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" Orsini lived ; and long might'st thou have seen An old man wandering as in quest of something, Something he could not find — he knew not what. "
The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Rogers: With a Biographical Sketch and ... - Page 325
by Samuel Rogers - 1860 - 460 pages
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Neighbors' Wives

John Townsend Trowbridge - American literature - 1867 - 328 pages
...chair, and growl at any one who approached it ; or, like the old man in the story, go about " Wandering as in quest of something, Something he could not find, — he knew not what;" — covered the chest in which his G-inevra was concealed. "What was singular, not all Faustina's attentions,...
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Other people's windows, Volume 2; Volume 199

James Hain Friswell - 1868 - 364 pages
...and all the more when in the street, sadly resembling the one he painted — ' An old man wandering as in quest of something, Something he could not find, he knew not what !' And so, if we live to be so old, my brothers, we shall be telling our tales over again with no laughter...
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Double acrostics by amateurs, ed. by I.S.A.

Double acrostics - 1868 - 228 pages
...next the summer breeze comes by, And waves the bush, the flower is dry.' 2. ' An old man wandering as in quest of something, Something he could not find — he knew not what.' 3. ' 0 thou, who with thy frown Annihilated senates ! — Ivornan too, With all thy vices ; for thou...
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The Garland of Poetry for the Young: A Selection in Four Parts, Volumes 1-2

Caroline Matilda Kirkland - American poetry - 1868 - 710 pages
...away, in battle with the Turk. The father lived, and long might'st thou have seen An old man wandering as in quest of something — Something he could not find — he knew not what ! Full fifty years had passed, and all forgot, When on an idle day — a day of search 'Mid the old...
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Smaller specimens of English literature, with notes. Ed. by W. Smith

sir William Smith - 1869 - 382 pages
...it away in battle with the Turks. Orsini lived ; and long might you have seen An old man wandering as in quest of something — Something he could not...went to strangers. Full fifty years were past and all forgotten, When on an idle day, a day of search 'Mid the old lumber l in the gallery, That mouldering...
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English Literature of Nineteenth Century: On the Plan of the Author's ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1869 - 810 pages
...it away in battle with the Turks. Orsini lived ; and long might you have seen An old man wandering as in quest of something, — Something he could not...knew not what. When he was gone, the house remained awhile Silent and tenantless, then went to strangers. Full fifty years were past, and all forgotten,...
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The public school speaker and reader, ed. by J.E. Carpenter

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - 1869 - 596 pages
...it away in battle with the Turk. Orsini lived ; and long mightst thou have seen An old man wandering as in quest of something, Something he could not find...knew not what. When he was gone, the house remained awhile Silent and tenantless — then went to strangers. Full fifty years were past, and all forgot,...
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Choice Specimens of English Literature: Selected from the Chief English ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith - English literature - 1869 - 420 pages
...Flung it away in battle with the Turks. Orsini lived; and long might you have seen An old man wandering as in quest of something — Something he could not...knew not what. When he was gone, the house remained awhile Silent and tenantless, then went to strangers. Full fifty years were past and all forgotten,...
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About Footsteps. In Twelve Chapters

Rev. Samuel Hayman - 1869 - 186 pages
...aged and bereaved father :— " Orsini lived ; and long might' st thou have seen An old man wandering as in quest of something, Something he could not find — he knew not what." The great blank, made by the removal of a beloved object, is here most pathetically portrayed. if they...
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The Standard Fourth Reader: With Spelling and Defining Lessons, Exercises in ...

Epes Sargent - Readers - 1870 - 340 pages
...it away in battle with the Turk. The father lived, and long might you have seen An old man wandering as in quest of something, — Something he could not find, he knew not what. When he was dead, the house remained a while Silent and tenantless ; then went to strangers. Full fifty years were...
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