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" My descriptions are all from nature ; not one of them second-handed. My delineations of the heart are from my own experience ; not one of them borrowed from books, or in the least degree conjectural. "
The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature - Page 54
edited by - 1805
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The life and posthumous writings of William Cowper, by W. Hayley ..., Volume 2

William Cowper - 1806 - 462 pages
...concessions I can, that I may please them, but I will not please them at the expence of my conscience. My descriptions are all from nature. Not one of them...the least degree conjectural. In my numbers, which I varied as much as I could ( for blank-verse without variety of numbers, is no better than bladder and...
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The Life, and Posthumous Writings, of William Cowper, Esqr: With ..., Volume 2

William Hayley - 1806 - 458 pages
...concessions I can, that I may please them, but I will not please them at the expence of my conscience. My descriptions are all from nature. Not one of them...the least degree conjectural. In my numbers, which I varied as much as I could (for blank-verse without variety of numbers, is no better than bladder and...
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The life and letters of William Cowper, Volume 2

William Cowper, William Hayley - 1809 - 460 pages
...concessions I can, that 1 may please them, but I will hot please them at the expence of my conscience. ' My descriptions are all from nature. Not one of them...the least degree conjectural. In my numbers, which I varied as much as I could (for 'blank-verse without variety of numbers, is no better than bladder and...
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The Sylvan Wanderer;: Consisting of a Series of Moral ..., Volumes 1-2

Sir Egerton Brydges - 1813 - 338 pages
...which he so virtuously cultivated in himself. Speaking of " The Task" he says in one of his letters: " My descriptions are all from nature : not one of them...numbers, which I have varied as much as I could, (for blank-verse, without variety of numbers, is no better than bladder and string,) I have imitated nobody,...
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The Letters of the Late William Cowper to His Friends, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1817 - 328 pages
...concessions I can, that I may please them, but I will not please them at the expense of my conscience. My descriptions are all from nature. Not one of them...second-handed. My delineations of the heart are from ray own experience. Not one of them borrowed from books, or in the least degree conjectural. In my...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1819 - 896 pages
...avowat to Unwin : " My descriptions are all from nature ; none of them second-handed. .My delineation« of the heart are from my own experience ; not one...borrowed from books, or in the least degree conjectural." Life, vol. ii. p. 260.— It has been said, that we are indebted to the misunderstanding which arose...
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The Christian Library: The life of the Rev. John Wesley

1826 - 440 pages
...the concessions I can that I may please them, but I will not do this at the expense of my conscience. My. descriptions are all from nature; not one of them second-handed. My del incations of the beart are from my own experience ; not one of them borrowed from books, or in...
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The Quarterly Christian Spectator

1833 - 684 pages
...he says concerning the Task, " my descriptions are all from nature, not one of them second-handed ; not one of them borrowed from books, or in the least degree conjectural." One of his learned critics has said, that " he took as wide a range in language as in matter ; and,...
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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1832 - 602 pages
...concessions I can, that I may pleast them, but I will not please them at the expense o my conscience. My descriptions are all from nature. Not one of them second-handed. My delineations of the hestt are from my own experience. Not one o them borrowed from books, or in the least degree conjectural....
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The Life of William Cowper, Esq: Compiled from His Correspondence and Other ...

Thomas Taylor - 1833 - 512 pages
...the concessions I can that I may please them, but I will not do this at the expense of my conscience. My descriptions are all from nature, not one of them...borrowed from books, or in the least degree conjectural.' The close of the year 1784 witnessed the completion of this extensive performance, and the commencement...
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