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" Lull'd the weak bosom, and induced ease, Aerial music in the warbling wind, At distance rising oft by small degrees, Nearer and nearer came, till o'er the trees It hung, and breath'd such soul-dissolving airs, As did, alas! "
The Kilmarnock mirror, and literary gleaner - Page 290
1819
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

English poetry - 1852
...hung, and breath'd such soul-dissolving airs, As did, alas ! with soft perdition please : Entangled mankind, Mother of all things living, since by thee...belong To me transgressor ; who, for thee ordain' gently-waving wind. To lay the well-tun'd instrument reclin'd ; From which, with airy flying fingers...
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A Book for a Corner: Or, Selections in Prose and Verse from Authors the Best ...

Leigh Hunt - English literature - 1852 - 228 pages
...hung, and breath'd such soul-dissolving airs As did, alas ! with soft perdition please : Entangled deep in its enchanting snares, The listening heart...the pensive melancholy mind; Full easily obtain'd. Behooves no more, But sidelong to the gently-waving wind, To lay the well-tun'd instrument reclin'd,...
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A Book for a Corner; Or, Selections in Prose and Verse from ..., Volumes 1-2

Leigh Hunt - English literature - 1852
...hung, and breath'd such soul-dissolving airs As did, alas ! with soft perdition please : Entangled deep in its enchanting snares, The listening heart...the pensive melancholy mind ; Full easily obtain'd. Behooves no more, But sidelong to the gently-waving wind, To lay the well-tun'd instrument reelin'd,...
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A Book for a Corner: Selections in Prose and Verse from Authors the Best ...

Leigh Hunt - English literature - 1852 - 731 pages
...hung, and breath'd such soul-dissolving airs As did, alas ! with soft perdition please : Entangled deep in its enchanting snares, The listening heart...known before,* Here lull'd the pensive melancholy mind ; Pull easily obtairi'd. Behooves no more, But sidelong to the gently-waving wind, To lay the well-tun'd...
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A Book for a Corner: Or, Selections in Prose and Verse from ..., Volume 1

English literature - 1852
...hung, and breath'd such soul-dissolving airs As did, alas ! with soft perdition please : . Entangled deep in its enchanting snares, The listening heart...known before,* Here lull'd the pensive melancholy inind ; Full easily obtain'd. Behooves no more, But sidelong to the gently-waving wind, To lay the...
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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices, and ...

Thomas Campbell - English poetry - 1853 - 749 pages
...breathed such soul-dissolving aire, As did, alas ! with soft perdition please : Entangled deep in iu enchanting snares, The listening heart forgot all...the pensive melancholy mind ; Full easily obtain'd. Behooves no more, But, sidelong, to the gently-waving wind, To lay the well-tuned instrument reclined...
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Thomson's Poetical Works

James Thomson, George Gilfillan - English poetry - 1853 - 372 pages
...hung, and breathed such soul-dissolving airs, As did, alas ! with soft perdition please : Entangled deep in its enchanting snares, The listening heart forgot all duties and all cares. XL. A certain music, never known before, Here lull'd the pensive, melancholy mind ; Full easily obtain'd....
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Poets of England and America: Being Selections from the Best Authors of Both ...

Poets, American - 1853 - 472 pages
...hung, and breathed such soul-dissolving airs As did, alas ! with soft perdition please : Entangled deep in its enchanting snares, The listening heart forgot all duties and all cares. Such the gay splendour, the luxurious state, Of Caliphs old, who on the Tigris' shore, In mighty Bagdat,...
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Beauties of the British Poets, with a Few Introd. Observations

George Croly (Rev., ed) - 1854
...hung, and breathed such soul-dissolving airs, As did, alas ! with soft perdition please : Entangled deep in its enchanting snares, The listening heart forgot all duties and all cares. THOMSON. A certain music, never known before, Here lulled the pensive, melancholy mind Full easily...
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Aids to English Composition: Prepared for Students of All Grades : Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - English language - 1854 - 429 pages
...Muses fair, these peaceful shades among, With skilful fingers sweep the trembling strings. Behores no more, But sidelong to the gently waving wind, To lay the well-tuned instrument reclined. TIad unambitious mortals minded nought, But in loose joy their time...
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