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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 Religion of Geology and Its Connected Sciences

Edward Hitchcock - Bible and geology - 1859 - 592 pages
...point of Europe, and behold a scene which but few eyes ever have rested upon, or ever will. We should " breathe The difficult air of the iced mountain's top,...Where the birds dare not build, nor insect's wing Hit o'er the herbless granite." We should, in fact, have reached the climax of the sublime in natural...
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A journal kept in Turkey and Greece

Nassau William Senior - 1859 - 372 pages
...the varied and active life of this eloquent and aged philosopher, we find a youth whose — — joj was in the wilderness, to breathe The difficult air of the iced mountain*s top, *\V here the birds dare not build, uor insect's wing Flit o'er the herbless granite;...
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The religion of geology and its connected sciences. Author's copyr. ed ...

Edward Hitchcock - 1860
...scene which but few eyes ever have rested upon, or ever will. "iVe should " breathe The difficult nir of the iced mountain's top, Where the birds dare not build, nor insect's wing Plit o'er the lierbless granite." We should, in fact, have reached the climax of the sublime in natural...
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The Ladies' Repository, Volume 20

1860
...to landscapes where Nature alone ruled, uninfluenced by men and their civilization. Eminently, his "Joy was in the wilderness, to breathe The difficult air of the iced mountain tops, Where the birds dare not build, nor insect's wing Flit o'er the herbless granite; or...
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The Works of Lord Byron: Embracing His Suppressed Poems, and a Sketch of His ...

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1861 - 1071 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 held...difficult air of the iced mountain's top, Where the birdo ilare not build, nor insect's wing ?lit o'er the hcrblcss granite ; or to plunge Into the torrent,...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 3

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1863
...and such The mass are; I disdain'd to mingle with A herd, though to be leader — and of wolves.... 1 My joy was in the wilderness, to breathe The difficult...Where the birds dare not build, nor insect's wing naturelles, déborde alors et dévaste le cœur qui n'a pas voulu s'épancher. Il a aimé, trop aimé,...
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Illustrated sketches of natural history

Illustrated sketches - 1864
...acquainted with the dreadful fact. But on the morning on which it had happened, an Alpine hunter, " Whose joy was in the wilderness, to breathe The difficult air of the iced mountain's top," had been watching near an Eagle's nest, with the hope of shooting the bird on her return to her young....
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DE VANE: A Story of PLEBEIANS AND PATRICIANS.

HON. HENRY W. HILLIARD - 1865
...climb the mountain side ; and often have I watched their course deep into the night. Like Manfred : * My joy was in the wilderness, to breathe The difficult air of the iced mountains' tops, Where the birds dare not build, nor insect's wing Flits o'er the herbless granite...
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The hunting grounds of the Old world, by 'The old shekarry', H.A.L. By H.A.L ...

Henry Astbury Leveson - Hunting - 1865
...days longer, after which we returned to Fred's comfortable quarters at Dehra. [ 422 ] CHAPTER XXIV. " My joy was in the wilderness to breathe The difficult air of the iced mountains' tops, Where the birds dare not build, nor insect's wing Flit o'er the herblcss granite."...
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Poems

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1866 - 719 pages
...breathing flesh, Nor midst the creatures of clay that girded mo Was there but one who but of her anon. I said, with men, and with the thoughts of men I held...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 the...
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