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" WE watched her breathing through the night, Her breathing soft and low, As in her breast the wave of life Kept heaving to and fro. So silently we seemed to speak, So slowly moved about, As we had lent her half our powers To eke her living out. Our very... "
The Oxford and Cambridge review - Page 250
1846
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1861 - 332 pages
...watch'd her breathing thro' the night, Her breathing soft and low, As in her breast the wave of life But when the morn came dim and sad And chill with early showers, Her quiet eyelids closed—she had Another morn than ours. T. Hood ROSABELLE No haughty feat of arms I tell ; Soft is...
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The New Penny Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1

Great Britain - 1861
...seemed to speak So slowly moved about, As we had lent her half our powers, To cko her living out. Oar very hopes belied our fears ; Our fears our hopes belied : We thought her dying when sho slept, And sleeping when she died. For when the morn came dim and sad, And chill with early showers,...
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Folk Songs

John Williamson Palmer - Folk songs - 1861 - 466 pages
...her breast the wave of life Kept heaving to and fro. So silently we seemed to speak, So slowly moved about, As we had lent her half our powers To eke her living out. 175 AULD ROBIN GRAY. Our veiy hopes belied our fear?, Our fears our hopes belied ; We thought her dying...
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The St. James's Magazine, Volume 2

English literature - 1861
...left us. And the quietness of the " going out " was so intense, that we did not speak nor weep ! — " We thought her dying when she slept, And sleeping when she died !" I pass over another year. Nearly four years had passed since " our boy " had left us ; and we were...
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Proceedings and Addresses

Pennsylvania-German Society - Church music - 1903 - 108 pages
...her breast the wave of life Kept heaving to and fro. So silently we seemed to speak, So slowly moved about, As we had lent her half our powers To eke her being out. Our very hope belied our fears ; Our fears our hope belied : We thought her dying when she...
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Essays and Reviews

Library of America, Edgar Allan Poe, Gary Richard Thompson - Literary Collections - 1984 - 1544 pages
...her breast the wave of life Kept heaving to and fro. So silently we seemed to speak, So slowly moved about, As we had lent her half our powers To eke her being out. Our very hope belied our fears; Our fears our hope belied; We thought her dying when she...
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Destiny and Race: Selected Writings, 1840-1898

Alexander Crummell - History - 1992 - 306 pages
...her breast the wave of life Kept heaving to and fro. So silently we seemed to speak, So slowly moved about, As we had lent her half our powers To eke her...dying when she slept, And sleeping when she died. It is a terrible event, my brethren! The fruit of the distempered brain and the wild will of a reckless...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...Young, and so fair! (1. 1—8) BeLS; EBEV; EnRP; FaPoR; FPL; GTBS; GTBS-P; OBEV; WBLP The Death-Bed 3 eye. BeLS; BoTP; EnRP; FaBoBe; FaBV; FaFP; FaPON; FPL; GN; GoTS (1. 1 1-12) EnRP; GTBS; GTBS-P; NOBE; OBD; OBEV; OBNC Faithless Nelly Gray Ben Battle was a soldier...
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Heaven, Hell, and the Victorians

Michael Wheeler - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 279 pages
...she had Another morn than ours!18 The chiasmus at the heart of the poem, and of my present theme - 'We thought her dying when she slept, / And sleeping when she died' - is worked for from the opening line of the poem, where a gentle pressure is first applied to the...
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Civilization and Black Progress: Selected Writings of Alexander Crummell on ...

Alexander Crummell, Southern Texts Society - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 265 pages
...and fro. So silently we seemed to speak, So slowly moved about, As we had lent her half our powers Our very hopes belied our fears, Our fears our hopes...dying when she slept, And sleeping when she died.' It is a terrible event, my brethren! The fruit of the distempered brain and the wild will of a reckless...
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