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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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Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, Volume 1

William Howitt - Literary landmarks - 1856
...saddest 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, And heart, that can not rest, agree." There, too, in the valley, but where it has freed itself from the wood, is the...
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THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF WILLIAM COWPER, ESQ.,

REV. H. STEBBING A.M. - 1856
...heart that cannot rest, agree J This glassy 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 fix'd unalterable Care Foregoes not what she feels within, Shews the same...
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The Youth's magazine, or Evangelical miscellany, Volume 10

1857
...following stanza too plainly shows — This glassy stream, that spreading pine, Those alders quivering in the breeze, Might soothe a soul less hurt than mine, And please, if anything could please. But in the name Alderminster there is no allusion to the Alder : the word signifies " The old monastery."...
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Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets

William Howitt - Literary landmarks - 1857 - 706 pages
...guiltless heart, beginning, — " Oh, happy shades, to me unblest ! Friendly to peace, but not to me I How ill the scene that offers rest, And heart, that cannot rest, agree ! " There, too, in the valley, but where it has freed itself from the wood, is the rustic bridge, equally...
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The countess of Bonneval; her life and letters, Volume 2

lady Georgiana Charlotte Fullerton - 1858
...Caesar's self excepted, The world yields not his equal." MASSINQEB. " Oh, happy shades, to me nnblest, Friendly to peace, but not to me! How ill the scene that affords rest And hearts that cannot rest agree! For fixed unutterable care Foregoes not what she feels...
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The Poems of William Cowper ...

William Cowper - 1860 - 491 pages
...showed he felt it. THE SHRUBBERY. WRITTEN IN A TIME OP AFFLICT1OH. OH, happy shades — to me unblest Friendly to peace, but not to me. How ill the scene...spreading pine, Those alders quivering to the breeze, But fixed unalterable Care Foregoes not what she feels within, Shows the same sadness every where,...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1863 - 378 pages
...and is abhorr'd." 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...anything could please. But fix'd unalterable care, Forgoes not what she feels within, Shews the same sadness every where, And slights the season and the...
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A Study of English and American Poets: A Laboratory Method

John Scott Clark - American poetry - 1900 - 859 pages
...others go, But find no comfort there." — The Contrite Heart. " Oh, happy shades ! to me unblest, Friendly to peace but not to me ; How ill the scene...anything could please. But fix'd unalterable Care Forgoes not what she feels within, Shows the same sadness everywhere, And slights the season and the...
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The task, and minor poems [ed.] by E. Lee

William Cowper - 1900
...even than he.1 20 THE SHRUBBERY. WRITTEN IN A TIME OF AFFLICTION. O HAPPY shades ! to me unblest ! Friendly to peace, but not to me ! How ill the scene...rest, agree ! This glassy stream, that spreading pine, 5 Those alders quivering to the breeze, Might soothe a soul less hurt than mine, And please, if anything...
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Palgrave's Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1903
...know their fate, 96 'Tis folly to be wise. 100 49. cc. THE SHRUBBERY O happy shades ! to me unblest! Friendly to peace, but not to me ! How ill the scene that offers rest, A nd heart that cannot rest, agree ! This glassy stream, that spreading pine, 5 Those alders quivering...
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