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" ... glossy traverses of silken change, yet all subdued and pensive, and framed for simplest, sweetest offices of grace. They will not be gathered, like the flowers, for chaplet or love-token ; but of these the wild bird will make its nest, and the wearied... "
Art and Life: A Ruskin Anthology - Page 475
by John Ruskin, William Sloane Kennedy - 1886 - 593 pages
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The Christian's penny magazine, and friend of the people [ed. by J. Campbell ...

Congregational union of England and Wales - 1846
...sweetest offices of grace. They will not be gathered, like the flowers, for chaplet or love token ; but of these the wild bird will make its nest and the wearied child its pillow. And, as the earth's first mercy, so they are its last gift to us. When all other service...
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The Churchman's companion

...traverses of silken change, yet all subdued and pensive ; framed for simplest, sweetest offices of grace. They will not be gathered like the flowers for chaplet or love-token, but of them the bird will make her nest, and the wearied child his pillow. . . . " ' Yet as in one sense the...
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Modern Painters: Pt. VI. Of leaf beauty. Pt. VII. Of cloud beauty. Pt. VIII ...

John Ruskin - Aesthetics - 1860
...of silken change, yet all subdued and pensive, and framed for simplest, sweetest offices of grace. They will not be gathered, like the flowers, for chaplet...is vain, from plant and tree, the soft mosses and grey lichen take up their watch by the head-stone. The woods, the blossoms, the gift-bearing grasses,...
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Temple Bar, Volume 83

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates - English periodicals - 1888
...of silken change, yet all subdued and pensive, and framed for simplest, sweetest offices of grace. They will not be gathered, like the flowers, for chaplet or love-token i but of these the wild bird will make his nest, and the wearied child his pillow. " And, as the earth's...
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The Congregational Review, Volume 1

Congregationalism - 1861
...their duty there, all alone in their unnoticed isolation : " Lichen and mosses — how of these ? . . . They will not be gathered, like the flowers, for chaplet...is vain, from plant and tree, the soft mosses and grey lichen take up their watch by the head-stone. The woods, the blossoms, the gift-bearing grasses,...
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The Boston Review, Volume 1

English language - 1861
...duty there, all alone in their unnoticed isolation : '* Lichen and mosses — how of these ? . . . They will not be gathered, like the flowers, for chaplet...is vain, from plant and tree, the soft mosses and grey lichen take up their watch by the head-stone. The woods, the blossoms, the gift-bearing grasses,...
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The Boston Review, Volume 1

Congregationalism - 1861
...their duty there, all alone in their unnoticed isolation : " Lichen and mosses — how of these ? . . . They will not be gathered, like the flowers, for chaplet...When all other service is vain, from plant and tree, the\oft mosses and grey lichen take up their watch by the head-stone. The woods, the blossoms, the...
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Footnotes from the Page of Nature; Or, First Forms of Vegetation

Hugh Macmillan - Botany - 1861 - 294 pages
...for chaplet or love-token ; but of these the wild-bird will make its nest, and the wearied child its pillow. And as the earth's first mercy, so they are...service is vain from plant and tree, the soft mosses and grey lichens take up their watch by the headstone. The woods, the blossoms, the gift-bearing grasses...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 52

1861
...of silken change, yet all subdued and pensive, and framed for simplest, sweetest offices of grace. They will not be gathered, like the flowers, for chaplet...wild bird will make its nest, and the wearied child its pillow. "And, as the earth's first mercy, so they are its last gift to us. When all other service...
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Footnotes from the Page of Nature; Or, First Forms of Vegetation

Hugh Macmillan - Botany - 1861 - 294 pages
...of silken change, yet all subdued and pensive, and framed for simplest, sweetest offices of grace. They will not be gathered like the flowers, for chaplet or love-token ; but of these the wild-bird will make its nest, and the wearied child its pillow. And as the earth's first mercy, so...
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