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" Soon were lost in a maze of sluggish and devious waters, Which, like a network of steel, extended in every direction. Over their heads the towering and tenebrous boughs of the cypress Met in a dusky arch, and trailing mosses in mid-air Waved like banners... "
Littell's Living Age - Page 380
1849
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The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1922 - 728 pages
...Coast, and groves of orange and citron, Sweeps witli majestic curve the river away to the eastward. They, too, swerved from their course ; and entering...cypress Met in a dusky arch, and trailing mosses in mid-air Waved like banners that hang on the walls of ancient cathedrals. Deathlike the silence seemed,...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1922 - 910 pages
...away to the eastward. They, too, swerved from their course; and entering the Bayou of Plaquemine, Boon were lost in a maze of sluggish and devious waters,...cypress Met in a dusky arch, and trailing mosses in mid-air 770 Waved like banners that hang on the walls of ancient cathedrals. Deathlike the silence...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Longfellow

Longfellow - 1922 - 722 pages
...Coast, and groves of orange and citron, Sweeps with majestic curve the river away to the eastward. They, too, swerved from their course; and entering...every direction. Over their heads the towering and tens.. brous boughs of the cypress Met in a dusky arch, and trailing mosses in mid-air Waved like banners...
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Literature in the Junior High School ..., Volume 2

Emma Miller Bolenius - 1927 - 712 pages
...Coast, and groves of orange and citron, Sweeps with majestic curve the river away to the eastward. 120 They, too, swerved from their course; and, entering...cypress Met in a dusky arch, and trailing mosses in midair Waved like banners that hang on the walls of ancient cathedrals. Deathlike the silence seemed,...
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A Book of American Literature

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Edward Douglas Snyder - 1927 - 1288 pages
...Coast, and groves of orange and citron, Sweeps with majestic curve the river away to the eastward. 100 They, too, swerved from their course; and, entering...cypress Met in a dusky arch, and trailing mosses in midair ios Waved like banners that hang on the walls of ancient cathedrals. Deathlike the silence seemed,...
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Blood of an Englishman ...

Edward Clarke Morse - 1943 - 640 pages
...Longfellow in his immortal poem thus describes this very route: "They.. entering the Bayou of Plaquinine, Soon were lost in a maze of sluggish and devious waters,...cypress Met in a dusky arch, and trailing mosses in mid-air Waved like banners that hang on the walls of ancient cathedrals, Deathlike the silence seemed,...
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Selected Poems

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1988 - 442 pages
...Coast,- and groves of orange and citron, Sweeps with majestic curve the river away to the eastward. They, too, swerved from their course; and, entering...cypress Met in a dusky arch, and trailing mosses in mid-air Waved like banners that hang on the walls of ancient cathedrals. Deathlike the silence seemed,...
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Dark Eden: The Swamp in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

David Miller - 1989 - 368 pages
...its natural correlative in the swamp, as in, for example, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Evangeline: Over their heads the towering and tenebrous boughs...cypress Met in a dusky arch, and trailing mosses in mid-air Waved like banners that hang on the walls of ancient cathedrals. Deathlike the silence seemed,...
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The Cambridge History of the English Language, Volume 4

Richard M. Hogg, Norman Francis Blake, Suzanne Romaine, Roger Lass, R. W. Burchfield - 1992 - 828 pages
...approximation to the rhythms of prose, as in (32a), or conversational speech, as in (32b): (32) a. They, too, swerved from their course; and, entering...like a network of steel, extended in every direction. (Longfellow 1847) b. Take off your coat to it, Philip, cried Lindsay, outside in the garden . . . Take...
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Beatrice of Bayou Têche

Alice Ilgenfritz Jones - 2001 - 428 pages
...and, leaning back in her chair with hands folded upon the open book, murmured half inaudibly : " Over their heads the towering and tenebrous boughs...cypress Met in a dusky arch, and trailing mosses in mid-air Waved like banners that hang on the walls of ancient cathedrals. Death-like the silence reigned,...
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