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" Seek'st thou the plashy brink Of weedy lake, or marge of river wide, Or where the rocking billows rise and sink On the chafed ocean side? • There is a Power whose care Teaches thy way along that pathless coast.— The desert and illimitable air,—... "
Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine - Page 314
1824
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Naval Life: Or, Observations Afloat and on Shore. The Midshipman

William Francis Lynch - Midshipmen - 1851 - 308 pages
...the cold, thin, atmosphere, Yet stoop not, weary, to the welcome laud, Though the dark night is near. There is a Power whose care Teaches thy way along...illimitable air — Lone wandering — but not lost. Thou art gone — the abyss of heaven Hath swallowed up thy form." In those pure fields of ether, unvisited...
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Edward C. Little: Memorial Addresses Delivered in the House of ...

United States. 68th Cong., 2d sess., 1924-1925. House - 1925 - 84 pages
...pleasing hope, this fond desire, • This longing after immortality? Bryant says of the migratory bird: There is a Power whose care Teaches thy way along...illimitable air — Lone wandering, but not lost. [23] He who from zone to zone, Guides through the boundless sky thy certain flight, In the long way...
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Essays and Reviews

Library of America, Edgar Allan Poe, Gary Richard Thompson - Literary Collections - 1984 - 1544 pages
...merit. We fully recognize the poet in Thou'rt gone — the abyss of heaven Hath swallowed up thy form. , moreover, that this unity cannot be thoroughly preserved...cannot be completed at one sitting. We may contin The Forest Hymn consists of about a hundred and twenty blank Pentameters, of whose great rhythmical...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...through their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way! (1. 2—4) 73 POETRY QUOTATIONS 74 26 — (1. 13-14) 27 He who, from zone to zone, Guides through the boundless sky thy certain flight, In...
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The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry

Jay Parini, Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini - Poetry - 1995 - 757 pages
...lake, or marge of river wide, Or where the rocking billows rise and sink On the chafed ocean-side? There is a Power whose care Teaches thy way along...illimitable air— Lone wandering, but not lost. All day thy wings have fanned, At that far height, the cold, thin atmosphere, Yet stoop not, weary, to the...
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Making America, Making American Literature: Franklin to Cooper

A. Robert Lee, W. M. Verhoeven - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 360 pages
...Wherever it may be, "Vainly the fowler's eye / Might mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong" because "There is a Power whose care / Teaches thy way along that pathless coast" (P, 266). The speaker draws a moral from his nature experience: He who, from zone to zone, Guides through...
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Nineteenth-century American Poetry

William C. Spengemann, Jessica F. Roberts - Poetry - 1996 - 447 pages
...sky, Thy figure floats along. Seek'st thou the plashy brink 10 Of weedy lake, or marge of river wide, There is a Power whose care Teaches thy way along that pathless coast — 15 The desert and illimitable air — Lone wandering, but not lost. All day thy wings have fanned,...
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Dictionary of Biblical Imagery

Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit, Tremper Longman III - Religion - 2010 - 1079 pages
...the sea"(Ps 139:9). In response to the wonder of migration, William Cullen Bryant penned the words "There is a Power whose care teaches thy way along that pathless coast" ("To a Waterfowl"). The Lord asks Job, "Does the hawk fly by thy wisdom?" (Job 39:26). For Jeremiah...
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A Historical Guide to Ernest Hemingway

Linda Wagner-Martin - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 256 pages
...natural theology. Oak Park High School required Hemingway to memorize both Bryant's "Ode to a Waterfowl" ("There is a Power whose care / Teaches thy way along that pathless coast" [26]) and "Thanatopsis" ("Go forth, under the open sky, and list to Nature's teachings, while from...
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Favorite American Poems

Paul Negri - Poetry - 2002 - 144 pages
...lake, or marge of river wide, Or where the rocking billows rise and sink On the chafed ocean-side? There is a Power whose care Teaches thy way along...illimitable air — Lone wandering, but not lost. All day thy wings have fanned, At that far height, the cold, thin atmosphere, Yet stoop not, weary, to the...
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