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" As when around the clear bright moon, the stars Shine in full splendour, and the winds are hush'd, The groves, the mountain-tops, the headland heights Stand all apparent, not a vapour streaks The boundless blue, and ether open'd wide ; All glitters, and... "
Specimens of the Classic Poets: In a Chronological Series from Homer to ... - Page xxi
by Sir Charles Abraham Elton - 1814
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Specimens of the Poets and Poetry of Greece and Rome

William Peter - 1856 - 590 pages
...proud Ilion blaze, And lighten glimmering Xanthus with their rays. jlnother translation of the Same. As when, around the clear, bright moon, the stars Shine in full splendour, and the winds arc hushed ; The groves, the mountains-tops, the headlandheights, Stand all apparent ¡ not a vapour...
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Essays critical and imaginative

John Wilson - 1857 - 480 pages
...they sat, Not disarray'd, but in fair form disposed Of even ranks, and watch'd their numerous fires. As when around the clear bright moon, the stars Shine...splendour, and the winds are hush'd, The groves, the mountain-tops, the headland heights Stand all apparent, not a vapour streaks The boundless blue, and...
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The Works of Professor Wilson of the University of Edinburgh: Essays ...

John Wilson - 1857 - 480 pages
...they sat, Not disarray'd, but in fair form disposed Of even ranks, and watch'd their numerous fires. As when around the clear bright moon, the stars Shine...splendour, and the winds are hush'd, The groves, the mountain-tops, the headland heights Stand all apparent, not a vapour streaks The boundless blue, and...
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Encyclopædia metropolitana; or, System of universal knowledge, Volume 38

Encyclopaedia - 1858 - 412 pages
...same animation, yet with a near approach, at least, to the simplicity and truth of the great poet:— As when around the clear bright moon the stars Shine in full splendour, and the winds are hushed, The groves, the mountain tops, the headland heights, Stand all apparent; not a vapour streaks...
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THE WORKS OF WILLIAM COWPER HIS LIFE, LETTERS, AND POEMS

1860 - 784 pages
...vales, the rooks in prospect rise, A flood of glory bursts from all the skies.* Book viii. line 687. As when around the clear bright moon, the stars Shine in full splendor, and the winds are h'ish'd, The groves, the mountain-tops, the headland heights, Stand all...
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A Letter to the Dean of Canterbury: On the Homeric Lectures of Matthew ...

Ichabod Charles Wright - 1864 - 44 pages
...heart of him that watches by the fold Swells in his breast for joy." COWPER. (The whole simile.) " As when around the clear bright moon, the stars Shine in full splendour, and the winds are hushed, The groves, the mountain-tops, the headland-heights Stand all apparent, not a vapour streaks...
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Versions of psalms and original poetry, Issue 109

William A. Graham - 1870 - 136 pages
...form disposed Of even ranks, and watch'd their numerous fires, As when around the clear bright nwon, the stars Shine in full splendour, and the winds are hush'd, The groves, the mountain-tops, the headland heights Stand all apparent, not a vapour streaks The boundless blue, the...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 3

Robert Chambers - 1879 - 428 pages
...wistfully expect the silver-throned morn. Cowper's translation is brief, but vivid and distinct : And when around the clear bright moon, the stars Shine in full splendour, and the winds are hushed. The groves, the mountain-tops, the headland heights Stand all apparent, not a vapour streaks...
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The Handbook of Specimens of English Literature: Selected from the Chief ...

Joseph Angus - 1880 - 726 pages
...they sat, Not disarrayed, but in fair form disposed, Of even rank, and watched their numerous fires ; As when around the clear bright moon, the stars Shine in full splendour, and the winds are hushed ; The groves, the mountain-tops, the headland height Stand all apparent, — not a vapour streaks...
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Introduction to the Language and Verse of Homer

Thomas Day Seymour - 1885 - 120 pages
...corn, And ardent warriors wait the rising morn." Cowper's translation l follows : — " As when about the clear bright moon, the stars Shine in full splendour, and the winds are hush'd, The groves, the mountain-tops, the headland-heights Stand all apparent, not a vapour streaks 1 Published in 1791. Cowper...
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