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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 Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1851 - 537 pages
...Jack, And proves by thumps upon your back How he esteems your merit, Is such a friend, that one hnd c A similarity of mind, Or sornetliing not to be defined, First fixes our attention ; So manners decent...
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Omar: or, The captive's escape, an allegory, by a citizen of Oxford

Omar - 1852
...Jack, And proves, by thumps upon your back, How he esteems your merit, — Is such a friend, that you had need Be very much his friend, indeed, To pardon or to bear it." Obsequious, doubtless, supposed, as he already possessed the rice fields adjoining, he could also cultivate...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1853
...His fenfe of your great merit, Is fuch a friend, that one had need Be very much his friend indeed, Some friends make this their prudent plan — " Say...all you can;" Safe policy, but hateful. So barren fands imbibe the mower, But render neither fruit nor flower, Unpleafant and ungrateful. They whifper...
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Poems, by William Cowper, Esq: Together with His Posthumous Poetry, and a ...

William Cowper - 1853 - 785 pages
...or Jack, And proves by thumping on your back His sense of your great merit, Is such a frfend, that one had need Be very much his friend indeed, To pardon, or to bear it. Some friends make thia their prudent plan— " Say little, and hear all you can ?" Safe policy, but hateful. So barren...
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The Wisdom and Genius of Shakespeare: Comprising Moral Philosophy ...

William Shakespeare - 1853 - 575 pages
...wilt never get thee a husband, if thou be so shrewd with thy tongue. 6 — ii. 1. * Some act upon this prudent plan — " Say little, and hear all you can...Safe 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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The Poetry of the Sentiments

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - English poetry - 1853 - 320 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. Sometimes the fault is all our own, Some blemish in due time made know By trespass or omission ; So...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1853
...Tom or Jack And proves by thumps upon your bach 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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The Works of William Cowper: Comprising His Poems, Correspondence ..., Volume 6

William Cowper, Robert Southey - 1854
...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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POEMS, BY WILLIAM COWPER, ESQ

JOHN JOHNSON - 1854
...Jack, And proves by thumping- on your b;ick His sense of" your great merit, Is such a friend, l.hat one had need Be very much his friend indeed, To pardon,...prudent plan— " Say little, and hear all you can ? r> Safe policy, but hateful. So barren sands imbibe tho show'r, But render neither fruit nor flow'r...
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Learning to converse [by G. Mogridge].

George Mogridge - 1854
...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.' Do not, Edmund, call your comrades Dick, Bill, and Joe, nor accost them with a ' How are you, old fellow?'...
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