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" St. Agnes' Eve* — Ah, bitter chill it was! The owl, for all his feathers, was a-cold; The hare limped trembling through the frozen grass, And silent was the flock in woolly fold... "
Favourite English Poems: Thomson to Tennyson, 1700-1860 - Page 89
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 1

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1877 - 950 pages
...AONES* Eve, — ah, bitter chill it was ! The owl, for all his feathers, was a-cold ; The hare limped trembling through the frozen grass, And silent was the flock in woolly fold : Numb were the leadsman's fingers while he told His rosary, and while his frosted breath, Like pious incense from...
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The Grey House at Endlestone

Emma Jane Worboise - 1877 - 543 pages
...am sure. Will it never be my experience ? Oh, Lord ! teach me. CHAPTER XII. A MISERABLE MORNING. " Ah, bitter chill it was : The owl for all his feathers was a-cold, The hare limped trembling through the frozen grass, And silent was the flock in woolly fold." A LITTLE later,...
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Longer English Poems: With Notes, Philological and Explanatory, and an ...

John Wesley Hales - Authors, English - 1878 - 427 pages
...we are : — even I Regain'd my freedom with a sigh. KEATS. THE EVE OF ST. AGNES. ST. AGNES' Eve — Ah, bitter chill it was ! The owl, for all his feathers,...fold : Numb were the Beadsman's fingers while he told 5 His rosary, and while his frosted breath, Like pious incense from a censer old, Seem'd taking flight...
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English folk-lore

Thomas Firminger Thiselton- Dyer - 1878
...alludes most pathetically to this superstition : — "St. Agnes's Eve ! Ah ! bitter chill it was 1 The owl, for all his feathers, was a-cold ; The hare...frozen grass, And silent was the flock in woolly fold. * / * * * They told pifehow, upon St. Agnes's Eve, Young virgins might have visions of delight ; And...
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The Household Book of Poetry

Charles Anderson Dana - 1878 - 28 pages
...Like nightingale in spring, Welcome my dearest ! ANONYMOUS. THE EVE OF ST. AGNES. ST. AGNBS' EVE — Ah, bitter chill it was ! The owl, for all his feathers, was a-cold : The hare limped trembling through the frozen grass, And silent was the flock in woolly fold : Numb were the...
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Simple English poems, ed. by H.C. Bowen

Herbert Courthope Bowen - 1879
...earth and air seem only burning fire." JOHN KEATS, 1795-1821. THE EVE 0V ST. AGNES. ST. AGNES' EvE — ah, bitter chill it was ! The owl, for all his feathers,...fold : Numb were the Beadsman's fingers while he told 1 His rosary, and while hia frosted breath, Like pious incense from a censer old, Seem'd taking flight...
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Cross Purposes

Cecilia Findlay - 1880 - 42 pages
...her latest achievement in that line of discipline. CHAPTER XXI. MISS WESTON RELIEVES HER CONSCIENCE. Ah ! bitter chill it was ; The owl, for all his feathers,...frozen grass, And silent was the flock in woolly fold. KEATS. WINTER has come again, a " good old English winter," as people call it, meeting each other on...
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English Folk-lore

Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer - Folklore - 1880 - 290 pages
...Keats, in one of his poems, alludes most pathetically to this superstition : — " St Agnes's Eve ! Ah ! bitter chill it was ! The owl, for all his feathers,...frozen grass, And silent was the flock in woolly fold. * * * » They told me how, upon St Agnes's Eve, Young virgins might have visions of delight ; And soft...
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The Family Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best ...

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1880 - 1065 pages
...heard of gallant like young Lochinvar ? si« WALTER SCOTT. THE EVE OF ST. AC! N ES. ST. AGNES' EVE, — rt"+ limped trembling through the frozen grass, And silent was the Hock in woolly fold : Numb were the beadsman's...
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A Festival of Art, Poetry and Song: Selections from the Greatest Poets of ...

Frederick Saunders - American poetry - 1880 - 392 pages
...earth. His most renowned poem is the Eve of St. Agnes : here are a few stanzas : — St. Agnes' eve — ah ! bitter chill it was ! The owl, for all his feathers, was a-cold ; The hare limped trembling through the frozen grass, And silent was the flock in woolly fold ; Numb were the...
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