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" Thou, only thou, directing all our way ! To where the Seine, obsequious as she runs, Pours at great Bourbon's feet her silken sons ; Or Tiber, now no longer Roman, rolls, Vain of Italian arts, Italian souls : To happy convents, bosom'd deep in vines,... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 246
1845
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The Grand Tour in the Eighteenth Century

William Edward Mead - 1914 - 478 pages
...our way! To where the Seine, obsequious as she runs, Pours at great Bourbon's feet her silken sons; Or Tiber, now no longer Roman, rolls, Vain of Italian...Abbots, purple as their wines; To Isles of fragrance, lUy-silver'd vales, Diffusing languor in the panting gales: To lands of singing, or of dancing slaves,...
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Selected Poems of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1916 - 146 pages
...our way ! To where the Seine, obsequious as she runs, Pours at great Bourbon's feet her silken sons; Or Tiber, now no longer Roman, rolls, Vain of Italian Arts, Italian Souls: 300 To happy Convents, bosom'd deep in vines, Where slumber Abbots, purple as their wines: To Isles...
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The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - 1963 - 850 pages
...feet her silken sons ; Or Tyber, now no longer Roman, rolls, Vain of Italian Arts, Italian Souls : 300 To happy Convents, bosom'd deep in vines, Where slumber...Abbots, purple as their wines : To Isles of fragrance, lilly-silver'd vales, Diffusing languor in the panting gales : To lands of singing, or of dancing slaves,...
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The Fate of Eloquence in the Age of Hume

Adam Potkay - 1994 - 253 pages
...To where the Seine, obsequious as she runs, Pours at great Bourbon's feet her silken sons,Or Tyber, now no longer Roman, rolls, Vain of Italian Arts, Italian Souls . . . To lands of singing, or of dancing slaves, Love-whisp'ring woods, and lute-resounding waves. (lines 297-306)...
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Venice & the Grand Tour

Bruce Redford - 1996 - 137 pages
...for this portrait by three couplets that, taken out of context, seem to celebrate and not to condemn: To happy Convents, bosom'd deep in vines, Where slumber...Abbots, purple as their wines: To Isles of fragrance, lilly-silver'd vales, Diffusing languor in the panting gales: To lands of singing, or of dancing slaves,...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - 226 pages
...our way! To where the Seine, obsequious as she runs, Pours at great Bourbon's feet her silken sons; Or Tiber, now no longer Roman, rolls, Vain of Italian arts, Italian souls: 300 To happy convents, bosomed deep in vines, Where slumber abbots, purple as their wines: To isles...
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Drunk the Night Before: An Anatomy of Intoxication

Marty Roth - 2005 - 228 pages
...or night go by But it found him wine-soaked and wavering (Seward 9), while Alexander Pope referred to happy convents, bosom'd deep in vines, Where slumber abbots, purple as their wines. (246) In his chapter on banquet literature, Mikhail Bakhtin cites the eleventhcentury "Treatise of...
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Medievalism: The Middle Ages in Modern England

Michael Alexander - 2007 - 306 pages
...Eloisa, and he shared the scepticism of his enlightened age towards the religious life, writing of 'happy Convents, bosom'd deep in vines,/ Where slumber Abbots, purple as their wines' (Dunciad, IV, 301-2). The monasteries Pope satirises here are in France, where they were to flourish...
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