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" They whose spirits are formed like mine, to whom a public exhibition of themselves, on any occasion, is mortal poison, may have some idea of the horrors of my situation; others can have none. "
The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature - Page 4
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Memoir of the Early Life of William Cowper, Esq

William Cowper - 1816 - 184 pages
...circumstances, all urged me forward; all pressed me to undertake that which I saw to be impracticable. They whose spirits are formed like mine, to whom a public exhibition of themselves, on any occasion, is mortal poison, may have some idea of the horrors of my situation; others can have...
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Specimens of the British Poets: Whitehead, 1785, to Anstey, 1805

Thomas Campbell - 1819 - 466 pages
...circumstances, all urged me for" ward, all pressed me to undertake that which I " saw to be impracticable. They whose spirits are " formed like mine, to whom a public exhibition of " themselves, on any occasion, is mortal poison, may " have some idea of the horrors of my situation — " others...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 36

Ezekiel Sanford, Robert Walsh - 1822 - 562 pages
...office. , " Speaking of this important incident in a sketch, .which he once formed himself of passages iu his early life, he expresses what he endured at the...mortal poison, may have some idea of the horrors of my situation — others can have none.' " His terrors on this occasion arose to such an astonishing height...
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The Christian Library: The life of the Rev. John Wesley

1826 - 440 pages
...circumstances, all urged me forward, and pressed me to undertake that which I saw to be impracticable. They whose spirits are formed like mine, to whom a public exhibition of themselves, on any occasion, is mortal poison, may have some idea of the horror of my situation — others can...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1830 - 374 pages
...circumstances, all urged me forward : all pressed me to undertake that which I saw to be impracticable. They whose spirits are formed like mine, to whom a public exhibition of themselves, on any occasion, is mortal poison, may have some idea of the horror of my situation ; others can have...
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The Life of William Cowper, Esq: Compiled from His Correspondence and Other ...

Thomas Taylor - 1833 - 512 pages
...circumstances, all urged me forward, and pressed me to undertake that which I saw to be impracticable. They whose spirits are formed like mine, to whom a public exhibition of themselves, on any occasion, is mortal poison, may have some idea of the horror of my situation — others can...
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The Life of William Cowper, Esq: Comp. from His Correspondence , and Other ...

Thomas Taylor - 1833 - 354 pages
...circumstances, all urged me forward, and pressed me to undertake that which I saw to be impracticable. They whose spirits are formed like mine, to whom a public exhibition of themselves, on any occasion, is mortal poison, may have some idea of the horror of my situation — others can...
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The Gallery of Portraits:: With Memoirs ....

1835 - 542 pages
...for the post. " They whose spirits are formed like mine," he thus expressed himself in after-life, "to whom a public exhibition of themselves is mortal poison, may have some ideas of the horrors of my situation : others can have none." He fought hard against this morbid feeling;...
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The Works of William Cowper: His Life and Letters, Volume 1

William Cowper, William Hayley - 1835 - 376 pages
...the bar of the House of Lords, to entitle himself publicly to the office. Speaking of this important incident in a sketch, which he once formed himself,...mortal poison, may have some idea of the horrors of my situation — others can have none." His terrors on this occasion arose to such an astonishing height,...
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The Works of William Cowper: His Life and Letters, Volume 1

William Cowper, William Hayley - 1835 - 372 pages
...the bar of the House of Lords, to entitle himself publicly to the office. Speaking of this important incident in a sketch, which he once formed himself, of passages in his early life, he expressed what he endured at the time in these remarkable words : " They, whose spirits are formed...
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