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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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A System of Elocution: With Special Reference to Gesture, to the Treatment ...

Andrew Comstock - Elocution - 1841 - 364 pages
...peep of dawn', | Brushing, with hasty step, 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...
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The Eastern Arboretum: Or, Register of Remarkable Trees, Seats, Gardens, &c ...

James Grigor - Norfolk (England) - 1841 - 371 pages
...this pattern of taste seems to have been followed by the most of our modern poets. Hear Gray : — " There, at the foot of yonder nodding beech, That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high, His listless length at noontide he would stretch, And pore upon the brook...
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The American Class-reader: Containing a Series of Lessons in Reading; with ...

George Willson - American literature - 1844 - 288 pages
...Contemplation led, Some kindred spirit shall inquire thy fate ; — 25 Haply, some hoary-headed swain may say, 26 " 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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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...at the peep of dawn Brushing with hasty steps the dews away, To meet the sun upon the upland lawn. xtempore at Mrs Drowzie's conversazione. Come now; your first i fantastic roots so high, His listless length at noontide would he stretch, And pore upon the brook...
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English poetry, for use in the schools of the Collegiate institution ...

English poetry - 1844
...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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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - Poetry - 1992 - 210 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 Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...the peep of dawn Brushing with hasty steps the dews away To meet the sun upon the upland lawn. 100 "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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Corresponding Powers: Studies in Honour of Professor Hisaaki Yamanouchi

Hisaaki Yamanouchi - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 248 pages
...fame unknown" began to be grafted onto descriptions of landscapes. Of Gray's youth it was said that "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 Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon, Professor William Harmon - Poetry - 1998 - 360 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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Rereading Russian Poetry

Stephanie Sandler - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 365 pages
...the peep of dawn "Brushing with hasty steps the dews away "To meet the sun upon the upland lawn. 100 "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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