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" Wisely regardful of the embroiling sky, In joyless fields and thorny thickets, leaves His shivering mates, and pays to trusted man His annual visit. Half afraid, he first Against the window beats; then, brisk, alights On the warm hearth; then, hopping... "
Time's Telescope for ... ; Or, A Complete Guide to the Almanack - Page 26
1822
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by ..., Volume 3

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1916
...thorny thickets leaves His shivering mates, and pays to trusted man His annual visit. Half-afraid, he first Against the window beats ; then, brisk, alights On the warm hearth ; then, hopping o'er the flooi^ Eyes all the smiling family askance, And pecks, and starts, and wonders where he is— Till,...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 792 pages
...thickets leaves His shivering mates, and pays to trusted man His annual visit. Half-afraid, he first 250 en I read the epitaphs of the beautiful, every inordinate desire goes out; when I meet wit By death in various forms, dark snares, and dogs, And more unpitying men, the garden seeks, Urged on...
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Readings in English Literature

Roy Bennett Pace - English literature - 1917 - 512 pages
...thorny thickets leaves His shivering mates, and pays to trusted man 35 His annual visit. Half-afraid, he first Against the window beats ; then, brisk, alights...askance, And pecks, and starts, and wonders where he is ; 40 Till more familiar grown, the table-crumbs Attract his slender feet. The foodless wilds Pour forth...
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English Poets of the Eighteenth Century

Ernest Bernbaum - English poetry - 1918 - 364 pages
...Wisely regardful of th' embroiling sky, His shivering mates, and pays to trusted man His annual visit: half -afraid, he first Against the window beats; then...grown, the table-crumbs Attract his slender feet. The foodless wilds Pour forth their brown inhabitants. The hare, Though timorous of heart and hard...
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English Poets of the Eighteenth Century

Ernest Bernbaum - English poetry - 1918 - 364 pages
...thorny thickets leaves His shivering mates, and pays to trusted man His annual visit: half-afraid, he first Against the window beats; then brisk alights...grown, the table-crumbs Attract his slender feet. The foodless wilds Pour forth their brown inhabitants. The hare, Though timorous of heart and hard...
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McGuffey's First-[sixth] Eclectic Reader

William Holmes McGuffey - Primers, American - 1920
...thorny thickets leaves His shivering mates, and pays to trusted man His annual visit. 5. Half-afraid, he first Against the window beats ; then, brisk, alights...wonders where he is; Till, more familiar grown, the table crumbs Attract his slender feet. 6. The foodless wilds Pour forth their brown inhabitants. The...
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An English Anthology of Prose and Poetry, Shewing the Main Stream of English ...

Sir Henry John Newbolt - English literature - 1922 - 1011 pages
...of th' embroiling sky, In joyless fields, and thorny thickets, leaves His annual visit. Half-afraid, he first Against the window beats ; then, brisk, alights...wonders where he is : Till more familiar grown, the table crumbs Attract his slender feet. The foodless wilds Pour forth their brown inhabitants. The hare,...
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The Background of Gray's Elegy: A Study in the Taste for Melancholoy Poetry ...

Amy Louise Reed - English poetry - 1924 - 270 pages
...ever wrote, tell how the robin redbreast, driven from the fields by hunger, visits a cottage where he alights On the warm hearth; then, hopping o'er the...wonders where he is — Till, more familiar grown, the table crumbs Attract his slender feet. After line 252 (in the A text) are inserted in B twelve lines...
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Aspects of Eighteenth Century Nature Poetry

Cecil V. Deane - Art - 1967 - 145 pages
...good example of his simpler and more direct style, cf. his picture of the winter robin: Half-afraid he first Against the window beats; then brisk alights...grown, the table-crumbs Attract his slender feet. Winter, 250—6. quality, who have been better bred than to be too nicely knowing in the terms.' His...
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McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader

William Holmes McGuffey - Readers (Elementary) - 1879 - 352 pages
...thorny thickets leaves His shivering mates, and pays to trusted man His annual visit. 5. Half-afraid, he first Against the window beats ; then, brisk, alights...grown, the table-crumbs Attract his slender feet. 6. The foodless wilds Pour forth their brown inhabitants. The hare, Though timorous of heart, and hard...
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