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" midst falling dew, While glow the heavens with the last steps of day, Far, through their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way ? Vainly the fowler's eye Might mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong, As, darkly painted on the crimson sky, Thy... "
Spirit of the English Magazines - Page 319
1822
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Poems

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1851 - 371 pages
...lingers near ; But when he marks the reddening sky, He bounds away to hunt the deer. TO A WATEEFOWL. WHITHER, midst falling dew, While glow the heavens with the last steps of day, Far, through their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way ? Vainly the fowler's eye Might mark thy...
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Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art, Volumes 9-10

1851
...beautiful lines, "To a Waterfowl," that are, or should be, familiar to al readers of American poetry : " Whither, 'midst falling dew, While glow the heavens with the last steps of day Far, through their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way? " All day thy wings have fanned, At that...
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History of the State of California : from the Period of the Conquest by ...

John Frost - California - 1851 - 508 pages
...by man ; and they are marked by the swiftness of their flight, and the height to which they soar : " Vainly the fowler's eye, Might mark thy distant flight, to do thee wrong; As darkly painted on the crimson sky. Thy figure floats along. "Seck'st thou the plashy brink,...
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Hymns for the Christian Church and Home

James Martineau - Hymns, English - 1852
...knowstk. " WHITHER, 'midst falling dew, While glow the heavens with the last steps of day, Far, through their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way...fowler's eye Might mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong, As, darkly painted on the crimson sky, Thy figure floats along. — Seek'st thou the plashy...
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Poems: Collected and Arranged by the Author, Complete in One Volume

William Cullen Bryant - 1852 - 378 pages
...lingers near; But when he marks the reddening sky, He bounds away to hunt the deer. TO A WATERFOWL. WHITHER, midst falling dew, While glow the heavens with the last steps of day, Far, through their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way ? , Vainly the fowler's eye Might mark...
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American Literary Autographs, from Washington Irving to Henry James

Herbert Cahoon, Thomas V. Lange, Charles Ryskamp - Antiques & Collectibles - 1977 - 10 pages
...Waterfowl. Whither, midst falling dew, / While glow the heavens with the last steps of day / Far through their rosy depths dost thou pursue / Thy solitary.../ Vainly the fowler's eye / Might mark thy distant ftight, to do thee wrong, / As, darkly seen against the crimson sky, / Thy figure floats along. / Thou'rt...
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American Literary Autographs, from Washington Irving to Henry James

Herbert Cahoon, Thomas V. Lange, Charles Ryskamp - Antiques & Collectibles - 1977 - 10 pages
...manuscript illustrated is one that Bryant copied out in the last year of his life. To a Waterfowl. Whither, midst falling dew, / While glow the heavens with the last steps of day / Far through their rosy depths dost thou pursue I Thy solitary way? / Vainly the fowler's eye / Might mark...
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Early American Poetry: Selections from Bradstreet, Taylor, Dwight, Freneau ...

Jane Donahue Eberwein - Poetry - 1978 - 398 pages
...thee nor will let thee pass Ungreeted, and shall give its light embrace. (1815; 1817) TO A WATERFOWL Whither, midst falling dew, While glow the heavens with the last steps of day, Far, through their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way? Vainly the fowler's eye s Might mark...
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Essays and Reviews

Library of America, Edgar Allan Poe, Gary Richard Thompson - Literary Collections - 1984 - 1544 pages
...mind, and a fine sense of effect in throwing its figure on the back ground of the "crimson sky," amid the pricks of nettles' But the merits which possibly have had most weight in the public estimation of the poem, are the melody...
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Sea Tales: The Pilot, the Red Rover

James Fenimore Cooper - Fiction - 1991 - 902 pages
...himself of the vestiges of the fight, and proceeded to obey the repeated and earnest call. Chapter XXXIV. "Whither, 'midst falling dew, While glow the heavens with the last steps of day, Far, through their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way?" Brvant, "To a Waterfowl," 11. 1-4. WHEN...
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