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" I cannot see what flowers are at my feet, Nor what soft incense hangs upon the boughs, But in embalmed darkness, guess each sweet Wherewith the seasonable month endows The grass, the thicket, and the fruit-tree wild... "
The Every-day Book and Table Book: Or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular ... - Page 251
by William Hone - 1837
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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon, Professor William Harmon - Poetry - 1998 - 360 pages
...thicket, and the fruit-tree wild; White hawthorn, and the pastoral eglantine; Fast fading violets cover'd up in leaves; And mid-May's eldest child, The coming...wine, The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves. VI Darkling I listen; and for many a time I have been half in love with easeful Death, Call'd him soft...
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Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse

Mary Oliver - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1998 - 194 pages
...seasonable month endows The grass, the thicket, and the fruit-tree wild; Fast fading violets cover'd up in leaves; And mid-May's eldest child, The coming...wine, The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves. VI Darkling I listen; and, for many a time I have been half in love with easeful Death, Call'd him...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - Reference - 1999 - 1136 pages
...with thee! tender is the night. 'Ode to a Nightingale' 1 1820! st. 4 12 Fast fading violets covered up in leaves; And mid-May's eldest child, The coming...musk-rose, full of dewy wine, The murmurous haunt offlies on summer eves. 'Ode to a Nightingale' 1 1 820) st. 5 13 Darkling I listen; and, for many a...
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The Masks of Keats: The Endeavour of a Poet

Thomas McFarland, Murray Professor of English Literature Emeritus Thomas McFarland - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 244 pages
...thicket, and the fruit-tree wild; White hawthorn, and the pastoral eglantine; Fast fading violets cover'd up in leaves, And mid-May's eldest child, The coming...dewy wine, The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves.83 Prefigured by such floral richness and profusion, the death invoked by the next stanza can...
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The Cambridge Companion to Keats

Susan J. Wolfson - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 272 pages
...thicket, and the fruit-tree wild; White hawthorn, and the pastoral eglantine; Fast fading violets cover'd up in leaves; And mid-May's eldest child, The coming...wine, The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves. (Ode to a Nightingale 41-50) I know a banke where the wilde thyme blowes, Where Oxslips and the nodding...
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The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems

Frances Mayes - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 494 pages
...eglantine; Fast fading violets covered up in leaves; And mid-May's eldest child, The coming musk rose, full of dewy wine, The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves. Darkling I listen; and, for many a time I have been half in love with easeful Death, Called him soft...
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The Rose's Kiss: A Natural History of Flowers

Peter Bernhardt - Gardening - 2002 - 290 pages
...best contemplated in comfort. I hope that the soul of CK Sprengel reposes on a lotus bloom. CHAPTER 1O And mid-May's eldest child, The coming musk-rose,...wine, The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves. John Keats, "Ode to a Nightingale" Unloved but Efficient I, Insects on prized roses receive more hateful...
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The Oxford Children's Book of Famous People

Oxford Univ Pr - Biography - 2002 - 384 pages
...after a walking tour in Scotland and later died in Rome of tuberculosis. Fast-fading violets covered up in leaves; And mid-May's eldest child. The coming musk-rose, full of deny wine. The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves. JOHN KEATS 'Ode to a Nightingale' (1820) Helen...
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Configuring Romanticism: Essays Offered to C.C. Barfoot

Theo d'. Haen, Theo d' Haen, P. Th. M. G. Liebregts, Wim Tigges - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 306 pages
...and the fruit-tree wild — VCTiite hawthorn, and the pastoral eglantine; Fast fading violets covered up in leaves; And mid-May's eldest child, The coming...wine, The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves. In GaskelTs story the flowers that "conjured up vistons of other sister- flowers that grew, and blossomed,...
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Blueprint for Computer-assisted Assessment

Joanna Bull, Colleen McKenna - Education - 2004 - 202 pages
...thicket. and the fruittree wild: White hawthom. and the pastoral eglantine: Fast fading violets covered up in leaves: And mid-May's eldest child. The coming...wine. The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves. 3 frseeeeeeeefronnnng train somewhere whistling the strength those engines have in them like big giants...
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