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" No wither'd witch shall here be seen, No goblins lead their nightly crew ; The female fays shall haunt the green, And dress thy grave with pearly dew. The redbreast oft at evening hours Shall kindly lend his little aid, With hoary moss and gather'd flowers,... "
The poetical works of William Collins, with the comm. of Langhorne. To which ... - Page 85
by William Collins - 1804
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892).

1916 - 792 pages
...gather'd flow'rs, 15 To deck the ground where thou art laid. 1 Ireland 2 Cf. Cymbeline, IV, ii, 215-29 eam. And certainly, the more a man drinketh of the world, the more it intoxicateth : and age d ev'ry plain, The tender thought on thee shall dwell, 20 Each lonely scene shall thee restore, For thee...
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A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - 1916 - 924 pages
...their nightly crew ; 10 The female fays shall haunt the green, And dress thy grave with pearly dew. d wealth, gathered flow'rs, 15 To deck the ground where thou art laid. When howling winds, and beating rain,...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - 1916 - 828 pages
...female fays shall haunt the green, And dress thy grave with pearly dew. The redbreast oft at ev'ning ffirms the conception of an hour. The high that proved too high, the h flow'rs, 15 To deck the ground where thou art laid. When howling winds, and beating rain, In tempests...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - 1916 - 806 pages
...female fays shall haunt the green, And dress thy grave with pearly dew. The redbreast oft at ev'ning s not ; Where the nightingale doth sing Not a senseless, tranced thin flow'rs, 15 To deck the ground where thou art laid. When howling winds, and beating rain, In tempests...
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The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1900

Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch - 1918 - 1116 pages
...lead their nightly crew ; The female fays shall haunt the green, And dress thy grave with pearly dew. The redbreast oft at evening hours Shall kindly lend...howling winds, and beating rain, In tempests shake thy sylvan cell ; Or 'midst the chase, on every plain, The tender thought on thee shall dwell; Each...
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The Home Book of Verse, American and English, 1580-1918, Volume 2

1918 - 2062 pages
...lead their nightly crew; The female fays shall haunt the green, And dress thy grave with pearly dew. on EgberH [/ gathered flowers, To deck the ground where thou art laid. When howling winds, and beating rain, In...
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Palgrave's Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics: Book first (Elizabethan period).

Francis Turner Palgrave - 1921 - 168 pages
...through the nursery story of the Babes in the Wood, see Collins' Song from Shakespeare's Cymbeline : "The redbreast oft at evening hours Shall kindly lend his little aid, With hoary moss and gathered flowers, To deck the ground where thou art laid." In the 1751 edition of Gray's Elegy appeared...
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English Lyric in the Age of Reason

Oswald Doughty - 1922 - 492 pages
...of a friend, tempered by the changing seasons and pursuits of life into a tender, undying regret : When howling winds, and beating rain, In tempests shake the sylvan cell, Or 'midst the chace on ev'ry plain, The tender thought on thee shall dwell. Each lonely scene shall thee restore,...
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English Lyric in the Age of Reason

Oswald Doughty - 1922 - 488 pages
...cancelled stanza of Gray's Elegy L the poet tells how by Fidele's grave, The red-breast oft at ev'ning hours Shall kindly lend his little aid : With hoary moss, and gather'd flow'rs, To deck the ground where thou art laid. In four simple lines the poet describes an abiding...
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The Shorter Poems of the Eighteenth Century

Iolo Aneurin Williams - 1923 - 528 pages
...lead their nightly crew ; The female fays shall haunt the green, And dress thy grave with pearly dew ! The red-breast oft at evening hours Shall kindly lend his little aid : With hoary moss, and gather 'd flowers, To deck the ground where thou art laid. When howling winds, and beating rain, In...
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