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" What thou art we know not ; What is most like thee ? From rainbow clouds there flow not Drops so bright to see, As from thy presence showers a rain of melody. Like a poet hidden In the light of thought, Singing hymns unbidden, Till the world is wrought... "
A Household Book of English Poetry - Page 283
1870 - 438 pages
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A Walk from London to John O'Groat's: With Notes by the Way

Elihu Burritt - Agriculture - 1864 - 345 pages
...farmer might study with profit. CHAPTER III. ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BIRDS. " What thou art we know not ; What is most like thee ? From rainbow clouds there...see, As from thy presence showers a rain of melody." SHELLEY'S "SKYLARK." " Do you ne'er think what wondrous beings these ? Do you ne'er think who made...
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Beauties of Modern British Poetry: Systematically Arranged ...

David Grant - English poetry - 1865 - 416 pages
...one lonely cloud The moon rains out her beams, and heaven is overflowed. What thou art we know not ; What is most like thee? From rainbow clouds there...see, As from thy presence showers a rain of melody. 17 Like a poet hidden In the light of thought, Singing hymns unbidden, Till the world is wrought To...
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Festival of Song: A Series of Evenings with the Poets

Frederick Saunders - American poetry - 1866 - 376 pages
...art we know not ; what is most like thee ? From rainbow-clouds there flow not drops so bright to see, Like a poet hidden in the light of thought, Singing...wrought To sympathy with hopes and fears it heeded not : Like a high-born maiden in a palace-tower, Soothing her love-laden soul in secret hour With music...
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ST. MARTIN'S SUMMER

ANNE H. M. BREWSTER - 1866
...but now she utters a peal of glad music, and " showers a rain of melody," without stint or limit, " Like a poet hidden In the light of thought, Singing...wrought To sympathy with hopes and fears it heeded not." But why is the nightingale called " love-lorn " ? That song is full of joy and rapture. I know Shakespeare...
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Golden Leaves from the British Poets

John William Stanhope Hows - English poetry - 1866 - 546 pages
...overflowed. What thou art we know not ; What is most like thee ? From rainbow-clouds there flow not Like a poet hidden In the light of thought, Singing...wrought To sympathy with hopes and fears it heeded not : Like a high-born maiden, In a palace tower, Soothing her love-laden Soul in secret hour With music...
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Spring-time with the poets, poetry selected and arranged by F. Martin

Frances Martin - English poetry - 1866
...one lonely cloud The moon rains out her beams, and heaven is overflowed. What thou art we know not ; What is most like thee ? From rainbow clouds there...see, As from thy presence showers a rain of melody. Like a poet hidden In the light of thought, Singing hymns unbidden, Till the world is wrought To sympathy...
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The Argosy, Volume 16

Mrs. Henry Wood, Charles William Wood - Adventure stories, English - 1873
...metre of Shelley — itself lark-like in its spontaneity, VOL. xvi. T " What thou art we know not ; What is most like thee ? From rainbow clouds there...see As from thy presence showers a rain of melody." Keenly listening, we linger and linger, drinking in this " rain " and straining our eyes after the...
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American Organist, Volume 2, Issues 7-12

Organ music - 1919
..."Beauty is Truth, Truth, Beauty ; this is all ye know and all ye need to know." Or Shelley : — • "Like a poet hidden In the light of thought Singing...wrought To sympathy with hopes and fears it heeded not." To set forth Truth in the forms of Beauty is the function of the poet, the maker, the creator. And...
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An Introductory Treatise on Elocution: With Principles and Illustration ...

Mark Bailey - Elocution - 1880 - 60 pages
...lonely cloud The moon rains out her beams, and heaven is overflowed. " What thou art, we know not ; What is most like thee ? From rainbow clouds there...see, As from thy presence showers a rain of melody. " Better than all measures Of delightful sound, Better than all treasures That in books are found,...
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Shelley and the Sublime: An Interpretation of the Major Poems

Senior Research Fellow Angela Leighton, Angela Leighton, Percy Bysshe Shelley - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 195 pages
...subsequent stanzas the problem of writing about the bird comes to the fore : What thou art we know not; What is most like thee? From rainbow clouds there...see As from thy presence showers a rain of melody. (31~5) The poet's imaginative relationship to the bird is assessed by images of what is 'most like'...
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