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" Ode to a Nightingale MY heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk, Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk... "
Hausschatz englischer Poesie: Auswahl aus den Werken der bedeutendsten ... - Page 283
by Oskar Ludwig Bernhard Wolff - 1852 - 399 pages
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The Living Age ..., Volume 206

1895
...desire." Some mood akin to this seems to steal over the poet as he opens the ode with the liues : — My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense...the drains One minute past, and Lethewards had sunk. But note, it is only " Lethewards," only to the brink of Lethe, the river of oblivion, that the poet...
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Sketches of the History of Literature and Learning in England ..., Volumes 5-6

George Lillie Craik - English language - 1845
...great beauty, the ' Ode to a Nightingale,' may serve as a companion to Shelley's ' Skylark :'— My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense,...some dull opiate to the drains One minute past, and Lethe-ward had sunk : 'Tis not through envy of thy happy lot, ^ But being too happy in thine happiness,...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1845 - 255 pages
...shut of eve In dull JVovember, and their chancel vault, The heaven itself, is blinded throughout night ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE." My heart aches, and a drowsy...drains One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk. *T is not through envy of thy happy lot, But being too happy in thy happiness, That thou, light-winged...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1845 - 255 pages
...boundaries of day and night, He stretch'd himself, in grief and radiance faint. OTHER TITANS FALLEN. ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE." My heart aches, and a drowsy...drains One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk. 'T is not through envy of thy happy lot, But being too happy in thy happiness, That thou, light-winged...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1845 - 255 pages
...boundaries of day and night, He stretch'd himself, in grief and radiance faint. OTHER TITANS FALLEN. ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE.* My heart aches, and a drowsy...drains One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk. 'T is not through envy of thy happy lot, But being too happy in thy happiness, That thou, light-winged...
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Imagination and fancy; or Selections from the English poets, with critical ...

Leigh Hunt - 1845
...shut of eve In dull November, and their chancel vault, The heaven itself, is blinded throughout night. ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE." . My heart aches, and a drowsy...drains One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk. 'T is not through envy of thy happy lot, But being too happy in thy happiness,— That thou, light-winged...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1845 - 255 pages
...shut of eve In dull November, and their chancel vault, The heaven itself, is blinded throughout night. ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE.'* My heart aches, and a drowsy...drains One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk. 'T is not through envy of thy happy lot, But being too happy in thy happiness, That thou, light-winged...
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The British Quarterly Review, Volume 4

Henry Allon - Christianity - 1846
...perusal of its mellifluous numbers. Take the following specimen, all we can afford to present : — ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE. ' My heart aches, and a drowsy...some dull opiate to the drains, One minute past, and Lethe-ward had sunk; 'Tis not through envy of thy happy lot, But being too happy in thy happiness,...
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The Poets and Poetry of England: In the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Authors, English - 1845 - 504 pages
...den, Are things to brood on with more ardency Than the death-day of empires. ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE. MT heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense,...the drains One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk ; 'T is not through envy of thy happy lot, But being too happy in thy happiness, — That thou, light-winged...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - Electronic books - 1845 - 345 pages
...of hemlock I bad drunk. Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains One minute past, and Letbe-wards had sunk. 'Tis not through envy of thy happy lot,...light-winged Dryad of the trees, In some melodious plot Of beeches green, and shadows numberless, Singest of summer in full-throated ease. O for a draught of...
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