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" On a rock, whose haughty brow, Frowns o'er old Conway's foaming flood, Robed in the sable garb of woe, With haggard eyes the Poet stood ; (Loose his beard, and hoary hair Streamed, like a meteor, to the troubled air) And with a Master's hand, and Prophet's... "
English poetry, for use in the schools of the Collegiate institution ... - Page 61
by English poetry - 1844
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The history of England [by J.A. Hessey].

James Augustus Hessey - 1849
...couch'd his quivering lance. On a rock, whose haughty brow Frowns o'er old Conway's foaming flood, Rob'd in the sable garb of woe, With haggard eyes the poet stood ; (Loose his beard, and hoary hair Stream'd, like a meteor, to the troubled air,) And with a master's hand, and prophet's fire, Struck...
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Notes and Queries

Questions and answers - 1894
...seventh book of Pope's 'Odyssey ':— By Neptune's amorous power comprest. jrray has the lines : — Loose his beard and hoary hair Streamed like a meteor to the troubled air. He acknowledges Milton's line : — Shone like a meteor streaming to the wind, fie was indebted to...
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The Standard elocutionist; and gem-book of British authors, ed. by A. Cunningham

A. Cunningham - 1850
...brow Frowns o'er old Conway's foamy flood, Rob'd in the sable garb of woe, THE STANDARD ELOCUTIONIST. And with a master's hand and prophet's fire, Struck the deep sorrows of his lyre, " Hark, how each giant-oak, and desert'cave, Sighs to the torrent's awful voice beneath ! O'er thee, O king ! their...
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The literary class book; or, Readings in English literature

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1850
...couch'dhis quivering lance. On a rock, whose haughty brow Frowns o'er old Conway's foaming flood, Robed in the sable garb of woe, With haggard eyes the poet stood ; (Loose his beard and hoary hair Stream'd, like a meteor, to the troubled air;) 1 It was a common tradition in Wales, that Edward I....
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The Works of William Blake, Volume 2

William Blake, Edwin John Ellis, William Butler Yeats - 1893 - 435 pages
...The Bard, from Gray. On a rock whose haughty brow Frown'd o'er old Conway's foaming flood Robed in sable garb of woe With haggard eyes the Poet stood...hair, Streamed like a meteor to the troubled air, Weave the warp and weave the woof The winding sheet of Edward's race. Weaving the winding sheet of...
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A History of Verse Translation from the Irish, 1789-1897

Robert Welch - History - 1988 - 200 pages
...currency for a long time: On a rock, whose haughty brow Frowns o'er old Conway's foaming flood, Robed in the sable garb of woe, With haggard eyes the Poet stood; (Loose his beard and hoary hair Stream'd like a meteor, to the troubled air) And with a Master's hand, and Prophet's fire Struck the...
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Blake: Prophet Against Empire

David V. Erdman - Art - 1977 - 582 pages
...Edward and his entire line: On a rock, whose haughty brow Frown'd o'er old Conway's foaming flood, Robed in the sable garb of woe, With haggard eyes the Poet stood; Loose his beard, and hoary hair Stream'd like a meteor to the troubled air. Weave the warp, and weave the woof, The winding sheet of...
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Gardens and the Picturesque: Studies in the History of Landscape Architecture

John Dixon Hunt - Architecture - 1994 - 388 pages
...suitable Snowdonia scenery: O a rock, whose haughty brow Frowns o'er old Conway 's foaming flood, Robed in the sable garb of woe, With haggard eyes the poet...Struck the deep sorrows of his lyre. "Hark, how each giant-oak and desert cave Sighs to the torrent's awtl voice beneath!" Gray's admiration for this...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...Cambria's tears!' (1. 6—8) 3 On a rock, whose haughty brow. Frowns o'er old Conway's foaming flood, Robed Hazen (1. 1-4) 4 Modred, whose magic song Made huge Plinlimmon bow his cloud-topped head. (1. 5-6) 5 '"Weave...
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Two Poets of the Oxford Movement: John Keble and John Henry Newman

Rodney Stenning Edgecombe - Poetry - 1996 - 296 pages
...stanzas had already been anticipated by Gray's "Bard," to which Keble clearly owes a debt—compare "Loose his beard and hoary hair / Streamed, like a meteor, to the troubled air." 170 The originality of the poem inheres in its cunning stanza, where after all the statuesque prophecy,...
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