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" Pleased with his solitude, and flitting light From spray to spray, where'er he rests he shakes From many a twig the pendent drops of ice, That tinkle in the wither'd leaves below. Stillness, accompanied with sounds so soft, Charms more than silence. "
Poems - Page 161
by William Cowper - 1821
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Remarks on Local Scenery & Manners in Scotland During the Years ..., Volume 2

Sir John Stoddart - Scotland - 1801 - 341 pages
...I was more than once reminded most fccibly of that beautifully descriptive passage, in the "ask : " The redbreast warbles still ; but is content With slender notes and more than half supprest Pleas'd with his solitude, and flitting light From spray to spray, where'er he rests, he shaks...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1802
...The roof, though moveable through all its length As the wind sways it, has yet well suffic'd, And, intercepting in their silent fall The frequent flakes,...is content With slender notes, and more than half suppress*d : Pleas'd with his solitude, and flitting light From spray to spray, where'er he rests he...
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Poems of Established Reputation: To Wit: 1st. The Art of Preserving Health

Poetry - 1802 - 288 pages
...glade. The roof, though moveable through all iis length As the wind sways it, has yet well suffic'd, ' ' intercepting in their silent fall The frequent flakes, has kept a path for me. 73 No noise is here, or none that hinders thought. The redbreast warbles still, but is content With...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1806
...glade. The rcof, though moveable through all its length As the wind sways it, has yet well sufficed, And intercepting in their silent fall The frequent flakes,...solitude, and flitting light From spray to spray, wherever he rests he shakes From many a twig the pendant drops of ice, That tinkle in the withered...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - English poetry - 1808
.....4-.„* The roof, though movahle through all it's lengthAs the wind sways it, has yet well suffic'd, And, intercepting in their silent fall The frequent flakes,...No noise is here, or none that hinders thought. The redhreast warhles still, hut is content With slender notes, and more than half suppress'd: Pleas'd...
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The Task: A Poem. In Six Books

William Cowper - English poetry - 1810 - 193 pages
...The roof, though moveable through all its lengtk As the wind sways it, has yet well suffic'd, And, intercepting in their silent fall The frequent flakes,...is content With slender notes, and more than half suppress'd ; Pleas'd with his solitude, and flitting light From spray to spray, where'er he rests he...
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The Task: A Poem in Six Books

William Cowper - Electronic books - 1811 - 212 pages
...The roof, though moveable through all its length As the wind sways it, has yet well suffic'cly And, intercepting in their silent fall The frequent flakes,...is content With slender notes, and more than half suppress'ii: Pleas'd with his solitude, and flitting light From spray to spray, where'er he rests he...
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Poems, Volume 2

Robert Burns - 1811
...may compare their manner of introducing the same picturesque object in the following passages : *' The red.breast warbles still, but is content With slender notes and more than half suppress'd, Pleas'd with his solitude, and flitting light From spray to (pray, where'er he rests, he...
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The Reflector: A Quarterly Magazine, on Subjects of Philosophy ..., Volume 2

Leigh Hunt - English literature - 1811 - 503 pages
...tcr walks have made those remarks on the same bird which dictated to Cowper the following lines: — The red-breast warbles still, but is content With slender notes and more than half suppress'd. Pleas'd with his solitude, and flitting light 1'rom spray to spray, where'er he rests he...
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The Analectic Magazine, Volume 5

1815
...made those remarks on the same bird which dictated to Cowper the following lines : — The red- breast warbles still, but is content With slender notes and more than half suppress'd, Pleas'd with his solitude, and flitting light From spray to spray, where'er he rests he...
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