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" Some seek diversion in the tented field, And make the sorrows of mankind their sport. But war's a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at. "
The task. [Followed by] Tirocinium: or, A review of schools - Page 123
by William Cowper - 1822
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The Monthly Magazine, Volume 38

1814 - 262 pages
...she been allowed, after the revolution, to enjoy an uninterrupted peace ! But war's a game, v^ich, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at. Nations would do weil * Tithes, however, were not the only grievance the cultivators of the soil had to eoijnvlain of....
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1802 - 350 pages
...schemes of monumental fame ; and sought By pyramids and mausolean pomp, Short-liv'd themselves, t' immortalize their bones. Some seek diversion in the tented field, And make the sorrows of mankind thpr sport. But war's a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at. Nations would...
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Poems of Established Reputation: To Wit: 1st. The Art of Preserving Health

1802 - 302 pages
...therefore sad) With schemes of monumental fame ; and sought By pyramids and mausolean pomp, Short-liv'd themselves, to immortalize their bones. Some seek diversion in the tented field, 185 And make the sorrows of mankind their sport. But war's a game, which, were their subjefts wise,...
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Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions ..., Volumes 3-4

Sir Egerton Brydges - 1807 - 912 pages
...Cowper, now and then, suffered under a passing cloud of narrow prejudice. Ho has said, that " War is a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at." I take for granted, he does not mean to allude merely to particular instances of a wanton exercise...
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The Task: A Poem. In Six Books

William Cowper - 1810 - 212 pages
...With schemes of monumental fame; and sought By pyramids and mausolcan pomp, Short-liv'd themselves, t' immortalize their bones. Some seek diversion in the...wise, Kings would not play at. Nations would do well T' extort their truncheons from the puny hands Of heroes, whose infirm and buby minds Are gratified...
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The Task: A Poem in Six Books

William Cowper - 1811 - 228 pages
...With schemes of monumental fame ; and sought By pyramids and mausolean pomp. Short HvM themselves, t' immortalize their bones. Some seek diversion in the...wise, Kings would not play at. Nations would do well T' extort their truncheons from the puny hands Of heroes, whose infirm and baby minds Are gratified...
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Plutarch's Lives: Translated from the Original Greek, Volume 3

Plutarch - 1811 - 352 pages
...word remind the reader of Covvper, one of tlie most excellent, poetical, and miserable of men! War is a game which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at. Nations would do well T' extort their truncheons from the puny liamU Of heroes, w hose infirm and baby minds Are gratified...
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The Belfast Monthly Magazine, Volume 6

1811 - 550 pages
...Yet the people too often, like their rulers, are fond of war and are dazzled by it« false glitter. " But war's a game which were their subjects wise, " Kings would not play at."— Government are now openly by their agents purchasing guineas on the Exchange of Belfast. Will the English...
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The Ruminator: Containing a Series of Moral, Critical, and ..., Volume 1

Sir Egerton Brydges - 1813 - 330 pages
...Cowper now and then suffered under a passing cloud of narrow prejudice. He has said, that " War is a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at." I take for granted, that he does not mean to allude merely to particular instances of a wanton exercise...
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The ruminator, a series of moral, critical and sentimental essays, Volume 1

sir Samuel Egerton Brydges (bart.) - 1813 - 326 pages
...Cowper now and then suffered under a passing cloud of narrow prejudice. He has said, that " War is a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at." I take for granted, that he does not mean to allude merely to particular instances of a wanton exercise...
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