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" Twas my distress that brought thee low, My Mary! Thy needles, once a shining store, For my sake restless heretofore, Now rust disused, and shine no more; My Mary! For though thou gladly wouldst fulfil The same kind office for me still, Thy sight now seconds... "
The chaplet, poems, partly original and partly selected - Page 176
by Chaplet - 1805
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The Life, and Posthumous Writings, of William Cowper, Esqr: With ..., Volume 2

William Hayley - 1803
...comfort. I question if any language on earth can exhibit a specimen of Verse more exquisitely tender. TO MARY. The twentieth year is well nigh past, Since...fainter flow, I see thee daily weaker grow- — *Twas my distress that brought thee lota, My Mary! Thy needles, once a shining store ! .. For my sake restless...
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The Monthly Review

1803
...tender and pathetic, that we should accuse ourselves of insensibility, were we not to transcribe them: •TO MARY. ' The twentieth year is well nigh past,...have a fainter flow, I see thee daily weaker grow — 1 'Twas my distress that brought thee low, My Mary I ' Thy needles, once a shining store ! For...
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The life and posthumous writings of William Cowper, by W. Hayley, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1803
...question if any language on earth can exhibit a specimen of Verse more exquisitely tender. TO MAR Y. The twentieth year is well nigh past, Since first...this might be the last! My Mary / Thy spirits have afainter flow, I see thee daily -weaker grow— 'Twos my distress that brought thee low, My Mary /...
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The Life, and Posthumous Writings, of William Cowper, Esqr: With ..., Volume 2

William Hayley - 1803
...comfort. I question if any language on earth can exhibit a specimen of Verse more exquisitely tender. To MARY. The twentieth year is well nigh past, Since...was overcast, Ah would that this might be the last A My Mary ! Thy spirits ham a fainter flow, 1 see thee daily weaker grow — 'Twas my distress that...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1803
...own'st that praise I spare thee mine." " The twentieth year is well nigh past, S^nce first our sky и as overcast, Ah, would that this might be the last ! My Mary. " Thy spirits have a fainter How, 1 -'•.•e thee daily weaker prow", Twa» my distress that brought thee low, My Mary. " Thy...
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The life and posthumous writings of William Cowper, by W. Hayley, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1803
...Verse more exquisitely tender. To MAR Y. •..."* \ The twentieth year is well nigh past, Since Jirst our sky was overcast, Ah would that this might be .the last A •.. My Mary ! Thy spirits have a fainter flow, I see thee daily weaker grow — J ' Twas my distress...
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The Life, and Posthumous Writings, of William Cowper, Esq, Volume 3

William Hayley - 1805
...exhibit a specimen of verse more exquisitely tender. •• To MARY. The twentieth year is well-nigh past, Since first our sky was overcast— Ah, would...fainter flow, I see thee daily weaker grow— 'Twas my distress that brought thee low, My Mary 1 Thy needles, qpce a shining store, For my sake restless heretofore,...
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The Life, and Posthumous Writings, of William Cowper, Esqr, Volume 3

William Hayley - 1805
...earth can exhibit a specimen of verse more exquisitely tender. To MARY. The twentieth year is well-nigh past, Since first our sky was overcast — Ah, would that this might be the last, My Mary 1 Thy spirits have a fainter flow, I see thee daily weaker grow— 'Twas my distress that brought thee...
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The life and posthumous writings of William Cowper, by W. Hayley ...

William Cowper - 1806
...question if any language on earth can exhibit a specimen of verse more exquisitely tender. T o MAR T. The twentieth year is well nigh past, Since first...fainter flow, I see thee daily weaker grow 'Twas my distress that brought thee low, My Mary! 158 Thy needles, once a shining store, For my sake restless...
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The Life, and Posthumous Writings, of William Cowper, Esqr: With ..., Volume 4

William Hayley - 1806
...I question if any language on earth can exhibit a specimen of verse more exquisitely tender. •ro MARY, The twentieth year is well nigh past, Since...was overcast, Ah would that this might be the last! Thy spirits have a fainter flow, I see thee daily weaker grow—— My Mary! Twas my distress that...
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