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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. "
Poems by Mr. Gray - Page 147
by Thomas Gray - 1768 - 187 pages
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Thomas Gray: A Life

Robert L. Mack - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 718 pages
...have thus far formed the substance of Gray's work. As the swain patiently informs the curious reader: '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...
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Blake's Water-colours for the Poems of Thomas Gray: With Complete Texts

William Blake - Art - 2000 - 128 pages
...peep of dawn, • Brufhing with hafty fteps the dews away, « To meet the fun upon the upland lawn. ' There at the foot of yonder nodding beech, • That wreathes its old famaftic roots fo high, • His liftlefs length at noon-tide would he ftretch, ' And pore upon the...
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November: Lincoln's Elegy at Gettysburg

Kent Gramm - History - 2001 - 344 pages
...that at Gettysburg, among the graves of the Republic, the president still mourned his own son. 124 There at the Foot of yonder nodding Beech That wreathes its old fantastic Roots so high, His listless Length at Noontide wou'd he stretch, And pore upon the Brook...
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Emotions: An Essay in Aid of Moral Psychology

Robert C. Roberts - Philosophy - 2003 - 357 pages
...who lie buried beneath the lawn, he imagines an old peasant remembering Gray's own last visits here: "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...
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Traveling: An Anthology of Award-Winning Poetry

John Reid - Poetry - 2005 - 151 pages
...him at the peep of dawn Brushing with hasty steps the dews away To meet the sun upon the upland lawn. "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...
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The Narratological Analysis of Lyric Poetry: Studies in English Poetry from ...

Peter Hühn, Jens Kiefer - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 259 pages
...tale relate; 95 If chance, by lonely Contemplation led, Some kindred spirit shall inquire thy fate, '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...
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Songs of Ourselves

Cambridge International Examinations - Education - 2005 - 265 pages
...unlettered] illiterate wonted] accustomed Haply] perhaps hoary-headed] white-haired swain] countryman '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...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 pages
...him at the peep of dawn Brushing with hasty steps the dews away To meet the sun upon the upland lawn. "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...
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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
...him at the peep of dawn Brushing with hasty steps the dews away To meet the sun upon the upland lawn. "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...
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The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Nicolas H. Nelson - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 267 pages
...him at the peep of dawn Brushing with hasty steps the dews away To meet the sun upon the upland lawn. "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...
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