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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

William Cowper - 1841 - 423 pages
...show'd he felt it. THE SHRUBBERY. WRITTEN IN A TIME OF AFFLICTION. OB, happy shades— to me unbless'd! Friendly to peace, but not to me ! How ill the scene...stream, that spreading pine, Those alders quivering in the breeze, Might soothe a soul less hurt than mine, And please, if any thing could please. But...
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Poems. With a Biographical and Critical Introduction by the Rev ..., Volume 1

William Cowper - English poetry - 1841
...agree ! This glassy stream, that spreading pine, Those alders quivering to the breeze, Might sooth a soul less hurt than mine, And please, if anything...not what she feels within ; Shows the same sadness every where, And slights the season and the scene. For all that pleased in wood or lawn, While Peace...
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The Methodist Quarterly Review, Volume 29

Methodist Church - 1847
...often, with hues of saddest melancholy, as in the poem beginning — " O ! happy shades, to me unblest ! Friendly to peace, but not to me ! How ill the scene...offers rest, And heart, that cannot rest, agree." The incidents of his life are familiar, and his fame, as a painter of nature, and as a poet inspiring...
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Arundines Cami; sive, Musarum Cantabrigiensium lusus canori, collegit atque ...

Cam river - 1841
...momordit, Post ea non ullo Marte notandus erit. B. THE SHRUBBERY. 0н! happy shades — to me unblest! Friendly to peace, but not to me! How ill the scene that offers rest, And hearts that cannot rest, agree! This glassy stream, that spreading pine, Those alders quivering to...
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The Churchman; a monthly magazine in defence of the venerable ..., Volume 8

1843
...us delight." "I know they are (replied Gervase), but know you not these •words of the poet : — " This glassy stream— that spreading pine, Those alders...to the breeze, Might soothe a soul less hurt than mint-, And please if anything could please ; " But fix'd unalterable care, Foregoes not what she feels...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1843
...Those alders quivering to the breeze, Might 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 sadness every where, And slights the season and the scene. For all that pleased in wood or lawn, While peace...
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Proceedings, Volume 38

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1884
...avenues of Weston Park are referred to in the touching lines : — " 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 ! " Eilwick Copse, about a mile north of Weston Park, is the scene of the " Needless Alarm " : —...
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The Village Paupers and Other Poems

George Williams Fulcher - Poor laws - 1845 - 200 pages
...friendship's coward fears ; In anguish from that gaze he turn'd, And wept reflection's bitter tears. SPRING. "How ill the scene that offers rest, And heart that cannot rest, agree.*1 In vain does balmy breathing Spring, Smile on my path, and round me fling Visions of beauty,...
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Poems, with a memoir of the author

William Cowper - 1847
...felt it. I9I THE SHRUBBERY. wRITTEN IN A TIME OP AFFLICTION. OH, happy shades — to me unbless'd ! Friendly to peace but not to me ! How ill the scene...unalterable Care Foregoes not what she feels within, Shews the same sadness every where, And slights the season and the scene. For all that pleased in wood...
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Homes and haunts of the most eminent British poets, Volume 1

William Howitt - 1847
...melancholy which ever oppressed a guiltless heart, beginning,— "Oh, happy shades, to me unblest ! Friendly to peace, but not to me ! How ill the scene that offers rest, Aud heart, that cannot rest, agree." There, too, in the valley, but where it has freed itself from...
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