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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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Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Art - 1847
...men, The olive's welcome bough t I hail thee, Mercy's herald then, Her sacred symbol now. . F. SMITH. 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. Seekest thou the plashy brink Of weedy lake, or...
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Poems

William Cullen Bryant - 1847 - 376 pages
...might, The dwelling of his Genevieve. And oft he turns his truant eye, And pauses oft, and lingers near; 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 lake, or...
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Sacred Philosophy of the Seasons: Illustrating the Perfections of ..., Volume 4

Henry Duncan - Natural theology - 1847
...Waterfowl, finely allude to this instinct of migration, and to the feelings it ever ought to inspire. " Whither, 'midst falling dew, While glow the heavens...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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The Poets of America: With Occasional Notes

George Barrell Cheever - American poetry - 1847 - 405 pages
...brightening glory of its flight, Till the receding rays are lost to human sight. To a Waterfowl. — BRYANT. WHITHER, "midst falling dew, While glow the heavens...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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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 3

Half hours - 1847
...lonely flight of the water-fowl. Veneration prompted the inquiry, — "' Whither 'midst falling dew When glow the heavens with the last steps of day, Far through their rosy steps dost thou pursue Thy solitary way ? " Sometimes, in musing upon genius in its simpler manifestations,...
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The poetic prism or Original and reflected rays from modern verse ed. by R.N ...

Robert Northmore Greville - 1848 - 403 pages
...! happy to have given The unbroken heart's first fragrance unto Heaven ! TO A WATERFOWL. WC BRYANT. WHITHER, midst falling dew, While glow the heavens...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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The poetic prism or Original and reflected rays from modern verse ed. by R.N ...

Robert Northmore Greville - 1848 - 403 pages
...keep your souls from blight! Earth will forsake—Oh! happy to have given TO A WATEKFOWL. WC BRYANT. WHITHER, midst falling dew, While glow the heavens...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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Gems of Poetry, from Forty-eight American Poets: Embracing the Most Popular ...

American poetry - 1848 - 252 pages
...'mid the desolate main, While the wonder and pride of your works remain. TO A WATERFOWL. BY WC BRYANT. WHITHER, 'midst falling dew, While glow the heavens...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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Reading lessons for the higher classes in classical, middle and diocesan schools

William Balmbro'. Flower - 1848 - 80 pages
...boasted name, Unmentioned in holy songs — unheralded by fame. WB Flower. To A WATEBFOWL. WHITHEB midst falling dew, While glow the heavens with the...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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The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical ..., Volume 15

1848
...with it, as with the repetition of some sweet old melody, for very sweet and melodious we think it. TO A WATER-FOWL. ' WHITHER, 'midst falling dew, While...their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way ? Might mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong, As, darkly painted on the crimson sky, Vainly the...
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