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" Love seeketh not Itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care, But for another gives its ease, And builds a Heaven in Hell's despair." So sung a little Clod of Clay Trodden with the cattle's feet, But a Pebble of the brook Warbled out these metres meet:... "
Life of William Blake: With Selections from His Poems and Other Writings - Page 53
by Alexander Gilchrist - 1880 - 431 pages
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Songs of Innocence and Experience: with Other Poems

William Blake - 1866 - 108 pages
...day are wasted in play And your winter and night in disguise. THE CLOD AND THE PEBBLE. LOVE seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care...its ease, And builds a heaven in hell's despair. So sung a little clod of clay, Trodden with the cattle's feet : But a pebble of the brook Warbled out...
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Tinsley's Magazine, Volume 24

1879
...Pur mi consola, che morir per lei Meglio.e che gioir d' ultra.' He sings with Blake, ' Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care,...its ease, And builds a heaven in hell's despair.' ' In hell's despair' Petrarch 'built himself a heaven.' An unrequited passion does one thing or another...
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Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life, Volume 2, Book 4

George Eliot - 1871
...were poor, and "lived in a small way." However, they did not mind it. 48 CHAPTER XXV. ' Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care....gives its ease, And builds a heaven in hell's despair. Love seeketh only self to please. To bind another to its delight. Joys in another's loss of ea.se,...
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Herald of Health, Volume 19

1872
...fruitful breath With the spirit of her God ! — [Golden ASŤ. THE CLOD AJID THE PEBBLE. — Love secketh not Itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care...Warbled out these metres meet : Love seeketh only sel to please. To bind another to Its delight, Joys in anothers loss of ease. And builds a hell in...
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Aphorisms on the Mental Culture and Training of a Child ... Addressed to Parents

Pye Henry Chavasse - 1872 - 264 pages
...hopeful; she hopes on and hopes ever. She alone " builds a heaven in hell's despair : — " Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care,...its ease, And builds a heaven in hell's despair." , W. Blake. 168. Luxury. — Do not bring your child, however rich he might be, up to luxury; make...
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Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life, Volume 2, Book 4

George Eliot - 1872
...were poor, and " lived in a small way." However, they did not mind it. CHAPTER XXV. ' Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care,...gives its ease, And builds a heaven in hell's despair. Love seeketh only self to please, To bind another to its delight, Joys in another's loss of ease, And...
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Middlemarch: a study of provincial life, by George Eliot

Mary Ann Evans - 1873
...were poor, and " lived in a small way." However, they did not mind it. CHAPTER XXV. " Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care,...gives its ease. And builds a heaven in hell's despair. * t • * * " Love eeeketh only self to please, To bind another to its delight, Joys in another's loss...
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The poems of William Blake [ed. by R.H. Shepherd].

William Blake - 1874
...day are wasted in play And your winter and night in disguise. THE CLOD AND THE PEBBLE. LOVE seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care...its ease, And builds a heaven in hell's despair. So sung a little clod of clay, Trodden with the cattle's feet ; But a pebble of the brook Warbled out...
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The Works of George Eliot: Middlemarch

George Eliot - 1878
...were poor, and " lived in a email way." However, they did not mind it. 385 CHAPTEE XXV. " Love seeketh not itself to please. Nor for itself hath any care,...gives its ease, And builds a heaven in hell's despair. Love seeketh only self to please. To bind another to its delight, Joys in another's loss of ease, And...
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Amours of great men, Issue 51, Volume 1

Albert Dresden Vandam - 1878
...Pur mi consola, che morir per lei Meglio e che gioir d'altra." He sings with Blake — " Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care,...its ease, And builds a heaven in hell's despair." " In hell's despair" Petrarch " built himself a heaven." An unrequited passion does one thing or another...
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