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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 Golden Treasury: Selected from the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1912 - 466 pages
...o'er the fountain of our tears, And though the eye may sparkle still, 't is where the ice appears. 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 ruin'd turret wreathe, 15 All green and wildly fresh without,...
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The Golden Treasury, Book 4

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1914 - 251 pages
...frozen o'er the fountain of our tears, And though the eye may sparkle still, 'tis where the ice appears. Through midnight hours that yield no more their former...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 Crime of Silence

Orison Swett Marden - Sex instruction - 1915 - 328 pages
...the empty chambers of his soul. Such a man might well exclaim with the gifted "poet of remorse," — 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 ruined turret wreathe, IA11 green and wildly fresh without, but worn and gray...
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English Prose and Verse from Beowulf to Stevenson

Henry Spackman Pancoast - English literature - 1915 - 816 pages
...o'er the fountain of our tears, And though the eye may sparkle still, 'tis where the ice appears. IV He spoke, and speaking, in proud triumph spread The...head. 140 But Umbriel, hateful gnome! forbears not ivy leaves around the ruin'd turret wreath, 15 All green and wildly fresh without, but worn and gray...
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The Leading English Poets from Chaucer to Browning

Lucius Hudson Holt - English poetry - 1915 - 918 pages
...o'er the fountain of our tears, And though the eye may sparkle still, 't is where the ice appears. , hear me yet before I die. I wish that somewhere...fragments tumbled from the glens, Or the dry thickets, I T is but as ivy-leaves around the ruin'd turret wreath, All green and wildly fresh without, but worn...
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English Poetry and Prose of the Romantic Movement

George Benjamin Woods - LITERARY COLLECTIONS - 1916 - 1432 pages
...o 'er the fountain of our tears, And though the eye may sparkle still, 'tis where the ice appears. oach; yet, doctor,1 not too near, This grave no cushion is for thee. Or art thou one ; 15 'Tis but as ivy-leaves around the ruin'd turret wreath, All green and wildly fresh without, but...
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The Home Book of Verse, American and English, 1580-1918, Volume 1

American poetry - 1918 - 4009 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, .Ml green and wildly fresh without, but worn and gray beneath. Oh could I feel...
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English Poetry of the Nineteenth Century: A Connected Representation of ...

George Roy Elliott, Norman Foerster - English poetry - 1923 - 825 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 wreath, 15 All green and wildly fresh without, but worn and grey beneath. Oh could I...
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The Oral Study of Literature

Algernon de Vivier Tassin - English literature - 1923 - 431 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...hours that yield no more their former hope of rest; 'T is but as ivy-leaves around the ruin'd turret wreathe, All green and wildly fresh without, but worn...
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British Poets of the Nineteenth Century: Poems by Wordsworth, Coleridge ...

Curtis Hidden Page - English poetry - 1924 - 458 pages
...frozen o'er the fountain of our tears, Ami 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 ruinM turret wreath, All green and wildly fresh without, but worn and gray beneath. Oh could I feel...
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