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" HAIL to thee, blithe spirit ! Bird thou never wert, That from heaven, or near it, Pourest thy full heart In profuse strains of unpremeditated art. Higher still and higher From the earth thou springest Like a cloud of fire; The blue deep thou wingest,... "
Gems of national poetry. Compiled and ed. by mrs. Valentine - Page 206
edited by - 1880
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Art, Literature, and the Drama

Margaret Fuller - American literature - 1860 - 449 pages
...mountain river, Pouring out praise to the Almighty Giver, Joy and jollity be with us both." Hear Shelley. Hail to thee, blithe spirit! Bird thou never wert,...springest. Like a cloud of fire The blue deep thou wingcst, And singing still dost soar, and soaring ever singest. O'er which clouds arc bright'ning,...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1861 - 346 pages
...he wise, who soar, but never roamTrue to the kmdred points of Heaven and Home ! W. Wordftvorth TO A SKYLARK Hail to thee, blithe Spirit ! Bird thou never...lightning Of the sunken sun O'er which clouds are brightening, Thou dost float and run, Like an unbodied joy whose race is just begun. The pale purple...
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A book of English poetry; ed. by T. Shorter

Thomas Shorter - 1861
...whose command I beautify the land, Creeping, silently creeping everywhere. SARAH ROBERTS. 8% SRglsrL HAIL to thee, blithe spirit ! Bird thou never wert,...lightning Of the sunken sun, O'er which clouds are brightening, Thou dost float and run ; Like an unbodied joy whose race is just begun. The pale purple...
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Recollections of a literary life

Mary Russell Mitford - 1862
...Both seem soaring upward to Heaven, and pouring forth an unconscious hymn of praise and thanksgiving. TO THE SKYLARK. Hail to thee, blithe spirit! Bird...lightning Of the sunken sun, O'er which clouds are brightening, Thou dost float and run ; Like an unbodied joy whose race is just begun. The pale purple...
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A manual of English literature and of the history of the English language ...

George Lillie Craik - English language - 1862 - 536 pages
...Shelloy's shorter poems — his Ode, or Hymn, as it may be called, To a Skylark, written in 1820 : — Hail to thee, blithe spirit, Bird thou never wert,...lightning Of the sunken sun, O'er which clouds are brightening, Thou dost float and rim ; Like an embodied Joy whose race is just begun. The pale purple...
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The Popular lecturer [afterw.] Pitman's Popular lecturer (and ..., Volumes 7-9

Henry Pitman - 1863
...and unbuild it again. I conclude my selections from Shelley with. "The Skylark." Hail to thee, blythe Spirit ! Bird thou never wert, That from heaven, or...lightning Of the sunken sun, O'er which clouds are brightening, Thou dost float and run ; Like an unbodied joy whose race is just begun. The pale purple...
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A Manual of English Literature, and of the History of the English Language ...

George Lillie Craik - English language - 1863 - 536 pages
...Hymn, as it may be called, To a Skylark, written in 1820 : — Hail to thee, blithe spirit, Bird them never wert, That from heaven, or near it, Pourest...lightning Of the sunken sun, O'er which clouds are brightening, Thou dost float and run ; Like an embodied Joy whose race is just begun. The pale purple...
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The poetical reader for school and home use, ed. by J.C. Curtis

John Charles Curtis - 1863
...wax cold : Wherefore men fight not as they fought In the brave days of old. TO A SKYLARK.— Shelley. HAIL to thee, blithe spirit ! Bird thou never wert,...dost soar, and soaring ever, singest. In the golden lightening Of the sunken sun, O'er which clouds are brightening, Thou dost float and run, Like an unbodied...
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The first (-sixth) 'Standard' reader, Volume 5

James Stuart Laurie - 1863
...more, farewell! Sweet nightingale ! Once more, my friend, farewell! TO A SKYLARK. Hartley Coleridge. HAIL to thee, blithe spirit! Bird thou never wert,...dost soar, and soaring ever, singest. In the golden lightening Of the sunken sun, O'er which clouds are brightening, Thou dost float and run, Like an unbodied...
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Favourite English Poems: Thomson to Tennyson, 1700-1860

English poetry - 1863
..."Prometheus," "Queen Mab," " Alastor," "Cenci," "An Ode to the Skylark," and other miscellaneous pieces.] HAIL to thee, blithe spirit ! Bird thou never wert,...singing still dost soar, and soaring ever singest. Ill the golden lightning Of the sunken sun, O'er which clouds are bright'ning, Thou dost float and...
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