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" Hovered thy spirit o'er thy sorrowing son, Wretch even then, life's journey just begun ? Perhaps thou gavest me, though unfelt, a kiss ; Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss ; Ah, that maternal smile, it answers yes... "
The United States Reader: Containing a Variety of Exercises in Reading ... - Page 122
by John D. Post - 1842 - 304 pages
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The New-York Missionary Magazine, and Repository of Religious ..., Volume 2

Missions - 1801
...Norfolk. ' It exhibits a most amiable pattern of filial at ...... . • . My mother ! when I learn'd that thou wast dead, Say, wast thou conscious of the tears I shed? HoverVf thy j?pirit o'er thy sorrowing son, \Vretch^iiW;n rtjfn, life's journey just begun? I heard...
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Beauties of Cowper: To which are Prefixed, a Life of the Author and ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1801 - 231 pages
...reliefShall steep me in Elysian reverie, A momentary dream, that thou art she. My mother ! when I learn'd that thou wast dead, Say, wast thou conscious of the tears I shed ? Hover'd thy spirit o'er thy sorrowing son, Wretch even then, life's journey just begun ? Perhaps...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - English poetry - 1803 - 363 pages
...Shall steep me in Elysian reverie, A momentary dream, that thou art she. My mother ! when I learn'd that thou wast dead, Say, wast thou conscious of the tears I shed ? Hover'd thy spirit o'er thy sorrowing son, Wretch even then, life's journey just begun? Perhaps thou...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1806
...Elysian reverie, A momentary dream, that thou art she. My mother ! when I learned that thou wast deadi Say, wast thou conscious of the tears I shed? Hovered...even then, life's journey just begun? Perhaps thou gavest me, though unseen, a kiss ;-. Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss — s• Ah that maternal...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq, Volume 3

William Cowper - English poetry - 1806
...reverie, A momentary dream, that thou art she. ly mother ! when I learned that thou wast dead, ay, wast thou conscious of the tears I shed ? Hovered...even then, life's journey just begun ? Perhaps thou gavest me, though unseen, a kiss ; ~\ Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss — Ah that maternal...
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Specimens of the Later English Poets: With Preliminary Notices, Volume 3

Robert Southey - English poetry - 1807
...willingly alone, Shall steep me in Elysian reverie, A momentary dream, that thou art SHE. My MOTHER ! when I learned that thou wast dead, Say, wast thou conscious of the tears I shed ? Hover'd thy spirit o'er thy sorrowing son, Wretch even then, life's journey just begun ? Perhaps...
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Specimens of the Later English Poets: With Preliminary Notices, Volume 3

Robert Southey - English poetry - 1807
...MOTHER ! when I learned that thou wast dead. Say, wast thou conscious of the tears I shed ? Hover'd thy spirit o'er thy sorrowing son, Wretch even then, life's journey just begun ? Perhaps thou gavest me, though unseen, a kiss ; terhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss— Ah that maternal smile...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1808
...Shall steep me in Elysian reverie, A momentary dream, that thou art she. My mother ! when I learn'd that thou wast dead. Say, wast thou conscious of the tears I shed ? Hover'd thy spirit o'er thy sorr'wing son, , ; Wretch even then, life's journey just hegun?. Perhaps...
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Variety, Or, Selections and Essays: Consisting of Anecdotes, Curious Facts ...

Priscilla Wakefield - Anecdotes - 1809 - 207 pages
...for my relief. Shall sleep me hi Elysian reverie, A momentary dream, that thou art she. "My mother, when I learned that thou wast dead, Say, wast thou conscious of the tears I shed! Hover'd thy spirit o'er thy sorrowing son, Wretch, even then, life's journey just begun. Perhaps thou...
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 2

British poets - English poetry - 1809
...soug, Affectionate, a mother lost so long. 1 will obey, not willingly alone, My mother ! when I learn'd that thou wast dead, Say, wast thou conscious of the tears I shed ? Hover'd thy spirit o'er thy sorr'wing son, _ -Wretch even then, life's journey just begun ? Perhaps...
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