is pr*is'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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Entries, Or, Stray Leaves from a Clergyman's Note Book

Entries - 1853 - 279 pages
...on every side, He hegs their flattery with his latest breath, And smothered 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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Church of Scotland magazine and review, Volume 1

Scotland Church of - 1853
...study the contrast to see where is the finger of God. It is well given by our great English poet — ' 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 light of the forge; or, Counsels drawn from the sick-bed of E.M.

William Harrison - 1853 - 190 pages
...happily expresses it, in his well known lines, when contrasting Voltaire with the English villager — " Yon cottager, who weaves at her own door, Pillow and bobbins, all her little store, Just knows enough — no more — her Bible true, A truth the brilliant Frenchman never knew."...
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