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" The reverend champion stood. At his control Despair and anguish fled the struggling soul ; Comfort came down the trembling wretch to raise, And his last faltering accents whispered praise. "
Longer English poems, with notes, ed. by J.W. Hales - Page 101
edited by - 1872
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Comprising His Poems, Comedies, Essays, and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1856 - 425 pages
...the way. Beside the bed where parting life was laid, And sorrow, guilt, and pains, by turns dismay'd, The reverend champion stood. At his control, Despair...; Comfort came down the trembling wretch to raise, And his last fault'ring accents whisper'd praise. At church with meek and unaffected grace. His looks...
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Poetry: selected for the use of schools and families by A. Bowman

Anne Bowman - 1856 - 292 pages
...the way. Beside the bed where parting life was laid, And sorrow, guilt, and pain by turns dismay 'd, The reverend champion stood. At his control Despair...Comfort came down, the trembling wretch to raise, And his last faltering accents whisper'd praise. At church, with meek and unaffected grace, His looks...
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The book of recitations [ed.] by C.W. Smith

Charles William Smith (professor of elocution.) - 1857
...the skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way. Beside the bed where parting life was laid, And sorrow,...; Comfort came down the trembling wretch to raise, And his last faltering accents whispered praise. At church, with meek and unaffected grace, His looks...
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Class Book of Poetry: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English ...

John Seely Hart - Readers - 1857 - 384 pages
...the skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way. Beside the bed where parting life was laid, And sorrow,...soul; Comfort came down the trembling wretch to raise, And his last faltering accents whispered praise. At church, with meek and unaffected grace, His looks...
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English Poets of the Eighteenth Century

Ernest Bernbaum - English poetry - 1918 - 364 pages
...anguish fled the struggling soul; Comfort came down the trembling wretch to raise, And his last faltering accents whispered praise. At church, with meek and...prevailed with double sway, And fools, who came to scofi, remained to pray. The service past, around the pious man, With steady zeal, each honest rustic...
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An eighth reader

William Iler Crane, William Henry Wheeler - Readers - 1919
...skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way. is Beside the bed, where parting life was laid, And sorrow,...; Comfort came down the trembling wretch to raise, 20 And his last faltering accents whispered praise. At church with meek and unaffected grace His looks...
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Goldsmith's The Traveller, and The Deserted Village: Gray's Elegy and Other ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1919 - 80 pages
...way. 170 Beside the bed where parting life was laid, And sorrow, guilt, and pain, by turns dismay'd, The reverend champion stood. At his control, Despair...down the trembling wretch to raise, 175 And his last faltering accents whisper'd praise. At church, with meek and unaffected grace, His looks adorn'd the...
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Homiletic Review, Volume 82

1921
...skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way. Besides the bed where parting life was laid, And sorrow, guilt...soul; Comfort came down the trembling wretch to raise, And his last faltering accents whispered praise." [881] The minister's office in the sick room is the...
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The Way of Poetry: An Anthology for Younger Readers

John Drinkwater - Children's poetry - 1922 - 240 pages
...the way. Beside the bed where parting life was laid, And sorrow, guilt, and pain, by turns dismay'd, The reverend champion stood. At his control, Despair...soul; Comfort came down the trembling wretch to raise, And his last fait' ring accents whisper'd praise. At church, with meek and unaffected grace, His looks...
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The World's Great Religious Poetry

Caroline Miles Hill - Religious poetry - 1923 - 836 pages
...the skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way. Beside the bed where parting life was laid, And sorrow,...; Comfort came down the trembling wretch to raise, And his last faltering accents whispered praise. At church with meek and unaffected grace, His looks...
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