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" The silent circle fan themselves, and quake: But here the needle plies its busy task, The pattern grows, the well-depicted... "
Belle Assemblée: Or, Court and Fashionable Magazine; Containing Interesting ... - Page 8
1828
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The Marquis of Lossie, Volume 1

George MacDonald - 1877 - 608 pages
...dust-cloud into the limbo of the art-universe : the well-depicted flower, Wrought patiently into the snowy lawn, Unfolds its bosom : buds, and leaves, and sprigs,...nimble finger of the fair; A wreath, that cannot fade, of flowers that blow With most success when all besides decay.* There was not much of a garden about...
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A History of English Literature: In a Series of Biographical Sketches

William Francis Collier - American literature - 1877 - 549 pages
...task, The pattern grows ; the well-depicted flower, Wrought patiently into the snowy lawn. Uufolds its bosom; buds, and leaves, and sprigs, And curling tendrils, gracefully disposed, Follow the nimble fingers of the fair; A wreath, that cannot fade, of flowers that blow With most success when all besides...
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The Task: A Poem

William Cowper - Bookbinding - 1878 - 263 pages
...needle plies its busy task, The pattern grows, the well depicted Hower, Wrought patiently into the snowy lawn, Unfolds its bosom ; buds, and leaves, and sprigs,...nimble finger of the fair ; A wreath that cannot fade, of flowers that blow With most success when all besides decay. The poet's or historian's page by one...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: With a Memoir, Volume 1

William Cowper - English poetry - 1854
...plies its busy task, The pattern grows, the well depicted flower, Wrought patiently into the snowy lawn, Unfolds its bosom ; buds, and leaves, and sprigs,...Follow the nimble finger of the fair ; A wreath, that ;annot fade, of flowers that blow With most success when all besides decay. The poet's or historian's...
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The task, a poem. Illustr. by B. Foster

William Cowper - 1878
...depicted Hower, Wrought patiently into the snowy lawn, Unfolds its bosom ; buds, and leaves, and sprigs, Follow the nimble* finger of the fair ; A wreath that cannot fade, of flowers that blow With most success when all besides decay. The poet's or historian's page by one...
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The English Poets: Addison to Blake

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1880
...plies its busy task, The pattern grows, the well-depicted flower, Wrought patiently into the snowy lawn, Unfolds its bosom ; buds, and leaves, and sprigs,...nimble finger of the fair ; A wreath that cannot fade, of flowers that blow With most success when all besides decay. The poet's or historian's page, by one...
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The English Poets: Addison to Blake

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1880
...plies its busy task, The pattern grows, the well-depicted flower, Wrought patiently into the snowy lawn, Unfolds its bosom ; buds, and leaves, and sprigs,...nimble finger of the fair ; A wreath that cannot fade, of flowers that blow With most success when all besides decay. The poet's or historian's page, by one...
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Gems of national poetry. Compiled and ed. by mrs. Valentine

Laura Valentine - 1880
...plies its busy task, The pattern grows, the well - depicted flower, Wrought patiently into the snowy lawn, Unfolds its bosom ; buds, and leaves, and sprigs,...curling tendrils, gracefully disposed, Follow the nimble fingers of the fair ; A wreath that cannot fade, of flowers that With most success when all besides...
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Once a Week

England - 1868
...plies its busy task. The pattern grows, the well-depicted flower, Wrought patiently into the snowy lawn. Unfolds its bosom ; buds and leaves and sprigs, And curling tendrils, gracefully dispersed. Follow the nimble fingers of the fair — A wreath that cannot fade, of flowers that blow...
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A Manual of English Literature: Designed for the Use of Advanced Grades

Noble Kibby Royse - English literature - 1881 - 634 pages
...plies its busy task, The pattern grows, the well-depicted flower, Wrought patiently into the snowy lawn, Unfolds its bosom ; buds, and leaves, and sprigs,...that blow With most success when all besides decay. The Poet's or Historian's page, by one Made vocal for the amusement of the rest; The sprightly lyre,...
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