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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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A Literary History of England

Tucker Brooke, Matthias A.. Shaaber - 1959 - 462 pages
...opening of the poem is both admirable Spenser and admirable "atmosphere": 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: There eke the soft delights, that witchingly...
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Come Hither: A Collection of Rhymes and Poems for the Young of All Ages

Walter De la Mare - 1923 - 696 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. . . . JAMES THOMSON. 470. "Aw ARE, AWAKE!"...
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A Critical History of English Literature: The Restoration to 1800, Volume 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 pages
...Spenserian vocabulary. Thomson did however succeed in capturing sornething of Spenser's mood and movement: 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. There...
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History, Tales, and Sketches

Washington Irving - 1983 - 1126 pages
...Sleepy 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, Forever flushing round a summer sky. Castle of Indolence IN THE BOSOM of one of those...
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The Feeling for Nature in Scottish Poetry, Volume 2

John Veitch - 1887
...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." On the walls of the castle : " Sometimes...
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving - 1991 - 96 pages
...SLEEPY HOLLOW FOUND AMONG THE PAPERS OF THE LATE DŒDRICH 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 Complete Tales Of Washington Irving

Washington Irving - 1998 - 798 pages
...SLEEPY HOLLOW Found Among the Payers 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 flushing round a summer sky. Castle of Indolence. IN the bosom of one of...
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The Original Knickerbocker: The Life of Washington Irving

Andrew Burstein - 2008 - 432 pages
...Scottish poet James Thomson's 1748 work, "The Castle of Indolence." 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. move." These woodlands, located in a valley,...
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