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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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A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose

Charles Mackay - English prose - 1872 - 534 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...singing birds, falling waters, human voices, and musical mstruments. Gladness grew in me upon the discovery of so delightful a scene. I wished for the wings...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 3

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1873
...covered with fruits and flowers, and interwoven with a thousand little shining scas that ran among thom. I could see persons dressed in glorious habits with garlands upon their heads, passing among thé trees, lying down by thé sides of fountains, or resting on beds of flowers ; and could hear a...
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Literature and Dogma: An Essay Towards a Better Apprehension of the Bible

Matthew Arnold - Apologetics - 1873 - 379 pages
...their heads, passing among the trees, lying down by the fountains, or resting on beds of flowers, amid a confused harmony of singing birds, falling waters, human voices, and musical instruments.' Or, even, with many, it is that of a kind of perfected middle-class home, with labour ended, the table...
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Readings in English literature, prose

English literature - 1874
...islands, that were covered with fruits and flowers, and interwoven with a thousand little shining streams that ran among them. I could see persons dressed in...sides of fountains, or resting on beds of flowers. Gladness grew in me at the scene. I wished for the wings of an eagle that I might fly away to these...
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History of English Literature, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1874
...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...heads, passing among the trees, lying down by the sides oJ the fountains, or resting on bed* of flowers ; and could hear a confused harmony of singing birds,...
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Selections from Addison's Papers Contributed to the Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1875 - 528 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...passing among the trees, lying down by the sides of the fountains, or resting on beds of flowers; and could hear a confused harmony of singing birds, falling...
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Selections from Addison's papers contributed to the Spectator, ed. by T. Arnold

Joseph Addison - 1875
...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...passing among the trees, lying down by the sides of the fountains, or resting on beds of flowers ; and could hear a confused harmony of singing birds,...
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Exercises in English composition

Robert Skakel Knight - 1876
...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 at the discovery...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed ..., Volume 3; Volume 79

Cassell, ltd - 1876
...innumerable Islands, that were ' covered with Fruits and Flowers, and interwoven with a ' thousand little st my leg and use of my hand on board a king's ship, and not a privateer, I should have been entitled 1 their Heads, passing among the Trees, lying down by the 1 Side of Fountains, or resting on Beds of...
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Living Thoughts in Words that Burn, from Poet, Sage and Humorist

Charles F. Beezley - Literature - 1891 - 382 pages
...interwoven with a thousand little shining seas that ran among them. I could see persons dressed ;n glorious habits, with garlands upon their heads, passing...human voices, and musical instruments. Gladness grew ii» me at the discovery of so delightful a scene. I wished for the wings of an eagle, that I miiiht...
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