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" But to her heart, her heart was voluble, Paining with eloquence her balmy side; As though a tongueless nightingale should swell Her throat in vain, and die, heart-stifled, in her dell. "
The American Whig Review - Page 222
1851
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Beiträge zur neueren Literaturgeschichte, Volume 1

German literature - 1908
...Madelines XXIII 6 — 9: But to her heart, her heart was voluble, Painiog with eloqueuce her balmy side; As though a tongueless nightingale should swell Her...throat in vain, and die, heart-stifled, in her dell. So wird Porphyro schwach, als Madeline niederkniet und betet; sein Arm wird unnerved genannt, als er...
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Beiträge zur neueren Literaturgeschichte, Volume 1

German literature - 1908
...Madelines XXIII B— 9: But to her heart, her heart was voluble, Paining with eloquence her balmy side: As though a tongueless nightingale should swell Her...throat in vain, and die, heart-stifled, in her dell. Geliebte wecken will; er beschwört Madeline, zu erwachen : „Or I shall drovvse beside thee, so my...
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A Choice of Poets: An Anthology of Poets from Wordsworth to the Present Day

Ronald Proctor Hewett - English Poetry - 1987 - 318 pages
...syllable, or, woe betide! But to her heart, her heart was voluble, Paining with eloquence her balmy side; As though a tongueless nightingale should swell Her...throat in vain, and die, heart-stifled, in her dell. XXIV A casement high and triple-arch'd there was, 10 All garlanded with carven imag'ries Of fruits,...
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Pictures of Romance: Form Against Context in Painting and Literature

Wendy Steiner - Art - 1988 - 218 pages
...sing and see and dream, he will be like the enthralled Madeline, whose heart pained her with unheard eloquence, "As though a tongueless nightingale should...throat in vain, and die, heart-stifled in her dell." I take the Ode on Melancholy as the climactic statement of this ideology of romance contrast, of sensory...
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Selected Poems and Letters of Keats

John Keats, Robert Gittings - English letters - 1995 - 301 pages
...or, woe betide! But to her heart, her heart was voluble, 205 Paining with eloquence her balmy side; As though a tongueless nightingale should swell Her...throat in vain, and die, heart-stifled, in her dell. XXIV A casement high and triple-arch' d there was, All garlanded with carven imag'ries 210 Of fruits,...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...syllable, or, woe betide! But to her heart, her heart was voluble, Paining with eloquence her balmy side; As though a tongueless nightingale should swell Her...throat in vain, and die, heart-stifled, in her dell. 24 A casement high and triple-arch'd there was, All garlanded with carven imag'ries Of fruits, and...
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Reading The Eve of St.Agnes: The Multiples of Complex Literary Transaction

Jack Stillinger - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 200 pages
...syllable, or, woe betide! But to her heart, her heart was voluble, Paining with eloquence her balmy side; As though a tongueless nightingale should swell Her...throat in vain, and die, heart-stifled, in her dell. (lines 199-207) As part of the ritual she is practicing, Madeline cannot speak aloud, even when she...
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The Female Sublime from Milton to Swinburne: Bearing Blindness

Catherine Maxwell, Professor of Victorian Literature Catherine Maxwell - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 279 pages
...Maxwell, Everyman's Poetry (London: JM Dent, 1997), pp. 3-4. 107 Keats, 'The Eve of St. Agnes' (206-7): 'As though a tongueless nightingale should swell /...throat in vain, and die, heart-stifled, in her dell.' 108 See also 'Anima Anceps', the pendant or 'sister' poem to 'Itylus' in Poems and Ballads (1866),...
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The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems

Frances Mayes - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 494 pages
...syllable, or, woe betide! But to her heart, her heart was voluble, Paining with eloquence her balmy side; As though a tongueless nightingale should swell Her...throat in vain, and die, heart-stifled, in her dell. XXIV A casement high and triple-arch 'd there was, All garlanded with carven imag'ries Of fruits, and...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 41

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 312 pages
...syllable, or, woe betide! But to her heart, her heart was voluble, Paining with eloquence her balmy side; As though a tongueless nightingale should swell Her...throat in vain, and die, heart-stifled, in her dell. (lines 199-207) That self-communing which is an aspect of the St Agnes' eve superstition here underlines...
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