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" The hills Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun, - the vales Stretching in pensive quietness between; The venerable woods - rivers that move In majesty, and the complaining brooks That make the meadows green; and, poured round all, Old Ocean's gray and melancholy... "
The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism and Belles ... - Page 127
1829
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The Practical Elocutionist, Or, The Principles of Elocution Rendered Easy of ...

Henry Bartlett Maglathlin - Elocution - 1849 - 58 pages
...the song And reckless shout resounded. The year 5. Solemnity and Sublimity. The hills, Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun, — the vales, Stretching...and the complaining brooks, That make the meadows green,—and, poured 'round all, Old ocean's gray and melancholy waste, — Are but the solemn decorations...
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Poems by William Cullen Bryant

William Cullen Bryant - 1849 - 378 pages
...ancient as the sun,—the vales Stretching in pensive quietness between; The venerable woods—rivers that move In majesty, and the complaining brooks That make the meadows green; and, poured round all, Old ocean's gray and melancholy waste,— Are but the solemn decorations all Of the...
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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 17, Issue 5

1852
...Do not be behind Nature, if you are behind the times. Dotnn €ast anir Šnt " The hills Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun : the vales Stretching in pensive...quietness between The venerable woods: rivers that move j* In majesty ; and the complaining brooks, That make the meadows green." * * * # " These are the gardens...
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Early American Poetry: Selections from Bradstreet, Taylor, Dwight, Freneau ...

Jane Donahue Eberwein - Poetry - 1978 - 398 pages
...— the vales Stretching in pensive quietness between; The venerable woods — rivers that move 4° In majesty, and the complaining brooks That make the meadows green; and, poured round all, Old Ocean's gray and melancholy waste, — Are but the solemn decorations all Of...
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Death and the Humanities

Sharon Scholl - Art - 1984 - 238 pages
...good, Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past, All in one mighty sepulchre. The hills Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun, — the vales Stretching in...complaining brooks That make the meadows green; and poured all round, Old Ocean's gray and melancholy waste, — Of the great tomb of man. Here is no arena...
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Essays and Reviews

Library of America, Edgar Allan Poe, Gary Richard Thompson - Literary Collections - 1984 - 1544 pages
...pleasant dreams. The hills Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun — the vales Stretching in pensive quietude between — The venerable woods — rivers that move...complaining brooks That make the meadows green — and, poured round all, Old Ocean's gray and melancholy waste — Are but the solemn decorations all Of the...
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Law and Letters in American Culture

Robert A. Ferguson - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 417 pages
...cosmic size both to create sublime effect and to insure an anthropocentric universe. 64 Nature's forms "are but the solemn decorations all / Of the great tomb of man," while sun and stars shine down as mourners upon the "one mighty sepulchre" that is earth. Enveloping...
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Light From Many Lamps

Lillian Watson - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1988 - 352 pages
...good, Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past, All in one mighty sepulchre. The hills Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun,— the vales Stretching in...complaining brooks That make the meadows green; and, poured round all, Old Ocean's gray and melancholy waste,— Are but the solemn decorations all Of the...
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The River of the Mother of God: and other Essays by Aldo Leopold

Aldo Leopold - Nature - 1992 - 400 pages
...the noblest expression of this anthropomorphism is Bryant's "Thanatopsis": ... The hills Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun — the vales Stretching in...complaining brooks That make the meadows green, and, poured round all Old oceans gray and melancholy waste — Are but the solemn decorations all Of the...
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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - Poetry - 1992 - 210 pages
...good, Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past, All in one mighty sepulchre. The hills Rock-ribb'd and ancient as the sun, — the vales Stretching in...meadows green; and, pour'd round all, Old Ocean's grey and melancholy waste, — Are but the solemn decorations all Of the great tomb of man. The golden...
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