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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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Life of Napoleon Buonaparte. Revised and abridged

John Gibson Lockhart - 1885
...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 herbless granite." The transport of the artillery and ammunition was the most difficult point; and to this, accordingly,...
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Dublin Translations Into Greek and Latin Verse

Robert Yelverton Tyrrell - English poetry - 1890 - 519 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 but slight communion ; but instead, АПА\вPППО2 2ТIВО2. ¿XX" efe/эái p.èv /ceî \еyovт' ¿XyeГv /хe yàp aXyoç <f>dóyyov...
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Strolls by Starlight and Sunshine

William Hamilton Gibson - Natural history - 1890 - 194 pages
...hap-hazard poet, therefore, who sang of his delight to breathe the "iced air of the mountain-top" — "Where the birds dare not build, nor insect's wing Flit o'er the herbless granite." Indeed, these Alpen fastnesses have a beautiful sturdy flora and fauna of their own, and are replete...
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Rousseau und Byron: ein beitrag zur vergleichenden litteraturgeschichte des ...

Otto Schmidt - Comparative literature - 1890 - 182 pages
...mark'd her when none other hath, And sought her more and more, and loved her best in wrath;s) und: My joy was in the wilderness to breathe The difficult air of the ieed mountain's top Where the birds dare not build, nor insects wing Flit o' er the herbless granite*)....
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The Poetical Works of Lord Byron: With Memoir and the Original Explanatory ...

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - English poetry - 1891 - 720 pages
...breathing flesh, Nor midst the creatures of clay that girded me Was there but one who but of her anon. fits spring from pen and ink ! When thus devoted to...Bent o'er the desk, or, bom to useful toils, Been herb. ess granite ; or to plunge Into the torrent, and to roll along On the swift whirl of the new...
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Werke: in kritischen texten mit einleitungen und anmerkungen, Volumes 1-2

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1896
...der moderne Englander / wis als Prasensform empfinden. V. 238. Vgl. Manfr. II, 2 (Works p. 182»): My joy was in the wilderness, — to breathe The difficult...nor insect's wing Flit o'er the herbless granite; V. 239. Vgl. Ch. H. IV, 20, V. Iff.: But from their nature will the tannen grow Loftiest on loftiest...
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Landscape in Poetry from Homer to Tennyson

Francis Turner Palgrave - Landscape in literature - 1897 - 302 pages
...comparison is curiously unfavourable to Byron. He is more successful in the blank verse Alpine pictures — The difficult air of the iced mountain's top, Where...nor insect's wing Flit o'er the herbless granite. There is a very masterful passage in the Address to the Sun (Act iii. Scene 2). The personification...
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Works, Volume 2

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1899
...thunderstorm in the Alps (Canto III. stanzas xcii.-xcvi., pp. 273-275) ; and Manfred, act ii. sc. 2 — " My joy was in the wilderness ; to breathe The difficult air of the iced mountain-top — XXXVII. I -and of Albania ! where Iskander rose,' Theme of the young, and beacon of...
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Englische studien: Organ für englische philologie unter mitberücksichtigung ...

English philology - 1901
...der alpenhexe von sich giebt: From my youth upwards My Spirit walked not with the souls of men . . . I said with men, and with the thoughts of men, I held...Communion; but instead, My joy was in the wilderness . . . (Act II, sc. 2.) Ausserdem weist Rent's leben mit dem Manfred's noch die auffällige übereinstimmuug...
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The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 4

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1901
...girded me Was there but One who but of her anon. I said with men, and with the thoughts of men, 60 I held but slight communion ; but instead, My joy...breathe ~ The difficult air of the iced mountain's top,1 ' Where the birds dare not build — nor insect's wing Flit o'er the herbless granite ; or to...
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