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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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The Task: With Tirocinium, and Selections from the Minor Poems, A.D. 1784-1799

William Cowper - 1896 - 348 pages
...he must undergo the dreaded ordeal, his terrors returned with redoubled force. ' They,' he says, ' whose spirits are formed like mine, — to whom a public exhibition of themselves VOL. II. b on any occasion is mortal poison, may have some idea of the horror of my situation: others...
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A Pocketful of Sixpences

George William Erskine Russell - 1907 - 360 pages
...sinecure, was certainly not laborious. But here his wretched nerves were his undoing. " They," he wrote, " whose spirits are formed like mine, to whom a public...mortal poison, may have some idea of the horrors of my situation ; others can have none." So the office was resigned, but not before the mere prospect of...
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Estimations in Criticism, Volume 1

Walter Bagehot - 1908 - 294 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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Notes by the Way

John Collins Francis - 1909 - 434 pages
...appear at the Bar of the House of Lords, he attempted suicide rather than face the ordeal, and wrote, " They whose spirits are formed like mine, to whom a public exhibition is mental poison, may have some idea of the horrors of my situation — others can have none." It was...
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Aspects of Literary Theory and Practice, 1550-1870

Percy Goronwy Thomas - 1931 - 220 pages
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William Cowper and the Eighteenth Century

Gilbert Thomas - 1935 - 420 pages
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William Cowper and the Eighteenth Century

Gilbert Thomas - 1948 - 358 pages
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Vita e poesia di William Cowper

Aurelio Zanco - 1949 - 194 pages
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Cowper: Poetry & Prose

William Cowper, William Hazlitt, Walter Bagehot - 1960 - 208 pages
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In Search of Stability: The Poetry of William Cowper

Morris Golden - 1960 - 200 pages
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