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" The man that hails you Tom or Jack, And proves by thumps upon your back How he esteems your merit, Is such a friend, that one had need Be very much his friend indeed, .  "
Poems - Page 111
by William Cowper - 1826
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The Poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1828 - 427 pages
...Tom or Jack, And proves by thumps upon your back How he esteems your merit, Is such a friend, that one had need Be very much his friend indeed, To pardon or to bear it. As similarity of mind, Or something not to be defin'd, First fixes our attention ; So manners decent...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric: Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1829 - 252 pages
...beginning to its close, is a perplexing enigma. To such a letter, the lines of Cowper may be applied, " One had need Be very much his friend indeed, To pardon or to bear it." It may be added, that the man who can write better, \ rs thus doing injustice to himself. An improper...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 3

William Cowper - 1831
...or Jack, And proves by thumping on your back His sense of your great merit, Is such a friend, that one had need Be very much his friend indeed, To pardon...Safe policy, but hateful. So barren sands imbibe the shower, But render neither fruit nor flower, Unpleasant and ungrateful. They whisper trivial things,...
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The poetical works of William Cowper, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1830
...you Tom or Jack, And proves by thumps upon your back How he esteems your merit, Is such a friend that one had need Be very much his friend indeed To pardon or to bear it. As similarity of mind, Or something not to be defined, First fixes our attention ; So manners decent...
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Select British Poets: Containing the Works of Goldsmith, Thomson, Gray ...

Thomas F. Walker - English poetry - 1830 - 240 pages
...Tom, or Jack, And proves by thumps upon your back How he esteems your merit, Is such a friend, that one had need Be very much his friend indeed, To pardon or ta bear it. As similarity of mind, Or something not to be detin'd, First fixes our attention. So manners...
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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1832 - 537 pages
...Tom or Jack, And proves by thumps upon your back How he esteems your merit, Is such a friend, that one had need Be very much his friend indeed, To pardon or to bear it. A similarity of mind, Or something not to be defined, First fixes our attention ; So manners decent...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 3

William Cowper, Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas - 1831
...or Jack, And proves by thumping on your back His sense of your great merit, Is such a friend, that one had need Be very much his friend indeed, To pardon or to bear it. MINOR POEMS. So barren sands imbibe the shower, But render neither fruit nor flower, Unpleasant and...
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The life of William Cowper

Thomas Taylor (biographer.) - 1833
...Jack, And proves, by thumping on your back, His sense of your great merit ; Is such a friend, that one had need Be very much his friend indeed, To pardon,...Safe policy, but hateful ! So barren sands imbibe the shower, But render neither fruit nor flower Unpleasant and ungrateful. They whisper trivial things,...
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The Life of William Cowper, Esq: Compiled from His Correspondence and Other ...

Thomas Taylor - 1833 - 487 pages
...Jack, And proves, by thumps upon your back. His sense of your great merit ; Is such a friend, that one had need Be very much his friend indeed, To pardon,...little, and hear all you can ; Safe policy, but hateful ! 80 barren sands imbibe the shower, But render neither fruit nor flower Unpleasant and ungrateful....
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Poems

Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon, William Bull - French poetry - 1834 - 126 pages
...Tom or Jack, And proves by thumps upon your back, Ho'w he esteems your merit, Is such a friend, that one had need Be very much his friend indeed To pardon, or to bear it. As similarity of mind, Or something not to be defin'd, First fixes our attention ; So manners decent...
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