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" THE CHAMBERED NAUTILUS.* This is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign, Sails the unshadowed main, — The venturous bark that flings On the sweet summer wind its purpled wings In gulfs enchanted, where the siren sings, And coral reefs lie bare, Where... "
The Autocrat of the breakfast table - Page 104
by Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1858 - 373 pages
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A Library of American Literature...

Stedman, Edmund C. and Hutchinson Ellen M. - 1889
...of neuralgy wasn't to be judged of by the rules that applied to other folks. THE CHAMBERED NAUTILUS. is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign, -*- Sails the unshadowed main, — The venturous bark that flings On the sweet summer wind its purpled wings In gulfs enchanted, where the Siren sings,...
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Aids to Correct and Effective Elocution: With Selected Readings and ...

Eleanor O'Grady - 1890 - 376 pages
...And come there shadow, or come there shine, The spider is spinning his thread so fine. John Brougham. THE CHAMBERED NAUTILUS. THIS is the ship of pearl...poets feign, Sails the unshadowed main: The venturous bark that flings On the sweet summer wind its purple wings In gulfs enchanted, where the siren sings,...
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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents - 1861
..."Atlantic Monthly." Let the reader take in his hand a pearly Nautilus cut through the middle, and say — This is the Ship of Pearl, which, poets feign. Sails the unshadowed main; The venturous bark, that flings On the sweet summer wind its purpled wings, In gulfs enchanted, where the siren sings,...
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Light From Many Lamps

Lillian Watson - 1988 - 352 pages
...and the soul of man, building ever more stately mansions. . . . He was carried by his own fantasy. This is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign, Sails the unshadowed main,— The venturous bark that flings On the sweet summer wind its purpled wings In gulfs enchanted, where the Siren sings,...
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The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry

Jay Parini, Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini - 1995 - 757 pages
...blazes at her shrine, And charm the ear with numbers half divine. Oliver Wendell Holmes ( I 809- I 894) THE CHAMBERED NAUTILUS This is the ship of pearl,...feign, Sails the unshadowed main,— The venturous bark that flings On the sweet summer wind its purpled wings In gulfs enchanted, where the Siren sings,...
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Famous Poems from Bygone Days

Martin Gardner - 1995 - 177 pages
...in a widening spiraL Can you find no lesson in this? 94 Famous Poems from Bygone Days The Chamhered Nautilus This is the ship of pearl which, poets feign, Sails the unshadowed main, — The venturous hark that flings On the sweet summer wind its purpled wings In gulfs enchanted, where the Siren sings,...
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Nineteenth-Century American Poetry

Various - 1996 - 496 pages
...saints blow up the globe; 35 But when you see that blessed day, Then order your ascension robe! 1857 THE CHAMBERED NAUTILUS This is the ship of pearl,...feign, Sails the unshadowed main, — The venturous bark that flings On the sweet summer wind its purpled wings 5 In gulfs enchanted, where the Siren sings,...
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Amy Beach, Passionate Victorian: The Life and Work of an American Composer ...

Adrienne Fried Block - 2000 - 448 pages
...shells to which is given the name Pearly Nautilus." He wrote, it has "a series of enlarging compartments successively dwelt in by the animal that inhabits...widening spiral. Can you find no lesson in this?" 28 Clearly, Holmes did. While the poem—considered by some to be Holmes's poetic masterpiece—recounts...
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Amy Beach, Passionate Victorian: The Life and Work of an American Composer ...

Adrienne Fried Block - 1998 - 448 pages
...shells to which is given the name Pearly Nautilus." He wrote, it has "a series of enlarging compartments successively dwelt in by the animal that inhabits...built in a widening spiral. Can you find no lesson in this?"28 Clearly, Holmes did. While the poem — considered by some to be Holmes 's poetic masterpiece...
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Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse

Mary Oliver - 1998 - 194 pages
...aught that was bright in my story, 1 knew it was love, and I felt it was glory. Oliver Wendell Holmes This is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign, Sails the unshadowed main, — The venturous bark that flings On the sweet summer wind its purpled wings In gulfs enchanted, where the Siren sings,...
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