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" I could see persons dressed in glorious habits, with garlands upon their heads, passing among the trees, lying down by the sides of fountains, or resting on beds of flowers ; and could hear a confused harmony of singing birds, falling waters, human voices,... "
The Spectator, with Illustrative Notes: To which are Prefixed, the Lives of ... - Page 169
1794
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Wisdom, Wit, and Allegory. Selected from "The Spectator"

Joseph Addison, P.P. - London. - Spectator, 1711-14 - 1864 - 318 pages
...innumerable islands, that were covered with fruits and flowers, and interwoven with a thousand little shining seas that ran among them. I could see persons...of flowers ; and could hear a confused harmony of singing-birds, falling waters, human voices, and musical instruments. Gladness grew in me upon the...
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THE WORKS OF JOSEPH ADDISON

1864
...innumerable islands, that were covered with fruits and flowers, and interwoven with a thousand little shining seas that ran among them. I could see persons...resting on beds of flowers; and could hear a confused harmonv of singing birds, falling waters, human voices, and musical instruments. Gladness grew in me...
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Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, sir William Smith - 1864
...innumerable islands, that were covered with fruits and flowers, and interwoven with a thousand little shining seas that ran among them. I could see persons...sides of fountains, or resting on beds of flowers. Gladness grew in me at the discovery of so delightful a scene. I wished for the wings of an eagle,...
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Chambers's readings in English prose ... 1558 to 1860

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1865
...innumerable islands that were covered with fruits and flowers, and interwoven with a thousand little shining seas that ran among them. I could see persons...beds of flowers, and could hear a confused harmony of singing-birds, falling waters, human voices, and musical instruments. Gladness grew in me upon the...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 3

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1866
...innumerable islands, that were covered with fruits and flowers, and interwoven with a thousand little shining seas that ran among them. I could see persons...upon their heads, passing among the trees, lying down hy (he sides of fountains, or vesting on beds of flowers; and could hear a confused harmony of singing...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 3

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1866
...innumerable islands, that were covered with fruits and flowers, and interwoven with a thousand little shining seas that ran among them. I could see persons...garlands upon their heads, passing among the trees, lying downhy the sides of fountains, or resting on beds of flowers; and could hear a confused harmony of...
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The progressive English grammar. [With] Key

Walter Scott Dalgleish - 1866
...years in as many minutes. 9. They got him up to his room without help and laid him down on his bed. 10. I could see persons dressed in glorious habits, with...among the trees, lying down by the sides of fountains, resting on beds of flowers. 11. I gazed with inexpressible pleasure on those happy islands. 12. I saw...
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Outlines of English grammar and analysis. [With] Key

Walter Scott Dalgleish - 1867
...years in as many minutes. 9. They got him up to his room without help and laid him down on his bed. 10. I could see persons dressed in glorious habits, with...among the trees, lying down by the sides of fountains, resting on beds of flowers. 11. I gazed with inexpressible pleasure on those happy islands. 12. I saw...
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Choice Specimens of English Literature: Selected from the Chief English ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith - English literature - 1869 - 477 pages
...innumerable islands, that were covered with fruits and Hovers, and interwoven with a thousand little shining seas that ran among them. I could see persons...sides of fountains, or resting on beds of flowers. Gladness grew in me at the discovery of so delightful a scene. I wished for the wings of an eagle,...
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Smaller specimens of English literature, with notes. Ed. by W. Smith

sir William Smith - 1869
...innumerable islands, that were covered with fruits and flowers, and interwoven with a thousand little shining seas that ran among them. I could see persons...sides of fountains, or resting on beds of flowers. Gladness grew in me at the discovery of so delightful a scene. I wished for the wings of an eagle,...
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