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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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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 3-4

Robert Chambers - 1830
...And where this valley winded out below, The murmuring main was heard, and scarcely heard, to flow. Oft in the dust I view his printed feet ; And fearful...when ' declining light Yields her pale empire clouds that pass. For ever flushing round summer-sky : There eke the soft delights, that witchingly...
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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1832 - 537 pages
...out, below, The murmuring main was heard, and scarcely heard to I tow. A pleasing land of drowsy head trong. They are thy witnesses, who speak thy power And goodness infinite, but s clouds that pass,. For ever flushing round a summer sky : There eke the soft delights, that witchingly...
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The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1832
...suent until the shadows around us deepened, and gray twilight stole noiselessly over the scene : ' A pleasing land of drowsyhead it was. Of dreams that wave before the half-shut eye ; Aud of gay castles in the clouds that pass, For ever flushing round a summer sky." THOMSON. What...
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The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Esq, Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1834
...HOLLOW. (FOUND AMONG THE PAPERS OF THE LATE DIEDRICH 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 flashing round a summer sky. Castle of Indolence. IN the bosom of one of...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 5

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Timothy Flint, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - 1835
...ever gentle train ' Of dreams that wave before the half-shut aye, And of gay castles in the clouds that pass, For ever flushing round a summer sky. There,...delights that witchingly Instil a wanton sweetness through the breast, And the calm pleasures always hovered nigh, And what*' er smacked of noyance...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 5

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Timothy Flint, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - 1835
...that precede the grand climacteric of life; a cheerful haunt, encircled with an ever gentle train ' Of dreams that wave before the half-shut eye, And of gay castles in the clouds that pass, For ever flushing round a Rummer sky. There, eke the soft delights that witchingly...
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The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature ..., Volumes 3-4

1836
...spy, With the half-shut eye," &c. Tkt Monastery. Also by Thomson, in The Cailte of Indolence: " A pleasing land of drowsy-head it was, Of dreams that wave before the half-shut eye." Wordsworth's ballad of The Reverie of Poor Susan, is a light, but perfect, illustration of this mood...
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The Book of Gems: Pomfret to Bloomfield

Samuel Carter Hall - 1837
...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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Beauties of the Country: Or, Descriptions of Rural Customs, Objects, Scenery ...

Thomas Miller - 1837 - 425 pages
...out below, The murmuring main was heard, and scarcely heard, to flow. A pleasing land of drowsyhed 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." THOMSON. Reader ! get thee into the fields...
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The Book of Gems: Pomfret to Bloomfield

Samuel Carter Hall - 1837
...The murmuring main was heard, and scarcely heard, to How. A -pleasing land of drowsy-head it was, o 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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