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" Be it a weakness, it deserves some praise, We love the play-place of our early days. The scene is touching, and the heart is stone That feels not at that sight, and feels at none. "
The Journal of Education for Upper Canada - Page 38
1850
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The Works of William Cowper: Comprising His Poems, Correspondence ..., Volume 6

William Cowper, Robert Southey - 1854
...We love the play-place of our early days. The scene is touching, and the heart is stone That feels not at that sight, and feels at none. The wall on...subsisting still, The bench on which we sat while deep-employ' d, Though mangled, hack'd and heVd, not yet destroy' d; The little ones unbutton' d, glowing...
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The Works of William Cowper, Volume 6

William Cowper - 1854
...We love the play-place of our early days. The scene is touching, and the heart is stone That feels not at that sight, and feels at none. The wall on...subsisting still, The bench on which we sat while deep-employ* d, Though mangled, hack'd and hew'd, not yet destroy'd; The little ones unbutton' d, glowing...
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Poetry for Repetition

Henry Twells - 1862 - 226 pages
...We love the play -place of our early days ; The scene is touching, and the heart is stone That feels not at that sight, and feels at none. The wall on...which we sat while deep employed, Though mangled, hack'd, andhew'd, notyetdestroy'd; The little ones, iinbutton'd, glowing hot, Playing our games, and...
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Gleanings from the English poets, Chaucer to Tennyson, with biogr. notices ...

English poets - 1862
...We love the play-place of our early days ; The scene is touching, and the heart is stone That feels not at that sight, and feels at none. The wall on...subsisting still ; The bench on which we sat while deep employ'd, Though mangled, hack'd, and hew'd, not yet destroy'd ; The little ones, unbutton'd, glowing...
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Popular poetry: a selection of pieces old and new

Popular poetry - English poetry - 1862 - 220 pages
...light he fondly throws On the dear hills where first he rose. Wordsworth. SCHOOLBOY RECOLLECTIONS. THE wall on which we tried our graving skill, The...subsisting still ; The bench on which we sat while deep employ'd, Though mangled, hack'd and hew'd, not yet destroy 'd; The little ones, unbutton'd, glowing...
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The Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist,: A Quarterly Journal ..., Volume 3

Archaeology - 1863
...writing-desks, made by his father, occupying their wonted places within— and " The bench on which he sat while deep employed, Though mangled, hacked, and hewed, not yet destroyed." His somewhat irregular attendance at the villnge school, is perfectly compatible with many boyish employments...
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The poetical works of William Cowper. With life of the author

William Cowper - 1864 - 448 pages
...love the play- place of our early days ; The scene is touching, and the heart is stone, That feels not at that sight, and feels at none. . The wall on...subsisting still ; The bench on which we sat while deep employ'd, Though mangled, hack'd, and hew'd, not yetde stroy'd ; The little ones, uubutton'd, glowing...
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Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, sir William Smith - 1864
...We love the play-place of our early days ; The scene is touching, and the heart is stone, That feels not at that sight, and feels at none. The wall on which we tried our graving skill, The very name we carv'd subsisting still ; The bench on which we sat while deep em ploy 'd, Though mangled, hack'd,...
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Our life illustrated by pen and pencil [an anthology].

Our life - 1865
...We love the play-place of our early days ; The scene is touching, and the heart is stone That feels not at that sight, and feels at none. The wall on...mangled, hacked, and hewed, not yet destroyed ; THE PLAYGROUND. 61 The little ones, unbuttoned, glowing hot, Playing our games, and on the very spot, As...
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Chambers's readings in English poetry

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1865
...We love the play-place of our early days ; The scene is touching, and the heart is stone That feels not at that sight, and feels at none. The wall on...mangled, hacked, and hewed, not yet destroyed ; The little ones, unbuttoned, glowing hot, Playing our games, and on the very spot ; As happy as we once,...
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