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" THERE are no colours in the fairest sky So fair as these. The feather, whence the pen Was shaped that traced the lives of these good men, Dropped from an Angel's wing. "
Literary Studies: A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays - Page 105
by William Alfred Jones - 1847
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The Quarterly review, Volume 29

1823
...lives in his Ecclesiastical Sketches, and in a strain worthy of the subject. . There are no colours in the fairest sky So fair as these. The feather whence...purest charity In statesman, priest and humble citizen. Oh, could we copy their mild virtues, then What joy to live, what blessedness to die ! Methinks their...
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the quarterly review

John Murray - 1823
...Ecclesiastical Sketches^ and in a strain worthy of the subject. There are no colours in the fairest sky • -i t So fair as these. The feather whence the pen Was shaped...wing. With moistened eye ; We read of faith and purest chanty In statesman, priest and humble citizen. Oh, could we copy their mild virtu'es, then What joy...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 29

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, Sir John Murray IV, William Macpherson, Sir William Smith, Rowland Edmund Prothero Baron Ernle, George Walter Prothero - English literature - 1823
...delightful lives in his Ecclesiastical Sketches^ and in a strain worthy of the subject. There are no colours in the fairest sky So fair as these. The feather whence...the pen . Was shaped that traced the lives of these l:ooil men Dropped from an angel's wing. With moistened eye ;We read of faith and purest charity In...
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The Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr ...

Izaak Walton - Great Britain - 1825 - 503 pages
...tj-rlu*. xlir. 7. LONDON: JOHN MAJOR, FLEET-STREET, ADJOINING SERJEANTS'-INN. " There are no colours in the fairest sky, So fair as these ; the feather...Was shaped, that traced the Lives of these good men, Droptfrom an angeCs wing : with moistened eye, We read of faith, and purest charity, In statesman,...
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Bolster's Quarterly Magazine. ..., Volume 1

Ireland - 1828
...H-.-ii ry Wot ton, and Bishop Sanderson — aod is thus described by Wontsworth — There an no uiluuis in the fairest sky So fair as these. The feather whence...the lives of these good men, Dropped from an Angel's wine. With moistened eye We read of fauh and purest charity In Statesman, Priest, and irambie Citizen....
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The sonnets of William Wordsworth

1899
...these. The feather, whence the pen Book of Was shaped that traced the lives of thesegood men, **lves Dropped from an Angel's wing. With moistened eye We...purest charity In Statesman, Priest, and humble Citizen : O could we copy their mild virtues, then What joy to live, what blessedness to die ! Methinks their...
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The Library of the Old English Prose Writers ...: Walton's Lives

English literature - 1832
...VOL. I. BOSTON: BILLIARD, GRAY, AND COMPANY. CAMBRIDGE: BROWN, SHATTUCK, AND CO. M DCCC XXXII. i " THERE are no colors in the fairest sky So fair as...charity In statesman, priest, and humble citizen. O, could we copy their mild virtues, then What joy to live, what blessedness to die ! Methinks their...
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The lives of Donne, Wotton, Hooker, Hebert, and Sanderson, Volume 1

Izaak Walton, Alexander Young, Thomas Zouch - 1832
...WRITINGS. VOL. I. BOSTON: HIL.LIARD, GRAY, AND COMPANY. CAMBRIDGE: BROWN, SHATTUCK, AND CO. M DCCC XXXII. ' THERE are no colors in the fairest sky So fair as...charity In statesman, priest, and humble citizen. O, could we copy their mild virtues, then What joy to live, what blessedness to die ! Methinks their...
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A Dictionary of Biography: Comprising the Most Eminent Characters of All ...

Richard Alfred Davenport - Biography - 1832 - 527 pages
...Donne, and Herbert, exhibit him in a highly favourable* light as a biographer. Wordsworth says of them, The feather whence the pen Was shaped that traced the lives of these good men Dropped from an angePn wing. At a very advanced age Walton published, under the name of Chalkhill, Theahna and Clearchus,...
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The anniversary calendar, natal book, and universal mirror

Anniversary calendar - 1832
...fairest iky, So fair u these ; the feather of fail pen Dropt from an angel's wing : with moisten'd eye. We read of faith, and purest charity, In statesman, priest, and humble citizen. Oh ! conld we copy their mild virtues then, What joy to live, what happiness to die 1 Methinks their...
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