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" Or moss-crowned fountains mitigate the day, In vain ye hope the green delights to know, Which plains more blest or verdant vales bestow ; Here rocks alone, and tasteless sands are found, And faint and sickly winds for ever howl around. Sad was the hour,... "
The Poetical Works of Mr. William Collins - Page 9
by William Collins - 1802 - 124 pages
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The Poetical Works of Milton, Young, Gray, Beattie, and Collins

1836 - 558 pages
...valley's pride, Why think we these less pleasing to behold Than dreary deserts, if they lead to gold ? " Sad was the hour, and luckless was the day, When first from Schiraz' walla I bent my way !" O cease, my fears ! — all frantic as I go, When thought creates unnumbered...
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The Scottish Christian Herald, Volume 1, Part 1

1836 - 378 pages
...the green delighu to know. Which plains more blessed or verdant vales bestow ; There rocks alone, or tasteless sands are found, And faint and sickly winds for ever howl around." Uounts. The springs are but few and scanty all over the desert, in that part especially where Ishmael...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 45

1839 - 894 pages
...desperate sorrow wild, th' affrighted man Thrice sigh'd, thrice struck his breast, and thu* began : " Sad was the hour, and luckless was the day, When first from Schiraz' walls I bent my way ! " Ah ! little thought I of the blasting wind, The thirst, or pinching hunger, that I find ! Bethink...
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The Church of England quarterly review, Volume 6

1839 - 550 pages
...delights to know, Which plains more blest, or verdant hills bestow ; Here rocks alone and listless sands are found, And faint and sickly winds for ever howl around." The flowers and beauty of evangelical piety are to be sought for in a different garden. Peace never...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 45

1839 - 876 pages
...desperate sorrow wild, th' affrighted man Thrice sigh'd, thrice struck his breast, and thus began : " Sad was the hour, and luckless was the day, When first from Schiraz1 walls I bent my way ! " Ah ! little thought I of the blasting wind, The thirst, or pinching...
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The Life and Opinions of the Rev. William Milne, D.D., Missionary to China ...

Robert Philip - 1840 - 472 pages
...of the turtle tastes of fish, another of flesh, and another of fowl. Here rocks alone, and trackless sands are found, And faint and sickly winds for ever howl around. Next day we were between the islands of St. Jago and Mayo. At the latter place we intended to have...
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The Life and Opinions of the Rev. William Milne, D.D., Missionary to China ...

Robert Philip - 1840 - 556 pages
...of the turtle tastes of fish, another of flesh, and another of fowl. Here rocks alone, and trackless sands are found, And faint and sickly winds for ever howl around. Next day we were between the islands of St. Jago md Mayo. A tthe latter place we intended to have stopped...
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The Ladies' Garland, Volume 6

1842 - 380 pages
...time in his brief career, after he had reached the land, he might have exclaimed with Hassan — " Sad was the hour and luckless was the day, When first from S/aroz' walls I bent my way." Alas! for him there was no return. He landed in New Orleans at an unsuitable...
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Cyclopædia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844 - 746 pages
...moss-crowned fountains mitigate the day, In vain ye hope the green delight to know, Which plains more blessed Cursed be the gold and silver which persuade Weak men to follow far fatiguing trade! The lily peace...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844 - 738 pages
...moss-crowned fountains mitigate the day, In vain ye hope the green delight to know, Which plains more blessed of Cursed be the gold and silver which persuade Weak men to follow far fatiguing trade ! The lily peace...
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