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" Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird! No hungry generations tread thee down; The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient days by emperor and clown: Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick... "
The Oral Study of Literature - Page 312
by Algernon de Vivier Tassin - 1923 - 431 pages
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 5

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1879
...ecstacy ! Still wouldst thon sing, and I have ears in vain—- To thy high requiem become a sqd. Thou wast not born for death, immortal bird ! No hungry...stood in tears amid the alien corn : The same that of times hath Charmed magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn....
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A poetry-book of modern poets, selected and arranged by A. B. Edwards

Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards - 1879
...wouldst thou sing, and I have ears in vain — To thy high requiem become a sod. 7Thou wast not bom for death, immortal bird! No hungry generations tread...amid the alien corn; The same that oft-times hath Charmed magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. 8. Forlorn!...
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The laurel and lyre, fugitive poetry of the nineteenth century, selected by ...

Laurel - 1879 - 400 pages
...passing night was heard In ancient days by emperor and clown : Perhaps the selfsame song thaUfound a path Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for...hath Charm'd magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas in fairy lands forlorn. Forlorn ! the very word is like a bell To toll me back from thee...
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On Frost

Edwin Harrison Cady, Louis J. Budd, Professor Louis J Budd - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 255 pages
...mounch'd and mounch'd. 'Give me,' quoth I. 'Aroint thec, witch!' the rump-fed ronyon cries. Or Keats: Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Through...hath Charm'd magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. Or Coleridge's familiar "A savage place; as holy and enchanted...
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On Frost

Edwin Harrison Cady, Louis J. Budd, Professor Louis J Budd - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 255 pages
...mounch'd and mounch'd. 'Give me,' quoth I. 'Aroint thee, witch!' the rump-fed ronyon cries. Or Keats: Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Through...amid the alien corn; The same that oft-times hath Charm 'd magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. Or Coleridge's...
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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - Poetry - 1992 - 210 pages
...ecstasy! Still wouldst thou sing, and I have ears in vain — To thy high requiem become a sod. VII The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient...hath Charm'd magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. VIII Forlorn! the very word is like a bell To toll me back from...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...49 Darkling I listen; and for many a time I have been half in love with easeful Death, (1. 51-52) 50 y of innuendos, (1. 13—15) 66 Charmed magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. (1. 63—70)...
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Keats the Poet

Stuart M. Sperry - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 354 pages
...realization is restrained almost voluptuously and only gradually permitted to infiltrate awareness: The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient...hath Charm'd magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. (63-70) The poet's conviction of identification with the bird,...
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Selected Poems and Letters of Keats

John Keats, Robert Gittings - English letters - 1995 - 301 pages
...tread thee down; The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient days by emperor and clown: 65 Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Through...amid the alien corn; The same that oft-times hath Charm' d magic casements, opening on the foam 70 Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. 8 Forlorn!...
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The Translatability of Cultures: Figurations of the Space Between

Sanford Budick - Social Science - 1996 - 348 pages
...Keats's "Ode to a Nightingale." Speaking of the nightingale's song, the poet speculates that this was Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Through...hath Charm'd magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. Miller's comment on the passage is most apt: "It associates...
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