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" So I piped, he wept to hear. 'Drop thy pipe thy happy pipe, Sing thy songs of happy cheer.' So I sung the same again While he wept with joy to hear. 'Piper sit thee down and write In a book that all may read — ' So he vanish'd from my sight. "
Macmillan's Magazine - Page 29
1865
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The School of Poetry: An Anthology Chosen for Young Readers

Alice Meynell - Children's poetry - 1923 - 241 pages
...I sang the same again, While he wept with joy to hear. " Piper, sit thee down and write In a book, that all may read." So he vanish'd from my sight,...pluck'da hollow reed, And I made a rural pen, And I stain'd the water clear, And I wrote my happy songs Every child may joy to hear. NIGHT WILLIAM BLAKE....
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An Anthology of Pure Poetry: Edited with an Introduction

George Moore - English poetry - 1924 - 174 pages
...So I sang the same again, While he wept with joy to hear. 'Piper, sit thee down and write In a book, that all may read.' So he vanish'd from my sight, And I plucked a hollow reed, And I made a rural pen, And I Stain'd the water clear, And I wrote my happy...
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Complete Writings: With Variant Readings

William Blake - Biography & Autobiography - 1966 - 944 pages
...hear. "Piper, sit thee down and write "In a book that all may read." So he vanish'd from my sight. /5 And I pluck'da hollow reed, And I made a rural pen, And 1 stain'd the water clear, And I wrote my happy songs Every child may joy to hear. 20 A Dream Once...
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Songs of Innocence

William Blake - Literary Collections - 1971 - 55 pages
...So I sung the same again. While he wept with joy to hear. "Piper, sit thce down and write In a hook, that all may read." So he vanish'd from my sight,...pluck'da hollow reed, And I made a rural pen, And ] stain'd the water clear, And I wrote my happy songs Every child may joy to hear. How sweet is the...
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Songs of Innocence

William Blake - Literary Collections - 1971 - 55 pages
...So l sung the same again, While he wept with joy to hear. "Piper, sit thee down and write In a hook, that all may read." So he vanish'd from my sight, And I pluck'da hollow reed. And 1 made a rural pen, And I stain'd the water clear, And 1 wrote my happy songs Every child may joy to...
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An Anthology of Pure Poetry

George Moore - English poetry - 1973 - 187 pages
...sit thee down and write In a book, that all may read.' So he vanish'd from my sight, And I plucked a hollow reed, And I made a rural pen, And I stain'...clear, And I wrote my happy songs Every child may joy to hear. William Blake SONG HOW sweet I roam'd from field to field And tasted all the summer's...
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William Blake

D. G. Gillham, Bill Gillham - Literary Criticism - 1973 - 216 pages
...without an explanation, and without the piper wanting one: Piper sit thee down and write In a book that all may read So he vanish'd from my sight And I pluck'da hollow reed. The vanishing is very abrupt, but the piper takes this for granted and sets about finding the instruments...
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The Poetry Corner

Arnold B. Cheyney - Education - 1982 - 115 pages
...So I sung the same again, While he wept with joy to hear. "Piper, sit thee down and write In a book that all may read." So he vanish'd from my sight,...pluck'da hollow reed, And I made a rural pen, And I stain'd the water clear, And I wrote my happy songs Every child may joy to hear. What, then, is poetry?...
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Vision and Disenchantment: Blake's Songs and Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads

Heather Glen, Senior Lecturer Faculty of English Cambridge University and Fellow of New Hall Heather Glen - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 399 pages
...chear, So I sung the same again While he wept with joy to hear. Piper sit thee down and write In a book that all may read So he vanish'd from my sight, And...pluck'da hollow reed. And I made a rural pen. And I stain'd the water clear, And I wrote my happy songs, Every child may joy to hear. The two opening lines,...
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Semantic Interpretation and the Resolution of Ambiguity

Graeme Hirst - Computers - 1992 - 263 pages
...revenge.23'24 (5-35) "Piper, sit thee down and write In a book, that all may read." So he vanish 'd from my sight, And I pluck'da hollow reed. And I made a rural pen, And I stained the water clear, And I wrote my happy songs Every child may joy to hear.25 Sometimes a word...
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