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" In that fair clime, the lonely herdsman, stretched On the soft grass through half a summer's day, With music lulled his indolent repose : And, in some fit of weariness, if he, When his own breath was silent, chanced to hear A distant strain, far sweeter... "
The Classic Myths in English Literature - Page 15
edited by - 1893 - 540 pages
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Ruth: And Other Tales, &c

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell - Sable, Magdeleine, Marquise De - 1906 - 556 pages
...to yeaning time again ! It must be a pleasant employment ; reminding one of WordsWortErs lines — " In that fair clime, the lonely herdsman stretched On the soft grass, through half the summer's day," &c. and of shepherd-boys with their reedy pipes, taught by Pan, and of the Chaldean...
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Ruth, and other tales, etc

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell - 1906
...to yeaning time again ! It must be a pleasant employment ; reminding one of Wordsworth's lines — " In that fair clime, the lonely herdsman stretched On the soft grass, through half the summer's day," &c. and of shepherd-boys with their reedy pipes, taught by Pan, and of the Chaldean...
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The Poems of William Wordsworth, Volume 3

William Wordsworth - 1908
...thoughts The face which rural solitude might wear To the unenlightened swains of pagan Greece. 850 — In that fair clime, the lonely herdsman, stretched...through half a summer's day, With music lulled his jpdolent repose: And, in some fit of weariness, if he, When his own breath was silent, chanced to hear...
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The Englishman in Greece: Being a Collection of Verse of Many English Poets

English poetry - 1910 - 327 pages
...thoughts The face which rural solitude might wear To the unenlightened swains of pagan Greece. — In that fair clime, the lonely herdsman, stretched...hear A distant strain, far sweeter than the sounds 10 Which his poor skill could make, his fancy fetched, Even from the blazing chariot of the sun, A...
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Keble's Lectures on Poetry, 1832-1841, Volume 2

John Keble - Classical poetry - 1912
...with golden cithern and with shining locks : the illusion being heightened, should he hear, perchance, A distant strain, far sweeter than the sounds Which his poor skill could make ; the hunter wandering among the hills by night evokes from the moon and stars the train of Diana and...
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Henry Augustus Coit: First Rector of Saint Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire

James Carter Knox - Educators - 1915 - 147 pages
...murmur, oft invites To studious musing; there flissus rolls His whispering stream." From Wordsworth: "In that fair clime, the lonely herdsman, stretched...And, in some fit of weariness, if he, When his own breast was silent, chanced to hear A distant strain, far sweeter than the sounds Which his poor skill...
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Selections from the Poems of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - 1921 - 203 pages
...enthusiasts tuned a pensive lay Of thanks and expectation, in accord 50 V. NATURAL RELIGION IN GREECE. In that fair clime, the lonely herdsman, stretched...he, When his own breath was silent, chanced to hear 5 A distant strain, far sweeter than the sounds Which his poor skill could make, his fancy fetched,...
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The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition

Meyer Howard Abrams - Social Science - 1958 - 406 pages
...imaginative faculty was lord Of observations natural, so that when the lonely herdsman of pagan Greece chanced to hear A distant strain, far sweeter than...skill could make, his fancy fetched, Even from the blazutg chariot of the sun, A beardless Youth, who touched a golden lute, And filled the illumined...
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Keats

Andrew Motion - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 636 pages
...our thoughts The face which rural solitude might wear To the unenlightened swains of pagan Greece. - In that fair clime, the lonely herdsman, stretched...music lulled his indolent repose: And, in some fit of wearines, if he, When his own breath was silent, chanced to hear A distant strain, far sweeter than...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 12

1835
...clime the lonely herdsman, st retch 'd On the soft grass through half a summer's any, With music lull'd his indolent repose ; And in some fit of weariness,...sweeter than the sounds Which his poor skill could make, bis fancy fetch 'd. Even from the blazing chariot of the sun, A beardless youth who touched a golden...
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