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" Oh pleasant is it for the heart To gather up* itself apart; To think its own thoughts, and to be Free, as none ever yet were free, When, prisoners to their gilded thrall, Vain crowd meets crowd in lighted hall ; With frozen feelings, tutor'd eye, And... "
Peregrine Pultuney; or, Life in India [by sir J.W. Kaye]. - Page 195
by sir John William Kaye - 1844
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Flora's Dictionary

Elizabeth Washington Wirt - Flower language - 1837 - 220 pages
...gather up itself apart : To think its own thoughts, and to be Free — as none ever yet were free, When prisoners to their gilded thrall, Vain crowd meets...feelings, tutor'd eye, And smile which is itself a lie. LEL Tht Lost Pleiad. No 'tis not here that solitude is known, Through the wide world he only is alone...
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Poetical Works Complete

Letitia Elizabeth Landon - 1838 - 345 pages
...gather up itself apart ; To think its own thoughts, and to be Free, as none ever yet were free, When, prisoners to their gilded thrall, Vain crowd meets...feelings, tutor'd eye, And smile which is itself a lie. — 0, but for lonely hours like these, Would every finer current freeze ; Those kindlier impulses...
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Poetical Works, Volume 4

L. E. L. (Letitia Elizabeth Landon) - 1839
...gather up* itself apart; To think its own thoughts, and to be Free, as none ever yet were free, When, prisoners to their gilded thrall, Vain crowd meets...feelings, tutor'd eye, And smile which is itself a lie. — Oh, but for lonely hours like these, Would every finer current freeze ; Those kindlier impulses...
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The Poetical Works of Miss Landon

Letitia Elizabeth Landon - English poetry - 1839 - 348 pages
...gather up itself apart ; To think its own thoughts, and to be Free, as none ever yet were free, When, prisoners to their gilded thrall, Vain crowd meets...With frozen feelings, tutor'd eye, And smile which is itseU' a lie. — O, but for lonely hours like these, Would every finer current freeze ; Those kindlier...
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The Cornhill Magazine

William Makepeace Thackeray - England - 1870
...finer current freeze . . . To think one's own thoughts, and to be Free as none ever yet were free, When prisoners to their gilded thrall, Vain crowd meets crowd in lighted hall, With frozen feelings, tutored eye, And smile that is itself a lie. which made their appearance whilst I was a worshipper...
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The Vassar Miscellany, Volume 13

Universities and colleges - 1883
...as dentist never yet was free When servant to the aching teeth Of crowds who groan the pain beneath, With frozen feelings, tutor'd eye, And smile which is itself a lie. O, but for lonely hours like these, Would every finer current freeze ; His kindlier impulse that should...
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