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" Their downy breast; the swan with arched neck, Between her white wings, mantling proudly, rows Her state with oary feet... "
Time's Telescope for ... ; Or, A Complete Guide to the Almanack - Page xxxviii
1817
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Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books

John Milton - 1826 - 294 pages
...song Solaced the woods, and spread their painted wings Till even ; nor then the solemn nightingale 435 Ceased warbling, but all night tuned her soft lays...bathed Their downy breast; the swan with arched neck, Her state with oary feet; yet oft they quit 440 The dank, and, rising on stiff pennons, tower The mid...
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The Paradise Lost of Milton, Volume 2

1827
...branch the smaller birds with song 433 Solaced the woods, and spread their painted wings Till even ; nor then the solemn nightingale Ceased warbling, but all...quit The dank, and, rising on stiff pennons, tower 441 The mid aereal sky : Others on ground Walked firm; the crested cock whose clarion sounds The silent...
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Moral and Sacred Poetry

Thomas Willcocks - 1829 - 296 pages
...branch the smaller hirds with song Solaced the woods, and spread their painted wings Till even ; nor then the solemn nightingale Ceased warbling, but all...; yet oft they quit The dank, and, rising on stiff peunons, tower Phe mid aerial sky : others on ground Walk'd firm; the crested cuck whose clarion sounds...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: To which is Prefixed the Life of the Author

John Milton - 1829 - 375 pages
...warhling, hut all night tun'd her soft lays. Others on silver lakes and rivers hath'd Tlieir downy hreast; the swan, with arched neck Between her white wings...pennons, tower The mid aereal sky. Others on ground " Walk'd firm ; the crested cock, whose clarion sounds The silent hours, and th' other whose gay train...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 16

Thomas Curtis - 1829
...which in the outward ends of them shall be like the fins of a fish to contract and dilate. Witkira. The swan with arched neck, Between her white wings mantling, proudly rows Her state with oary feet. Hilton. In shipping such as this, the Irish kern And untaught Indian, on the stream did glide, K'er...
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Animal biography, or, Popular zoology, Volume 3

William Bingley - 1829
...imaginable: the eye wanders over every part with pleasure, and every part takes new grace with new postures. The Swan, with arched neck Between her white wings mantling, proudly rows Her state with oary feet. She exhibits, however, but an inelegant appearance on land. This bird is able to swim faster than a...
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Moral and sacred poetry, selected by T. Willcocks and T. Horton

Moral and sacred poetry - 1829
...soft lays : Others, ou silver lakes and rivers, hathed Their downy hreast ; the swan with arehed neek, Between her white wings mantling proudly, rows Her state with oary feet; yet oft they qnii The dank, and, rising on stiff peanoua, tower The mid aerial sky : others on groond Walk'd firm...
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The New sporting magazine, Volume 16

1848
...enabled me in a very short time to gain a concealed position within forty yards of the spot, where "The swan, with arched neck Between her white wings...mantling proudly, rows Her state with oary feet." Not one however, but dozens, were sailing about with the majestic air peculiar to this beautiful bird....
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The Southern Review, Volume 8

1832
...slow movement," and indeed, you are constantly reminded by it of those exquisite lines of Milton — " The swan, with arched neck, Between her white wings...mantling proudly, rows Her state with oary feet." True it is that "silent now rows Adrian's gondolier," but we cannot add " and pity 'tis, 'tis true,"...
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Gleanings in Natural History: With Local Recollections : to which ..., Volume 2

Edward Jesse - 1832 - 313 pages
...much more heightened than by the ' contemplation of the structure of the most gigantic ' animals.' ' The swan, with arched neck ' Between her white wings...mantling proudly, rows ' Her state with oary feet.' MILTON. LIVING on the banks of the Thames, I have often been pleased with seeing the care taken of...
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