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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 Quiver: An Illustrated Magazine for Sunday and General Reading

Christian life - 1866
...memory : here, they almost despaired, and there, their despair changed to hope. " Wo look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught." When one obstacle has been overcome, another suddenly presents itself; we gain the height of one summit...
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The gay science, Volume 2

Enaeas Sweetland Dallas - 1866
...pencil will translate a laughing into a crying face, and Shelley says truly that— We look before and after And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught. But the most .lively indications of the painful- illustrated ness of laughter are given by Sir Philip...
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Moxon's standard penny readings [ed. by T. Hood]., Volume 1

Moxon Edward and co
...: Shadow of annoyance Never came near thee : Thou lovest; but ne'er knew love's sad satiety. XVII. Waking or asleep, Thou of death must deem Things more...how could thy notes flow in such a crystal stream ? XVIII. We look before and after, And pine for what is not : Our sincerest laughter With some pain...
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Standard Fifth Reader, Part 2

Epes Sargent - 1867
...cannot be: Shadow of annoyance never came near thee: Thou lovest; but ne'er knew love's sad satiety. XI. Waking or asleep, thou of death must deem Things more...how could thy notes flow in such a crystal stream ? XII. We look before and after, and pine for what is not: Our sincerest laughter with some pain is...
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The Harvest of a Quiet Eye: Leisure Thoughts for Busy Lives

John Richard Vernon - Christian life - 1867 - 299 pages
...earth's poetry, from the nightingale's, upward, will have left our songs then ! " 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." But this will then and there be no longer the case, for life will no longer be...
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Three Cornered World

Natsume Suseki - Fiction - 1988 - 184 pages
...only remember two or three verses. These are a few of the lines from those verses : 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. However happy the poet may be, he just cannot pour out his joys in song with the...
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Poetry and Phantasy

Antony Easthope - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 227 pages
...cannot be: Shadow of annoyance Never came near thee: 80 Thou lovest - but ne'er knew love's sad satiety. Waking or asleep, Thou of death must deem Things more true and deep Than we mortals dream, 85 Or how could thy notes flow in such a crystal stream? We look before and after, And pine for what...
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Making the Light Come: The Poetry of Gerald Stern

Jane Somerville - Literary Collections - 1990 - 138 pages
...little kindness for insects, a little pity for the dead. (PP 63) His Onm Wife Voyage 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. —Shelley, 'To a Skylark' Nostalgia once had the status of a real disease; it...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...sacred few who could not tame Their spirits to the conquerors— (1. 127-128) 71 We look before and stairs That Y . of saddest thought. (1. 86-90) 72 Teach me half the gladness That thy brain must know, Such harmonious...
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A View to a Death in the Morning: Hunting and Nature Through History

Matt Cartmill - History - 1996 - 331 pages
...filled with a profound, unconscious joy that self-conscious creatures like ourselves can never feel: Waking or asleep, Thou of death must deem Things more...how could thy notes flow in such a crystal stream? . . . Teach me half the gladness That thy brain must know, Such harmonious madness From my lips would...
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