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" A pleasing land of drowsy-head it was, Of dreams that wave before the half-shut eye ; And of gay castles in the clouds that pass, For ever flushing round a summer sky... "
The Poetical Works of James Thomson: With His Last Corrections, Additions ... - Page 134
by James Thomson, John Aikin - 1804
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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 5

Thomas Campbell - 1819
...And where this valley winded out, below, The murmuring main was heard, and scarcely heard, to flow. A pleasing land of drowsy-head it was, Of dreams that...before the half-shut eye; And of gay castles in the clouds that pass, For ever flushing round a summer-sky : There eke the soft delights, that witchingly...
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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 5

Thomas Campbell - 1819
...The murmuring main was heard, and scarcely heard, to flow. A pleasing land of drowsy-head it \vtif, Of dreams that wave before the half-shut eye; And of gay castles in the clouds that pass, For ever flushing round a summer-sky : There eke the soft delights, that witchingly...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - 1820 - 807 pages
...And where this valley winded out, below, The murmuring main was heard, and scarcely heard, to flow. A pleasing land of drowsy-head it was, Of dreams that...before the half-shut eye ; And of gay castles in the clouds that pass, For ever flushing round a summer-sky : There eke the soft delights, that witchingly...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1820 - 419 pages
...HOLLOW. (FOUND AMONG THE PAPERS OF THE LATE DIEDERICH KNICKERBOCKER.) A pleasing land of drowsy head it was, Of dreams that wave before the half-shut eye ; And of gay castles in the clouds that pass. For ever flushing round a summer sky. CASTLE op INDOLENCE. IN the bosom of one of...
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The Wreath: A Collection of Poems from Celebrated English Authors

1821 - 259 pages
...either side, a wood Of blackening pines, aye waving to and fro, Sent forth a sleepy horror through the blood ; And where this valley winded out below,...before the half-shut eye ; And of gay castles in the clouds that pass, For ever flushing round a summer sky : There eke the soft delights, that witchingly...
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The Wreath: A Collection of Poems from Celebrated English Authors

1821 - 259 pages
...blood ; And where this valley winded out below, The murmuring main was heard, and scarcely heard tn flow. VI. ' A pleasing land of dro,wsy-head it was,...before the half-shut eye ; And of gay castles in the clouds that pass, For ever flushing round a summer sky : There eke the soft delights, that witchingly...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1821 - 343 pages
...HOLLOW. (FOUND AMONG THE PAPERS OF THE LATE DIEDERICH KNICKERBOCKER.) A pleasing land of drowsy head it was, Of dreams that wave before the half-shut eye ; And of gay castles in the clouds that pass, For ever flushing round a summer sky. CASTLE OF INDOLENCE. IN the bosom of one of...
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The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Volume 87

1821
...on his organs of speech and intellect? (See Gospel of John, ch. ix. 1, 2, 3.) AB THE DREAMER. No. I. A pleasing land of drowsy-head it was Of dreams that wave before the half shut eye. I SAID to myself last night when I went to bed, " To-morrow I will write a paper for...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

1822
...on either side, a wood Of blackening pines, aywaving to and fro, Sent forth a sleepy horror through the blood ; And where this valley winded out, below,...before the half-shut eye ; And of gay castles in the clouds that pass, For ever flushing round a summer sky : There eke the soft delights, that witchingly...
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The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Volume 89

1822
...castlebuilder. His whole life, like the scenes he describes, was the beau ideal of calmness and repose. 14 A pleasing land of drowsy-head it was ; Of dreams...before the half-shut eye. And of gay castles in the clouds, that pass For ever flushing round a summer sky." He is, indeed, the poet of the art, and seems...
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