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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 New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse

Roger H. Lonsdale, Roger Lonsdale - 1984 - 870 pages
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Selected Poems

William Cowper - 1984 - 119 pages
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Poets of Sensibility and the Sublime

Sir William Golding - 1986 - 324 pages
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New Statesman, Volume 47

1954
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William Cowper: Selected Poems

William Cowper - 2003 - 119 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...shine Conspicuous, and, in bright apparel clad And fledg'd with icy feathers, nod superb. The cattle mourn in corners where the fence Screens them, and...
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Our Greatest Writers: And Their Major Works

John Carrington - 2003 - 331 pages
...audiences. 39 William Cowper (173 1-1800) On a sunny but cold winter's morning, Cowper takes a country walk: The verdure of the plain lies buried deep Beneath...now shine Conspicuous, and, in bright apparel clad Andfledg'd with icy feathers, nod superb. The cattle mourn in corners where the fence Screens them,...
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The Mill on the Floss

George Eliot - 2003 - 704 pages
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William Cowper - Poems

William Cowper - 2006 - 448 pages
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Blank Verse: A Guide to Its History and Use

Robert Burns Shaw - 2007 - 305 pages
...surprising freshness. Here is a view of cattle patiently awaiting fodder on the morning after a snowstorm: The cattle mourn in corners where the fence Screens...seem half petrified to sleep In unrecumbent sadness. (5.26-29) This is Miltonic, certainly, but in an intriguingly domesticated way. The assonances ("mourn,""corners,""Scre...
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