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" Awake, /Eolian lyre, awake, And give to rapture all thy trembling strings. From Helicon's harmonious springs A thousand rills their mazy progress take ; The laughing flowers, that round them blow, Drink life and fragrance as they flow. Now the rich stream... "
Elegy Written in Country Churchyard and Other Poems - Page 104
by Thomas Gray - 1853 - 186 pages
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Notes for Latin Lyrics

Rev.H. Musgrave Wilkins,M.A. - 1851
...thy trembling strings ! From Helicon's harmonious springs A thousand rills their mazy progress take : The laughing flowers that round them blow Drink life...strong, Through verdant vales, and Ceres' golden reign : Headlong impetuous, see it pour : The rocks, and nodding groves, rebellow to the roar. Woods that...
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Visitor: Or Monthly Instructor

1851
...passages of splendid excellence. Sound never answered to sense more completely than in these lines : " Now the rich stream of music winds along, Deep, majestic,...steep amain, Headlong, impetuous, see it pour, The vales and nodding groves re-bellow to the roar." His ode, " the Bard," has passages of • Literally,...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - 1851 - 223 pages
...harmonious springs A thousand rills their mazy progress take : The laughing flowers that round them blow, 5 Drink life and fragrance as they flow. Now the rich...music winds along, Deep, majestic, smooth, and strong, and its more rapid and irresistible course when swola nnd hurried away by the conflict of tumultuous...
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A Critical History of English Literature, Vol. 3, Volume 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 pages
...thy trembling strings, From Helicon's harmonious springs A thousand rills their mazy progress take: The laughing flowers, that round them blow. Drink...The rocks and nodding groves rebellow to the roar. The mood and tone varies with each stanza; there is deliberate rising and falling; the language sometimes...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...Poesy 23 From Helicon's harmonious springs A thousand rills their mazy progress take: (1. 3—4) 24 Now the rich stream of Music winds along Deep, majestic, smooth, and strong, (1. 7—8) 25 O Sovereign of the willing soul, Parent of sweet and solemn-breathing airs. Enchanting...
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Two Poets of the Oxford Movement: John Keble and John Henry Newman

Rodney Stenning Edgecombe - Poetry - 1996 - 296 pages
...cumulative surge at the start of "The Progress of Poesy": A thousand rills their mazy progress take: The laughing flowers, that round them blow, Drink...majestic, smooth, and strong, Through verdant vales and Ceres's golden reign: Now rolling down the steep amain, Headlong, impetuous, see it pour: The rocks...
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Zeitgenosse Horaz: der Dichter und seine Leser seit zwei Jahrtausenden

Helmut Krasser, Ernst A. Schmidt - Authors and readers - 1996 - 487 pages
...thy trembling strings. From Helicon's harmonious springs A thousand rills their mazy progress take: 5 The laughing flowers, that round them blow, Drink...music winds along Deep, majestic, smooth and strong. Thro' verdant vales, and Ceres' golden reign: 1 0 Now rolling down the steep amain. Headlong, impetuous...
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Edmund Spenser, a Reception History

David Hill Radcliffe - Literary Collections - 1996 - 239 pages
...and burlesques Thomas Gray's "Progress of Poesy," written in imitation of the hero-praising Pindar: Now rolling down the steep amain, Headlong, impetuous,...The rocks and nodding groves rebellow to the roar. (1757; ed. Lonsdale, 163) For too long, British poetry had neglected its epic quest to linger idly...
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Thomas Gray: A Life

Robert L. Mack - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 718 pages
...thy trembling strings. From Helicon's harmonious springs A thousand rills their mazy progress take: The laughing flowers, that round them blow, Drink...The rocks and nodding groves rebellow to the roar. (PTG 161-63) The 'mazy progress' of Gray's imagery and rhythm leads to an oddly onomatopoeic effect...
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Blake's Water-colours for the Poems of Thomas Gray: With Complete Texts

William Blake - Art - 2000 - 128 pages
...trembling firings. From Helicon's harmonious fprings A thoufand rills their mazy progrefs take: -t The laughing flowers, that round them blow, Drink life and fragrance as they flow. Now the rich ftream of mufic winds along, Deep, majeftic, fmooih, and ftrong, Thro' Thro' verdant vales, and Ceres'...
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