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" I LOVE the old melodious lays Which softly melt the ages through, The songs of Spenser's golden days, Arcadian Sidney's silvery phrase, Sprinkling our noon of time with freshest morning dew. "
Poems: By John G. Whittier, Illus. by H. Billing - Page i
by John Greenleaf Whittier - 1855 - 396 pages
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 33

American periodicals - 1849
...number of ' Miscellaneous' lyrics. Mr. WHITTIER introduces his volume -with this modest and felicitous ' Proem :' * I LOVE the old melodious lays Which softly...quiet hours To breathe their marvellous notes I try ; 1 feel them, as the leaves and flowers In silence feel the dewy showers, And drink with glad still...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 20

1849
...one misht be proud to have written, and which my one will surely be pleased to read. ' PROEM. I lore the old melodious lays Which softly melt the ages...freshest morning dew. Yet, vainly in my quiet hours To brealhe their marvellous notes I try ; I feel them, as the leaves and flowers In silence feel the dewy...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 33

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - American periodicals - 1849
...melodious laye Which softly melt the ages through, The Bonys of SPENSER'S golden days, Arcudiim HIDNEV'S silvery phra.se. Sprinkling our noon of time with freshest morning dew. ' Yet vainly in my quirt hours To brent ho their marvellous notée I try; I feel them, ae the leaves and flowers ' In...
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The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 1

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1861
...as the writer would have chosen at any subsequent period. JGW AMESBURY, iSth, 3d Mo., 1857. PROEM. 1 LOVE the old melodious lays Which softly melt the...freshest morning dew. Yet, vainly in my quiet hours To hreathe their marvellous notes I try ; I feel them, as the leaves and flowers In silence feel the dewy...
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The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier ...

John Greenleaf Whittier - American poetry - 1864
...not such as the writer would have chosen at any subsequent period. JGW AMESBURY, i8th, 3d Mo., 1857. PROEM. I LOVE the old melodious lays Which softly...Sprinkling our noon of time with freshest morning daw. Yet, vainly in my quiet hours To breathe their marvellous notes I try; I feel them, as the leaves...
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The Living Age, Volume 20

1849
...stanzas, which any one might be proud to have written, and which ID; one will surely be pleased to read. ' PROEM. I love the old melodious lays Which softly...time with freshest morning dew. Yet, vainly in my qniet hours To breathe their marvellous notes I try ; 1 feel them, as the leaves and t'owcrs In silence...
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Festival of Song: A Series of Evenings with the Poets

Frederick Saunders - American poetry - 1866 - 376 pages
...Heaven ! As the key-note of Whittier's poetry, we might take his own quaint and beautiful lines : — I love the old melodious lays Which softly melt the...ages through, The songs of Spenser's golden days, Arcadia Sidney's silver phrase, Sprinkling o'er the noon of Time with freshest morning dew. Whittier's...
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER

1868
...to say that its subject is not such as the writer would have chosen at any subsequent period. j. aw PROEM. I LOVE the old melodious lays Which softly...phrase, Sprinkling our noon of time with freshest ifccrning dew. Yet, vainly in my quiet hours To breathe their marvellous notes I try; I feel them,...
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THE POETICAL WORKS JOHN GREENLEAF WHITIER

- 1869
...necessary to say that its subjeft is not such as the writer would have chosen at an ' sequent period. JG W PROEM. I LOVE the old melodious lays Which softly melt the ages through, Arcadian Sidney's silvery phrase, Sprinkling our noon of time with freshest morning dew. The songs...
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The Complete Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1873 - 395 pages
...not such as the writer would have chosen at any subsequent period. JGW AMEsnmor, IStliSd mo., 1857. PROEM. I LOVE the old melodious lays Which softly...melt the ages through, The songs of Spenser's golden daya, Arcadian Sidney's silvery phrase, Sprinkling our noon of time with freshest morning dew. Yet,...
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