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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 341
1905
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The humorous poetry of the english language

J. Parton - 1856
...hanker Like crazy Quixotte at the puppet's play, If their " offense be rank," should mine be rancor ? Mild light, and by degrees, should be the plan To cure the dark and erring mind j But who would rush at a benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind ? Suppose the...
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF THOMAS HOOD

1857
...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...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 tear...
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The Humorous Poetry of the English Language: From Chaucer to Saxe ...

James Parton - English poetry - 1857 - 689 pages
...hanker Like crazy Quixotic at the puppet's play, If their " offense be rank," should mine be rancor ? Mild light, and by degrees, should be the plan To...; But who would rush at a benighted man, And give hirry two black eyes for being blind ? Suppose the tender but luxuriant hop Around a cankered stem...
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The Works of Thomas Hood...: Complete poetical works

Thomas Hood - 1861
...hanker Like crazy Quixotte at the puppet's play, If their " offence be rank," should mine be rancor 7 Mild, light, and by degrees, should be the plan To...benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind ? What Kentish boor would tear away the prop So roughly as to wound, nay, kill the bine ? The images,...
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The Leaders of Public Opinion in Ireland

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - Ireland - 1861 - 308 pages
...The modern Orangemen would be better described by the lines of Hood : — " Those who would rush on a benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind." powerful in Ireland. In 1808, he entered into the Veto question. This proposition, which at one time...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 114

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - English literature - 1863
...though he never saw double in his life, and only fired single-barrelled meanings. For example — ' Mild light, and by degrees, should be the plan To...benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind ? ' Or, again- — ' Spontaneously to God should tend the soul, Like the magnetic needle to the pole...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1863
...and only fired single-barrelled meanings. For example — ' Mild light, and by degrees, should be tho plan To cure the dark and erring mind.; But who would...benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind ? ' Or, again — 1 Spontaneously to God should tend the soul, Like the magnetic needle to the pole;...
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The Quarterly Review (London)

John Murray - History - 1863 - 300 pages
...single-barrelled meanings. For example ' Mild light, and by degrees, should bo tho plan To core tho dork and erring mind ; But who would rush at a benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind ? ' Or, again — • Spontaneously to God should tend tho soul, Like the magnetic needle to the pole...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 79

1863
...example — " Mild light, and by degrees, shoul 1 be the plan To cure the dark and erring mind ; Bat who would rush at a benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind?" Or, again — " Spontaneously to God should tend the soul, Like the magnetic needle to the polo ; But...
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The Marlburian

Marlborough coll - 1885
...Hood petitioned for copyright and for toleration iu religion ; the latter in these witty lines : — Mild light and by degrees should be the plan To cure...benighted man And give him two black eyes for being blind. Nor must we forget his poetry. Some of his lines have a freshness and grace uncommon and precious....
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