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" Mild light, and by degrees, should be the plan To cure the dark and erring mind ; But who would rush at a benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind... "
The Living Age - Page 359
1905
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Poems

Thomas Hood - 1846 - 229 pages
...hanker Like crazy Quixotic at the puppet's play, If their " offence be rank," should mine be rancour ? Mild light, and by degrees, should be the plan To...benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind ? Suppose the tender but luxuriant hop Around a canker'd stem should twine, What Kentish boor would...
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Poems, Volume 1

Thomas Hood - 1847 - 229 pages
...hanker Like crazy Quixotte at the puppet's play, If their " offence be rank," should mine be rancour? Mild light, and by degrees, should be the plan To...benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind ? Suppose the tender but luxuriant hop Around a canker'd stem should twine, What Kentish boor would...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood, with a Biographical Sketch

Thomas Hood - 1854 - 490 pages
...hanker Like crazy Quixotte at the puppet's play, If their "offence be rank," should mine be rancor ? Mild light, and by degrees, should be the plan To...benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind 1 What Kentish boor would tear away the prop So roughly as to wound, nay, kill the bine ? The images,...
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POEMS

THOMAS HOOD - 1854
...hanker Like crazy Quixotte at the puppet's play, If their " offence be rank," should mine be rancour? Mild light, and by degrees, should be the plan To...benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind I Suppose the tender but luxuriant hop Around a canker'd stem should twine. What Kentish boor would...
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Poems

Thomas Hood - English poetry - 1854 - 388 pages
...hanker Like crazy Quixotte at the puppet's play, If their " offence be rank," should mine be rancour ? Mild light, and by degrees, should be the plan To...benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind ? Suppose the tender but luxuriant hop Around a canker' d stem should twine, What Kentish boor would...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 35

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1855
...of his mind and creed ; and if the reader think him wrong and blind, who, as he himself says — " Who would rush at a benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind ?" " I do confess that I abhor and shrink From schemes, with a religious willy-willy, That frown upon...
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Graham's American Monthly Magazine of Literature, Art, and ..., Volumes 46-47

1855
...bit of his mind and creed ; and if the reader think him wrong and blind, who, as he himself says — "Who would rush at a benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind ?" " I do confess that I abhor and shrink Prom schemes, with a religions willy-willy, That frown npon...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood, Volume 2

Thomas Hood - 1856
...hanker Like crazy Quixotte at the puppet's play, If their" offence be rank," should mine be rancour? Mild light, and by degrees, should be the plan To...benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind ? Suppose the tender but luxuriant hop Around a canker'd stem should twine, What Kentish boor would...
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The Humorous Poetry of the English Language: From Chaucer to Saxe

James Parton - English poetry - 1856 - 689 pages
...puppet's play, If their " offense be rank," should mine be rancor f Mild light, and by degrees, should bo the plan To cure the dark and erring mind ; But who...benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind ? Suppose the tender but luxuriant hop Around a cankered stem should twine, What Kentish boor would...
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Melbourne Punch, Volume 2

1856
...the stage, by the divine law of charity ? " Mild light, and by degrees, should be the plan To care the dark and erring mind ; But who would rush at a...man And give him two black eyes for being blind." If, as was held by a man of piety and learning — a distinguished writer and an eminent moralist,...
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