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" Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor. 'Wretch... "
New National Fifth Reader - Page 456
by Charles Joseph Barnes, J. Marshall Hawkes - 1884 - 480 pages
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The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry

Jay Parini, Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini - 1995 - 757 pages
...o'er, But whose velvet-violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o'er, She shall press, ah, nevermore! Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from...cried, "thy God hath lent thee—by these angels he hath sent thee Respite—respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore; Quaff, oh quaff this kind...
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Reading and Writing Poetry with Teenagers

Fredric Lown, Judith W. Steinbergh - 1996 - 172 pages
...o'er, But whose velvet violet lining with the lamplight gloating o'er She shall press, ah, nevermore! Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from...tufted floor. "Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee — by these angels he hath sent thee Respite — respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore!...
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Tap, Tap

David Martin - 1996 - 340 pages
...just stepping to his bedroom window when he smells something awful, rotting fish. Then, me thought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer...seraphim whose footfalls tinkled on the tufted floor . . . And turns to see, standing there in the doorway leading to the hall, a slightly built man wearing...
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Nineteenth-Century American Poetry

Various - 1996 - 496 pages
...shall press, ah, nevermore! Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer 80 Swung by seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the...tufted floor. "Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee — by these angels he hath sent thee Respite, respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore!...
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The Geography of the Imagination: Forty Essays

Guy Davenport - 1997 - 384 pages
...the arabesque. In "The Raven" we have a dominant grotesque key, with a vision of an arabesque Eden, "perfumed from an unseen censer / Swung by Seraphim whose footfalls tinkled on the tufted floor," and a grotesque raven sits on a classical bust of Pallas Athene. That raven was the device on the flag...
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - 2000 - 656 pages
...o'er, But whose velvet violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o'er, She shall press, ah, nevermore! Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from...tufted floor. "Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee — by these angels he hath sent thee Respite — respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore;...
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Complete Poems

Edgar Allan Poe - 2000 - 627 pages
...shall press, ah, nevermore! Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer 80 Swung by seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the...tufted floor. "Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee — by these angels he hath sent thee Respite — respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore;...
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Doctor Leeds' Selection of Popular Epic Recitations for Minstrel and Stage Use

Robert X. Leeds - 1999 - 332 pages
...o'er, But whose velvet violet lining with the lamplight gloating o'er, She shall press, ah, nevermore! Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer Swung by angels whose faint foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor. "Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee...
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Favorite American Poems

Paul Negri - 2002 - 144 pages
...o'er, But whose velvet violet lining with the lamplight gloating o'er, She shall press, ah, nevermore! Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from...tufted floor. "Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee— by these angels he hath sent thee Respite — respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore;...
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Der rothe Doktor von Chicago: ein deutsch-amerikanisches ...

Axel W.-O. Schmidt - 2003 - 602 pages
...But whose velvet-violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o'er. She shall press, ah nevermore! (14) Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from...tufted floor. „Wretch", I cried, „thy God hath lent thee - by these angels he hath sent thee Respite - respite and nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore"!...
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