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" Haply some hoary-headed swain may say, "Oft have we seen him at the peep of dawn Brushing with hasty steps the dews away, To meet the sun upon the upland lawn; "There at the foot of yonder nodding beech That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high, His... "
The rudiments of English grammar - Page 56
by T. Bowen - 1799
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...which, in the first manuscript, followed this stanza: Him have we seen the greenwood side along, ' There at the foot of yonder nodding beech, That wreaths its old fantastic roots so high, His listless length at noontide would he stretch, And pore upon the brook...
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The Speaker: Or Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1823 - 346 pages
...have we seen him at the peep, of dawn, " Brushing with basty steps the dew away, " To meet the sun upon the upland lawn. " There at the foot of yonder nodding beech, " That wreathes it's old fantastic roots so high, " His listless length at noontide would he stretch,. " And...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, a Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1823 - 372 pages
...Oft have we seen him at the peep of dawn, Brushing: with hasty steps, the dews away, To meet the sun upon the upland lawn. There at the foot of yonder nodding- beech, That vrcatlies its old fantastic roots so high, His listless length at noontide would he stretch, And pore...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 822 pages
...say, Oft have we seen him at the peep of dawn Brushing with hasty steps the dews away, To meet the sun from heaven first enraced? But whatao'er she was, she worthy was To be wreathes its old fantastic roots so high, His listless length at noontide would he stretch, And pore...
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The Poetical Works of Collins, Gray, and Beattie: With Lord Byron's English ...

William Collins, Thomas Gray, James Beattie, George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - English poetry - 1824 - 446 pages
...'Oft hare we seen him at the peep of dawn Brushing with hasty steps the dews away, To meet the sun upon the upland lawn. ' There at the foot of yonder nodding beech That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high, His listless length at noontide would he stretch, And pore...
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Sequel to the English Reader: Or, Elegant Selections in Prose and Poetry ...

Lindley Murray - Elocution - 1825 - 299 pages
...Oft have we seen him at the peep of dawn, Brushing, with hasty steps, the dews away, To meet the sun upon the upland lawn. There at the foot of yonder nodding beech, That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high, His listless length at noon-tide would he stretch, And pore...
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Elegant Extracts: Book V. Pindaric, Horatian, and other odes ; Book VI ...

English poetry - 1826
...' Oft have we seen him at the peep of dawn Brushing with hasty steps the dews away, To meet the sun upon the upland lawn. ' There at the foot of yonder nodding beech, That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high, His listless length at noon-tide would he stretch, And pore...
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The Poetical Works

Thomas Gray - Presses, Issues of - 1826 - 134 pages
..." Oft have we seen him at the peep of dawn Brushing with hasty steps the dews away To meet the sun upon the upland lawn, " There at the foot of yonder nodding beech, That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high, His listless length at noontide would he stretch, And pore...
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The Works of Thomas Gray, Esq

Thomas Gray, William Mason - Poetics - 1827 - 446 pages
..." Oft have we seen him at the peep of dawu Brushing with hasty steps the dews away To meet the sun upon the upland lawn. " There at the foot of yonder nodding beech That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high, His listless length at noontide would he stretch, And pore...
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Specimens of sacred and serious poetry, from Chaucer to the present day ...

John Johnstone - 1827
...have we seen him, at the peep of dawn, ' Brushing, with hasty steps, the dews away, ' To meet the sun upon the upland lawn. ' There, at the foot of yonder nodding beech, ' That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high, ' His listless length at noontide would he stretch, ' And...
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