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" To sit on rocks, to muse o'er flood and fell, To slowly trace the forest's shady scene, Where things that own not man's dominion dwell, And mortal foot hath ne'er or rarely been ; To climb the trackless mountain all unseen, With the wild flock that never... "
The Kilmarnock mirror, and literary gleaner - Page 161
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Occasions of Faith: An Anthropology of Irish Catholics

Lawrence J. Taylor - Social Science - 1995 - 282 pages
...McGinley's theme: the human relation to the landscape: to sit on rocks to muse o'er flood and fell ... where things that own not man's dominion dwell and mortal foot hath ne'er, or rarely been . . . wild flock . . . alone . . . this is not solitude . . . but to hold converse...
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Selected Poems

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - Poetry - 1996 - 830 pages
...215 A flashing pang! of which the weary breast Would still, albeit in vain, the heavy heart divest. To sit on rocks, to muse o'er flood and fell, To slowly...scene, Where things that own not man's dominion dwell, 220 And mortal foot hath ne'er or rarely been; To climb the trackless mountain all unseen, With the...
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Pearls and Pebbles

Catharine Parr Traill - Fiction - 1999 - 211 pages
...no man." 15 Lord Byron (1788-1824), Childe Harold'sPilgrimage. A Romance (1812), Canto 2, stanza 25: To sit on rocks, to muse o'er flood and fell, To slowly...own not man's dominion dwell, And mortal foot hath ne'er, or rarely been; To climb the trackless mountain all unseen, With the wild flock that never needs...
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Byronic Hero Types and Proto

Thorslev - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 204 pages
...natural world. Like Beattie's Edwin, or Fleetwood, or perhaps the poet manque of The Prelude, he loves "To sit on rocks — to muse o'er flood and fell —...scene, /Where things that own not Man's dominion dwell ..." (II, 25). In another passage Harold himself calls nature his mother, and himself her child: Dear...
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Zoo in the Garden

Edward Hamilton Aitken - Birds - 2005 - 277 pages
...tent, under the mango tope. Only when in thought we go back to happy rambles away from the hum of men, 'Where things that own not man's dominion dwell, And mortal foot hath ne'er or rarely been,' is the horrid phantom absent. On the breezy hill-top, with its scented grass,...
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The California and Oregon Trail: Being Sketches of Prairie and Rocky ...

Francis Parkman - Travel - 2007 - 328 pages
...coercion. CHAPTER XVII. THK BI.ACK HILLS. To sit on rocks, to muse o'er food and feU, To slowly twee the forest's shady scene, Where things that own not man's dominion dwell, And mortal foot hath ne'er, or rarely been; To climb the trackless mountain all unseen, With the wBd lock that never needs...
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