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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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Architects of English Literature: Biographical Sketches of Great Writers ...

Robert Farquharson Sharp - Authors, English - 1900 - 326 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 end of the letter, which is all in the same disguised doggerel, runs : " And now I have writ, in...
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The Correspondence of William Cowper: Arranged in Chronological Order, Volume 1

William Cowper, Thomas Wright - Authors, English - 1904 - 6 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, not fly, over hills and dales, with...
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The Poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1905 - 741 pages
...true criticism on them all is suggested by Cowper's own jingle in the well-known letter to Newton : " I have writ ' Charity,' not for popularity, but as well as I could, in hopes to do good 1 " The " hopes to do good " are but too painfully conspicuous throughout. His avowed aim is to obtain...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 20; Volume 83

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1874
...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...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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The Gentlest Art: A Choice of Letters, by Entertaining Hands

Edward Verrall Lucas - English letters - 1907 - 422 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 hills and dales,...
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The Great English Letter Writers, Volume 2

William James Dawson, Coningsby Dawson - Letter-writing - 1908
...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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The Great English Letter Writers, Volume 2

William James Dawson, Coningsby Dawson - Letter-writing - 1908
...rank and long, that, so to speak, 'tis at least a week, if it happens to rain, ere it dries again. I have writ Charity, not for popularity, but as 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 pace,...
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Sequel to the Primary Reader of Russell's Elementary Series: Designed to ...

William Russell - Readers - 1845 - 168 pages
...say, I suppose, ' ThereJ8 nobody knows, whether what I Ve got be verse or not, by the tune and the time, it ought to be rhyme ; — but if it be, did...see, of late or of yore, such a ditty before?" I have written with charity, not for popularity, but as well as I could, in hopes to do good ; — and if...
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The Leisure Hour, Volume 6

William Haig Miller, James Macaulay, William Stevens - Great Britain - 1857
...got be verse or not : — by the tune and the time, it ought to be rhyme ; bnt if it be, did ever you see, of late or of yore, such a ditty before ? " I have writ ' Charity,' not for popularity, but ns well as I could, in hopes to do good ; and if the ' Reviewer ' should say so to be sure, the gentleman's...
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The Quarterly Christian Spectator, Volume 2

Theology - 1820
...have got, be verse, or not : — by the tune and the time, it ought to be rhyme* but it" it be, diil you ever see, of late or of yore, such a ditty before ? I have writ Charity, not lor popularity, but HS well as 1 could, in hopes to do good ; and if the reviewer should $ay, " to...
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