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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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British Poets of the Nineteenth Century, Part 2

Curtis Hidden Page - English poetry - 1910 - 935 pages
...'t is where the ice appears. Though wit may flash from fluent lips, and mirth distract the breust. ; T is but as ivy-leaves around the ruin'd turret wreath, All green and wildly fresh without, but worn...
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Century Types of English Literature Chronologically Arranged

George William McClelland - English Literature (selections: Extracts, Etc.) - 1925 - 1144 pages
...frozen o'er the fountain of our tears, And though the eye may sparkle still, 'tis where the ice appears. and ruined Oh, could I feel as I have felt,—or be what I have been, Or weep as I could once have wept,...
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Century Types of English Literature Chronologically Arranged

George William McClelland - English Literature (selections: Extracts, Etc.) - 1925 - 1144 pages
...midnight hours that yield no more their former hope of rest; 'Tis but as ivy-leaves around the ruined et, 7elt in the blood, and felt along the heart; And passing even into my pur 633 Oh, could I feel as I have felt, — or be what I have been, Or weep as I could once have wept,...
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English Romantic Poets: Modern Essays in Criticism

M. H. Abrams - Literary Criticism - 1975 - 496 pages
...indeed, this immortal velocity of Byron's causes a comic incongruity between his movement and his matter: Though wit may flash from fluent lips, and mirth distract...former hope of rest; 'Tis but as ivy-leaves around the min'd turret wreath, All green and wildly fresh without, all worn and grey beneath. And a poem like...
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The Works of Lord Byron: With an Introduction and Bibliography

George Gordon Byron - Poetry - 1994 - 860 pages
...frozen o'er the fountain of oar tears, And though the eye may sparkle still, 'tis where the ice appears. s ; bu boors that yield no more their former hope of rest ; "Fis bat as ivy-leaves around the ruin'd turret...
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Numbers in the Bible: God's Design in Biblical Numerology

Robert Johnston - Religion - 112 pages
...embedded in the human heart. Byron portrays it in these lines: "Though wit may flash from fluent lip, and mirth distract the breast, Through midnight hours...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!" Contrast this...
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The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems

Frances Mayes - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 494 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, All green and wildly fresh without, but worn and grey beneath. Oh could I feel...
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Living Forms: Romantics and the Monumental Figure

Bruce Haley - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 307 pages
...soul," wishing he could "weep as I could once have wept, o'er many a vanished scene," his words are "but as ivyleaves around the ruin'd turret wreath,/...wildly fresh without, but worn and grey beneath." Mourner and mourned, he becomes his own monument. FIGURE 9. Richard Westmacott. Monument to Robert...
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