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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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Paintings and Sculpture in the Collection of the National Academy of Design ...

David Bernard Dearinger, National Academy of Design (U.S.) - Art - 2004 - 644 pages
...appeared in the catalogue accompanying the Academy's annual exhibition of 1857: 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 thoughts. The painting was well received in the press and brought the young Lambdin his...
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Allegories of One's Own Mind: Melancholy in Victorian Poetry

David G. Riede - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 226 pages
...allusion to Shelley's account of melancholy in modern poetry in "To a Sky-Lark": "We look before and after, / And pine for what is not—/ Our sincerest...fraught—/ Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought." 20. Benjamin is seemingly inconsistent about the relation of allegory to the veil...
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Biting Tongues

Tim Bragg - Fiction - 2005 - 244 pages
...down,' says Jackie, 'sit down will.. .will you? See, you're making me.. .nervous...' "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. " (Shelley) 'Are you calm now?' Jack asks. 'Sorry mate,' Tom whispers, 'I don't...
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Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot: A Reference Guide

William Hutchings - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 167 pages
...divinely created body; it makes literal Percy Shelley's lines in "To a Skylark" that We look before and after And pine for what is not — • Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught[.] "Looking before and after" is, of course, what Vladimir and Estragon constantly do. In contemplating...
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The Ring Around the Moon

Phillip Moussakhani - Family & Relationships - 2006 - 188 pages
...ISBN-10: 0-595-84396-4 (ebk) Printed in the United States of America For my parents, Joseph and Sharon. And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With...is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell Of saddest thought...' —Shelley THE RING AROUND THE MOON 1 CONFIDE 3 DON'T GIVE UP ON ME YET 5 MOVE...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...1. 1 (1819) 10 And singing still dost soar, and soaring ever singest. "To a Skylark" 1. 10 (1819) 11 " 1. 6 (1930) 77 And pray to God to have mercy upon us And I pray that I may forget Thes of saddest thought. "To a Skylark" 1. 88 (1819) 12 The dust of creeds outworn. Prometheus Unbound act...
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I Am Otherwise: The Romance Between Poetry and Theory After the Death of the ...

Alex E. Blazer - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 246 pages
.... . . Since Shelley asserted death's profound supremacy over the dream of living in "To a Skylark": Waking or asleep, Thou of death must deem Things more true and deep Than we mortals dream Since Keats affirmed his affinity with negation in "Ode to A Nightingale": "I have been half in love...
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Wondering Man, Money & Go(l)d

R. Goswami - Architecture - 2007 - 512 pages
...wondered why Berlin Wall was build 63 . I wondered at what went in the minds of Tony Blair as he turned not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought" PB Shelly (1792-1822) 62 'Iran-Iraq war, known as Imposed War had started when...
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Thought-Provoking Quotations

...(The Recovery of Faith) Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts. - Talleyrand (1754-1838) Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. - Shelley, (To a Skylark) Men use thought only to justify their wrong-doing and...
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