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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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Irish Literature, Volume 3

Justin McCarthy, Maurice Francis Egan, Charles Welsh, Douglas Hyde, Lady Gregory, James Jeffrey Roche - English literature - 1904 - 4126 pages
...hills of ever- varying: 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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The Poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1905 - 741 pages
...women are the teachers. 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...than mine, And please, if anything could please. But fixed unalterable care Forgoes not what she feels within, Shows the same sadness everywhere, And slights...
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Lectures and Essays, Volume 1

Alfred Ainger - English literature - 1905
...of words and cadences, almost new of its kind in English verse — O happy shades ! to me unblest, Friendly to peace, but not to me ! How ill the scene...hurt than mine, And please, if anything could please. How perfect, how unimprovable,1 are these stanzas ! A single word of them could not be changed but...
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Poets' Country

Andrew Lang - English literature - 1907 - 363 pages
...poem is the record. 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, These alders quivering to the breeze, Might soothe a soul less hurt than mine, And please, if any thing...
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Poets' Country

Andrew Lang, John Churton Collins - English literature - 1907 - 363 pages
...poem is the record, 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...that offers rest, And heart that cannot rest, agree 1 This glassy stream, that spreading pine, These alders quivering to the breeze, Might soothe a soul...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1908 - 536 pages
...shades ! to me unblest ! Friendly to peace, but not to me ! How ill the scene rt"»* "fffri "*°fi This glassy stream, that spreading pine, Those alders...than mine, And please, if anything could please. But fixed unalterable Care Foregoes not what she feels within, Shows the same sadness everywhere, And slights...
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The Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics, with Notes

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1908 - 437 pages
...swiftly flies? Thought would destroy their paradise. cc THE SHRUBBERY O 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! 5 This glassy stream, that spreading pine, Those alders quivering to the breeze, Might soothe a soul...
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The Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics, with Notes

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1908 - 437 pages
...be wise. T. Gray cc THE SHRUBBERY O happy shades! to me unblest! Friendly to peace, but not to mel How ill the scene that offers rest, And heart that cannot rest, agree! 5 This glassy stream, that spreading pine, Those alders quivering to the breeze, Might soothe a soul...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 41, Page 2

Literature - 1910
...rougher sea, And whelmed in deeper gulfs than he. $22 THE SHRUBBERY O HAPPY shades! to me unblest! Friendly to peace, but not to me! How ill the scene...than mine, And please, if anything could please. But fixed unalterable Care Foregoes not what she feels within, Shows the same sadness everywhere, And slights...
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The Book of Georgian Verse

William Stanley Braithwaite - English poetry - 1909 - 1313 pages
...see, Have a being less durable even than he. W. Cow 253- The Shrubbery 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! 0 This glassy stream, that spreading pine, Those alders quivering to the breeze, Might soothe a soul...
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