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" He says but little, and that little said Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead. His wit invites you by his looks to come, But when you knock it never is at home: 'Tis like a parcel sent you... "
Table Talk: And Other Poems - Σελίδα 151
των William Cowper - 1817 - 204 σελίδες
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Poems, Τόμος 1

William Cowper - 1826
...may say, Why such a one should keep himself away. A graver coxcomb we may sometimes see, 295 Quite as absurd, though not so light as he : A shallow brain...budge ; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge . 300 He says but little, and that little said Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead. His...

A Collection of Tracts, on Several Subjects, Connected with the Civil and ...

John Lingard - 1826 - 479 σελίδες
...established in the christian church as early as the first century. But this is all folly — the fancy of A shallow brain behind a serious mask, An oracle within an empty cask. The worship of the Virgin Mary never was admitted by Catholics, either in the first or the nineteenth century....

The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Τόμος 13,Μέρος 1

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...bare alane my lade o'care, For silent, low, on beds o'dust, Lie a' that would my sorrows share. Burns. The solemn fop : significant and budge ; A fool with...said Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead. Cowper. '¿ LOA LOAD, or ~\ More properly written LODE, ns / lode ; Sax. lirtan, to lead ; LOADS'MAN,...

The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., Τόμος 16

Thomas Curtis - 1829
...Pharian coast, Proteus a name tremendous o'er the main. Id. A graver coxcomb we may sometimes see, Quite as absurd, though not so light as he : A shallow brain...behind a serious mask, An oracle within an empty cask. Confer. ORACLE, in sacred history, is sometimes used for the mercy-seat, or the cover of the ark of...

Select British Poets: Containing the Works of Goldsmith, Thomson, Gray ...

Thomas F. Walker - 1830 - 240 σελίδες
...cogence, we may say, Why such a one should keep himself away. A graver coxcomb we may sometimes see, Quite as absurd, though not so light as he: A. shallow brain...empty cask, The solemn fop ; significant and budge ; A tool with judges, amongst fools a judge; He says but little, and that little said Owes all it's weight,...

The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1832 - 537 σελίδες
...cogence, we may say, Why such a one should keep himself away. A graver coxcomb we may sometimes see, Quite as absurd, though not so light as he; A shallow brain...significant and budge; A fool with judges, amongst fool* a judge; CONVERSATION. 43 : He says but littlo, and that little said Owes all iu weight. like...

Fraser's Magazine, Τόμος 13

1836
...neighbour's phiz. Touched with the magnet, had attracted his. A graver coxcomb we may sometimes see, Quite as absurd, though not so light as he : A shallow brain...serious mask — An oracle within an empty cask." — COWPKR. The races were just over for the day : the decorated purse lowered from its station in...

The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1837
...be to the meanest. Does our author remember in which of Cowper's Poems the following couplet occurs: 'A shallow brain behind a serious mask ; An oracle within an empty cask ?' The following passage occurs in page 256: ' To whatever 'depth we may push our metaphysical abstractions,...

Recollections of a Southern Matron

Caroline Howard Gilman - 1838 - 272 σελίδες
...*his world roll off, and leave us alone with God ! CHAPTER IV. MR. JOSEPH BATES, THE YANKEE LAD. " A shallow brain behind a serious mask, An oracle within an empty cask, He says but little, and, that little said, Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead." Cowper't...

Poems, by William Cowper, Esq: Together with His Posthumous Poetry ..., Τόμος 1

William Cowper - 1841
...may say, Why such a one should keep himself away. A graver coxcomb we may sometimes see, 295 Quite as absurd, though not so light as he : A shallow brain...budge ; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge ; 300 He says but little, and that little said Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead. His...




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