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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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Elegy Written in Country Churchyard and Other Poems

Thomas Gray - 1853 - 186 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 thou hast seen Pull many a sprightly race Disporting on thy margent green, The paths of pleasure trace ; Who foremost...
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The Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: With an ..., Volume 4

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1854
...unity of the impression, the coinherence of the brightness, the motion, and the line of motion. P. 10. Say, Father Thames, for thou hast seen Full many a...thy glassy wave ? The captive linnet which enthral I What idle progeny succeed To chase the rolling circle's speed, Or urge the flying ball I — GBAY....
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The Complete Poetical Works of William Collins, Thomas Gray, and Oliver ...

William Collins - 1854 - 166 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...delight to cleave, With pliant arm, thy glassy wave 'I The captive linnet which enthrall'.' What idle progeny succeed To chase the rolling circle's speed,...
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Notes and Queries

1854
...we find a succession of the same ideas, sprightliness or health, pleasure, and cleaving the wave : " Say, Father Thames, for thou hast seen Full many a...delight to cleave With pliant arm thy glassy wave ? " And then, to make the resemblance more complete, Duck has " herbage green " to rhyme with " stream...
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Pilgrimages to English Shrines

Mrs. S. C. Hall - 1854 - 588 pages
...pleasure trace ; The altar-tomb seen near the church, beside which two figures stand, covers the gvavc Who foremost now delight to cleave, With pliant arm, thy glassy wave? The captive linnet which enthrall ? What idle progeny succeed To chase the rolling circle's speed, Or urge the flying ball?"...
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The Pleasures of Hope, Gertrude of Wyoming, and Other Poems. To which are ...

Thomas Campbell - 1854 - 253 pages
...soothe, And, redolent of joy and youth, b I feel the gales that from ye blow A momentary bliss bestow, To breathe a second spring. Say, Father THAMES, for thou hast seen The paths of pleasure trace; Who foremost now delight to cleave, "With pliant arm, thy glassy wave?...
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The Poetical Works of Johnson, Parnell, Gray, and Smollett: With Memoirs ...

Samuel Johnson - 1855 - 254 pages
...wing, My weary soul they seem to soothe, And, redolent of joy and youth, To breathe a second spring. 3 Say, father Thames ! for thou hast seen Full many...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 1 4 While...
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The National Magazine: Devoted to Literature, Art, and Religion, Volume 7

Abel Stevens, James Floy - 1855
...recalling one of the most finished poems of our most finished poet — " Say, Father Thames, for thou ha»t seen Full many a sprightly race, Disporting on thy margent green, The paths of pleasure trace ; AVho foremost now delight to cleave With pliant arm thy glassy wave ? The captive linnet which enthrall?...
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The National Magazine: Devoted to Literature, Art, and Religion, Volume 7

Abel Stevens, James Floy - 1855
...recalling one of the most finished poems of our most finished poet— " Say, Father Thames, for thoa hast seen Full many a sprightly race, Disporting on thy margent green. The path» of pleasure trace ; Who foremost now delight to cleave AVith pliant arm thy glassy ware ? The...
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The Poetical Works of Johnson, Parnell, Gray, and Smollett: With Memoirs ...

Samuel Johnson - 1855 - 254 pages
...and unworthy objection to the next stanza of the poem. Speaking of the address to the Thames — " Say, Father Thames, for thou hast seen Full many a sprightly race ; " he says, " Father Thames has no better means of knowing than himself." He should have left this...
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