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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 World's Best Poetry: Of fancy, of sentiment; [introductory essay] The ...

English poetry - 1904
...hung, and breathed such soul-dissolving airs, As did, alas ! with soft perdition please : Entangled deep in its enchanting snares, The listening heart...all cares. A certain music, never known before, Here lulled the pensive, melancholy mind ; Full easily obtained. Behooves no more, But sidelong, to the...
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English Poems: The restoration and the eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - English poetry - 1908
...hung and breathed such soul-dissolving airs As did, alas ! with soft perdition please: 250 Intangled deep in its enchanting snares, The listening heart...all cares. A certain music, never known before, Here lulled the pensive, melancholy mind; Full easily obtained: behoves no more 255 But sidelong to the...
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The Complete Poetical Works of James Thomson

James Thomson - Poetry - 1908 - 516 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 soothed the pensive melancholy mind ; Full easily obtained....
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Century Readings for a Course in English Literature, Volume 2

John William Cunliffe, James Francis Augustine Pyre, Karl Young - English literature - 1910 - 966 pages
...certain music, never known before, ' Here lulled the pensive melancholy mind, Full easily obtained. well-tuned instrument reclined; From which with airy flying fingers light, Beyond each mortal touch...
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British Poems, from "Canterbury Tales" to "Recessional"

English poetry - 1912 - 537 pages
...certain music, never known before, Here lulled the pensive, melancholy mind; Full easily obtained. Behoves no more, But sidelong to the gently- waving wind To lay the well-tuned instrument reclined; From which, with airy flying fingers light, Beyond each mortal touch...
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The Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 3

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1925 - 1100 pages
...hung, and breathed such soul-dissolving airs, As did, alas ! with soft perdition please : Entangled deep in its enchanting snares, The listening heart...all cares. A certain music, never known before, Here lulled the pensive, melancholy mind ; Full easily obtained. Behooves no more, But sidelong, to the...
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Instruments and the Imagination

Thomas L. Hankins, Robert J. Silverman - Science - 1999 - 337 pages
...such Soul-dissolving Airs, As did, alas! with soft Perdition please: Entangled deep in its enchanging Snares, The listening Heart forgot all Duties and...all Cares. A certain Music, never known before, Here sooth'd the pensive melancholy Mind; Full easily obtain'd. Behoves no more, But sidelong, to the gently-waving...
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The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

John Sitter - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 298 pages
...It 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. (I, lines 345-51) (This is Spenser as filtered through the dangerous poetry of Milton's Masque.) If...
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gray's english poems

...certain music, never known before, Here lulled the pensive, melancholy mind ; Full easily obtained. Behoves no more, But sidelong, to the gently waving wind, To lay the well-tuned instrument reclined ; From which with airy flying fingers light, Beyond each mortal touch...
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