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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 Living Age ..., Volume 5

1845
...and courtesies To every lady, of her lap-dog tired, Who wants a plaything. SODTHEY. You act upon the prudent plan, Say little and hear all you can — Safe policy, but hateful. COWPER. A right tender heart, Melting and easy, yielding to impression, And catching the soft flame...
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The Social History of Great Britain During the Reigns of the ..., Volume 2

William Goodman - Great Britain - 1845
...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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My youthful companions, by the author of 'My school-boy days'.

My youthful companions - 1846 - 154 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.' " — COWPER. " Why, Jack," said my Cousin's companion, as I ceased, with an air of ineffable scorn,...
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Letters to a Bride

Emma Pessina - 1846
...Tom 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 itBut such is the delusion of the world on this point that you will constantly hear the name of friendship...
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Poems, with a memoir of the author

William Cowper - 1847
...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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The gift book of English poetry

English poetry - 1848
...Jack, And proves by thumps upon your back How he esteems your merit, Is such a friend, that one bad 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 Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper ...: Including the Copyright ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1849 - 672 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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Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country, Volume 39

Great Britain - 1849
...Catullus, thinking, no doubt, that the man who could so write to his intimates Is such a friend, that one had need Be very much his friend indeed To pardon or to bear it, have interpreted them as expressing real hostility, and have assumed that a breach had taken place...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1850 - 514 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 Christian Library: Comrising the Following Standard Works in Religious ...

Theology - 1851 - 572 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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