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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 poetical works of lord Byron, complete. (Pearl ed.).

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1867 - 685 pages
...flesh, Nor midst the creatures of clay that girded me ^'м there but one who — but of her anon. I uid ghty lesson we inherit: Thou urt a symbol and a sign To Mortal* of their *y joy was in the wilderness,— to breathe The difficult air of the iced mountain's top, *here the...
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The Poetical Works of Lord Byron: Reprinted from the Original Editions, with ...

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - Fore-edge painting - 1870 - 720 pages
...breathing flesh, Nor midst the creatures of clay that girded me Was there but one who but of her anon. 1 l birth ; And form so soft, nnd charms so rare, Too soon retura'd to Earth ! Though earth herb.css granite : or to plunge into the torrent, and to roll along On the swift whirl of the new breaking...
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The High Alps Without Guides: Being a Narrative of Adventures in Switzerland ...

Arthur Gilbert Girdlestone - Alps - 1870 - 181 pages
...CHAPTER VII. [1869.] THE COL DU TOUR MONT BLANC COL DU MONT TONDUTHE ADLER THE ALPHUBEL THE COL D'HERENS. My joy was in the wilderness, — to breathe The difficult...mountain's top ; Where the birds dare not build nor insect wing Flit o'er the herbless granite. . THE COL DU TOUR. TN 1869 I left England on Monday, July...
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History of English Literature, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1871
...my powers Made me a stranger ; though I wore the form, I had no sympathy with breathing flesh. . . . My joy was in the Wilderness, to breathe The difficult...Where the birds dare not build, nor insect's wing Hit o'er the herbless granite, or to plunge Into the torrent, and to roll along On the swift whirl...
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Poems

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1872
...breathing flesh, Nor midst the creatures of clay that girded mo "VVas 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 wins I Flit o'er the herbless granite ; or to plunge Into the torrent, and to roll along On...
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The casquet of literature, a selection in poetry and prose, ed ..., Volumes 1-2

Casket - 1873
...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...birds dare not build, nor insect's wing Flit o'er the herblesa granite; or to plunge Into the torrent, and to roll along On the swift whirl of the new breaking...
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The Poetical Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - English poetry - 1873
...breathing flesh, Nor midst the creatures of clay that girded me Was there but one who but of her anon. | p I Flit o'er the herbless granite ; or to plunge Into the torrent, and to roll along On the swift whirl...
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Speeches in England and India

Richard Southwell Bourke Mayo (6th Earl of.) - India - 1873 - 509 pages
...height, grandeur, and extent were nevef even dreamt of by the Author of "Manfred" when he spoke of 'The difficult air of the iced mountain's top. Where...nor insect's wing' Flit o'er the herbless granite. Though our artists have been successful in portraying mountain scenery, they have been also equally...
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The Forest and the Field

Henry Astbury Leveson - Africa - 1874 - 314 pages
...returned to Fred's comfortable quarters at Dehra. CHAPTER V. A TRIP TO THE SACRED SHRINE OF GUNGA. " My joy was in the wilderness to breathe The difficult air of the iced mountain's tops, Where the birds dare not build, nor insect's wing Flit o'er the herbless granite." — MANFRED....
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Peeps at Life, And, Studies in My Cell

Walter Parke - 1875 - 242 pages
...confessions and soliloquies. Shunning mankind, with all their sordid aims and social frivolities— "My joy was in the Wilderness, to breathe The difficult...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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