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" Say, Father Thames, for thou hast seen Full many a sprightly race Disporting on thy margent green The paths of pleasure trace, Who foremost now delight to cleave With pliant arm thy glassy wave ? The captive linnet which enthrall? "
The Poetical Works: Of Thomas Gray, ... with Some Account of His Life and ... - Page 11
by Thomas Gray - 1800 - 223 pages
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The Dublin university magazine, Volume 25

University magazine - 1845
...Thames ; for thou hast seen Fall many a sprightly race, Disporting on thy margent green, The paths ot pleasure trace. Who, foremost now, delight to cleave,...linnet which enthral ? What idle progeny succeed, Tu chase the rolling circle's speed, Or urge the flying ball ? " While some, on earnest business bent,...
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Visitor: Or Monthly Instructor

1847
...waving fresh their gladsome wing, My -weary eoul they seem to sooth, And, redolent of joy and youth, To breathe a second spring. " Say, Father Thames,...pleasure trace, Who foremost now delight to cleave With pMant arm thy glassy wave? The captive linnet which enthrall.' What idle progeny succeed To chase the...
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Favorite Haunts and Rural Studies: Including Visits to Spots of Interest in ...

Edward Jesse - 1847 - 365 pages
...day, the easy night, The spirits pure, the slumbers light, That fly th' approach of morn. **** Say, Father Thames, for thou hast seen Full many a sprightly race Disporting in thy margent green, The paths of pleasure trace ; Who foremost now delight to cleave, With pliant...
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The Beauties of the British Poets: With a Few Introductory Observations...

George Croly - 1849 - 395 pages
...waving fresh their gladsome wing, My weary soul they seem to soothe, And redolent of joy and youth, To breathe a second spring. Say, father Thames, for...thy glassy wave? The captive linnet which enthral 1 What idle progeny succeed To chase the rolling circle's speed, Or urge the flying ball ? While some...
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Notes and Lectures Upon Shakespeare and Some of the Old Poets and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1849
...unity of the impression, the co-inherence of the brightness, the motion, and the line of motion. P. 10. Say, Father Thames, for thou hast seen Full many a...delight to cleave, With pliant arm, thy glassy wave 1 The captive linnet which enthral .> What idle progeny succeed To chase the rolling circle's speed,...
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Beauties of the British Poets ...

George Croly - 1850 - 395 pages
...waving fresh their gladsome wing, My weary soul they seem to soothe, And redolent of joy and youth, Say, father Thames, for thou hast seen Full many a...Who foremost now delight to cleave, With pliant arm tliy glassy wave 7 The captive lianet which enthral 1 What idle progeny succeed To chase the rolling...
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Pilgrimages to English Shrines

Mrs. S. C. Hall - 1850
...appropriated to their amusement recalling one of the most finished poems of our most finished poet ' Say, Father Thames, for thou hast seen Full many a...on thy margent green, The paths of pleasure trace ; Stoke Pogis Church. * The altar-tomb seen near the church, beside which two figures stand, covers...
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Essai sur la littérature anglaise

François-René de Chateaubriand - 1849 - 488 pages
...waving frcsh their gladsome wing, Bly weary soul they seem to sooth, And, redolent of joy and youth, To breathe a second spring. Say, father Thames, for thou hast seen Vull many a spnghtly race, Disporting on thy margcnt green, The paths of pleasure trace ; Who foremost...
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Cyclopedia of English Literature: a Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1851
...soothe, And, redolent of joy and youth, To breathe a second spring. Say, Father Thames, for thou hast wen inthral! What idle progeny succeed To chase the rolling circle's speed, Or urge the flying ball i While...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - 1851 - 223 pages
...vol. iv. p. 410). V. 21. This invocation is taken from Green's Grotto: see Dodsley. Col. vol. vp 159. Full many a sprightly race Disporting on thy margent...pleasure trace ; Who foremost now delight to cleave, ?s With pliant arm, thy glassy wave ? The captive linnet which enthral ? What idle progeny succeed...
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