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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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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1856
...seem to soothe, And, redolent4 of joy and youth, To breathe a second spring. Say, father Thames ! 5 for thou hast seen Full many a sprightly race, Disporting...cleave With pliant arm thy glassy wave ? The captive linnet6 which enthral? What idle progeny succeed To chase the rolling circle's speed, Or urge the flying...
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Englische Dichter. Eine Auswahl englischer Dichtungen mit deutscher Uebers ...

1856 - 735 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...margent green, The paths of pleasure trace, Who foremost ndw delight to cleave With pliant arm thy glassy wave ? The captive linnet which enthral ? What idle...
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Poetry: selected for the use of schools and families by A. Bowman

Anne Bowman - 1856 - 292 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...on thy margent green, The paths of pleasure trace, 118 Who foremost now delight to cleave With pliant arm thy glassy wave ? The captive linnet which enthral...
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Marginalia: Camden to Hutton

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1980 - 1248 pages
...impression, the co-inherence of the brightness, the motion, and the line of motion. 2 i 10 I lines 21-30 Say, Father THAMES, for thou hast seen Full many a sprightly race Desporting on thy margent green The paths of pleasure trace, Who foremost now delight to cleave With...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - 1997 - 584 pages
...argument. One is taken from mid-eighteenth-century poetry; the other is taken from a poem by Wordsworth. Say, Father Thames, for thou hast seen Full many a...delight to cleave With pliant arm thy glassy wave? (Thomas Gray, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College) In the sweet shire of Cardigan, Not far from...
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Angel in the Sun: Turner's Vision of History

Gerald Finley - 1999 - 280 pages
...away a summer's afternoon. The picture is accompanied by Gray's poetic lines addressed to the river: Say Father Thames for thou hast seen Full many a sprightly race, Disporting on thy margin green, The paths of pleasure trace, Who foremost now delight to cleave With pliant arms thy...
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Blake's Water-colours for the Poems of Thomas Gray: With Complete Texts

William Blake - 2000 - 128 pages
...of Henry the Sixth is seen among the trees. "Henrys holy shade. " line 4 "Her HENRY'S holy shade;" "Say Father Thames for thou hast seen Full many a sprightly race Who foremost &c" "Say, Father THAMES, for thou hast seen" "The captive linnet" The rolling circle"...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - 2001 - 570 pages
...other is taken from a pnem by Wordsworth, Say, Father Thames, for thou hast seen Full many a sprighrly race Disporting on thy margent green The paths of...delight to cleave With pliant arm thy glassy wave? ( Thomas Gray, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College) In the sweer shite of Cardigan, Not far from...
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The Best Days of Your Life

2004 - 224 pages
...(1716-71), looking towards Eton, had sombre forebodings about the boys playing and studying there. Say, Father Thames, for thou hast seen Full many a...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? While...
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Lyric Generations: Poetry and the Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century

G. Gabrielle Starr, George A. Starr, Seryl Kushner Dean of the College of Arts and Science and Professor of English G Gabrielle Starr - 2004 - 298 pages
...poet but is not. The speaker is too far away to see the details Father Thames is asked to describe: 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? (11....
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