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" OH, happy shades — to me unblest ! Friendly to peace, but not to me ! How ill the scene that offers rest, And heart that cannot rest, agree ! This glassy stream, that spreading pine, Those alders, quivering to the breeze, Might soothe a soul less hurt... "
The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical, ecclesiastical ... - Page 199
1853
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: With a Memoir, Volume 1

William Cowper - English poetry - 1854
...to peace, but not to me ! How ill the scene that offers rest, And heart, that cannot rest, agree I This glassy stream, that spreading pine, Those alders...soothe a soul less hurt than mine. And please, if any thing could please. But fix'd unalterable care, Foregoes not what she feels within, Shows the same...
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The Journal of Thomas Moore, Volume 1

Thomas Moore, Barbara Bartholomew, Joy L. Linsley - Biography & Autobiography - 1983 - 2701 pages
...which I had myself forgot, but which is touching beyond any thing— Oh happy shades, to me unblest Friendly to peace, but not to me! How ill the scene...breeze, Might soothe a soul, less hurt than mine, And please—if any-thing could please—&c. &C. 3 7th [Thursday]—Was to have dined with Macdonald—desperate...
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William Cowper: Selected Poems

William Cowper - Poetry - 2003 - 119 pages
...above ground. THE SHRUBBERY (1773) Written in a Time of Affliction Oh, happy shades— to me unblest! Friendly to peace, but not to me! How ill the scene...This glassy stream, that spreading pine, Those alders quiv'ring to the breeze. Might sooth a soul less hurt than mine, And please, if any thing could please....
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William Cowper: Religion, Satire, Society

Conrad Brunstrom, Conrad Brunström - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 207 pages
...Those alders quiv'ring to the breeze, Might sooth a soul less hurt than mine, And please, if any thing could please. But fix'd unalterable care Foregoes not what she feels within, Shows the same sadness ev'ry where, And slights the season and the scene. ("The Shrubbery," 5-12) Although Nature is unable...
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