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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 Poetical Works of Thomas Hood: With a Memoir, Volume 2

Thomas Hood - 1867
...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 Pilgrim and the Shrine: Or Passages from the Life and Correspondence of ...

Edward Maitland - 1868
...far removed from the physical. Mental blindness requires as tender treatment as bodily blindness. " Who would rush at a benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind ? " asks one who has yet to be recognized as one of the wisest of modern philosophers. And not without...
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The poetical works of Thomas Hood, ed. by W.M. Rossetti

Thomas Hood - 1871
...hanker Like crazy Quixote 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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Works, Volume 6

Thomas Hood - 1871
...hanker Like crazy Quixote at the puppet's play, If their " offence be rank," should mine be rancour I Mild light, and by degrees, should be the plan To...benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being bliud ? Suppose the tender but luxuriant hop Around a canker'd stem should twine, What Kentish boor...
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Poems, illustr. by B. Foster

Thomas Hood - 1871
...should mine be rancour ? Mild light, and by degrees, should be the plan 32 ODE TO RAF. WILSON, ESQ. To cure the dark and erring mind ; But who would rush...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 Pilgrim and the Shrine: Or, Passages from the Life and Correspondence of ...

Edward Maitland - 1871 - 472 pages
...far removed from the physical. Mental blindness requires as tender treatment as bodily blindness. " Who would rush at a benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind ? " asks one who has yet to be recognised as one of the wisest of modern philosophers. And not without...
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A manual of English literature

Thomas Arnold - 1873
...your sides before it is ended. Tho following well-known stanza is really a type of his genius : — Mild light, and by degrees, should be the plan To...benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind ? His first work was Whims and Oddities, followed by the Comic Annual, commenced in 1830, and Up the...
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A Manual of English Literature, Historical and Critical: With an Appendix on ...

Thomas Arnold - English literature - 1873 - 567 pages
...yoursidf-s before it is ended. The following well-known stanza is really a type of his genius : — Mild light, and by degrees, should be the plan To...benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind ? His first work was Wliims and Oddities, followed by the Comic Annual, commenced in 1830, and Up the...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood

Thomas Hood - English poetry - 1874 - 480 pages
...hanker Like crazy Quixotte at the puppet's play, If their " offence be rank," should mine be rancor 1 Mild light, and by degrees, should be the plan To...who would rush at a benighted man, And give him two bkck eyes for being blind ? Suppose the tender but luxuriant hop Around a cankered stem should twine,...
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The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 17

Science - 1880
...fly at them with bludgeons, and dance upon their prostrate bodies with clogs. " For who would rush on a benighted man, And give him two black eyes for being blind ? " inquires the poet. I answer, " Lots of people," and especially those who worship the pagan divinities...
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