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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 Christian Library: A Weekly Republication of Popular Religious ..., Volume 3

Religion - 1835
...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 Works of William Cowper: Table talk. The task. Tirocinium; or, A review ...

William Cowper - 1835
...but half complete, If he could possibly forget The carving and the gilding. 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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The Works of William Cowper, Esq., Comprising His Poems ..., Volume 9

William Cowper - 1836
...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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Translation from Madame de La Mothe-Guion. The task. Tirocinium. John Gilpin ...

William Cowper - 1836
...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 and Works of William Cowper: Now First Completed by the ..., Volume 7

William Cowper - 1835
...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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A Practical System of Rhetoric; Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1837 - 292 pages
...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, is thus doing injustice to himself. An improper...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric; Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - English language - 1837 - 292 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, is thus doing injustice to himself. An improper...
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The Young Man's Aid to Knowledge, Virtue, and Happiness

Hubbard Winslow - Young men - 1837 - 408 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." 5. Neatness of person and of dress. Remarks upon cleanliness have been made under another head, and...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1839 - 516 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...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 Table Talker: Or, Brief Essays on Society and Literature, Volume 2

Johnstone - Table-talk - 1840
...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." But we must come to the decision of what a friend ought to be, and here we have it : " Pursue the search,...
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