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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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Poems. With a Biographical and Critical Introduction by the Rev ..., Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1841
...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 Life of William Cowper, Esq: Comp. from His Correspondence, and Other ...

Thomas Taylor - 1841 - 288 pages
...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. Some friends make this their prudent planSay little, and hear all you can; Safe policy, but hateful! X2 So barren samds imbibe the shower,...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1841 - 423 pages
...decent and polite, The same we practised at first sight Must save it from declension. Some act upon this prudent plan, " Say little, and hear all you can :'...policy, but hateful — So barren sands imbibe the shower, But render neither fruit nor flower, Unpleasant and ungrateful. The man I trust, if shy to...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1841
...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 defin'd. First fixes our attention : So manners decent...
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Family Records: Or, The Two Sisters, Volume 2

Lady Charlotte Campbell Bury - English fiction - 1841
...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; and truly I have suffered so severely from his brusqueries in this way that it has opened my eyes to...
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A Comparative View of the Constitutions of Great Britain and the United ...

Peter Freeland Aiken - Constitutional law - 1842 - 192 pages
...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. Good manners, in short, are the ornament and defence of gdod morals. Without them, virtue herself would...
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A Comparative View of the Constitutions of Great Britain and the United ...

Peter Freeland Aiken - Constitutional law - 1842 - 192 pages
...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 hear it. Good manners, in short, are the ornament and defence of good morals. Without them, virtue...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric: Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1843 - 311 pages
...close, is a perplexing enigma. To such a letter, the lines of Cowper may be applied ; " One had need _i Be very much his friend indeed, To pardon or to bear it." It may be added that the man who can write better, is thus doing injustice to himself. An improper...
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The Social History of Great Britain During the Reigns of the ..., Volume 2

William Goodman - Great Britain - 1844
...And proves, by thumping on your back, His sense of your great merit ; Is such a friend that one has need, Be very much his friend indeed, To pardon or to bear it." The following were their rules of etiquette, or acquaintance table : Two glances | Tone bow. Two bows...
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The Reader's Guide: Containing a Notice of the Elementary Sounds in the ...

John Hall - Elocution - 1845 - 320 pages
...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. 14. Some friends make thisv their prudent plan — Say little, and hear all you can*; — Safe policy,...
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