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" Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird! No hungry generations tread thee down; The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient days by emperor and clown: Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick... "
The Foster Brothers: Being a History of the School and College Life of Two ... - Page 148
by James Payn - 1859 - 423 pages
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The Long Schoolroom: Lessons in the Bitter Logic of the Poetic Principle

Allen R. Grossman - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 213 pages
...thee down; The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient days by emperor and clown: Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Through the sad heart of Ruth, when sick for home, She stood in tears amid the alien corn; The same that oft-times hath Charmed magic casements,...
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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon, Professor William Harmon - Poetry - 1998 - 360 pages
...thee down; The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient days by emperor and clown: Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home, She stood in tears amid the alien corn; The same that oft-times hath Charm'd magic casements,...
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Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse

Mary Oliver - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1998 - 194 pages
...thee down; The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient days by emperor and clown: Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home, She stood in tears amid the alien corn; The same that oft-times hath Charm'd magic casements,...
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Rilke, Modernism and Poetic Tradition

Judith Ryan - Literary Criticism - 1999
...nightingale, the 'immortal bird' heard by succeeding generations from ancient days to the present: 'Perhaps the self-same song that found a path/ Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home,/ She stood in tears amid the alien corn.'57 Rilke can scarcely have been aware of the...
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Revenge of the Aesthetic: The Place of Literature in Theory Today

Michael Clark - Literary Collections - 2000 - 251 pages
...thee down; The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient days by emperor and clown: Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home, She stood in tears amid the alien corn; The same that oft-times hath Charm'd magic casements,...
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Jewish American Literature: A Norton Anthology

Jules Chametzky, John Felstiner, Hilene Flanzbaum, Kathryn Hellerstein - Literary Collections - 2001 - 1221 pages
...1670-1729). 3. The translator echoes John Kcats's (17951821 ) Ode to a Nightmgu/e, lines 65-67: "Perhaps the selfsame song that found a path / Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home, / She stood in tears amid the alien corn." The Yiddish line, however, does not employ...
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The Masks of Keats: The Endeavour of a Poet

Thomas McFarland - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 244 pages
...thee down; The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient days by emperor and clown: Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home. She stood in tears amid the alien corn; The same that oft-times hath Charm'd magic casements,...
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The Bedtrick: Tales of Sex and Masquerade

Wendy Doniger - Religion - 2000 - 598 pages
...Megillah 14a, 15a. 67. Leach, "The Legitimacy of Solomon," 62. 68. Keats, "Ode to a Nightingale": "Perhaps the self-same song that found a path / Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home, / She stood in tears amid the alien corn." Cf. the satire in David Lodge's Changing...
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Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

Lucy Newlyn - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 397 pages
...thee down; The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient days by emperor and clown: Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home, She stood in tears amid the alien corn74 Marlon Ross, comparing Keats with Wordsworth,...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 636 pages
...L, spume, pumex. pumice; pounce: powder. Gcfeim, foam. The nightingale, in Keats' Ode, sang: Perhaps the selfsame song that found a path Through the sad heart of Ruth when, sick for home, She stood in tears amid the alien corn; The same that oft-times hath Charm 'd magic...
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