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" Hark, where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge Leans to the field and scatters on the clover Blossoms and dewdrops — at the bent spray's edge — That's the wise thrush ; he sings each song twice over, Lest you should think he never could recapture... "
Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature - Page 498
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The Living Age, Volume 194

1892 - 848 pages
...the thrush in the tree above seems likely to go sweetly mad in the energy of its melodious chanting. The wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, Lest...never could recapture The first fine careless rapture. Here too, however, the gentle words, " For charity's sake, signore," somehow soon got whispered through...
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Poems: A blot in the 'scutcheon

Robert Browning - 1850 - 436 pages
...And the whitethroat builds, and all the swallows — Hark ! where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge Leans to the field and scatters on the clover Blossoms and dewdrops — at the bent spray's edge — That 's the wise thrush ; he sings each song twice over, Lest you should think he never could recapture...
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Poets of England and America: Being Selections from the Best Authors of Both ...

Poets, American - 1853 - 560 pages
...And the whitethroat builds, and all the swallows — Hark ! where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge Leans to the field and scatters on the clover Blossoms and dewdrops — at the bent spray's edge — That 's the wise thrush ; he sings each song twice over, Lest you should think he never could recapture...
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Select specimens of English poetry

Edward Hughes - 1856 - 474 pages
...And the whitethroat huilds, and all the swallows — Hark ! where my hlossomed pear-tree in the hedge Leans to the field and scatters on the clover Blossoms and dewdrops — at the hent spray's edge— That's the wise thrush ; he sings each song twice over, Lest you should think...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 62

American essays - 1888 - 928 pages
...resolved. But just then he began to quote : — " ' Hark, where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge Leans to the field, and scatters on the clover Blossoms and dew-drops at the bent spray's " I cannot tell him now," I thought. He had thrown himself on the grass by my side, and was lazily...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 53

American literature - 1884 - 882 pages
...of the woods, or what seemed like si1 "That's tiie wise thrush: he sings each song twice over, Lent you should think he never could recapture The first fine careless rapture 1 '' lence, was really impressive. The chewinks and field sparrows were singing, but it was like the...
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Poets of England and America; being selections from the best authors of both ...

England - English poetry - 1860 - 532 pages
...And the whitethroat builds, and all the swallows — Hark ! where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge Leans to the field and scatters on the clover Blossoms...first fine careless rapture ! And though the fields look rough with hoary dew, All will be gay when noontide wakes anew The buttercups, the little children's...
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The Cornhill Magazine, Volume 5

William Makepeace Thackeray - Electronic journals - 1862 - 804 pages
...the gem of the piece," Lancelot added, — " the tribute to the mavis. 1 That's the wise thrash— he sings each song twice over, Lest you should think...never could recapture The first fine careless rapture ! ' But Browning," he went on, " is not an English poet. He has lived in Italy until he has forgotten...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 90

David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris - English literature - 1904 - 600 pages
...1 Most people, even if ignorant of the original, know of Browning's thrush who sang the same notes twice over, Lest you should think he never could recapture The first fine careless rapture. But in fact the thrush is very seldom content with singing the same notes twice. I have hoard him repeat...
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The Cornhill Magazine

William Makepeace Thackeray - Electronic journals - 1909 - 872 pages
...the lines were from ' Home Thoughts from Abroad ' : Hark, where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge Leans to the field and scatters on the clover Blossoms and dewdrops — ' This,' said his hostess, in introducing her, ' is the sender of the pear-blossom.' ' I stripped...
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