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" These check his fearful steps ; and down he sinks Beneath the shelter of the shapeless drift, Thinking o'er all the bitterness of death, Mix'd with the tender anguish nature shoots Through the wrung bosom of the dying man, His wife, his children, and... "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 291
1831
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The Seasons: And The Castle of Indolence

James Thomson - 1891 - 436 pages
...shapeless drift, Thinking o'er all the bitterness of death, Mixed with the tender anguish Nature shoots Through the wrung bosom of the dying man — His wife, his children, and his friends unseen. 310 In vain for him the officious wife prepares The fire fair-blazing and the vestment warm ; In vain...
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The Literature of the Georgian Era

William Minto - 1894 - 362 pages
...shapeless drift, Thinking o'er all the bitterness of death, Mixed with the tender anguish Nature shoots Through the wrung bosom of the dying man ; His wife,...children, and his friends unseen. In vain for him the officious wife prepares The fire fair-blazing and the vestment warm ; In vain his little children,...
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The Literature of the Georgian Era

William Minto - 1894 - 362 pages
...shapeless drift, Thinking o'er all the bitterness of death, Mixed with the tender anguish Nature shoots Through the wrung bosom of the dying man ; His wife,...children, and his friends unseen. In vain for him the officious wife prepares The fire fair-blazing and the vestment warm ; In vain his little children,...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray: English and Latin

Thomas Gray - 1894 - 319 pages
...vetustis exstruat lignis focum Lassi sub adventum viri." — HORACE, Epode, ii. 39. " In vain for him the officious wife prepares The fire fair-blazing, and...In vain his little children, peeping out Into the mingled storm, demand their sire With tears of artless innocence." —THOMSON, Winter, 311. 22. ply...
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From Milton to Tennyson: Masterpieces of English Poetry

Louis Du Pont Syle - 1894 - 306 pages
...shapeless drift, Thinking o'er all the bitterness of death ; Mixed with the tender anguish Nature shoots Through the wrung bosom of the dying man — His wife, his children, and his friends unseen. 310 In vain for him the officious wife prepares The fire fair-blazing, and the vestment warm ; In vain...
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From Milton to Tennyson: Masterpieces of English Poetry

Louis Du Pont Syle - 1894 - 306 pages
...shapeless drift. Thinking o'er all the bitterness of death ; Mixed with the tender anguish Nature shoots Through the wrung bosom of the dying man — His wife, his children, and his friends unsern. 310 In vain for him ihz officious wife prepares The fire fair-blazing, and the vestment warm...
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Select Poems of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - 1895 - 143 pages
...lignis focum Lassi sub adventum viri," etc. Mitford quotes Thomson, Winter, 311 : " In vain for him the officious wife prepares The fire fair-blazing, and...Into the mingling storm, demand their sire With tears ot ardess innocence." Wakefield cites The Idler, 103 : " There are few things, not purely evil, of...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious ..., Volume 1873

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1896 - 772 pages
...children, twined around his neck, And emulous to please him, calling forth The fond paternal soul. THOMSON. In vain his little children, peeping out Into the mingling storm, demand their sire. THOMSON. Trailing clouds of glory, do we come From God, who is our home : Heaven lies about us in our...
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Gray's English Poems: Original, and Translated from the Norse and Welsh

Thomas Gray - 1898 - 290 pages
...his M-inter, 1726, had written of the shepherd overwhelmed in the snow-storm : "In vain for him the officious wife prepares The fire fair-blazing, and...his little children, peeping out Into the mingling rack, demand their sire With tears of artless innocence." (ll. 311—315.) 24. Or. Nor, Fraser MS....
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Godey's Magazine, Volume 4

1832
...drift, Thinking o'er all the bltterness of death, MiVil with the tender anguish Nature shoots Thro' the wrung bosom of the dying man, His wife, his children, and bls friends unseen. In vain for him the officious wife prepares . The fire fair-blazing, and the vestment...
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