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" There at the foot of yonder nodding beech, That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high. His listless length at noontide would he stretch, And pore upon the brook that babbles by. "Hard by yon wood, now smiling as in scorn, Mutt'ring his wayward fancies... "
The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray LL.B., Late Professor of Modern Languages ... - Page 91
by Thomas Gray - 1799 - 186 pages
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The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

John Sitter - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 298 pages
...turn the tables on him, viewing him as a man who is as wayward as they, to him, are "sequester'd": Hard by yon wood, now smiling as in scorn, Mutt'ring his wayward fancies he wou'd rove, Now drooping, woeful wan, like one forlorn, Or craz'd with care, or cross'd in hopeless...
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Emotions: An Essay in Aid of Moral Psychology

Robert C. Roberts - Philosophy - 2003 - 357 pages
...stretch. And pore upon the brook tha1 babbles by. "Hard by yon wood, now smiling as in scorn, Muttering his wayward fancies he would rove; Now drooping, woeful-wan, like one forlorn, Or crazed with care, or crossed in hopeless love. "One morn I missed him on the customed hill, Along the...
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Traveling: An Anthology of Award-Winning Poetry

John Reid - Poetry - 2005 - 151 pages
...so high, His listless length at noontide would he stretch, And pore upon the brook that babbles by. "Hard by yon wood, now smiling as in scorn, Mutt'ring his wayward fancies he would rove, Now dropping, woeful wan, like one forlorn, Or craz'd with care, or cross'd in hopeless love. "One morn...
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Leading Lives That Matter: What We Should Do and Who We Should Be

Mark R. Schwen, Dorothy C. Bass - Religion - 2006 - 545 pages
...high, His listless length at noontide would he stretch, And pore upon the brook that babbles by. 179 "Hard by yon wood, now smiling as in scorn, Mutt'ring his wayward fancies he would rove, Now drooping, woeful wan, like one forlorn, Or crazed with care, or cross'd in hopeless love. "One morn I miss'd...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 pages
...so high, His listless length at noontide would he stretch, And pore upon the brook that babbles by. "Hard by yon wood, now smiling as in scorn, Mutt'ring his wayward fancies he would rove, "One morn I miss'd him on the custom'd hill, Along the heath and near his fav'rite tree; Another came,...
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The ABC of Lit Crit

Frank H. Ellis - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 234 pages
...Noontide would he stretch And pore upon the Brook that babbles by. 'Hard by yon Wood, now frowning as in Scorn, 'Mutt'ring his wayward Fancies he would rove, 'Now drooping, woeful wan, like one forlorn. 'Or craz'd with Care, or cross'd in hopeless Love.' This would almost...
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