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" We look before and after, And pine for what is not: Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. "
A Compendious History of English Literature, and of the English Language ... - Page 502
by George Lillie Craik - 1861
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The Album, Volumes 1-2

1822
...animal subject to melancholy : " We look before and after, And pine for what is not: Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught ; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought." The extremes of cultivation and of savage nature equally present man disturbed...
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Miscellaneous Poems

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 1826 - 144 pages
...flow in such a crystal stream i We look belbre and after, And pine for what is not : Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught ; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thou ght. Vet if we could scorn Hate, and pride, .and fear ; If we were things born Not...
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The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats: Complete in ..., Volume 1

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1829 - 575 pages
...notes flow in such a crystal stream ? We look before and after. And pine for what is not Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught ; Our sweetest...are those that tell of saddest thought. Yet if we coutd scorn Bate, and pride, and fear; If we were things born Not to shed a tear, I know not how thy...
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Studies in Poetry: Embracing Notices of the Lives and Writings of the Best ...

George Barrell Cheever - American poetry - 1830 - 480 pages
...? what ignorance of pain? * # * * We look before and after, And pine for what is not: Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught: Our sweetest songs are those that tell the saddest thought. Yet if we could scorn Hate, and pride, and fear ; If we were things born Not to...
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The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats: Complete in One Volume

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1831 - 607 pages
...flow in such a crystal etream ? We look before and afler, And pine for what is not : Our sincerest Which nature soon, with recreating hand, Will blot in mercy from the book of saddest thought _ Yet if we could ecorn Hate, and pride, and fear ; If we were things bom Not to...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Charlotte Fiske Bates Rogé - American poetry - 1832 - 882 pages
...notes flow in such a crystal stream ? We look before and after, And pine for what is not: Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs...and fear; If we were things born Not to shed a tear, know not how thy joy we ever should come near. Better than all measures Of delightful sound, Better...
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The Metropolitan, Volume 14

English literature - 1835
...notes flow in such a crystal stream ! We look before and after And pine for what is not, Our sincerest laughter, With some pain is fraught ; Our sweetest...tear, I know not how thy joy we ever should come near ?" Of those compositions which are purely descriptive, the well-known stanzas to the " Medusa of Leonardo...
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Beauties of the Country: Or, Descriptions of Rural Customs, Objects, Scenery ...

Thomas Miller - Country life - 1837 - 425 pages
...flow in such a crystal stream ! We look before and after, And pine for what is not : Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught: Our sweetest songs...tear, I know not how thy joy we ever should come near !' " By the middle of this month we shall lose sight entirely of that most airy, active, and indefatigable...
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The moral and intellectual school book

William Martin - Readers - 18?? - 348 pages
...kind ? What ignorance of pain ? We look before and after, And pine for what is not : Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught ; Our sweetest...Not to shed a tear, I know not how thy joy we ever could come near. Better than all measures Of delight and sound, Better than all treasures That in books...
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The Book of Gems: Wordsworth to Bayly

Samuel Carter Hall - English poetry - 1838
...flow in such a crystal stream ? We look before and after, And pine for what is not : Our sineerest laughter With some pain is fraught ; Our sweetest...fear ; If we were things born Not to shed a tear, 1 know not how thy joy we ever should come near. Better than all measures Of delightful sound, Hotter...
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