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" Thou shalt lie down With patriarchs of the infant world — with kings, The powerful of the earth — the wise, the good, Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past, All in one mighty sepulchre. "
The Monthly repository (and review). - Page 505
1822
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Early American Poetry: Selections from Bradstreet, Taylor, Dwight, Freneau ...

Jane Donahue Eberwein - Poetry - 1978 - 398 pages
...retained it thereafter. Yet not to thine eternal resting-place Shalt thou retire alone, nor couldst thou wish Couch more magnificent. Thou shalt lie down...The powerful of the earth — the wise, the good, M Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past, All in one mighty sepulchre. The hills Rock-ribbed and...
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Death and the Humanities

Sharon Scholl - Art - 1984 - 238 pages
...the state of the dead: Yet not to thine eternal resting place Shalt thou retire alone, nor couldst thou wish Couch more magnificent. Thou shalt lie down...good, Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past, All in one mighty sepulchre. The hills Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun, — the vales Stretching in...
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Stephen Leacock: A Reappraisal

David Staines - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 172 pages
...voice Mayhew's belief and the book's benign message about the process of man's life in time: . . . Thou shalt lie down With patriarchs of the infant...good, Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past, All in one mighty sepulchre. The hills Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun, the vales Stretching in pensive...
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Light From Many Lamps

Lillian Watson - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1988 - 352 pages
...abroad, and pierce thy mould. Yet not to thine eternal resting-place Shalt thou retire alone, nor couldst thou wish Couch more magnificent. Thou shalt lie down...good, Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past, All in one mighty sepulchre. The hills Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun,— the vales Stretching in pensive...
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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - Poetry - 1992 - 210 pages
...abroad, and pierce thy mould. Yet not to thine eternal resting-place Shalt thou retire alone, nor couldst thou wish Couch more magnificent. Thou shalt lie down...good, Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past, All in one mighty sepulchre. The hills Rock-ribb'd and ancient as the sun, — the vales Stretching in...
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The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry

Jay Parini, Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini - Poetry - 1995 - 757 pages
...abroad, and pierce thy mould. Yet not to thine eternal resting-place Shalt thou retire alone, nor couldst thou wish Couch more magnificent. Thou shalt lie down With patriarchs of the infant world—with kings, The powerful of the earth—the wise, the good, Fair forms, and hoary seers of...
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Nineteenth-century American Poetry

William C. Spengemann, Jessica F. Roberts - Poetry - 1996 - 447 pages
...abroad, and pierce thy mould. Yet not to thine eternal resting-place Shalt thou retire alone, nor couldst thou wish Couch more magnificent. Thou shalt lie down...With patriarchs of the infant world — with kings, 35 The powerful of the earth — the wise, the good, Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past, All...
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The Hoosac Valley: Its Legends and Its History

Grace Greylock Niles - Hoosic River Valley (Mass.-N.Y.) - 1997 - 584 pages
...similar to that of Irving: Yet not to thine eternal resting-place Shalt thou retire alone, nor couldst thou wish Couch more magnificent. Thou shalt lie down...good Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past, All in one mighty sepulchre . . . By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave, Like one who wraps the drapery...
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Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The nineteenth century

Eric L. Haralson, John Hollander - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 536 pages
...dropped before the reader really grasps how little consolation it is, after all, to be told that he will "lie down / With patriarchs of the infant world -.../ The powerful of the earth - the wise, the good. ..." Indeed, the whole notion of the vocation of poetry as primarily one of consolation comes out of...
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You Tremble Body

Dudley C. Gould - History - 1999 - 378 pages
...eternal resting place Shalt thou retire alone, nor couldst thou wish Couch more magnificent. Thou shall lie down With patriarchs of the infant world — with...the good, Fair forms and hoary seers of ages past. - William Cullan Bryant. The word 'soul,' given lip service only for two millennia by Christian whites,...
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