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" In vain for him the' officious wife prepares The fire fair-blazing and the vestment warm ; In vain his little children, peeping out Into the mingling storm, demand their sire, With tears of artless innocence. Alas! Nor wife, nor children, more shall he... "
The Seasons: And The Castle of Indolence - Page lvii
by James Thomson - 1841 - 271 pages
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The Seasons: By James Thomson; with His Life, an Index, and Glossary ...

James Thomson - 1793 - 225 pages
...IN vain for him th' officious wife prepares The fire fair- blazing, and the vestment warm ; In vain his little children, peeping out Into the mingling...their sire, With tears of artless innocence. Alas! 315 Nor wife, nor children, more shall he behold; Nor friends, nor sacred home. On every nerve The...
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Literary Hours: Or, Sketches Critical and Narrative, Volume 1

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1800
...Jri vain for him the officious wife prepares The fire fair-blazing and the vestment warm : In vain his little children, peeping out Into the mingling...more shall he behold, Nor friends, nor sacred home. Winter, 311. NUMBER II. • Lucretius • Doctrina solers idem, clarusque Poeta, Antiqui vatis reparat...
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The Seasons: By James Thomson

James Thomson - 1800 - 288 pages
...' In vain for him th' officious wife prepares The fire fair-blazing, and the vestment warm; In vain his little children , peeping out Into the mingling...Alas ! Nor wife , nor children , more shall he behold , I Nor friends , nor sacred home. On every nerve ; The deadly Winter seizes ; shuts up sense ; ; And...
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The Beauties of the Poets:: Being a Collection of Moral and Sacred Poetry ...

Thomas Janes - English poetry - 1800 - 304 pages
...tire fair-blazing, and the vestment warm ; In vain his little children peeping out Into the mingled storm, demand their sire With tears of artless innocence....Alas! Nor wife, nor children more shall he behold, Nor f'iifiids, nor sacred home. On ev'ry nerve The deadly winter seizes; shuts up sense; And o'er his inmost...
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The works of mr. James Thomson, to which is prefixed the life of ..., Volume 1

James Thomson - 1802
...unseen. In vain for him th' officious wife prepares The fire fair-blazing and the vestment warm; In vain his little children, peeping out Into the mingling...vitals creeping cold, Lays him along the snows, a stiffened corse, Stretch'd out, and bleaching in the northern blast. Ah little think the gay licentious...
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The Works of Mr. James Thomson: With His Last Corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Thomson, Patrick Murdoch - 1802
...unseen. In vain for him th' officious wife prepares The fire fair-blazing and the vestment warm; In vain his little children, peeping out Into the mingling...vitals creeping cold, Lays him along the snows, a stiffened corse, Stretch'd out, and bleaching in the northern blast. Ah little think the gay licentious...
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The Seasons

James Thomson - English poetry - 1802 - 262 pages
...,./,/,„//,: In vain for him th' officious wife prepares The fire fair-blazing, and the vestment warm; In vain his little children, peeping out Into the mingling...shall he behold, Nor friends, nor sacred home. On ev'ry nerve The deadly Winter seizes; shuts up sense; And, o'er his inmost vitals creeping cold, Lays...
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The seasons; with the life of the author. To which are added Hesiod, or the ...

James Thomson - 1803
...In vain for him th' officious wife prepares The fire fair-blazing , and the vestment warm; In vain his little children , peeping out Into the mingling...home. On every nerve The deadly Winter seizes ; shuts np sense ; And , o'er his inmost vitals creeping cold , Lays him along the snows , a stiffened corse...
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The seasons. To which is prefixed the life of the author

James Thomson - 1803 - 168 pages
...children, and his friends unseen. In vain for him th' officious wife prepares The fire fair-hlazing, and the vestment warm ; In rain his little children,...their sire, With tears of artless innocence. Alas ! If or wife, nor children, more shall he hehold. Nor friends, nor sacred home. On every nerve The...
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The Monthly Review

1803
...the vestment wa- m ; In vain his little children, peeping out Into the mingling storm, demand thrir sire, With tears of artless innocence. Alas ! Nor...more shall he behold, Nor friends, nor sacred home." The word officious is here used in its primitive though not most nsual signification, of doing good...
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