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" Which will not leave the myrrh-bush on the height ; To hear each other's whisper'd speech ; Eating the Lotos day by day, To watch the crisping ripples on the beach, And tender curving lines of creamy spray ; To lend our hearts and spirits wholly To the... "
Translations [of poems, in various languages] by lord Lyttelton and W.E ... - Page 22
1863
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The City of London school magazine

London city of Lond. sch - 1877
...or of any other, in his description of a land of dreams. " Do we not," he asks, " live in dreams ? " "How sweet it were, hearing the downward stream With half-shut eyes ever to seem Falling asleep in a half dream." There is that in the music of Mr. Tennyson's verse that has the effect of opium, or of...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1878 - 772 pages
...strange. Sleep, full of rest from head to feet; Lie still, dry dust, secure of change. TENNYSON : To JS How sweet it were, hearing the downward stream, With...the myrrh-bush on the height ; To hear each other's whisper'd speech ; Eating the lotos, day by day, To watch the crisping ripples on the beach, And tender-curving...
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Poems of Imagination and Fancy

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1878 - 112 pages
...ripen, fall and cease : Give us long rest or death, dark death or dreamful ease 1 How sweet it wore, hearing the downward stream With half-shut eyes ever...the myrrh-bush on the height To hear each other's whispered speech; Eating the Lotos, day by day, To watch the crisping ripples on the beach, And tender-curving...
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The poetical works of Alfred Tennyson. [Vol.8,9 are of the 1878 ed. With ...

Alfred Tennyson (1st baron.) - 1879
...grave In silence; ripen, fall and cease : Give us long rest or death, dark death, or dreamful ease. How sweet it were, hearing the downward stream, With...the myrrh-bush on the height ; To hear each other's whisper'd speech; Eating the Lotos day by day, To watch the crisping ripples on the beach, And tender...
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The Complete Works of Alfred Tennyson

1879
...grave In silence ; ripen, fall and cease : Give us long rest or death, dark death, or dreamful ease, v. How sweet it were, hearing the downward stream, With half-shut eyes ever to seem Falling asleep in a half dream ! To dream and dream, like yonder amber light, Which wifl not leave the myrrh-bush on the...
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All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal, Volume 45

1880
...cried Nero ; " I am not equal to it. I think a single conundrum would crush me. Let us sit and dream. "How sweet it were, hearing the downward stream, With half-shut eyes ever to seein Falling asleep in a half -dream ! To dream and dream, like yonder amber light, Which will not...
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The Age of Fable ...

Thomas Bulfinch - Mythology, Classical - 1881 - 472 pages
...has charmingly expressed the dreamy languid feeling which the lotus-food is said to have produced : " How sweet it were, hearing the downward stream With...the myrrh-bush on the height ; To hear each other's whispered speech ; Eating the Lotus, day by day, To watch the crisping ripples on the beach, And tender...
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The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson, Volume 1

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1881 - 426 pages
...In silence ; ripen, fall and cease : Give us long rest or death, dark death, or dreamful ease. Hovr sweet it were, hearing the downward stream, With half-shut...amber light. Which will not leave the myrrh-bush on th» height ; To hear each other's whisper'd speech ; Eating the Lotos day by day, To watch the crisping...
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Complete Poetical Works

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1882 - 635 pages
...silence ; ripen, fall and cease : (rive us long rest or death, dark death, or dreamful ease. v. l low sweet it were, hearing the downward stream, With half-shut...in a half-dream ! To dream and dream, like yonder umber Which will not leave the myrrh-bush on the height ; To hear each other's whisper' d speech ;...
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The Household Book of Poetry

Charles Anderson Dana - American poetry - 1882 - 862 pages
...the grave, In silence ripen, fall, and cease: Give us long rest or death, dark death or dreamful T. How sweet it were, hearing the downward stream. With half-shut eyes ever to seem Falling asleep in a half dream ! To dream and dream, like yonder amber light, Which will not leave the myrrh-bush on the...
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