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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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Some Eighteenth Century Churchmen: Glimpses of English Church Life in the ...

George Lacey May - 1920 - 224 pages
...sleepy cattle, of a labourer cutting hay from a stack, of a playful dog, of a woodman smoking his pipe ! The cattle mourn 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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English Verse, Voice and Movement from Wyatt to Yeats

T. R. Barnes - 1964 - 324 pages
...approach The cottage, walk along the plastered wall, Preposterous sight ! the legs without the man. The verdure of the plain lies buried deep Beneath...seem half petrified to sleep In unrecumbent sadness. There they wait Their wonted fodder; not like hungering man, Fretful if unsupplied; but silent, meek,...
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Annales de Bretagne

1901
...buried deep Beneath thé dazzling déluge; and thé bents And coarscr grass, upspearing o 'er thé rest, Of late unsightly and unseen, now shine Conspicuous,...clad, And fledged with icy feathers, nod superb. The caille mourn in corners where thé fence Screens them, and seem half petrified to sleep In nnrccumbent...
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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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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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