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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 Alps, Switzerland, and the North of Italy

Charles Williams - Alps, Italian (Italy) - 1854 - 633 pages
...caked over with frost or snow-drift, and breathing— '• The diffieult air of the iced-iuountain top, Where the birds dare not build, nor insect's wing Flit o'er the herbless granite." The most difficult task was the transport of the artillery and ammunition, and this was personally...
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The Alps, Switzerland and the North of Italy: With Numerous Engravings

Charles Williams - Alps - 1854 - 633 pages
...chasms caked over with frost or snow-drift, and breathing — " The difficult air of the iccd-mumituin top, Where the birds dare not build, nor insect's wing Flit o'er the lierbless granite.'1 The most difficult task was the transport of the artillery and ammunition, and...
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Wandering Among the High Alps

Alfred Wills - Alps - 1856 - 384 pages
....WANDERINGS \ THE HIGH ALPS. •V BY ALFRED WILLS, 07 I lit HIDDLK TEMPLE, BARBISTIX-AT-LAW. My joy W&B in the wilderness- to breathe The difficult air of...birds dare not build, nor insect's wing Flit o'er the herbkss granite. LONDON: KICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET. in ©xWnatj) to M.DCCC.LVI. - LONDON:...
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The British Friend, Volume 14, Issue 2

Society of Friends - 1856
...jealous. Oil the morning in which the tragical occurence had taken place, an Alpine hunter " Whoso joy was in the wilderness — to breathe The difficult air of the iced mountain's to]i," had been watching near an eagle's seat, in the hope of shooting the bird upon her return to...
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The Little gleaner, Volumes 6-8

Septimus Sears - 1859
...On the morning in which this tragical occurrence had taken place, an Alpine hunter " Whose joy wan in the wilderness — to breathe The difficult air of the iced mountain's top." had been watching near an eagle's seat in the hope of shooting the bird upon her return to her nest....
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Wanderings Among the High Alps

Alfred Wills - Alps - 1858 - 426 pages
..... : I 60002401 4M A1IONG THE HIGH ALPS. xx ALFRED WILLS, OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BA.HUISTEB-AT-LAW. My joy was in the wilderness, to breathe The difficult...nor insect's wing Flit o'er the herbless granite. Ztconts SEWtum, REVISED, WITH ADDITIONS. LONDON : RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET. in ©tiDinancjj...
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The poetical works of lord Byron, with life

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1859 - 576 pages
...breathing flesh, Nor midst the creatures of elay that girded me Was 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 inseet's wing Flit o'er the herbless granite ; or to plunge Into the torrent, and to roll along On...
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A Journal Kept in Turkey and Greece in the Autumn of 1857, and the Beginning ...

Nassau William Senior - Eastern question (Balkan). - 1859 - 372 pages
...surveying the varicd and active life of this eloquent and aged philosopher, we find a youth whose ioy was in the wilderness, to breathe The difficult air...birds dare not build, nor insect's wing Flit o'er the hcrblem granite; or to plunge Into the torrent, and to roll along On the swift whirl of the new breaking...
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The Guardian, Volumes 10-11

Conduct of life - 1859
...of Europe, and behold a scene which but few eyes ever have, or ever will, rest upon. We should — " breathe The difficult air of the iced mountain's top,...nor insect's wing Flit o'er the herbless granite." "We should, in fact, have i-eached the climax of the sublime in natural scenery. *When I Yisited this...
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Poems

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1859
...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 held but slight communion ; but, instead, My joy wasin the wilderness, to breathe The difficult air of the iced mountain's top, Where the birds dare...
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