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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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Thomson's Seasons: Criticial Edition, Being a Reproduction of the Original ...

James Thomson - 1908 - 338 pages
...drift, Thinking o'er all the bitterness of death, Mixt with the tender anguish nature shoots Thro' the wrung bosom of the dying man, His wife, his children, and his friends unseen. 285 In vain for him th'offtcious wife prepares The fire fair-blazing, and the vestment warm; In vain...
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Palaestra: Untersuchungen und Texte aus der deutschen und englischen Philologie

1908
...drift, Thinking o'er all the bitterness of death, Mixt with the tender anguish nature shoots Thro' the wrung bosom of the dying man, His wife, his children, and his friends unseen. =85 In vain for him th 'officious wife prepares The fire fair-blazing, and the vestment warm; In vain...
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Century Readings for a Course in English Literature

John William Cunliffe, James Francis Augustin Pyre, Karl Young - 1911 - 1143 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. 7 In vain for him the officious wife prepares The fire fair blazing, and the vestment warm: In vain...
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A Book of English Literature, Volume 1

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - 1916 - 889 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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English Poets of the Eighteenth Century

Ernest Bernbaum - 1918 - 364 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. In vain for him th' officious wife prepares The fire fair-blazing and the vestment...
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English Childhood: Wordsworth's Treatment of Childhood in the ..., Volume 37

Adolph Charles Babenroth - 1922 - 401 pages
...track. As he sinks helpless into the drift, thoughts of "tender anguish" overtake him. He thinks of His wife, his 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 Art of Literary Study: An Approach to Literature for the Plain Man

Henry Buckley Charlton - 1924 - 193 pages
...describes the death of a shepherd overcome by a blizzard on the hills ; he goes on In vain for him the officious wife prepares The fire fair-blazing, and...peeping out Into the mingling storm, demand their sire. Children do not " demand their sire " ; they call for their father. The pathos of the real child bereft...
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