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" Why do those cliffs of shadowy tint appear More sweet than all the landscape smiling near ?— 'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its azure hue. "
The Edinburgh Monthly Review - Page 622
1821
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An Essay on Elocution: Designed for the Use of Schools and Private Learners

Samuel Kirkham - 1839 - 362 pages
...? Why do those cliffs of shadowy teint appear' More sweet than all the landscape smiling near* ?— "Tis distance lends enchantment to the view', > And robes the mountain in its azure hue*. Thus', with delight', we linger to survey' The promised joys of life's unmeasured way* ; Thus',...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 45

1839 - 894 pages
...the sky? Why do those cliffs of shadowy tint appear More sweet than all the landscape smiling near? 'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its aiure hue. Thus, with delight we linger to survey The promised joys of life's unmeasured way; Thus,...
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The Idler in Italy, Volume 1

Marguerite Countess of Blessington - 1839 - 394 pages
...ramparts to-day, I was reminded of the truth of Campbell's lines in the " Pleasures of Hope:"— " 'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in her azure hue." For these mountains, so " beautifully blue " in the distance, are, when seen near,...
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The idler in Italy, Volume 1

Marguerite Gardiner (countess of Blessington.) - 1839 - 424 pages
...ramparts to-day, I was reminded of the truth of Rogers' lines in the " Pleasures of Memory : " — ' Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in her azure hue. For this chain of mountains, so " beautifully blue " in the distance, are, when seen...
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 1

Fitz-Greene Halleck - 1840 - 372 pages
...As yon summit, soft and fair, Clad in colours of the air, Which to those who journey near, Barren, brown, and rough appear ; Still we tread the same coarse way, The present's still a cloudy day. Oh may I with myself agree, And never covet what I see ! Content me with an humble shade, My passions...
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 1

1840 - 372 pages
...summit, soft and fair, Clad in colours of the air, Which to those who journey near, Barren, hrown, and rough appear ; Still we tread the same coarse way, The present's still a cloudy day. Oh may I with myself agree, And never covet what I see ! Content me with an humble shade, My passions...
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 2

1840 - 378 pages
...the sky ? Why do those cliffs of shadowy tint appear More sweet than all the landscape smiling near ? 'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its azure hue. Thus, with delight, we linger to survey The promised joys of life's unmeasured way ; Thus, from...
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Literary Leaves; Or, Prose and Verse Chiefly Written in India, Volume 1

David Lester Richardson - 1840 - 376 pages
...twilight lustre. It is this colouring which makes it seem so much more delightful than the present. Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its azure hue. The far-off landscape is not more lovely to the corporeal sight than are distant objects to the...
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Literary Leaves, Volume 1

David Lester Richardson - 1840 - 354 pages
...twilight lustre. It is this colouring which makes it seem so much more delightful than the present. Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its azure hue. The far-off landscape is not more lovely to the corporeal sight than are distant objects to the...
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Literary Leaves; Or, Prose and Verse Chiefly Written in India, Volume 1

David Lester Richardson - 1840 - 352 pages
...twilight lustre. It is this colouring which makes it seem so much more delightful than the present. 'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its azure hue. The far-off landscape is not more lovely to the corporeal sight than are distant objects to the...
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