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" There scattered oft, the earliest of the year, By hands unseen, are showers of violets found ; The redbreast loves to build and warble there, And little footsteps lightly print the ground. "
The Atlantic Monthly - Page 537
1897
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The poetical works of Thomas Gray LL.B., late professor of modern languages ...

Thomas Gray - Literary Criticism - 1799 - 186 pages
...and demand preservation. There scatter'd oft, the earliest of the year, By hands unseen are show'rs of violets found ; The redbreast loves to build and...there, And little footsteps lightly print the ground. (There they alike in trembling hope repose,) The bosom of his Father and his God [6]. [6] Of this Elegy...
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The Poetical Works: Of Thomas Gray, ... with Some Account of His Life and ...

Thomas Gray - 1800 - 223 pages
...and demand preservation. There scatter'd oft, the earliest of the year, By hands unseen are show'rs of violets found; The redbreast loves to build and...there, And little footsteps lightly print the ground. To some readers they may appear to be a pretty close imitation of the following in Collins's" Dirge...
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Literary Hours: Or, Sketches Critical and Narrative, Volume 1

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1800
...teacheth charitie. The Muse of Gray, too, his honoured it with » tribute worthy it? tender assiduity : There scattered oft, the earliest of the year, By hands unseen, are showers of violets found : The Xed-breast loves to build and warble there, And little footsteps lightly print the ground. And lastly...
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The poetical works of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - English poetry - 1804 - 207 pages
...the ftrst edition of his Elegy written in a Country Church-yard. Here scatter'd oft, the loveliest of the year, By hands unseen, are showers of violets found; The redbreast loves to build and warble here, And little footsteps lightly print the ground. " To build her such a throne ; that art will feel...
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Literary hours; or, Sketches, critical, narrative, and poetical, Volume 1

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1804
...teacheth charitie. The Muse of Cray, too, has honoured it with a tribute worthy its tender assiduity : There scattered oft, the earliest of the year, By hands unseen, are showers of violets found i The Red-breast loves to build and warble there, And little footsteps lightly print the ground. And...
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Translations chiefly from the Greek anthology: with tales and miscellaneous ...

Robert Bland - Epigrams, Greek - 1806 - 233 pages
...persuaded himself to reject. " There scatter'd oft, the earliest of the year, By hands unseen, are show'rs of violets found, The redbreast loves to build and...there, And little footsteps lightly print the ground." Annexed to this custom, it is natural to expect a superstition that attached certain virtues to particular...
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The Works of Thomas Gray; Containing His Poems, and Correspondence ..., Volume 1

Thomas Gray - 1807 - 316 pages
...and demand preservation. There scattdr'el oft, the earliest of the year, "By hands unseen are show'rs of violets found ; The redbreast loves to build and...there, And little footsteps lightly print the ground. 7. There they alike in trembling hope repose. L. 127. IMITATION. paventosa speme. Petrarch. Son. II4....
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A criticism of the Elegy written in a country churchyard

John Young - 1810 - 148 pages
...Criticism chooses to decline the examination, unwilling to shew eagerness to condemn 1 There, scatter^ oft, the earliest of the year, By hands unseen, are...there, And little footsteps lightly print the ground. him, who has already condemned himself. For the discontinuance of it in the after-editions, Mason has...
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Select Beauties of Ancient English Poetry, Volume 2

Henry Headley, Henry Kett - English poetry - 1810
...introduced into his Elegy : There scatter'd oft, the earliest oŁ the year, By hands unseen are show'rs of violets found ; The redbreast loves to build and...there, And little footsteps lightly print the ground. * grim-grinning king.] Milton, I believe, has been justly and universally considered as unrivalled,...
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Select Beauties of Ancient English Poetry, Volume 2

Henry Headley, Henry Kett - English poetry - 1810
...Elegy : There scatter'd oft, the earliest of the year, By hands unseen are show'rs of violets found 5 The redbreast loves to build and warble there, And little footsteps lightly print the ground. * grim-grinning king."] Milton, I believe, has been justly and universally considered as unrivalled,...
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