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" And it seemed, to a fanciful view, To weep for the buds it had left with regret On the flourishing bush where it grew. I hastily seized it, unfit as it was For a nosegay, so dripping and drowned, And swinging it rudely, too rudely, alas ! I snapped it... "
Poems - Page 225
by William Cowper - 1806
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The Life and Works of William Cowper: Now First Completed by the ..., Volume 7

William Cowper, William Hayley - 1835
...weigh'd down its beautiful head. The cup was all fill'd, and the leaves were all wet, And it seem'd, to a fanciful view, To weep for the buds it had left,...it, unfit as it was For a nosegay, so dripping and drown'd, And swinging it rudely, too rudely, alas ! I snapp'd it, it fell to the ground. And such,...
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Life and works of William Cowper, Volume 3

William Cowper - 1836
...weigb'd down its beautiful head. The cup was all fill'd, and the leaves were all wet, And it seem'd to a fanciful view To weep for the buds it had left with regret On the flourishing bush where it grew. * Mrs. Unwin. t Lady Austen. I hastily seized it, unfit as it was, For a nosegay, so dripping and drown'd...
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The romance of nature: or, The flower-seasons illustrated

Mrs. Charles Meredith - Flowers in literature - 1836 - 253 pages
...forth this touching lament. * The cup was nil filled, and the leaves were all wet. And it seemed, to a fanciful view. To weep for the buds it had left with regret, On the nourishing bush where it grew. CowriK. Alas ! it is a weary thing To have such great renown ; Ten thousand...
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Life and works of William Cowper, Volume 7

William Cowper - 1836
...'d down its beautiful head. The cup was all fill'd, and the leaves were all wet, And it seem'd, to a fanciful view, To weep for the buds it had left, with regret, On the nourishing bush where it grew. I hastily seized it, unfit as it was For a nosegay, so dripping and...
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The Life and Works of William Cowper: Now First Completed by the ...

William Cowper, William Hayley - 1835
...weighed down its beautiful head. The cup was all fill'd, and the leaves were all wet, And it seem'd to a fanciful view To weep for the buds it had left with regret On the nourishing hush where it grew. * Mrs. Unwin, t Lady Austen. I hastily seized it, unfit as it was, For...
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Poems; to which is prefixed a memoir of the author by J. M'Diarmid

William Cowper - 1837
...weigh'd down its beautiful head. The cup was all fill'd, and the leaves were all wet, And it seem'd to a fanciful view, To weep for the buds it had left...regret, On the flourishing bush where it grew. I hastily seiz'd it, unfit as it was For a nosegay, so dripping and drown'd, And swinging it rudely, too rudely,...
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The English Reader, Or Pieces in Prose and Poetry ...

Lindley Murray - 1837 - 263 pages
...showe. VV hich Mary to Anna convey'd ; The plentiful moisture encumber'd the flower, And it seem'd to a fanciful view, To weep for the buds it had left with regret, And weigh'd down iis beautiful head. The cup was all fill'd, and the leaves were all wet, On the flourishing...
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The Evangelical Reformer, and Young Man's Guide, Volume 1

Joseph Barker - 1838
...'d down its beautiful head. The cup was all fill'd, and the leaves were all wet, And it seein'd to a fanciful view, To weep for the buds it had left...it, unfit as it was For a nosegay, so dripping and drown 'd, And swinging it rudely, too rudely, alas ! I snapp'd it, it fell to the ground. And such,...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper Esq. and Memoir of the Author

G. Standfast - 1856
...rose had been wash'd, just wash'd in a show'r, And weigh'd down its beautiful head. And it seem'd to a fanciful view, To weep for the buds it had left with regrt t, The cup was all fill'd, and the leaves were all wet, On the flourishing bush where it grew....
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English poetry, for use in the schools of the Collegiate institution ...

English poetry - 1857
...weighed down its beautiful head. The cup was all filled, and the leaves were all wet, And it seemed, to a fanciful view, To weep for the buds it had left...I snapped it : it fell to the ground. And such, I exclaimed, is the pitiless part Some act by the delicate mind, Regardless of wringing and breaking...
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