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" Then the mortal coldness of the soul like death itself comes down ; It cannot feel for others' woes, it dare not dream its own ; That heavy chill has frozen o'er the fountain of our tears, And though the eye may sparkle still, 'tis where the ice appears. "
The woman of genius [by mrs. Ross]. - Page 197
by mrs. Ross - 1821
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The Book of Georgian Verse

William Stanley Braithwaite - English poetry - 1909 - 1313 pages
...frozen o'er the fountain of our tears, And though the eye may sparkle still, 'tis where the ice appears. Though wit may flash from fluent lips, and mirth distract...wreath, All green and wildly fresh without, but worn and gray beneath. Oh could I feel as I have felt, — or be what I have been, Or weep as I could once have...
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Narrative and Lyric Poems: For Students

Samuel Swayze Seward - American poetry - 1909 - 512 pages
...frozen o'er the fountain of our tears, And though the eye may sparkle still, 'tis where the ice appears. Though wit may flash from fluent lips, and mirth distract...rest; 'Tis but as ivy-leaves around the ruin'd turret wreathe, All green and wildly fresh without, but worn and gray beneath. Oh could I feel as I have felt,...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 41, Page 2

Literature - 1910
...frozen o'er the fountain of our tears, And though the eye may sparkle still, 'tis where the ice appears. Though wit may flash from fluent lips, and mirth distract...rest; Tis but as ivy-leaves around the ruin'd turret wreathe, All green and wildly fresh without, but worn and gray beneath. O could I feel as I have felt,...
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The Pageant of English Poetry

Robert Maynard Leonard - English poetry - 1909 - 606 pages
...frozen o'er the fountain of our tears, And though the eye may sparkle still, 'tis where the ice appears. Though wit may flash from fluent lips, and mirth distract...former hope of rest ; 'Tis but as ivy-leaves around the ruined turret wreathe, All green and wildly fresh without, but worn and grey beneath. O could I feel...
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English Poetry: Volume 2, Volume 3

English poetry - 1910
...frozen o'er the fountain of our tears, And though the eye may sparkle still, 'tis where the ice appears. Though wit may flash from fluent lips, and mirth distract...rest; 'Tis but as ivy-leaves around the ruin'd turret wreathe, All green and wildly fresh without, but worn and gray beneath. O could I feel as I have felt,...
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British Poets of the Nineteenth Century: Poems by Wordsworth, Coleridge ...

Curtis Hidden Page - English poetry - 1910 - 935 pages
...o'er the fountain of our tears, And though the eye may sparkle still, 't is where the ice appears. Hidden Page ; T is but as ivy-leaves around the ruin'd turret wreath, All green and wildly fresh without, but worn...
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The Vista of English Verse

English poetry - 1911 - 654 pages
...o'er the fountain of our tears, And though the eye may sparkle still, 'tis where the ice appears. IV. Though wit may flash from fluent lips, and mirth distract...yield no more their former hope of rest; 'Tis but as ivy leaves around the ruin'd turret wreath, All green and wildly fresh without, but worn and gray beneath....
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Selections from Byron: Childe Harold, Canto IV, The Prisoner of Chillon ...

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1911 - 185 pages
...o'er the fountain of our tears, And though the eye may sparkle still, 't is where the ice appears. IV Though wit may flash from fluent lips, and mirth distract...hours that yield no more their former hope of rest ; 'T is but as ivy- leaves around the ruined turret wreath, All green and wildly fresh without, but...
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The Home Book of Verse, American and English, 1580-1912, Volume 1, Pages 1-456

American poetry - 1915 - 3742 pages
...frozen o'er the fountain of our tears, And though the eye may sparkle still, 'tis where the ice appears. Though wit may flash from fluent lips, and mirth distract...former hope of rest; 'Tis but as ivy-leaves around the ruined turret wreathe, All green and wildly fresh without, but worn and gray beneath. Oh could I feel...
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Joyful Memories

Poetry - 1912 - 64 pages
...frozen o'er the fountain of our tears. And though the eye may sparkle still, 'tis where the ice appears. Though wit may flash from fluent lips, and mirth distract...yield no more their former hope of rest; 'Tis but as ivy leaves around the ruin'd turret wreathe, All green and wildly fresh without, but worn and gray...
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