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" I heard the bell toll'd on thy burial day, I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away, And, turning from my nursery window, drew A long, long sigh, and wept a last adieu ! But was it such? "
The poems of William Cowper, with notes from his own correspondence - Page 398
by William Cowper - 1824
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 792 pages
...sorrowing son. Wretch even then, life's journey jwst begun ? Perhaps thou gavest me, though unfelt, he simple creed Of childhood, whether busy or at rest,...new-fledged hope still fluttering in his breast:— High i tolled on thy burial day, I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away, And turning from my nursery window,...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 792 pages
...just begun ? 1 fifty-two years 2 He was only six when she died. Perhaps thou gavest me, though unfell, tolled on thy burial day, I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away, And turning from my nursery window,...
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A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed, Volume 2

Franklyn Bliss Snyder - English literature - 1916 - 889 pages
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A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed, Volume 1

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - English literature - 1916 - 889 pages
...if souls can weep in bliss—- Ah, that maternal smile! It answers — Yes. I heard the bell tolled orld from its dark slavery; 70 That thou — O awful LOVELINESS, Wouldst give wha nursery window, dr-ew 30 A long, long sigh, and wept a last adieu! But was it such? — It was. —...
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English Poetry and Prose of the Romantic Movement

George Benjamin Woods - LITERARY COLLECTIONS - 1916 - 1432 pages
...sorrowing son, Wretcli even then, life's journey just begun? 25 Perhaps thou gav'st me, though unfelt, } Ӳ answersYes. 1 heard the bell toll 'd on thy burial day, I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away,...
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An Anthology of Mother Verse

Elizabeth McCracken - Mothers - 1917 - 194 pages
...sorrowing son, Wretch even then, Life's journey just begun? Perhaps thou gav'st me, though unfelt, a kiss; Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss...maternal smile ! it answers — Yes. I heard the bell tolled on thy burial day, I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away, 45 And, turning from my nursery...
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An Anthology of Mother Verse

Elizabeth McCracken - Mothers - 1917 - 194 pages
...sorrowing son, Wretch even then, Life's journey just begun? Perhaps thou gav'st me, though unfelt, a kiss; Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss...maternal smile ! it answers — Yes. I heard the bell tolled on thy burial day, I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away, 45 And, turning from my nursery...
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Early days; or, The Wesleyan scholar's guide

1870
...sorrowing son, Wretch even then,' life's journey juet begun? Perhaps thou gav'st me, though unfelt, a kiss ; Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss — Ah that maternal smile ! it answer?, Yes. *This is in allusion to the lowness of spirits, owing; to disease, to "which, the poet...
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English Poets of the Eighteenth Century

Ernest Bernbaum - English poetry - 1918 - 364 pages
...sorrowing son, Wretch even then, life's journey just begun ? Perhaps, thou gav'st m'e, though unf elt, a kiss ; Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss...maternal smile ! it answers 'Yes.' I heard the bell tolled on thy burial day, I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away, .And, turning from my nursery...
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The Home Book of Verse: American and English, 1580-1918

American poetry - 1918 - 4009 pages
...if souls can weep in bliss — Ah, that maternal smile! It answers — Yes. I heard the bell tolled amingo! You tremendously 'A i" flamingo! You inex-pres-s:-ble nursery window, drew A long, long sigh, and wept a last adieu! But was it such? — It was. — Where...
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