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" twas wild. But thou, O Hope, with eyes so fair, What was thy delighted measure ? Still it whisper'd promis'd pleasure, And bade the lovely scenes at distance hail ! Still would her touch the strain prolong; And from the rocks, the woods, the vale, She... "
The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures on Their ... - Page 236
1802
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The Poetical Works of Mr. William Collins

William Collins - Digital images - 1802 - 124 pages
...hand the strings. With woful measures wan Despair — Low sullen sounds his grief bcguil'd, A sullen, strange, and mingled air, 'Twas sad by fits, by starts 'twas wild. But thou, O Hope! with eyes so fair, What was thy delighted measure ? Still it whisper'd promis'd pleasure,...
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The Poetical Works of Mr. William Collins

William Collins - Digital images - 1802 - 124 pages
...hurried hand the strings. With woful measures wan DespairLow sullen sounds his grjcf beguil'd, A sullen, strange, and mingled air, ' ,•.; 'Twas sad by fits, by starts 'twas wild. But thou, O Hope! with eyes so fair, What was thy delighted measure ? Still it whisper'd promis'd pleasure,...
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The Poetical Works of William Collins

William Collins - English poetry - 1804 - 144 pages
...clash he struck the lyre, And swept with hurried hand the strings. With woful measures wan Despair Low, sullen sounds his grief beguil'd; A solemn, strange,...mingled air; Twas sad by fits, by starts 'twas wild. But thou, O Hope, with eyes so fair, What was thy delighted measure ? Still it whisper'd promis'd pleasure,...
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The poetical works of William Collins, with the comm. of Langhorne. To which ...

William Collins - 1804
...each is strongly expressed : thus particularly of Despair . " With WMiul measure wan Despair—* •» Low sullen sounds his grief beguil'd, A solemn, strange,...mingled air, 'Twas sad by fits, by starts 'twas wild." He must be a very unskilful composer who could' not catch the power of imitative harmony from these*...
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The Poetical Works ...: With the Life of the Author

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1805 - 132 pages
...clash he struck the lyre, And swept with hurried hand the strings. With woeful measures wan Despaii — L.OW sullen sounds his grief beguil'd ; A solemn,...mingled air ! 'Twas sad by fits, by starts 'twas wild. But thou, O Hrpe ! with eyes so fair, What was thy delighted measure? Still it whisper'd promis'd pleasure,...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 380 pages
...clash he struck the lyre, And swept with hurry 'd hand the strings; With woeful measures wan Despair— Low sullen sounds his grief beguil'd ; A solemn, strange,...and mingled air ! 'Twas sad by fits, by starts 'twas \vil4. But thou, O Hope! with eyes so fair, What was thy delightful measure ? Still it whisper' d promis'd...
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Poetical Works

Oliver Goldsmith - 1806 - 72 pages
...clash he struck the- lyre, And swept with hurried hand the strings* With woeful measures wan Despair Low, sullen sounds his grief beguil'd ; A solemn, strange, and mingled air ; •Tw« .sad by fits, by starts 'twas wil<tBut thou, O Hope, with eyes so fair. What was thy delighted...
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The cabinet of poetry, containing the best entire pieces in the works of the ...

Cabinet - 1808
...the lyre, And swept with hurried hand the strings. With woeful measures wan Despair — Low sulien sounds his grief beguil'd, A solemn, strange, and mingled air, 'Twas sad by tits, by starts 'twas wild. But thou, O Hope, with eyes so fair, What was thy delighted measure? Still...
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 2, Part 1

British poets - 1809
...clash he struck the lyre, And swept with hurried hand the strings. With woeful measures, wan Despair, Low sullen sounds, his grief beguil'd ; A solemn,...mingled- air, 'Twas sad by fits, by starts 'twas wild. And bade the lovely scenes at distance hail ; Still would her touch the strain prolong, And from the...
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The Muses' Bower,: Embellished with the Beauties of English Poetry, Volume 1

English poetry - English poetry - 1809
...clash he struck the lyre, And swept with hurried hand the strings. With woful measures wan Despair — Low, sullen sounds his grief beguil'd '; A solemn,...mingled air ; 'Twas sad by fits, by starts 'twas wild. But thou, O Hope, with eyes so fair, What was thy delighted measure ? Still it whisper'd promis'd pleasure,...
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