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" Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings leaned to virtue's side; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all: And, as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt its new-fledged offspring... "
Elements of Rhetoric and Literary Criticism - Page 80
by James Robert Boyd - 1852 - 352 pages
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Beauties of Poetry: Consisting of Elegant Selections from the Works of Pope ...

English poetry - 1814 - 300 pages
...watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for all ; And, as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt her new-fledged offspring to the skies; He tried each...delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way. Beside the bed where parting life was laid, And sorrow, guilt, and pain, by turns dismayM, The reverend...
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Poems on Various Subjects: Selected to Enforce the Practice of Virtue, and ...

Elizabeth Tomkins - English poetry - 1817 - 260 pages
...virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watch'd and wept, and pray'd, and felt, for all. And as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt...delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way. Beside the bed where parting life was laid, And sorrow, guilt, and pain, by turns dismay'd, The reverend...
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Modern manners; or, A season at Harrowgate

1817
...very voice and manner were peculiarly affectionate and winning; it might truly be said of him, that ." As a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt its...delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way" Besides.his knowledge was not confined to theology ; he was a man of research and general information...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 67

England - 1850
...call, Ha watched and wept, he pray'd and felt for all ; And, as a bird each fond endearment trie?, To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies, He...delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way." One more remark, one other brief quotation, and we quit this most fascinating poem, which nestles deeper...
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The poems and plays of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1818 - 254 pages
...virtue's side. But in his duty prompt, at every call He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all: And, as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt...delay, Allured to brighter worlds* and led the way. Beside the bed where parting life was laid, And sorrow, guilt, and pain, by turns dismayed, The reverend...
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Memoirs of the Life and Character of the Late Rev. George Whitefield: Of ...

1820 - 295 pages
...scuson and tut of season; reproving, rebuking, and exhorting with all long-mjj'ering and gentleness: " And, as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt...skies; He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allur'd to brighter worlds, and led the way." On the 17th of February, 1685, aged 71, he bid adieu...
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Poems

Oliver Goldsmith - 1821 - 216 pages
...virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all. And, as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt...delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way. Beside the bed where parting life was laid, And sorrow, guilt, and pain, by turns dismayed, The reverend...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...virtue's side; But in his duty prompt, at every call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd aqd felt, for all: And, as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt...delay, Allured .to brighter worlds, and led the way. Beside the bed where parting life was laid, And sorrow, guilt, and pain by turns dismay'd, The reverend...
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The Traveller, the Deserted Village, and Other Poems

Oliver Goldsmith, Richard Westall - 1822 - 154 pages
...virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt, at every call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for all : And, as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt...delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way. Beside the bed where parting life was laid, And sorrow, guilt, and pain by turns dismay'd, The reverend...
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The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine

Arminianism - 1838
...watch'd, and wept, and pray'd, nnd felt for all ; And as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt her new-fledged offspring to the skies, He tried each...delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.' " Indeed, having once known an individual, he seems never to have forgotten him. In his last letter...
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