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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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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places, and People

Mary Russell Mitford - Authors - 1862 - 558 pages
...deep Than we mortals dream, Or how could thy notes flow in such a crystal stream1 We look before and after, And pine for what is not: Our sincerest laughter...those that tell of saddest thought. Yet if we could scern Hate, and pride, and fear ; If we were things born Not to shed a tear, I know not how thy joy...
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Thoughts for the Heart and Life

John Page Hopps - 1862
...is filled with the sobbing of the miserable, and the cries of the children of a broken life? until " Our sincerest laughter with some pain is fraught ; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought." These passionate longings of ours — why have they been given us, when our best...
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Favourite English Poems: Thomson to Tennyson, 1700-1860

English poetry - 1863
...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...is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. •we ever could come near. ig;, and fear; .ou scorner of the ground ! ;p; gladness...
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The Popular lecturer [afterw.] Pitman's Popular lecturer (and ..., Volumes 7-9

Henry Pitman - 1863
...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...pine for what is not : Our sincerest laughter With somc pain is fraught ; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. Yet if we could scorn...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

English poetry - 1863 - 405 pages
...cannot be : Shadow of annoyance Never came near thee : Thou lovcst ; 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 ? f We look before and after And pine for what is not : Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught...
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Problems in human nature, by the author of 'Morning clouds'.

Anne Judith Penny - Conduct of life - 1863 - 160 pages
...says Bacon ; who thinks to be so now ? Perhaps one or two of those whom the * ' 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." world calls dreamers : but the ambition of Alfieri* would be strange to many of...
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Beauties of Modern British Poetry: Systematically Arranged ...

David Grant - English poetry - 1865 - 416 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 ? Better than all measures Of delightful sound, Better than all treasures That in books are found,...
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The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 1865 - 705 pages
...but ne'er knew love's sad satiety. xvn. Waking or asleep, Thou of death must deem Things more troe and deep Than we mortals dream, Or how could thy notes flow in such a crystal stream? xvru. We look before and after, And pine for what is not : Our sincerest langhter With some pain is...
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Festival of Song: A Series of Evenings with the Poets

Frederick Saunders - American poetry - 1866 - 376 pages
...but an empty vaunt — A thing wherein we feel there is some hidden want. * * * 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. * * * Teach me half the gladness that thy brain must know, Such harmonious madness...
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The National Fifth Reader: Containing a Complete and Practical Treatise on ...

Richard Green Parker, James Madison Watson - Elocution - 1866 - 600 pages
...Thou lovest ; but ne'er knew love's sad satiety. 17. Waking or asleep, thou of death must deem TTn'nga more true and deep than we mortals dream, Or how could thy notes flow in such :i crystal stream ? 18. "We look before and after, and pine for what is not : Our sincerest laughter...
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