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" Cousin, dejection of spirits, which I suppose may have prevented many a man from becoming an Author, made me one. I find constant employment necessary, and therefore take care to be constantly employed. Manual occupations do not engage the mind sufficiently,... "
The Literary Magazine, and American Register - Page 138
1804
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The Life and Posthumous Writings of William Cowper, Esqr: With an ...

William Hayley - 1803 - 413 pages
...constantly employed. Manual occupations do not engage the mind sufficiently, as I know by experience, having tried many. But composition, especially of verse,...ask me where I have been this summer. I answer at Olney. Should you ask me where I spent the last seventeen summers, I should still answer at Olney....
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The life and posthumous writings of William Cowper, by W. Hayley

William Cowper - 1803
...constantly employed. Manual occupations do not engage the mind sufficiently, as I know by experience, having tried many. But composition, especially of verse,...hours in a morning, and in an evening I transcribe. 1 read also, but less than I write, for I must have bodily exercise, and therefore never pass a day...
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The Life and Posthumous Writings of William Cowper: With an ..., Volume 1

William Hayley - Poets, English - 1803
...fufficiently, as I know by experience, having tried many. But compofition, efpecially of verfe, abforbs it wholly. I write therefore generally three hours in a morning, and in an evening I tranfcribe. I read alfo, but lefs than I write, for I muft have bodily exercife, and therefore never...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 2

1804
...fufficiently, as I know by experience, having tried many. But compofition, efpecially of verle, abforbs it wholly. I write, therefore, generally three hours in a morning, and in an evening I tranfciibe. 1 read alfo, but lefs than I •write.' Vol. ip 147. In a preceding letter, he fpeaks of...
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The Life, and Posthumous Writings, of William Cowper, Esqr, Volume 1

William Hayley - 1805
...employed. Manual occupations do not engage the mind 4 sufficiently, as I know by experience, having tried many : but composition, especially of verse,...without it. You ask me where I have been this summer. I antwer at Olney. Should you ask me where I spent the last seventeen summers, I should still answer...
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The life and posthumous writings of William Cowper, by W. Hayley ..., Volume 2

William Cowper - 1806
...constantly employed. Manual occupations do not engage the mind sufficiently, as I know by experience, having tried many. But composition, especially of verse,...ask me where I have been this summer. I answer, at Olney. Should you ask me where I spent the last seventeen summers, I should still answer, at 320 Olney....
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The Life and Letters of William Cowper: With Remarks on Epistolary Writers

William Cowper, William Hayley - Authors, English - 1809 - 460 pages
...constantly employed. Manual occupations do not engage the mind sufficiently, as I know by experience, having tried -many. But composition, especially of verse,...ask me where I have been this summer. I answer, at Oln.ey. Should you ask me where I spent the last seventeen summers, I should still answer, at 324 Qlney....
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Elegant epistles: a copious selection of instructive, moral, and ...

Elegant epistles - 1812
...employed. Manual occupations do not engage the mind sufficiently ; as I know by experience, having tried many. But composition, especially of verse,...ask me where I have been this summer. I answer, at Olney. Should you ask me where I spent the last seventeen last summers, I should still answer, at Olney....
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The Female Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose and Verse: Selected ...

Mrs. Barbauld (Anna Letitia) - Electronic book - 1816 - 392 pages
...do not. engage the mind sufficiently, as I know by experience, having tried many. Bat cornposition, especially of verse, absorbs it wholly. I write therefore, generally, three hours in the morning, and in an evening I transcribe. I read also, but. less than I write, for I must have bodily...
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The Letters of the Late William Cowper to His Friends, Volume 2

William Cowper - Poets, English - 1817
...constantly employed. Manual occupations do not engage the mind sufficiently, as I know by experience, having tried many. But composition, especially of verse,...ask me where I have been this summer. I answer, at Olney. Should you ask me where 1 spent the last seventeen summers, I should still answer, at Olney....
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