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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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Gems of English poetry from Chaucer to the present times, selected and ...

Mary Anne Marzials - English poetry - 1867 - 295 pages
...stone — But we left him alone with his glory. PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY. Born, 1792; Died, 1822. 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 embodied Joy whose race is just begun. The pale purple...
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Sabrinae corolla in hortulis Regiae scholae salopiensis contexuerunt tres ...

Benjamin Hall Kennedy, James Riddell, George William Clark - English poetry - 1867 - 401 pages
...miselle Passer ! TGV OPPEV EDUOOQ'TEPVOV OTO В. S. The Lark at Heaven's gate sings. 5 AIL to thee, blithe spirit ! Bird thou never wert, That from...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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Extracts from English Literature

John Rolfe - 1867 - 383 pages
...trust too soon, Helping ourselves to be deceived, And proud to be undone. Sra CMARLES SEDLEY. TO A SKYLARK. HAIL to thee, blithe spirit ! Bird thou never...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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Penny readings in prose and verse, selected and ed. by J.E. Carpenter, Volume 6

Penny readings - 1867
...Skylark" and "The Cloud" are aa pure, as poetical, and as elevated as any similar poetry in the language.] HAIL to thee, blithe spirit ! Bird thou never wert,...wingest, And singing still dost soar, and soaring ever singcst. In the golden lightning Of the sunken sun, O'er which clouds are bright'ning, Thou dost float...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1867 - 332 pages
...Wordsworth TO A SKYLARK Bird thou never wert, That from heaven, or near it Hail to thee, blithe Spirit ! Pourest thy full heart In profuse strains of unpremeditated...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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Woodland and Wild: A Selection of Descriptive Poetry

Woodland - Animals - 1868 - 132 pages
...love would bring, There, there the dews of morning, Oh, Sky-lark! on thy wing! Felicia Hemans. 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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The Playground and the Parlour: A Handbook of Boys' Games, Sports, and ...

Alfred Elliott - Amusements - 1868 - 354 pages
...kindred points of heaven and home." Shelley's lyric is a noble outburst of impassioned song :— " 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 embodied joy whose race is just begun." The Skylark usually...
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The class and standard series of reading books. 5 pt. [in 7].

Charles Bilton - 1868
...of the most beautiful pieces of poetry ever written, has thus celebrated the song of the bird : — Hail to thee, blithe spirit ! Bird thou never wert,...the earth thou springest Like a cloud of fire ; The deep blue tUou wingest, And singing still dost soar, and soaring ever, singest. All the earth and air...
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Smaller specimens of English literature, with notes. Ed. by W. Smith

sir William Smith - 1869
...again ! 1. Rack: see note 18, extract 51. Percy Bysshe Shelky. 1792-1822. (History, p. 228.) 198. To A SKYLARK. Hail to thee, blithe spirit ! Bird ' thou...which clouds are bright'ning, Thou dost float and run, Like an unbodied2 joy 'whose race is just begun. The pale purple even Melts around thy flight ; Like...
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The public school speaker and reader, ed. by J.E. Carpenter

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - 1869
...of .1 slain," and " The Cenci," a tragedy. Many of his minor poems are simple and very beautiful.] HAIL to thee, blithe spirit ! Bird thou never wert,...which clouds are bright'ning, Thou dost float and run, Like an unbodied joy whose race is just begun. The pale purple even Melts around thy flight ; Like...
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