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" The verdure of the plain lies buried deep Beneath the dazzling deluge; and the bents, And coarser grass, upspearing o'er the rest, Of late unsightly and unseen, now shine Conspicuous, and in bright apparel clad, And fledged with icy feathers, nod superb.... "
The Youth's instructer [sic] and guardian - Page 27
1841
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 16

1840
...admiration. The very weeds which we are accustomed to pass unnoticed, or to tread beneath our feet, Now shine Conspicuous, and in bright apparel clad, And fledged with icy feathers, nod superb. All those effects which are produced by the transient morning dew of summer, are now exhibited, and...
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Poems. With a Biographical and Critical Introduction by the Rev ..., Volume 2

William Cowper - 1841
...approach The cottage, walk along the plaster' d wall, Preposterous sight ! the legs without the man. The verdure of the plain lies buried deep Beneath...in corners, where the fence Screens them, and seem half-petrified to sleep In unrecumbent sadness. There they wait Their wonted fodder ; not like hungering...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1841
...approach The cottage, walk along the plaster'd wall, Frepost'rous sight ! the legs without the man. 20 The verdure of the plain lies buried deep Beneath...now shine Conspicuous, and in bright apparel clad, 25 And, fledg'd with icy feathers, nod superb. The cattle mourn in corners, where the fence Screens...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1841 - 423 pages
...approach The cottage, walk along the plaster'd wall, Preposterous sight ; the legs without the man. The verdure of the plain lies buried deep ' Beneath...unsightly and unseen, now shine Conspicuous, and in a bright apparel clad, And fledged with icy feathers, nod superb. The cattle mourn in corners where...
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... The Task, a Poem ...: For the Use of Schools and Academies

William Cowper - 1842 - 150 pages
...approach The cottage, walk along the plaster'd wall, Prepost'rous sight ! the legs without the man. 20 The verdure of the plain lies buried deep Beneath...now shine Conspicuous, and in bright apparel clad, 25 And, fledg'd with icy feathers, nod superb. The cattle mourn in corners, where the fence Screens...
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The Task: A Poem

William Cowper - 1842 - 150 pages
...approach The cottage, walk along the plaster'd wall, Prepost'rous sight ! the legs without the man. 20 The verdure of the plain lies buried deep Beneath...now shine Conspicuous, and in bright apparel clad, 25 And, fledg'd with icy feathers, nod superb. The cattle mourn in corners, where the fence Screens...
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The Book of the Months: And Circle of the Seasons

1844 - 214 pages
...for their chief subsistence they must depend upon the hay and other provisions of the farm-yard The verdure of the plain lies buried deep Beneath...corners, where the fence Screens them, and seem half petrify'd to sleep In unrecumbent sadness. There they wait Their wonted fodder, not like hung'ring...
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The Task: And Other Poems

William Cowper - 1845 - 324 pages
...approach The cottage, walk along the plaster'd wall, Preposterous sight! the legs without the man. The verdure of the plain lies buried deep Beneath...bents And coarser grass up-spearing o'er the rest, 119 Of late unsightly and unseen, now shine Conspicuous, and in bright apparel clad, And, fledged with...
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Encyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of ..., Volume 19

Encyclopaedia - 1845
...fully grown, Nurse the younglings as their own. Fawhei. The Odei of Anacreon, ode 33. Thr Swallow. The bents, And coarser grass, upspearing o'er the...now shine Conspicuous, and in bright apparel clad, bndfflfdg'd with icy feathers, nod superb. Cowper. The Tatk, book v. FLEE, v. ~\ AS fle-an, (see to...
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Poems of William Cowper, Esq., with a New Memoir: Compiled from Johnson ...

William Cowper - 1846 - 284 pages
...approach The cottage, walk along the plaster'd wall, Prepost'rous sight ! the legs without the man. The verdure of the plain lies buried deep Beneath...dazzling deluge ; and the bents, And coarser grass, upspeating o'er the rest, Of late unsightly and unseen, now shine Conspicuous, and in bright apparel...
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