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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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Poems. With an introductory essay by J. Montgomery

William Cowper - 1826
...he felt it. THE SHRUBBERY. •WRITTEN IN A. TIME OF AFFLICTION. OH, happy shades — to me unblest ! Friendly to peace, but not to me ! How ill the scene...pine, Those alders quivering to the breeze, Might sooth a soul less hurt than mine, And please, if any thing could please. But fixed unalterable Care...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - English poetry - 1826
...A TIKE OF j F M.lCTt"". I. OH happy mhades — to me unblest ! Friendly to peace, but not to Tie ' How ill the scene, that offers rest, And heart that cannot rest, agns ! This glassy stream, that spreading pine Those alders quiv'ring to the breeze , Might sooth a...
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The Poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1828 - 427 pages
...show'd he felt it. THE SHRUBBERY. WRITTEN IN A TIME OF AFFLICTION. On, happy slmdes- 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 anything could please....
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Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland

Thomas Crofton Croker - Fairy tales - 1828 - 326 pages
...varying • ChUdren. I hues, might, with its magic beauty, charm all sadness but despair; for alas, " How ill the scene that offers rest And heart that cannot rest agree !" Yet Bill Doody was not so desolate as he supposed ; there was one listening to him he little thought...
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Moral and Sacred Poetry

Thomas Willcocks - 1829 - 296 pages
...you, a while, they glide Into the grave. THE SHRUBBERY. UOWPBR. OH, happy shades — to me unblest ! Friendly to peace, but not to me ! How ill the scene that offers rest, And heart, that caunot rest, agree ! This glassy stream, that spreading pine, Those alders quivering to the breeze,...
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The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism ..., Volume 2

Great Britain - 1829
...phantasy, it would only be necessary to graut the wish ; for we are then quickly made to feel — ' How ill the scene that offers rest, And heart that cannot rest, agree.' The feeling was but of a moment ; and when I looked forward, 1 was ready to exclaim, ' No ; 1 would...
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Moral and sacred poetry, selected by T. Willcocks and T. Horton

Moral and sacred poetry - 1829
...Into the grave. THE SHRUBBERY. COWPER. OH, happy shades — to me tmhlest ! Friendly to peace, hut not to me ! How ill the scene that offers rest, And heart, that caanot rest, agree ' This glassy stream, that spreading pine, Thuse alders qoivering to the hreeze,...
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Four Years in Southern Africa

Cowper Rose - Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) - 1829 - 308 pages
...the phantasy, it would only be necessary to grant the wish ; for we are then quickly made to feel, " How ill the scene that offers rest, And heart that cannot rest, agree." The feeling was but of a moment ; and when I looked forward, I was ready to exclaim, " No, I would...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1830
...show'd he felt it. THE SHRUBBERY. WRITTEN IN A TIME OF AFFLICTION. OH, happy shades — to me unblest! Friendly to peace, but not to me ! How ill the scene...soothe a soul less hurt than mine, And please, if any thing could please. But fix'd unalterable care Forgoes not what she feels within, Shows the same...
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The Principles of English Composition: Illustrated by Examples with Critical ...

David Booth - English language - 1831 - 351 pages
...syllables to the shorter lines, the whole are of equal length : Oh, happy shades, — to me unbless'd, Friendly to peace but not to me ! How ill the scene...that offers rest, And heart that cannot rest agree ! That glassy stream, — this spreading pine ; — Those alders quivering to the breeze, Might soothe...
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