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" Trails her plain ditty in one long-spun note, Through the sleek passage of her open throat, A clear unwrinkled song ; then doth she... "
Steps to the Temple: Delights of the Muses, and Other Poems - Page 123
by Richard Crashaw - 1904 - 401 pages
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Conversations on Some of the Old Poets

James Russell Lowell - English poetry - 1893 - 294 pages
...the lutanist has played a strain, the nightingale answers. "She measures every measure, everywhere Meets art with art ; sometimes, as if in doubt Not perfect yet, and fearing to be out, Wails her plain ditty in one long-spun note, Through the sleek passage of her open throat, A clear,...
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English Poems, Volumes 1-2

Richard Crashaw - Poets, English - 1900
...quick returning skips And snatches this again, and pauses there. She measures every measure, everywhere Meets art with art ; sometimes, as if in doubt, Not perfect yet, and fearing to be out, Trails her plain ditty in one long-spun note, Through the sleek passage of her open throat, A clear...
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English Poems, Volumes 1-2

Richard Crashaw - Poets, English - 1900 - 290 pages
...snatches this again, and pauses there. I She measures every measure, everywhere • fleets art with_ajt ; sometimes, as if in doubt, Not perfect yet, and fearing to be out, Trails her plain ditty in one long-spun note, Through the sleek passage of her open throat, y A clear>urLffrinklea...
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The English Poems of Richard Crashaw

Richard Crashaw - 1901 - 284 pages
...quick returning skips And snatches this again, and pauses there. She measures every measure, everywhere Meets art with art ; sometimes, as if in doubt, Not perfect yet, and fearing to be out, Trails her plain ditty in one long-spun note, Through the sleek passage of her open throat, A clear...
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Steps to the Temple: Delights of the Muses, and Other Poems

Richard Crashaw - English poetry - 1904 - 446 pages
...Notes ; to let him know By that shrill taste, she could do something too. His nimble hands instindt then taught each string A capring cheerefullnesse...Meets art with art ; sometimes as if in doubt, Not perfedt yet, and fearing to be out, Trayles her plaine Ditty in one long-spun note, Through the sleeke...
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Steps to the Temple: Delights of the Muses, and Other Poems

Richard Crashaw - English poetry - 1904 - 442 pages
...negligently rash He throwes his Arme, and with a long drawne dash Blends all together ; then distinctly tripps From this to that ; then quicke returning skipps...Meets art with art ; sometimes as if in doubt, Not perfeft yet, and fearing to be out, Trayles her plaine Ditty in one long-spun note, Through the sleeke...
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The Flower of the Mind: A Choice Among the Best Poems

Alice Meynell - English poetry - 1904 - 347 pages
...returning, skips And snatches this again, and pauses there. She measures every measure, everywhere Meets art with art ; sometimes, as if in doubt — Not perfect yet, and fearing to be out — Trails her plain ditty in one long-spun note Through the sleek passage of her open throat : A clear...
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More Pages from the Day-book of Bethia Hardacre

Ella Fuller Maitland - English literature - 1907 - 249 pages
...whatever mood His curious fingers lent, her voice made good : She measures every measure, everywhere Meets art with art, sometimes as if in doubt Not perfect yet, and fearing to be out, Trails her plain ditty in one long-spun note. • • • • * • . . . He amazed That from so small...
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Richard Crashaw

Thomas F. Healy - English poetry - 1986 - 161 pages
...negligently rash He throwes his Arme, and with a long drawne dash Blends all together; then distinctly tripps From this to that; then quicke returning skipps And snatches this againe, and pauses there. (11.27-33). Strada also demonstrates an ability to write a smoothly drawn...
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