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" Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn Throws up a steamy column, and the cups, That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful evening... "
The Little gleaner - Page 96
publié par - 1854
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The Book of the Seasons: Or, The Calendar of Nature

William Howitt - 1831 - 596 pages
...picture they draw of the winter fire-side. How often have those lines of Cowper been quoted, commencing, Now stir the fire and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtain, wheel the sofa round, And while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn Throws up a steamy column,...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Mme. Charlotte Fiske (Bates) Rogé - 1832 - 1022 pages
...a vain attempt Whom God delights in, and in whom he dwells. {From The Task.] THE WINTER'S EVENIXG. Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let...wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful evening in. Not such his evening, who with shining face Sweats in the crowded theatre, and, squeezed And bored...
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The Writings of Jane Taylor, Volume 2

Jane Taylor - 1832 - 314 pages
...the seasons, has so admirably consulted the tastes, the duties, and even the restlessness of man. " Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, So let us welcome peaceful evening in." But ere the shutters close, and the curtains fall, may we not...
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Bread and Salt: A Social and Economic History of Food and Drink in Russia

R. E. F. Smith, David Christian - 1984 - 391 pages
...held a place on the sideboard of the wealthier classes from about the middle of the 18th century'.96 Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let...wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful evening in. Cowper, The Task, book IV, I.34 (1783) These hissing urns were, of course, often of silver or silver...
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Words that Taste Good

Bill Moore - 1987 - 175 pages
...then in secret sin. But for love of sheer domesticity, look at this picture of a cosy evening at home: Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let...wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful evening in. WILLIAM COWPER Did you ever wonder where the description cups, that cheer, but not inebriate, came...
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Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class, 1780-1850

Leonore Davidoff, Catherine Hall - 1991 - 576 pages
...countryside. The post arrived, the newspaper was read and the family settled down for their pastimes: Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let...curtains, wheel the sofa round, And while the bubbling and loud hissing urn Throws up a steamy column, and the cups That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,...
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All the Tea in China

Kit Boey Chow, Ione Kramer - 1990 - 187 pages
...of security a cup of tea evokes must be that by William Cowper, an insecure though reputable poet. Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let...curtains, wheel the sofa round; And while the bubbling and loud hissing urn Throws up a steamy column, and the cups, That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,...
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All the Tea in China : Fascinating Traditions, Incredible Edibles

Yvonne Wrightman - 1994 - 64 pages
...shuttersJast, Let Jail the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And, while the bubbling and loud hissing urn Throws up a steamy column, and the cups, That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, So let's welcome peaceful ev'ning in. William Cowper (1731-1800) The Task, IV Tea tasting was and is still...
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English, Irish, & Scottish Silver at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art ...

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, Mass.)., Beth Carver Wees - 1997 - 606 pages
...clearly lost out to the stimulating but calming and comforting effects of the beverage and its rituals: Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let...inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful evening in.73 NOTES 1. The literature on coffee and tea is considerable. For in-depth overviews, see Ukers...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - 1999 - 1136 pages
...and success Perhaps may crown us; but to fly is safe. The Task 1 1 78s) bk. 3 The Garden' I. 686 31 Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sola round, And, while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn Throws up a steamy column, and the cups, That...
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