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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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Vicesimus Knox - 1809
...father Thames, for thou hast sen Full many a sprightly race, Disporting on thy margent green, Tiic cesimus Knox arms, thy glassy wave? The rapiivv linnet which enthrall ? What idle progeny succeed To chase- the,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 14

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 638 pages
...a second spring. 1 King Henry the Sixth, founder of the college. 1 And bees their honey redolent of spring. Say, father Thames, for thou hast seen Full...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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Observations on Popular Antiquities Including the Whole of Mr. Bourne's Anti ...

John Brand - 1810 - 471 pages
...of other puerile Diversions, are taken from Mr. Grey's Ode on a distant Prospect of Eton College : " Say, Father Thames, for thou hast seen " Full many a sprightly Race, " Disporting on thy Margent gre£ n, " The Paths of Pleasure trace, " Who foremost now delight to cleave " With pliant Arm thy...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;: Mallet, Akenside ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...hast seen Full many a sprightly race )isporting on thy margent green The paths of pleasure trace, A'ho foremost now delight to cleave With pliant arm thy glassy wave ? The captive linnet which enthrall ? What idle progeny succeed 'o chase the rolling circle's speed, Or urge the flying ball?...
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Mallet, Akenside, Gray, Lyttelton, Moore, Cawthorne, Churchill, Falconer ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1810
...stretch'd in vain to reach the prize; What female heart can gold despise ? What cat's averse to fish ? Say, father Thames, for thou hast seen. Full many a sprightly race Disporting on ihy rnargent green The paths of pleasure trace, Who foremost now delight to cleave With pliant arm...
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Observations on Popular Antiquities: Including the Whole of Mr. Bourne's ...

John Brand - 1810 - 471 pages
...are taken from Mr. Grey's Ode on a distant Prospect of Eton College : " Say, Father Thames, for thon hast seen " Full many a sprightly Race, " Disporting on thy Margent green, " The Paths oi' Pleasure trace, " Who foremost now delight to cleave " With pliant Arm thy glassy Wave ? 2 o The...
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Readings on Poetry

Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Maria Edgeworth - 1816 - 212 pages
...'The gales are represented here as personified, and With wings from which they wave fresh odours. " Say, father Thames, (for thou hast seen Full many...pliant arm thy glassy wave ? The captive linnet which enthrall ? What idle progeny succeed To chase the circle's rolling speed, Or urge the flying ball ?...
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The poems, with critical notes; a life of the author; and an essay on his ...

Thomas Gray, John Mitford - 1816
...wing, My weary soul they seem to sooth, And, redolent of joy and youth, To breathe a second spring. 20 Say, father Thames, for thou hast seen Full many a sprightly race NOTES. Ver. 19. And, redolent of joy and youth] " And bees their honey redolent of spring," Dryden's...
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Poems on Various Subjects: Selected to Enforce the Practice of Virtue, and ...

Elizabeth Tomkins - 1817 - 260 pages
...waving fresh their gladsome wing, My weary sonl they seem to soothe, And, redolent of joy and youth, To breathe a second spring. Say, father Thames (for...seen Full many a sprightly race, Disporting on thy marges! green, The paths of pleasure trace,) Who foremost now delight to cleave With pliant arm thy...
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An excursion to Windsor, in July 1810. Also A sail down the river Medway ...

John Evans - 1817
...I paced along, recollecting the interrogatory exclamation of the poet on this very spot * Say, FATHER THAMES, for thou hast seen, Full many a sprightly race, Disporting on this margent green, 1 - The paths of pleasure trace s int. HERSCHEL. 359 Who foremost now delight...
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