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" We look before and after, And pine for what is not: Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. "
Beauties of the Country: Or, Descriptions of Rural Customs, Objects, Scenery ... - Page 263
by Thomas Miller - 1837 - 425 pages
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The Selected Poetry & Prose of Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley - Fiction - 1994 - 692 pages
...cannot be: Shadow of annoyance Never came near thee: Thou lovest; but ne'er knew love's sad satiety. 80 Waking or asleep, Thou of death must deem Things more...is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. 90 Yet if we could scorn Hate, and pride, and fear; If we were things born Not...
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Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse

Mary Oliver - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1998 - 194 pages
...cannot be: Shadow of annoyance Never came near thee: Thou lovest — but ne'er knew love's sad satiety. Waking or asleep, Thou of death must deem Things more...how could thy notes flow in such a crystal stream? And pine for what is not: Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are...
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Heart of a Wife: The Diary of a Southern Jewish Woman

Helen Jacobus Apte - Social Science - 1998 - 222 pages
...1902 Shelley's Shorter Poems, by Percy Bysshe Shelley (Poetry) Very beautiful. "We look before and after And pine for what is not Our sincerest laughter...is fraught. Our sweetest songs are those That tell of saddest thought." September 8, 1902 The Light of Asia, by Sir Edwin Arnold (Poetry) Very interesting....
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...To a Skylark' Like an unbodied joy whose race is just begun. 10710 To a Skylark' We look before and of saddest thought. 10711 'To a Skylark' Teach me half the gladness That thy brain must know. Such...
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Land of the Golden Clouds

Archie Weller - Australia - 1999 - 378 pages
...the blue-cowled figure before him was something akin to idolatry. He whispered: We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter...is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. Surrey Anne, who knew about devotion as much as she knew about cooking, wondered...
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Yeats's Poetry, Drama, and Prose: Authoritative Texts, Contexts, Criticism

William Butler Yeats - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 518 pages
...by Edward Engelberg in his The Vast Design (Toronto: University of Toronto Press. l-74). chap. 2of death must deem Things more true and deep Than we mortals dream. ' Yeats located the source of the ideal in just those mortals whom the skylark surpassed. The former...
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Narcissus Sous Rature: Male Subjectivity in Contemporary American Poetry

Jody Norton - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 256 pages
...celebrating the unfinalizability of being. Teach us, Sprite or bird, What sweet thoughts are thine; Waking or asleep, Thou of death must deem Things more...mortals dream, Or how could thy notes flow in such a chrystal stream?60 7 Love and the Law of the Name-of-the-Father in Spicer, Freud, and Lacan the development...
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Effective English Communication

Mohan Krishna, Krishna Mohan Meenakshi Raman - English language - 2000 - 328 pages
...Painted stations whistle by. From: A Railway Carriage by RL Stevenson Extract XIV We look before and after And pine for what is not. Our sincerest laughter...is fraught. Our sweetest songs are those That tell us of saddest thoughts. From: Ode to a Skylark by PB Shelley Extract XV Cannon to right of them, Cannon...
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Country Music Annual 2000

Charles K. Wolfe, James E. Akenson - Biography & Autobiography
...general truth that creativity is born of pain. Or, in the words of Shelley: We look before and after; We pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With...is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. "To a Skylark," 86-90 Social Organization of Country Music Ray's career, like any...
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William James's "Springs of Delight": The Return to Life

Phil Oliver, Oliver Phil - Philosophy - 2001 - 256 pages
...landscape, but did not exclude the small interior features of the private imagination. We look before and after, And pine for what is not: Our sincerest laughter...is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. Here the poet envies the lark's capacity to sink luxuriantly into the moment. This...
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