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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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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 115

England - 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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Gleanings for the Curious from the Harvest Fields of Literature: A Melange ...

Charles Carroll Bombaugh - Literary curiosa - 1874 - 864 pages
...or not; — by the tune and the time, it ought to be rhyme; but if it be, did ever you see, of lute or of yore, such a ditty before? I have writ " Charity,"...not for popularity, but as well as I could, in hopes to-do good; and if the "Koviewer" should say to be sure, the gentleman's muse wears Methodist shoes,...
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Letters of William Cowper

William Cowper - English letters - 1884 - 316 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 i- or of yore, such a ditty before ? I have writ Charity, not for popularity, but as well as I could,...
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Essays from 'Blackwood,'

Anne Mozley - 1892 - 344 pages
...8ay 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 hills and dales,...
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MacMillan's Magazine, Volume 65

Sir George Grove, David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris - 1892
...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?" This sort of thing is kept up all through the letter and then he ends up : "I have heard before, of...
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The Life of William Cowper

Thomas Wright - 1892 - 681 pages
...written in a fortnight, and finished on July I2th, when he says, in a jingling letter to Newton, " I have writ ' Charity,' not for popularity, but as well as I could, in hopes to do good." With this production was completed what has been called his series of Christian Poems, and, as he then...
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The Life of William Cowper

Thomas Wright - 1892 - 681 pages
...written in a fortnight, and finished on July 12th, when he says, in a jingling letter to Newton, " 1 have writ ' Charity,' not for popularity, but as well as I could, in hopes to do good." With this production was completed what has been called his series of Christian Poems, and, as he then...
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The Life of William Cowper

Thomas Wright - 1892 - 681 pages
...finished on July I2th, when he says, in a jingling letter to Newton, lc I have writ ' Charity,' not.for popularity, but as well as I could, in hopes to do good." With this production was completed what has been called his series of Christian Poems, and, as he then...
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Studies in Some Famous Letters

John Cann Bailey - Authors, English - 1899 - 308 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?" This sort of thing is kept up all through the letter and then he ends up : "I have heard before, of...
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Studies in Some Famous Letters

John Cann Bailey - Authors, English - 1899 - 308 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 Cowper. 21 ever see, of late or of yore, such a ditty before?" This sort of thing is kept up all through...
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