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" We look before and after, And pine for what is not: Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. Yet if we could scorn Hate, and pride, and fear; If we were things born Not to shed a tear,... "
The Modern Student's Book of English Literature - Page 387
by Harry Morgan Ayres - 1924 - 898 pages
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Miscellaneous Poems

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 1826 - 144 pages
...laughter With some pain is fraught ; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thou ght. Vet if we could scorn Hate, and pride, .and fear ; If...The world should listen then, as I am listening now. PRINCE ATHANASE A FRAGMENT. THERE was a youth, who, as with toil and travel, Had grown quite weak and...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Charlotte Fiske Bates Rogé - American poetry - 1832 - 882 pages
...thought. Yet if we could scorn Hate, and pride, and fear; If we were things born Not to shed a tear, know not how thy joy we ever should come near. Better...The world should listen then, as I am listening now. ttUSIC, WHEN SOFT VOICES DIE. Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory,-— Odors, when...
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The Book of Gems: Wordsworth to Bayly

Samuel Carter Hall - English poetry - 1838
...Thou lovest ; but ne'er knew love's sad satiety. Waking or asleep, Thou of death must deem Tilings more true and deep Than we mortals dream, Or how could...The world should listen then, as I am listening now. si M ir.i. TAYLOR COLKRIDOE was born on the 20th of October 1772, at Ottery St. Mary, in Devonshire....
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The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 1839 - 363 pages
...laughter With some pain is fraught ; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. XDC. Yet if we could scorn Hate, and pride, and fear ;...lips would flow, The world should listen then, as l am listening now. ODE TO LIBERTY. Yet freedom, yet, thy banner torn but flying, Btreoma like a thunder-storm...
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Sketches of the History of Literature and Learning in England ..., Volumes 5-6

George Lillie Craik - English language - 1845
...Joyous and clear and fresh, thy music doth surpass. Teach us, sprite or bird, What sweet thoughts are thine ; I have never heard Praise of love or wine...The world should listen then, as I am listening now. Keats, born in 1796, died the year before Shelley, and, of course, at a still earlier age. But his...
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The Book of Gems: Wordsworth to Bayley

Samuel Carter Hall - English poetry - 1846
...a flood of rapture so divine. Chorus Hymeneal, Or triumphal chaunt, Match'd with thine would be all What objects are the fountains Of thy happy strain...The world should listen then, as I am listening now. SA-.HI!T, TAYLOR CoLEHiDGB was born on the 20th of October, 1772, at Ottery St. Mary, in Devonshire....
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Poetry for Home and School ...

Anna Cabot Lowell - 1846
...how could thy notes flow in such a crystal stream ? I«W TBE PRISONER OF CHILLON. We look before and after, And pine for what is not : Our sincerest laughter...The world should listen then, as I am listening now. THE PRISONER OF CHILLON. — Byron. SONNET ON CHILLON. ETERNAL spirit of the chainless mind ! Brightest...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 1

Half hours - 1847
...scorn Hate, and pride, and fear ; If we were things born Not to shed a tear, I know not how thy joys we ever should come near. Better than all measures...world should listen then, as I am listening now." SHELLEY. 59.— GIFFORD'S ACCOUNT OF HIS EARLY DAYS. [THE history of men who have overleaped " poverty's...
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The Genius of Scotland: Or Sketches of Scottish Scenery, Literature and Religion

Robert Turnbull - Scotland - 1847 - 379 pages
...sincerest laughter, With some pain is fraught : Our sweetest songs are those which tell of saddest thought. Better than all measures Of delightful sound, Better...The world should listen then, as I am listening now. Inferior to this, but still very beautiful, more natural, and more especially Scottish, are the following...
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Sketches of English Literature from the Fourteenth to the Present Century

Clara Lucas Balfour - English literature - 1852 - 404 pages
...what is not ; Our sincerest laughter With sonic, pain is fraught ; Our sweetest songs are those which tell of saddest thought. " Yet if we could scorn Hate,...The world should listen then as I am listening now. The " Adonais," written in memory of Keats, one year before Shelley's own death, is not only remarkable...
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