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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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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critcal Notices and An ...

Authors, English - 1855 - 749 pages
...hung, and breathed 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-tuned instrument reclined...
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Beautiful poetry, selected by the ed. of The Critic

Beautiful poetry - 1857
...! with soft perdition please : Entangled deep in its enchanting snares, The listening heart forget all duties and all cares. A certain music, never known...Here lull'd the pensive melancholy mind ; Full easily obtam'd ; behoves no more, But sidelong, to the gently-waving wind, To lay the well- tuned instrument...
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Aids to English Composition: Prepared for Students of All Grades

Richard Green Parker - 1857
...die. The Muses fair, these peaceful shades among, With skilful fingers sweep the trembling strings. Behoves no more, But sidelong to the gently waving wind, To lay the well-tuned instrument reclined. Had unambitious mortals minded nought But in loose joy their time to...
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Select specimens of the English poets, ed. by A. De Vere

Aubrey Thomas De Vere - 1858
...Whate'er Lorraine light-touch'd with softening hue, Or savage Rosa dashed, or learned Poussin drew. A certain music, never known before, Here lull'd the pensive melancholy mind, Full easily obtained. Behoves no more, But sidelong, to the gently-waving wind To lay the well-tuned instrument...
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Works, Volume 3

Leigh Hunt - English literature - 1859
...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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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1859
...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. A certain music,4 never known before, Here lulled the pensive melancholy mind ; Full easily obtained ; behoves...
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Poetical Works of Thomson and Gray

James Thomson - Gift books - 1861 - 425 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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The seasons, Britannia, and The castle of indolence

James Thomson - 1862
...did, alas ! with soft perdition please : It hung, and breath d such soul-dissolving airs Entangled deep in its enchanting snares, The listening heart forgot all duties and all cares. 40. A certain music, never known before, Here lull d the pensive melancholy mind ; Full easily obtain...
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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864
...Nor saintly spleen durst murmur at our joy, And with envenom'd tongue our pleasures pall. ******* XL. A certain music, never known before, Here lull'd the...easily obtain'd. Behoves no more, But side-long to the gently-waving wind To lay the well-tuned instrument reclin'd ; From which, with airy flying fingers...
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The Poetical Works of James Thomson: With Life, Critical Dissertation, and ...

James Thomson - Poets, English - 1868 - 372 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 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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