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An inadvertent step may crush the snail
That crawls at evening in the public path.
But he read more

An inadvertent step may crush the snail
That crawls at evening in the public path.
But he that has humanity, forewarned,
Will turn aside and let the reptile live.

by William Cowper Found in: Humanity Quotes,
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Fate steals along with silent tread,
Found oftenest in what least we dread;
Frowns in the storm read more

Fate steals along with silent tread,
Found oftenest in what least we dread;
Frowns in the storm with angry brow,
But in the sunshine strikes the blow.

by William Cowper Found in: Fate Quotes,
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. . . Philologists, who chase
A painting syllable through time and space
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. . . Philologists, who chase
A painting syllable through time and space
Start it at home, and hunt it in the dark,
To Gaul, to Greece, and into Noah's Ark.

by William Cowper Found in: Linguists Quotes,
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True Charity, a plant divinely nurs'd.

True Charity, a plant divinely nurs'd.

by William Cowper Found in: Charity Quotes,
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No tree in all the grove but has its charms,
Though each its hue peculiar.

No tree in all the grove but has its charms,
Though each its hue peculiar.

by William Cowper Found in: Trees Quotes,
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