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" My boast is not that I deduce my birth From loins enthroned, and rulers of the earth ; But higher far my proud pretensions rise,— The son of parents pass'd into the skies. "
Poems - Page 277
by William Cowper - 1808
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Poems,

William Cowper - English poetry - 1798
...art fafe, and he! That thought is joy, arrive what may to me. My boaft is not that I deduce my birth From loins enthron'd, and rulers of the earth ; But higher far my proud pretenfions rife — The fon of parents pafs'd into the fkies. And now, farewell — time, unrevok'd,...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1800
...art fafe, and he ! That thought is joy, arrive what may to me. My boaft is not that I deduce my birth From loins enthron'd and rulers of the earth ; But higher far my proud ^retentions rife — The fon of parents pafs'd into the fkies. And now, farewell — time, unrevok'd,...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1806
...thought is joy, arrive what may to me. My boast. is not that I deduce my birth 1'Yom loins enthroned, and rulers of the earth ; But higher far my proud pretensions rise — The son of parents passed into the skies. And now, farewell— time uorevoked has run Ills wonted course, vet what I wished...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq, Volume 3

William Cowper - English poetry - 1806
...thought is joy, arrive what may to me. My boast is not that I deduce my birth From loins enthroned, and rulers of the earth ; But higher far my proud pretensions rise — The son of parents passed into the skies. ^ And now. farewell — time unrevoked has run His wonted course, yet what I...
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Specimens of the Later English Poets: With Preliminary Notices, Volume 3

Robert Southey - English poetry - 1807 - 482 pages
...thought is joy, arrive what may to me. My boast is not that I deduce my birth From loins enthroned, and rulers of the earth ; But higher far my proud...By contemplation's help, not sought in vain, I seem to have lived my childhood o'er again ; To have renewed the joys that once were mine, Without the sin...
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Specimens of the Later English Poets: With Preliminary Notices, Volume 3

Robert Southey - English poetry - 1807 - 482 pages
...may to me. My boast is not that I deduce my birth From loins enthroned, and 'rulers of ihe-earth ; But higher far my proud pretensions rise— The son...By contemplation's help, not sought in vain, I seem to have lived my childhood o'er again ; To have renewed the joys that once were mine, Without the sin...
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Variety, Or, Selections and Essays: Consisting of Anecdotes, Curious Facts ...

Priscilla Wakefield - Anecdotes - 1809 - 207 pages
...art safe, and he ! The thought is joy, arrive what may ts me. My boast is not that I deduce my birth From loins enthron'd and rulers of the earth, But...skies. And now farewell; time, unrevok'd has run His wanted course, yet what I wiah'd is done, By contemplation's help, not sought in vain, I seem to have...
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The Pulpit, Or, A Biographical and Literary Account of Eminent ..., Volume 1

Peter L. Courtier - Christian biography - 1809 - 367 pages
...demerits, still it is for me to feel, as Cowper felt, — -— My boast is not that I deduce my birth From loins enthron'd, and rulers of the earth ; But...far my proud pretensions rise, The son of parents passed into the skies! Accustomed thus early to religion, continually mixing, almost from the cradle,...
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The pulpit; or, A biographical and literary account of eminent popular ...

Garnet Terry - 1809
...my own demerits, still it is for me to feel, as Cowper felt, My boast is not that I deduce my birth From loins enthron'd, and rulers of the earth ; But...far my proud pretensions rise, The son of parents passed into the skies ! :"*•'• Accustomed thus early to religion, continually mixing, almost...
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The baptist Magazine

...he repeated Cowper's words : — " My boast is not that I deduce my birth From loins enthronrd, or rulers of the earth, But higher far my proud pretensions rise ; The sun of parents passed into the skies." Thus environed by Christian influence he grew up outwardly moral,...
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