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" When to myself I act and smile, With pleasing thoughts the time beguile, By a brook side, or wood so green, Unheard, unsought for, or unseen, A thousand pleasures do me bless, And crown my soul with happiness. "
The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany - Page 62
1822
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Illustrations of Sterne: With Other Essays and Verses

John Ferriar - Electronic books - 1798 - 314 pages
...pleasing thoughts the time beguile, By a brook-side, or wood so green, Unheard, unsought for, and unseen, A thousand pleasures do me bless, And crown .my soul with happiness. All my joys beside are folly, None so sweet as melancholy, &c.* The first four chapters of Tristram...
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The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes ...

Robert Burton - 1800
...pleasing thoughts the time beguile, By a brook side or wood so green, Unheard, unsought for, or unseen, A thousand pleasures do me bless, And crown my soul with happiness. All my joys besides are folly, None so sweet as melancholy. When I lie, sit, or walk alone, I sigh,...
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which ..., Volume 3

English poets - 1801
...pleasing thoughts the time beguile ; By a brook-side, or wood so green, Unheard, unsought-for, or unseen, A thousand pleasures do me bless, And crown my soul with happiness. All my joys besides are folly, None so sweet as melancholy. When I lie, sit, or walk alone, I sigh,...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets, Volume 3

George Ellis - 1803
...pleasing thoughts the time beguile, By a brook-side, or wood so green, Unheard, unsought-for, or unseen, A thousand pleasures do me bless, And crown my soul with happiness. All iny joys besides are folly, None so sweet as melancholy. When I lie, sit, or walk alone, I sigh,...
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Specimens of the British Poets ...

British poets - English poetry - 1809
...pleasing thoughts the time beguile; By a brook-side, or wood so green, Unheard, unsought for, and unseen, A thousand pleasures do me bless, And crown my soul with happiness. All my joys besides are folly, None so sweet as melancholy. When I lie, sit, or walk alone, I sigh,...
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The Gleaner: A Series of Periodical Essays, Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English essays - 1811
...pleasing thoughts the time beguile, By a. brook side, or wood so green, Unheard, unsought for, or unseen ; A thousand pleasures do me bless, And crown my soul with happiness. All my joys besides are folly, None so sweet as melancholy. When I lie, sit, or walk alone, I sigh,...
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The Pocket magazine of classic and polite literature. [Continued ..., Volume 8

1821
...For myself, I can only say, that when seated at home in my library, and in a contemplative bumour, it is in such speculations that I most delight. it is then ** A thousand pleasnres do me bless. And crown my soul with happiness." To fly hack to that period when, uncramped...
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The Album, Volumes 1-2

1822
...pleasing thoughts the time beguile, By a brook-side or wood so green, Unheard, unsought for, or unseen, A thousand pleasures do me bless And crown my soul with happiness. All my joys besides are folly, None so sweet as melancholy — Methinks I hear, methinks I see, Sweet...
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December Tales

William Harrison Ainsworth - 1823 - 231 pages
...volume is frequently enhanced from the soft and infused light of other days. For myself, I can only say, that when seated at home in my library, and in a contemplative...delight, — it is then A thousand pleasures do me bless, Anil crown my soul with happiness, as I fly back to that period when, uncramped by the restraint of...
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New elegant extracts; a selection from the most eminent British ..., Volume 2

New elegant extracts - 1823
...pleasing thoughts the time beguile, By a brook side, or wood so green, Unheard, unsought for, or unseen, A thousand pleasures do me bless, And crown my soul with happiness. All my joys besides are folly, None so .sweet as melancholy. When I lie, sit, or walk alone, I sigh,...
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