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" Tis, by comparison, an easy task Earth to despise ; but, to converse with heaven, This is not easy : to relinquish all We have, or hope, of happiness and joy, And stand in freedom loosened from this world, I deem not arduous ; but must needs confess That... "
The Quarterly Review - Page 327
1846
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The Excursion: Being a Portion of the Recluse, a Poem

William Wordsworth - Electronic books - 1814 - 447 pages
...of me that flags, Through sinful choice ; or dread necessity, On human Nature, from above, imposed. Tis, by comparison, an easy task Earth to despise; but to converse with Heaven, This is not easy : — to relinquish all We have, or hope, of happiness and joy, — And stand in freedom loosened from...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 22

England - 1827
...lamentably blind to the 5" da :eat ends for which the ability to tare and to suffer were bestowed. "Ha by comparison— an easy task Earth to despise— but to converse with Heaven— That is not easy. Falstaff is a coward of this class. But few men of pleasure have fortitude enough...
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume 5

William Wordsworth - 1827
...of me that flags, Through sinful choice ; or dread necessity, On human Nature, from above, imposed. 'Tis, by comparison, an easy task Earth to despise;...but, to converse with Heaven — This is not easy: — to relinquish all We have, or hope, of happiness and joy, And stand in freedom loosened from this...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 22

Scotland - 1827
...Kebus et QuiLutJam Alits. great ends for which the ability to dare and to suffer were bestowed. "Tīs u i d — That is not easy. Falstaff is a coward of this class. But few men of pleasure have fortitude enough...
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - Fore-edge painting - 1828 - 340 pages
...that flags, Through sinful choice , or dread necessity, On human Nature, from above, imposed. T is, by comparison, an easy task Earth to despise; but, to converse with Heaven — This is not easy :— to relinquish aJl We have, or hope, of happiness and joy, And stand in freedom looseu'd from thU...
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Letters to the Young

Maria Jane Jewsbury - Conduct of life - 1834 - 264 pages
...to be life, and prove too often in action that we value every thing in life more than his favor ? " 'Tis, by comparison, an easy task Earth to despise...but to converse with Heaven — This is not easy." * Yet let us seek that spirituality of mind which renders it possible — which, at once satisfied...
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The Excursion: A Poem

William Wordsworth - 1836 - 374 pages
...part of me that flags, Through sinful choice ; or dread necessity On human nature from above imposed. Tis, by comparison, an easy task Earth to despise...but, to converse with heaven — This is not easy : — to relinquish all We have, or hope, of happiness and joy, And stand in freedom loosened from...
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The Mourner's Book

Lady - Bereavement - 1836 - 320 pages
...sick of heart ; Restore their languid spirits, and recall Their lost affections unto thee and thine ! 'Tis, by comparison, an easy task Earth to despise ; but to converse with Heaven— This is not easy : to relinquish all We have, or hope, of happiness and joy, And stand in freedom loosen'd from this...
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Doveton; or, The man of many impulses, by the author of 'Jerningham'.

sir John William Kaye - 1837
...And have bestowed the first fruits of my toil On objects little worthy to receive them." BROWNINO. " "Tis by comparison an easy task Earth to despise ; but to converse with Heaven, This is not easy." WORDSWORTH. TIME passed — and very delightfully, at the house of my good uncle. I must, indeed, have...
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Letters to the Young

Maria Jane Jewsbury - Bible - 1837 - 265 pages
...life, and prove too often in action that we value every thing in life more than his favour ? " 'Tie, by comparison, an easy task Earth to despise ; but to converse with Heaven — This is not easy." * Yet let us seek that spirituality of mind which renders it possible — which, at once satisfied...
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