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" But thou, that didst appear so fair To fond imagination, Dost rival in the light of day Her delicate creation. Meek loveliness is round thee spread — A softness still and holy, The grace of forest charms decayed, And pastoral melancholy. "
Poems, selected from the best eds - Page 31
by William [poetical works Wordsworth (selections]) - 1880
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 166

1887
...which every great poet bequeaths to the world. Yarrow opened its heart to the poet, and he his to us. ' Meek loveliness is round thee spread, A softness still...of forest charms decayed, And pastoral melancholy.' The very soul of Yarrow is in the verse ; the expression is perfect. No one can doubt this who has...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 19

1826
...Pity sanctifies the verse That paints, by strength of sorrow. The unconquerable strength of love ; Bear witness, rueful Yarrow ! But thou, that didst...thee spread, A softness still and holy ; The grace of foreign charms decay'd, And pastoral melancholy. And why hast thou, wild singing spirit of the Highland...
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The London Magazine, Volume 4

1821
...season was in the " heart of June," and I could say with the poet, But thou, that did'st appear to fair To fond imagination, Dost rival in the light of day Her delicate creation ! * Bridget's was more a waking bliss than mine, for she easily remembered her old acquaintance again...
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The Literary magnet of the belles lettres, science, and the fine ..., Volume 1

Tobias Merton (pseud) - 1826
...Saint Mary's Lake Is visibly delighted ; For not a feature of those hills Is in the mirror slighted. But thou, that didst appear so fair To fond imagination,...of forest charms decayed, And pastoral melancholy. Fair scenes for childhood's opening bloom ; For sportive youth to stray in ; For manhood to enjoy his...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 19

Scottish periodicals - 1826
...Pity sanctifies the verse That paints, by strength of sorrow, The unconquerable strength of love ; Bear witness, rueful Yarrow ! ' . But thou, that didst...thee spread, A softness still and holy ; The grace of foreign charms decay'd, And pastoral melancholy. And why hast thou, wild singing spirit of the Highland...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 19

England - 1826
...sorrow. The unconquerable strength of love; Bear witness, rueful Yarrow ! But thou, that didst appear BO fair . To fond imagination, Dost rival in the light...thee spread, A softness still and holy ; The grace of foreign charms decay'd, And pastoral melancholy. And why hast thou, wild singing spirit of the Highland...
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The Picture of Scotland, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - Scotland - 1827
...pity sanctifies the verse That paints, by strength of sorrow, The unconquerable strength of love ; Bear witness, rueful Yarrow ! But thou that didst...To fond imagination, Dost rival in the light of day That delicate creation : Meek loveliness is round thee spread, A softness still and holy ; The grace...
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The British poets of the nineteenth century, including the select works of ...

British poets - 1828
...by strength of sorrow. The unconquerable strength of love; Bear witness, rueful Yarrow! But (lion, that didst appear so fair To fond imagination, Dost...day Her delicate creation: Meek loveliness is round thce spread, A softness still and holy; The grace of forest-charms decayed, And pastoral melancholy....
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - Fore-edge painting - 1828 - 340 pages
...by strength of sorrow, The unconquerable strength of love ; Bear witness, rueful Yarrow! B thon, that didst appear so fair To fond imagination, Dost rival in the light of day Her delicate creation : Neck loveliness is round thee spread, A softness still and holy; The grace of forest charms decay'd,...
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The Literary magnet of the belles lettres, science, and the fine arts, ed ...

1829
...Saint Mary's I -ike Is visibly delighted ; For not a feature of those hills Is in the mirror slighted. But thou, that didst appear so fair To fond imagination,...of forest charms decayed, And pastoral melancholy. Fair scenes for childhood's opening bloom ; For sportive youth to stray in ; For manhood to enjoy his...
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