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" My boast is not, that I deduce my birth From loins enthroned, and rulers of the earth ; But higher far my proud pretensions rise — The son of parents passed into the skies. "
Early Life and Public Services of Hon. Grover Cleveland: The Fearless and ... - Page 239
by Eugene Tyler Chamberlain - 1884 - 510 pages
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Beauties of Cowper: To which are Prefixed, a Life of the Author and ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1801 - 231 pages
...thought is joy, arrive what may to me. My boast is not that I deduce my birth From loins enthron'd and rulers of the earth; But higher far my proud pretensions rise — The son of parents pass'd into the skies. And now, farewell — time, unrevok'd, has run His wonted course, yet what I...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq, Volume 3

William Cowper - English poetry - 1806
...course. But oh the thought, that thou art safe, and he ! That thought is joy, arrive what may to me. My boast is not that I deduce my birth From loins...rise — The son of parents passed into the skies. ^ And now. farewell — time unrevoked has run His wonted course, yet what I wished is done. * Garth....
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1806
...and he ! That thought is joy, arrive what may to me. My boast. is not that I deduce my birth 1'Yom loins enthroned, and rulers of the earth ; But higher...rise — The son of parents passed into the skies. And now, farewell— time uorevoked has run Ills wonted course, vet what I wished !s done, By contempla:ion's:...
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Specimens of the Later English Poets: With Preliminary Notices, Volume 3

Robert Southey - English poetry - 1807
...course. But oh the thought, that thou art safe, and he ! That thought is joy, arrive what may to me. My boast is not that I deduce my birth From loins...far my proud pretensions rise — The son of parents pass'd into the skies. And now, farewell — time unrevok'd has run His wonted course, yet what I wish'd...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1808
...thought is joy, arrive what may to me. My hoast is not, that I deduce my hirth From loins enthron'd, and rulers of the Earth ; But higher far my proud pretensions rise—- The son of parents pass'd into the skies. And now, farewell — Time unrevok'd has run His wonted course, yet what I wish'd...
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The pulpit; or, A biographical and literary account of eminent ..., Volume 1

Garnet Terry - 1809
...it is for me to feel, as Cowper felt, My boast is not that I deduce my birth From loins enthron'd, and rulers of the earth ; But higher far my proud...pretensions rise, The son of parents passed into the skies ! :"*•'• Accustomed thus early to religion, continually mixing, almost from the cradle, with...
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The Pulpit, Or, A Biographical and Literary Account of Eminent ..., Volume 1

Peter L. Courtier - Christian biography - 1809 - 367 pages
...for me to feel, as Cowper felt, — -— My boast is not that I deduce my birth From loins enthron'd, and rulers of the earth ; But higher far my proud...pretensions rise, The son of parents passed into the skies! Accustomed thus early to religion, continually mixing, almost from the cradle, with those who, agreeably...
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Variety, Or, Selections and Essays: Consisting of Anecdotes, Curious Facts ...

Priscilla Wakefield - Anecdotes - 1809 - 207 pages
...thought is joy, arrive what may ts me. My boast is not that I deduce my birth From loins enthron'd and rulers of the earth, But higher far my proud pretensions rise, The son of parents pass'd into the skies. And now farewell; time, unrevok'd has run His wanted course, yet what I wiah'd...
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The baptist Magazine

1864
...he repeated Cowper's words : — " My boast is not that I deduce my birth From loins enthronrd, or rulers of the earth, But higher far my proud pretensions rise ; The sun of parents passed into the skies." Thus environed by Christian influence he grew up outwardly moral,...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1810 - 368 pages
...joy, arrive what may to me. * Garth. My boast is not, that I deduce my birth From loins enthron'd, and rulers of the Earth ; But higher far my proud pretensions rise— The son of Parents pass'd into the skies. And now, farewell — Time unrevok'd has run His wonted course, yet what I wish'd...
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