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" God made the country, and man made the town What wonder then that health and virtue, gifts That can alone make sweet the bitter draught That life holds out to all, should most abound And least be threaten'd in the fields and groves? "
Poems - Page 29
by William Cowper - 1808
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English Prose and Verse from Beowulf to Stevenson

Henry Spackman Pancoast - English literature - 1915 - 816 pages
...rites Have dwindled into unrespected forms, And knees and hassocks are well-nigh divorced. God made the country, and man made the town: What wonder then, that health and virtue, gifts 750 That can alone make sweet the bitter draught That Ufe holds out to all, should most abound And...
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Transactions of the Indiana Horticultural Society, Volume 20

Indiana Horticultural Society, Indiana Horticultural Society. Meeting - Fruit-culture - 1881
...green treea fully sensible." And the melancholy Cowper says: ' ' God made the country and man mude the town, What wonder, then, that health and virtue, Gifts that can alone make sweet the bitter cup Life holds to us, should raottt abound. And least be threatened in the fields and groves."...
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A Critical History of English Literature: The Restoration to 1800, Volume 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 pages
...rhetorical tradition of abuse so effectively drawn on by Dr. Johnson in his "London" is Cowper's God made the country, and man made the town. What wonder then...health and virtue, gifts That can alone make sweet the bitter draught That life holds out to all, should most abound And least be threaten 'd in the fields...
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For Better, for Worse: British Marriages, 1600 to the Present

John R. Gillis - Family & Relationships - 1985 - 417 pages
...The image of the celibate city was already deeply rooted when Cowper wrote his famous lines: God made the country, and man made the town What wonder then, that health and virtue . . . Should most abound. And least be threatened in the fields and groves?3 Graunt and the others...
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Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise And Fall Of Suburbia

Robert Fishman - Social Science - 2008 - 272 pages
...famous lines, Domestic happiness, thou only bliss Of Paradise that hast survived the fall! God made the country and man made the town. What wonder then...health and virtue, gifts That can alone make sweet the bitter draught That life holds out to all, should most abound And least be threaten'd in the fields...
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Worlds Between: Historical Perspectives on Gender and Class

Leonore Davidoff - Social Science - 1995 - 276 pages
...It was summed up hy Cowper writing only two years after Crahhe, in his damning verdict that God made the country, and man made the town. What wonder then, that health and virtue . . . . . . should most ahound. And least he threatened in the fields and groves? The characteristics...
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Kate Chopin's Private Papers

Emily Toth, Per Seyersted - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 360 pages
...bent brush, as through the verdant maze Of Sweet-brier hedges I pursue my walk." Thompson. "God made the country and man made the town. What wonder then,...health and virtue, gifts That can alone make sweet the bitter draught That life holds out to all, should most abound And least be threatened in the fields...
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The Remarkable Mrs. Ripley: The Life of Sarah Alden Bradford Ripley

Joan W. Goodwin - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 399 pages
...town," but she had found in Cowper's "The Task" a passage that confirmed her own feelings: God made the country, and man made the town. What wonder then...health and virtue, gifts That can alone make sweet the bitter draught That life holds out to all, should most abound And least be threatened in the fields...
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The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

John Sitter - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 298 pages
...later eighteenth-century orthodoxy that rural living was ethically superior to urban living: God made the country, and man made the town. What wonder then, that health and virtue, gifts 100 That can alone make sweet the bitter draught That life holds out to all, should most abound And...
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William Cowper: Selected Poems

William Cowper, Nick Rhodes - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 144 pages
...His firm stability to what he scorns— More fixt below, the more disturb'd above. [749-774] God made the country, and man made the town. What wonder then that health and virtue, gifts 750 That can alone make sweet the bitter draught That life holds out to all, should most abound And...
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