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" I sought fit words to paint the blackest face of woe; Studying inventions fine, her wits to entertain, Oft turning others' leaves to see if thence would flow Some fresh and fruitful showers upon my sun-burned brain. "
The Retrospective Review - Page 54
1824
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Characteristics of English Poets from Chaucer to Shirley

William Minto - English poetry - 1874 - 506 pages
...different source : " his lips were sweet, inspired with Stella's kiss." He had tried the old plan— " I sought fit words to paint the blackest face of woe...would flow Some fresh and fruitful showers upon my sunburned brain." But Invention, the child of Nature, fled from the blows of Study. He sat biting his...
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Characteristics of English Poets from Chaucer to Shirley

William Minto - English poetry - 1874 - 520 pages
...different source : "his lips were sweet, inspired with Stella's kiss." He had tried the old plan — " I sought fit words to paint the blackest face of woe...would flow Some fresh and fruitful showers upon my sunburned brain." But Invention, the child of Nature, fled from the blows of Study. He sat biting his...
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An English Garner: Nineteen years' captivity in the kingdom of Conde Uda in ...

Edward Arber - English literature - 1877 - 668 pages
...dear She ! might take some pleasure of my pain ; Pleasure might cause her read, reading might make her know, ^ Knowledge might pity win, and pity grace...would flow <-. Some fresh and fruitful showers upon my sunburnt_brain : •"* But words came halting forth, wanting Invention's stay. Invention Nature's...
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Afternoons with the Poets

Charles Dunham Deshler - English poetry - 1879 - 334 pages
...pain ; Pleasure might eaus her read, reading might make her know, Knowledg might pitie win, and pitie grace obtain : I sought fit words to paint the blackest face of wo, Studying inventions fine, her wits to entertain : s Oft turning others' leaves, to see if thence...
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Chaucer to Donne

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1880 - 632 pages
...dear she, might take some pleasure of my pain, — Pleasure might cause her read, reading might make her know, Knowledge might pity win, and pity grace...would flow Some fresh and fruitful showers upon my sun-burn'd brain. But words came halting forth, wanting Invention's stay ; Invent1on, Nature's child,...
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The English Poets: Chaucer to Donne

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1880 - 634 pages
...dear she, might take some pleasure of my pain, — Pleasure might cause her read, reading might make her know, Knowledge might pity win, and pity grace...would flow Some fresh and fruitful showers upon my sun-burn'd brain. But words came halting forth, wanting Invention's stay ; Invention, Nature's child,...
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The English poets, selections, ed. by T.H. Ward. Chaucer to Donne

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1880 - 628 pages
...dear she, might take some pleasure of my pain,— Pleasure might cause her read, reading might make her know, Knowledge might pity win, and pity grace...would flow Some fresh and fruitful showers upon my sun-burn'd brain. But words came halting forth, wanting Invention's stay ; Invention, Nature's child,...
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Red-letter Poems by English Men and Women

English poetry - 1885 - 684 pages
...dear she, might take some pleasure of my pain, — Pleasure might cause her read, reading might make her know, Knowledge might pity win, and pity grace...would flow Some fresh and fruitful showers upon my sun-burn'd brain. But words came halting forth, wanting Invention's stay ; Invention, Nature's child,...
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Red-letter Poems by English Men and Women

Thomas Young Crowell - English poetry - 1885 - 702 pages
...— Pleasure might cause her read, reading might make her know, Knowledge might pity win, and pity I sought fit words to paint the blackest face of woe...would flow Some fresh and fruitful showers upon my sun-burn'd brain. But words came halting forth, wanting Invention's stay ; Invention, Nature's child,...
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Characteristics of English Poets, from Chaucer to Shirley

William Minto - English poetry - 1885 - 422 pages
...different source : " his lips were sweet, inspired with Stella's kiss." He had tried the old plan — " I sought fit words to paint the blackest face of woe Studying inventions line, her wits to entertain ; Oft turning others' leaves to see if thence would flow Some fresh and...
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