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" Graved on the stone beneath yon aged thorn." ["There scattered oft, the earliest of the year, By hands unseen, are showers of violets found ; The redbreast loves to build and warble there, And little footsteps lightly print the ground. "
Works of Lord Byron: With His Letters and Journals, and His Life - Page 109
by George Gordon Byron Baron Byron, Thomas Moore - 1833
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Literary Hours: Or, Sketches Critical and Narrative, Volume 1

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1800 - 482 pages
...The Muse of Gray, too, his honoured it with tribute worthy it? tender assiduity : There scattered oft, the earliest of the year, By hands unseen, are showers of violets found : The Xed-breast loves to build and warble there, And little footsteps lightly print the ground. And lastly...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - English poetry - 1804 - 224 pages
...the ftrst edition of his Elegy written in a Country Church-yard. Here scatter'd oft, the loveliest of the year, By hands unseen, are showers of violets...here, And little footsteps lightly print the ground. " To build her such a throne ; that art will feel " How vain her best pretensions. Trace her march...
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Literary Hours; Or, Sketches, Critical, Narrative, and Poetical, Volume 1

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1804 - 480 pages
...The Muse of Cray, too, has honoured it with a tribute worthy its tender assiduity : There scattered oft, the earliest of the year, By hands unseen, are showers of violets found i The Red-breast loves to build and warble there, And little footsteps lightly print the ground. And...
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A Criticism of the Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

John Young - Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771 - 1810 - 432 pages
...Criticism chooses to decline the examination, unwilling to shew eagerness to condemn 1 There, scatter^ oft, the earliest of the year, By hands unseen, are...violets found ; The Red-breast loves to build and warble there, And little footsteps lightly print the ground. him, who has already condemned himself. For the...
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The Works of William Mason, Volume 1

William Mason - Church music - 1811 - 516 pages
...the first edition of his Elegy written in a country church-yard. Here scatter'd oft, the loveliest of the year, By hands unseen, are showers of violets...here, And little footsteps lightly print the ground. Note XVIII. Verse 122. Let England prize this daughter of the East Our common laurel was first brought...
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The Works of William Mason, M.A. Precentor of York, and Rector of Aston ...

William Mason - Gardens - 1811 - 524 pages
...the first edition of his Elegy written in a country church-yard. Here scatter'd oft, the loveliest of the year, By hands unseen, are showers of violets...here, And little footsteps lightly print the ground. Note XVIII. Verse 122. Let England prize this daughter of the East Our common laurel was first brought...
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Poetical selections, consisting of the most approved pieces of our best ...

Poetical selections - 1811 - 324 pages
...Approach and read (forthou canst read) the lay Grav'd on the stone beneath yon aged thorn. " There scatter'd oft, the earliest of the year, " By hands...violets found " The redbreast loves to build and warble there, " And little footsteps lightly print the ground." THE EPITAPH. Here rests his head uponthe lap...
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The poems, with critical notes; a life of the author; and an essay on his ...

Thomas Gray, John Mitford - 1816 - 446 pages
...the woodlark pip'd her farewell song, With wistful eyes pursue the setting sun : — " And, " There scatter'd oft, the earliest of the year, By hands...violets found : The redbreast loves to build, and warble there, And little footsteps lightly print the ground ! — " though almost unobjectionable* in themselves,...
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The Poems of Thomas Gray: Embellished with Engravings from the Designs of ...

Thomas Gray - English poetry - 1821 - 192 pages
...place. The lines however are, in themselves, exquisitely fine, and demand preservation : " ' There scatter'd oft, the earliest of the year, By hands...violets found ; The redbreast loves to build and warble there, And little footsteps lightly print the ground.' " The Editor of the present edition of the Poet,...
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Time's Telescope for ... ; Or, A Complete Guide to the Almanack

Almanacs, English - 1821 - 444 pages
...red-breast*, wren3, water-wagtail, 1 See TT for 1814, p. 304 ; and for 1817, p. 125. 1 Here scattered oft the earliest of the year, By hands unseen are showers of violets found ; The red-breast loves to haunt and warble here, And little footsteps lightly print the ground. GRAY. See likewise TT for 1818,...
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