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" midst falling dew, While glow the heavens with the last steps of day, Far, through their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way ? Vainly the fowler's eye Might mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong, As, darkly painted on the crimson sky, Thy... "
Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine - Page 314
1824
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Kettell, Samuel: Specimens of American Poetry...

1829
...thy grave, Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams. TO A WATERFOWL. WHITHER, 'midst falling dew, While...mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong, As, darkly painted on the crimson sky, Thy figure floats along. Seek'st thou the plashy brink Of weedy Jake, or...
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Specimens of American Poetry: With Critical and Biographical ..., Volume 3

Samuel Kettell - American poetry - 1829
...his couch By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave, About him, and lies dov/n to pleasant dreams. TO A. WATERFOWL. WHITHER, 'midst falling dew, While...their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way ? Alight mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong, As, darkly painted on the crimson sky, Vainly the...
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The Every-day Book and Table Book: Or, Everlasting Calendar of ..., Volume 2

William Hone - Days - 1830
...aquatic birds are frehis son, prince Henry, is told that in his quent themes of their speculation. To A WATER-FOWL. Whither, 'midst falling dew, While...mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong, As darkly painted on the crimson sky Thy figure floats along. Seek'st thou the plashy brink Of weedy lake, or...
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Studies in Poetry: Embracing Notices of the Lives and Writings of the Best ...

George Barrell Cheever - American poetry - 1830 - 480 pages
...may trace, Afar, the brightening glory of its flight, Till the receding rays are lost to human sight. TO A WATERFOWL. WHITHER, midst falling dew, While...eye Might mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong, As,░darkly painted on the crimson sky, Thy figure floats along. * Seek'st thou the plashy brink Of...
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Sketches from Nature, Or, Hints to Juvenile Naturalists

Agnes Strickland - Animals - 1830 - 216 pages
...pleasure by those of my readers who are lovers of nature and true poetry. THE AMERICAN WATER-FOWL. Wither, 'midst falling dew, While glow the heavens with the...mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong, As darkly painted on the evening sky, Thy figure floats along. Scek'st thou the plashy brink Of weedy lake, or...
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The Every-day Book and Table Book: Or, Everlasting Calendar of ..., Volume 1

William Hone - Days - 1830
...distinctly for a considerable time along the Hammersmith-road. The shadows of evening were lengthening, and midst falling dew, While glow the Heavens with the last steps of day, Far through their rosy depths it did pursue Itg solitary way."* SPITAL SERMONS. fn London, on Easter Monday and Tuesday, the Spital...
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Pierce Egan's Book of Sports and Mirror of Life

Pierce Egan - Amusements - 1832 - 414 pages
...WATERFOWL." By William Bryant, an American Poet. " Whither, midst falling dew, . . While glow the heaveus with the last steps of day, Far, through their rosy...mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong. As, darkly ítainted on the crimson skyf Thy figure floate along. Seek'st thon the plash y brink Of weedy lake,...
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The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Civilization - 1832
...for thfc commonest reader. TO A WATERFOWL. W (i 1 1 IIEU, mi.lt falling -lew, While glow the hoavuiK .with the last steps of day, Far, through their rosy...thou pursue Thy solitary way? Vainly the fowler's eye Slight mark thy distant flignt td do thee wrong, As, darkly painted on the crimson sky, Thy figure...
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Pierce Egan's Book of Sports, and Mirror of Life: Embracing the Turf, the ...

Pierce Egan - Amusements - 1832 - 414 pages
...While glow the heaveni with the lait steps of day. Far, through their rosy depths, do╗t thou ponue Thy solitary way? Vainly the fowler's eye Might mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong At, darkly paiuted on the crimson sky Thy figure tinats along. Seek'st thou the plashy brink Of weedy...
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The American Quarterly Observer, Volume 1

Bela Bates Edwards - Theology - 1833
...rapidity of the first. How perfectly and inimitably descriptive are the last two of the following lines. " Vainly the fowler's eye Might mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong As, darkly painted on the crimson sky, Thy figure floats along." The extracts we have made give, we think, a tolerablycorrect...
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