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" Soon were lost in a maze of sluggish and devious waters, Which, like a network of steel, extended in every direction. Over their heads the towering and tenebrous boughs of the cypress Met in a dusky arch, and trailing mosses in mid-air Waved like banners... "
The Living Age ... - Page 390
1849
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The Cambridge History of the English Language, Volume 4

Richard M. Hogg, Norman Francis Blake, Suzanne Romaine, Roger Lass, R. W. Burchfield - 1992 - 783 pages
...approximation to the rhythms of prose, as in (32a), or conversational speech, as in (32b): (32) a. They, too, swerved from their course; and, entering...like a network of steel, extended in every direction. (Longfellow 1847) b. Take off your coat to it, Philip, cried Lindsay, outside in the garden . . . Take...
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Beatrice of Bayou Têche

Alice Ilgenfritz Jones - 2001 - 386 pages
...and, leaning back in her chair with hands folded upon the open book, murmured half inaudibly : — " Over their heads the towering and tenebrous boughs...cypress Met in a dusky arch, and trailing mosses in mid-air Waved like banners that hang on the walls of ancient cathedrals. Death-like the silence reigned,...
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Tracks that Speak: The Legacy of Native American Words in North American Culture

Charles L. Cutler - 2002 - 255 pages
...curious (though not unworthy) relic of John Eliot's great Algonquian Bible. BAYOU Mysterious waterways They, too, swerved from their course; and entering...cypress Met in a dusky arch, and trailing mosses in mid-air Waved like banners that hang on the walls of ancient cathedrals.* So wrote Henry Wadsworth...
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Surviving Damnation

R. W. Ben Benoit - 2005 - 290 pages
...Sweeps with majestic curve the river away to the eastward . . . and, entering the Bayou of Plaquemine, Over their heads the towering and tenebrous boughs.... . . Met in a dusky arch, and trailing mosses in mid-air Waved like banners that hang on the walls of ancient cathedrals. Longfellow Anne Thibodeau...
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RiverTime: Ecotravel on the World's Rivers

Mary A. Hood - 302 pages
...was the forest primeval . . . where plumelike Cotton-trees nodded their shadowy crests . . . [and] towering and tenebrous boughs of the cypress Met in a dusky arch and trailing moss in mid-air Waved like banners . . . (Longfellow 1922, 1, 62, 63) The red swamp maples hung with...
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Literature Reader, Volume 7

Leroy E. Armstrong - 1916
...Coast, and groves of orange and citron, Sweeps with majestic curve the river away to the eastward. 765 They, too, swerved from their course; and, entering...cypress Met in a dusky arch, and trailing mosses in mid-air 770 Waved like banners that hang on the walls of ancient cathedrals. Lovely the moonlight was...
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The North American Review, Volume 66

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1848
...Coast, and groves of orange and citron, Sweeps with majestic curve the river away to the eastward. They, too, swerved from their course ; and, entering...heads the towering and tenebrous boughs of the cypress 1848.] The History of Acadie. 243 Met in a dusky arch, and trailing mosses in mid air Waved like banners...
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