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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
1820
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The poet's daughter

Poet - 1837
...took a beneficial lesson for her own line of conduct. VOL. in. CHAPTER II. " To sit on rocks, to inuse o'er flood and fell, To slowly trace the forest's...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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Souvenirs of a summer in Germany in 1836 [by M.F. Dickson].

M F. Dickson - 1837
...canto of Childe Harold, and was unable to enjov the reverse of the picture in the previous stanza — " To sit on rocks — to muse o'er flood and fell — To slowly trace the forest's shady scene ;" of which the poet declares — " This is not solitude ; — 'tis but to hold, Converse with Nature's...
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The Book of Nature

John Mason Good - Natural history - 1837 - 467 pages
...for he feels no solitude. To nit on rocks, to muse o'er flood and fell, Slowly lo trace the foresV* shady scene, Where things that own not man's dominion dwell, And mortal foot hath ne'er or rarely been ; To cHmb the trackless mountain alt unseen, With the wild flock that never needs...
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Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes, Volume 1

Sports - 1860
...their own devices, which was not very unpleasant, to one of them at least. • To sit on rocks, and muse o'er flood and fell, To slowly trace the forest's...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...
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 54

Edmund Burke - History - 1813
...the weary breast Would still, albeit, in vain, the heavy heart divert. To sit on rocks, to muse o$f flood and fell, To slowly trace the forest's shady...own not man's dominion .dwell, And mortal foot hath ne'er, or rarely been ; To climb the trackless mountain f\\ unseen, With the wild flock that never...
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An Historical Syntax of the English Language

Fredericus Theodorus Visser - Architecture - 1984 - 657 pages
...of Douro III, 114, This answer seemed to seriously offend him. | 1812 Byron, Childe Harold II, 25, To sit on rocks to muse o'er flood and fell. To slowly trace the forest's shady scene . . . This is not solitude. | 1816 Scott, Old Mortality (Tauchn.) 56, In this untenanted loft Morton...
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Personal Forces in Modern Literature

Arthur Compton-Rickett - English literature - 1906 - 228 pages
...in her solitary moods, he has as little care as Tennyson. He could not have sung with Byron : — " To sit on rocks, to muse o'er flood and fell, To slowly...that own not man's dominion dwell, And mortal foot had ne'er or rarely been. To climb the trackless mountain all unseen With the wild flock that never...
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Byron: A Poet Before His Public

Philip W. Martin, Martin Philip W - Literary Criticism - 1982 - 253 pages
...seemingly commits himself to the development of an attitude that owed more to Rousseau than to Thomson: 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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The Oregon Trail ; The Conspiracy of Pontiac

Francis Parkman - History - 1991 - 951 pages
...have full license to make use of these and similar acts of coercion. Chapter XVII. THE BLACK HILLS. "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,...
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The Works of Lord Byron: With an Introduction and Bibliography

George Gordon Byron - Poetry - 1994 - 860 pages
...flashing pang I of which the weary breast Would still, albeit in vain, the heavy heart divest. XXV. 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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