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" The loveliest race of all of heavenly birth, Hovering with gentle motion o'er the earth, Amid the moonlight air, In sportive flight was floating round and round* Unknowing where his joyous way was tending. "
The curse of Kehama - Page 51
by Robert Southey - 1811
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The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most ..., Volume 3

John Colin Dunlop - Fiction - 1816 - 524 pages
...Kehama, as the origin of the Glendoveers:— The loveliest, race of all of heavenly birth, Havering with, gentle motion o'er the earth, Amid the moonlight air, In sportive flight still floating round and round. I have now finished what I proposed to write on the History and Progress...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 21

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1827
...living in earth or air ; from whom Southey's description of the Glendoveers is avowedly borrowed : — " The loveliest race of all of heavenly birth, Hovering...earth, Amid the moonlight air, In sportive flight still floating round and round." The story is told with peculiar simplicity of manner, and in graceful...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Southey: Complete in One Volume

Robert Southey - 1829 - 763 pages
...will now restore her, What God will be her friend? Blight and so beautiful was th;tt fair night, ft might have calm'd the gay amid their mirth. And given the -wretched a delight in tears. One of the Glendoveers,1? The loveliest race of all of heavenly birth, Hovering with gentle motion o'er the earth,...
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The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 27

Robert Walsh, John Jay Smith - American periodicals - 1835
...delight inspired by such a vision. " Bright and so beautiful was that fair night, It might have calmed the gay amid their mirth. And given the wretched a delight in tears. One of the Glondovcers, The loveliest race of all of heavenly birth, Hovering with gentle motion o'er the earth,...
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Ethel Churchill, Or, The Two Brides

Letitia Elizabeth Landon - 1837
...carried aslope towards the park. " Still and so beautiful was that fair night, It might have calmed the gay amid their mirth, And given the wretched a delight in tears." But Lady Marchmont's feelings were not in unison with the scene ; she was excited and restless, needed...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Southey: Collected by Himself, Volume 8

Robert Southey - 1838
...o'er her, The poison-dews descend. What Power will now restore her ? What God will be her friend ? 2. Bright and so beautiful was that fair night, It might...birth, Hovering with gentle motion o'er the earth, In sportive flight was floating round and round, Unknowing where his joyous way was tending. He saw...
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The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most ..., Volume 2

John Colin Dunlop - Fiction - 1842
...beautiful offsprings of imagination, and have been acknowledged in the Curse of Kehama, as the origin of the Glendoveers : — The loveliest race of all...earth, Amid the moonlight air, In sportive flight still floating round and round. I have now finished what I proposed to write on the History and Progress...
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The People's Library, Volume 2

English fiction - 1842
...passed, brushing the dew from the drooping roses as they went. The night was singularly lovely : " Such and so beautiful was that fair night, It might have...their mirth, And given the wretched a delight in tears ;" but it had no soothing influence over human anger. Not an eye rested on the moon, whose sad, spiritual...
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Visitor: Or Monthly Instructor

1851
...elevation of feeling induced by the scene. Coleridge has well portrayed its effect on the heart : " Bright and so beautiful was that fair night, It might have calm'd the gayamidst their mirth, And given the wretched a delight in tears." And then, too, the stars which como...
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Dawn and twilight, by the author of 'Amy Grant'.

Anna Maria Hopton - 1858
..." and I do not feel grave, at least not sad. But is it not such a night as Southey describes ?— ' Bright and so beautiful was that fair night, It might have calm'd the gay amid their mirth;'"— and she raised her eyes again to the starry heavens. Gerard could not withdraw his from their fixed gaze....
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