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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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A Manual of Elocution Founded Upon the Philosophy of the Human Voice

M. S. Mitchell - Elocution - 1869 - 396 pages
...God is done ! ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE DIFFERENT QUALITIES OF TONE. TO A SKYLARK. Percy Bysshe Shelley. 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. 12 r The pale...
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English Versification: A Complete Practical Guide to the Whole Subject

E. Wadham - English language - 1869 - 154 pages
...final drawn out beyond the others to six-foot length, forming what is commonly known as an Alexandrine. ODE TO THE SKYLARK. Hail to thee, blithe spirit !...singing still dost soar, and soaring ever singest. SHELLEY. PRINCE OP THE PURPLE ISLAND. Look at the sun, whose ray and searching light Here, there, and...
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English Literature of Nineteenth Century: On the Plan of the Author's ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1869 - 798 pages
...unremittingly assail'd The wreathed serpent, who did ever seek Upon his enemy's heart a mortal wound to wreak. THE SKYLARK. Hail to thee, blithe spirit ! Bird thou...thou springest Like a cloud of fire ; The blue deep thon wingest, And singing still dost soar, and soaring ever singeat. In the golden lightning Of the...
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Choice Specimens of English Literature: Selected from the Chief English ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith - English literature - 1850 - 477 pages
...turn all bright again I PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY. 1792-1821. (Manual, pp. 4114I5-) 283* FROM " ODE TO A SKYLARK." Hail to thee, blithe spirit! Bird thou never...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 a...
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Favourite English poems and poets

English poems - 1870 - 672 pages
..."Queen Mab," " Alastor," " Cenci," "An Ode to the Skylark," and other miscellaneous pieces. ] TTAIL to thee, blithe spirit! •*• -*• Bird thou never...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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CHOICE SPECIMENS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE

THOMAS B. SHAW - 1870
...touch shall turn all bright again ! BYSSHE SHELLEY. 1792-1821. (Manual, pp. 41 1283• FROM " ODE TO A SKYLARK." Hail to thee, blithe spirit! Bird thou never...the sunken sun, O'er which clouds are bright'ning, The pale purple even Melts around thy flight; Like a star of heaven, In the broad daylight Thou art...
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Murby's Excelsior readers, ed. by F. Young

Francis Young (F.R.G.S.) - 1870
...nearness, po-et [L. poeta, from Gk. poieo, to make], the writer of a poem, one ;-!:iik:d in making verses. 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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A Short History of English Versification from the Earliest Times to the ...

Max Kaluza - English language - 1911 - 396 pages
...the ocean-floods, The City's voice itself is soft like Solitude's, or Shelley's Skylark (ababsb6): Hail to thee, blithe Spirit! Bird thou never wert,...singing still dost soar, and soaring ever singest. For further variations of the Spenserian stanza see Schipper, EM II, 2, 768 — 791, from whom some...
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Shelley and the Sublime: An Interpretation of the Major Poems

Senior Research Fellow Angela Leighton, Angela Leighton, Percy Bysshe Shelley - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 195 pages
...the start, the skylark is greeted as no bird, but some unnamed force that is expressed in song: 117 HAIL to thee, blithe Spirit! Bird thou never wert,...singing still dost soar, and soaring ever singest. (i-1o) The instantaneous and heartfelt song of the bird is without premeditation or skill. The bird...
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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - Poetry - 1992 - 210 pages
...first published by Shelley's friend Leigh Hunt in his periodical The Examiner (January 1818). To a Skylark Hail to thee, blithe Spirit! Bird thou never...singest. In the golden lightning Of the sunken sun, O'er where clouds are bright'ning, Thou dost float and run; Like an unbodied joy whose race is just begun....
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