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" ... mine, The aim of their existence was not mine ; My joys, my griefs, my passions, and my powers, Made me a stranger; though I wore the form, I had no sympathy with breathing flesh, Nor midst the creatures of clay that girded me Was there but one who... "
The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature - Page 625
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The Complete Works of Lord Byron, Including His Suppressed Poems ..., Volume 3

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1832
...breathing flesh, Nor midst the creatures of clay that girded me f^as there but one who — but of her anon. i said, with men, and with the thoughts of men, I...mountain's top. Where the birds dare not build, nor insects' wing Flit o'er the herbless granite ; or to plunge Into the torrent, and to roll along On...
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The Autobiography of John Galt, Volume 1

John Galt - Canada - 1833
...and my powers, Made me a stranger. Though I'wore the lorm, 1 had no sympathy with breathing fleslr My joy was in the wilderness— to breathe The difficult...birds dare not build, nor insect's wing Flit o'er the herdless granite ! or to plunge Into the torrent, and to roll along On the swift whirl of the new breaking...
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Letters on Natural Magic, Addressed to Sir Walter Scott

David Brewster - Magic - 1834 - 351 pages
...his pupil the conviction of his supernatural power, to carry him, under the injunction of silence, to breathe The difficult air of the iced mountain's...nor insect's wing Flit o'er the herbless granite, he would experience little difficulty in asserting his power over the elements, and still less in subsequently...
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Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Arctic Ocean, in 1833, 1834, and ...

Richard King - Arctic regions - 1836
...great whortle-berry, were searched for in vain. For a chosen ground it was indeed a barren spot, " Where the birds dare not build, nor insect's wing Flit o'er the herbless granite." Neither were the natives ignorant of the poverty of the place ; for no allurement, in the way of tobacco,...
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Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Arctic Ocean in 1833, 1834, and ...

Richard King - Arctic regions - 1836
...great whortle-berry, were searched for in vain. For a chosen ground it was indeed a barren spot, " Where the birds dare not build, nor insect's wing Flit o'er the herbless granite." Neither were the natives ignorant of the poverty of the place ; for no allurement, in the way of tobacco,...
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The complete works of lord Byron, repr. from the last London ed ..., Volume 1

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1837
...brc.itbing flesh, Nor 'midst the creatures of clay that girded me Was there but one who but of her anon. I said with men, and with the thoughts of men, I held...the wilderness, to breathe The difficult air of the ml mountain's top, Where the birds dare not build, nor insect's WD Flit o'er the herbless granite;...
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The History of Napoleon Buonaparte, Volume 1

John Gibson Lockhart - 1837
...chasms caked over with frost or snow-drift ; and breathing " The difficult air or the Iced mountain top, Where the birds dare not build, nor insect's wing Flit o'er the herbless granite."* The transport of the artillery and ammunition was the most difficult point; and to this, accordingly^...
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The History of Napoleon Buonaparte, Volume 1

John Gibson Lockhart - 1837 - 618 pages
...chasms caked over with frost or snow-drift ; and breathing "The difficult air of the Iced mountain top, Where the birds dare not build, nor insect's wing Flit o'er the herbiess granite."* The transport of the artillery and ammunition was the most difficult point; and...
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The Young Man's Book of Elegant Poetry: Comprising Selections from the Works ...

American poetry - 1838 - 320 pages
...breathing flesh, Nor 'midst the creatures of clay that girded me Was there but one who— but of her anon. I said, with men, and with the thoughts of men, I...difficult air of the iced mountain's top, Where the birx'.s dare not bitild, nor insect's wing Flit o'er the herbless granite ; or to plunge Into the torrent,...
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The Falls of Niagara: Or Tourist's Guide to this Wonder of Nature, Including ...

Samuel De Veaux - Canada - 1839 - 168 pages
...was not mine, — The aim of their existence was not mine : I had no sympathy with breathing flesh. My joy was in the wilderness, to breathe The difficult air of the mid mountain's top, Where the birds dare not build, nor insect's wing Flit o'er the lierbless granite;...
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