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" ETHEREAL minstrel ! pilgrim of the sky ! Dost thou despise the earth where cares abound ? Or, while the wings aspire, are heart and eye Both with thy nest upon the dewy ground? Thy nest which thou canst drop into at will, Those quivering wings composed,... "
Life's phases, an attempt to present some of the experiences of a human ... - Page 8
by James Stark - 1890
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Our feathered families, Volume 1

Henry Gardiner Adams - 1863 - 330 pages
...Shakspeare calls the bird, a lyric, so full of praise and devotion, that it may be termed a Hymn : — Ethereal minstrel ! pilgrim of the sky ! Dost thou despise the earth where cares abound ; Or while thy wings aspire, are heart and eye Both with thy nest upon the dewy ground ? Thy nest, which thou...
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Birds and bird-life, by F.T. Buckland and other naturalists

Francis Trevelyan Buckland - 1863 - 298 pages
...unerring precision into the nest. Wordsworth has not forgotten the moral which its life teaches. " Ethereal minstrel ! pilgrim of the sky ! Dost thou despise the earth, where cares abound ? Or, while thy wings aspire, are heart and eye Both with thy nest, upon the dewy ground ? Thy nest, which thou...
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A Field-full of Wonders

Charles Smith Cheltnam - 1863 - 176 pages
..."Wordsworth—one out of the crowd of sweet singers—has sung about him: — '"TO A SKYLARK. " 'Etherial minstrel! pilgrim of the sky ! Dost thou despise the earth, where cares abound ? Or, while thy wings aspire, are heart and eye Both with thy nest upon the dewy ground 1 Thy nest, which thou...
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Poetry of the Fields: Passages from the Poets Descriptive of Pastoral Scenes ...

1864 - 142 pages
...merry peals shall swell the breeze, And point with taper spire to heaven. CUN.MNOHAM. TO A SKYLARK. ETHEREAL minstrel ! pilgrim of the sky ! Dost thou...will, Those quivering wings composed, that music still ! To the last point of vision, and beyond, Mount, daring warbler ! — that love-prompted strain ('Twixt...
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The Months: Illustrated by Pen and Pencil

Months - 1864 - 262 pages
...may be seen ; By the leaves you may know where the violet hath been. THE SKY-LARK. 59 THE SKV-LARK. ETHEREAL minstrel ! pilgrim of the sky ! Dost thou despise the earth, where cares abound ; Or, while thy wings aspire, are heart and eye Both with thy nest, upon the dewy ground 1 Thy nest which thou...
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Life-lights of song, ed. by D. Page, Volume 1; Volume 52

Life-lights - 1864 - 348 pages
...heavenward influences, O Thou that gavest us flowers ! . MRS F. HEMANS, 1793-1835. TO THE SKYLARK. ETHEREAL minstrel ! pilgrim of the sky ! Dost thou despise the earth where cares abound 1 Or, while the wings aspire, are heart and eye Both with thy nest upon the dewy ground ? Thy nest...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 12

1865 - 1046 pages
...returning, How soon my love would bring There, there, the dews of morning, 0 Skylark ! on thy wing. Ethereal minstrel ! pilgrim of the sky ! Dost thou...Those quivering wings composed, that music still! To the last point of vision, and beyond Mount, daring warbler ! — that loveprompted strain — 'Twixt...
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A Selection from the Works of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - 1865 - 316 pages
...Be Thou to love and praise alike impelled, Whatever boon is granted or withheld. XVIII TO A SKY-LARK ETHEREAL minstrel ! pilgrim of the sky ! Dost thou...will, Those quivering wings composed, that music still ! Leave to the nightingale her shady wood ; A privacy of glorious light is thine ; Whence thou dost...
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A Selection from the Works of William Wordsworth, Poet Laureate

William Wordsworth - 1865 - 318 pages
...Be Thou to love and praise alike impelled, Whatever boon is granted or withheld. XVIII TO A SKY-LARK ETHEREAL minstrel ! pilgrim of the sky ! Dost thou...will, Those quivering wings composed, that music still ! Leave to the nightingale her shady wood ; A privacy of glorious light is thine ; Whence thou dost...
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Poetry of the Fields: Passages from the Poets Descriptive of Pastoral Scenes ...

1865 - 144 pages
...merry peals shall swell the breeze, And point with taper spire to heaven. CUNNINGHAM TO A SKYLARK. ETHEREAL minstrel ! pilgrim of the sky ! Dost thou...will, Those quivering wings composed, that music still ! To the last point of vision, and beyond, Mount, daring warbler ! — that love-prompted strain ('Twixt...
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