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" My very dear Friend — I am going to send, what when you have read, you may scratch your head, and say, I suppose, there's nobody knows, whether what I have got, be verse or not : by the tune and the time, it ought to be rhyme ; but if it be, did you... "
The United States Magazine and Democratic Review - Page 152
1847
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Lectures on the Life, Genius and Insanity of Cowper

George Barrell Cheever - Poets, English - 1856 - 415 pages
...got, be verse or not ; — by the tune and the time, it ought to be rhyme ; but if it be, did ever you see, of late or of yore, such a ditty before ? " I...well as I could, in hopes to do good ; and if the ' Eeviewer ' should say to be sure, the gentleman's muse wears Methodist shoes, you may know by her...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1856 - 776 pages
...say, I suppose, there's nobody knows, whether what I have got, be verse or not; by the tune and the time, it ought to be rhyme; but if it be, did you ever see, of late or of yore, such a ditty before? The thought did occur, to me and to her, as madam and I, did walk and not fly, over the hills and dales,...
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Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1848 - 776 pages
...say, I suppose, there's nobody knows,*whethcr what I have got, be verse or not ; by the tune and the time, it ought to be rhyme ; but if it be, did you ever see, of late or of yore, such a ditty before ? The thought did occur, to me and to her, as madam and I, did walk and not fly, over the hills and...
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The table book

William Hone - 1859
...say, I suppose there's nobody knows, whether what hare got, be verse or not ; by the tune or the time, it ought to be rhyme ; but if it be, did you...ever see, of late or of yore, such a ditty before ? I hare writ Charity, not for popularity, but as well as I could, in hopes to do good ; and if the reviewers...
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THE WORKS OF WILLIAM COWPER HIS LIFE, LETTERS, AND POEMS

1860
...say, I suppose, there's nobody knows whether what 1 have got be verse or not; — by the tune and the time, it ought to be rhyme, but if it be. did you...before ? I have writ Charity, not for popularity, bin as well as I could, in hopes to do good; and if the Reviewer should say li to be sure the gentleman's...
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Elements of English Composition, Grammatical, Rhetorical, Logical, and ...

James Robert Boyd - English language - 1860 - 406 pages
...JOHNSON. Wm. Cowper to the Rev. John Newton. July 12, 1781. i have writ charity, not for popularity, bnt as well as I could, in hopes to do good ; and if the reviewer should aay, " To be sure, the gentleman's mnse wears Methodist shoes, you may know by her pace, and talk of...
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A Compendium of English Literautre: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1863
...say, I suppose, there's nobody knows, whether what I have got, be verse or not; by the tune and the time, it ought to be rhyme ; but if it be, did you ever see, of late or of yore, such a ditty before 1 The thought did occur, to me and to her, as madam and I, did walk and not fly, over the hills and...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1865 - 776 pages
...friend."— H Mmott. 17uO-1820.J cowi'ER. 759 what I have got, be verse or not ; by the tune and the time, it ought to be rhyme ; but if it be, did you ever soe, of late or of yore, such a ditty before? The thought did occur, to me and tc her, as madam and...
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Home Pictures of English Poets, for Fireside and Schoolroom

Kate Sanborn - English poetry - 1869 - 291 pages
...say, I suppose, there's nobody knows, whether what I have got, be verse or not ; by the tune and the time, it ought to be rhyme ; but if it be, did you ever see, of late or of yore, such a ditty before ? The thought did occur, to me and to her, as madam and I, did walk and not fly, over the hills and...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 122

1874
...say I suppose, there's nobody knows whether what I have got, be verse or not : by the tune and the time, it ought to be rhyme ; but if it be, did you...ever see, of late or of yore, such a ditty before? The thought did occur to me and to her, as Madam and I, did walk and not fly, over hills and dales,...
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