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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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The Metropolitan, Volume 56

English literature - 1849
...with the British public, but we shall be forgiven, we trust, for quoting it again. TO A WATER POWL. 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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Poems by William Cullen Bryant

William Cullen Bryant - 1849 - 378 pages
...Genevieve. And oft he turns his truant eye, And pauses oft, and lingers near; TO A WATERFOWL. WHITHEB, midst falling dew, While glow the heavens with the...pursue Thy solitary way ? Vainly the fowler's eye /• f Might mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong, As, darkly painted on the crimson sky, I Thy...
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American Literary Autographs, from Washington Irving to Henry James

Herbert Cahoon, Thomas V. Lange, Charles Ryskamp - Antiques & Collectibles - 1977 - 10 pages
...intense emotion. The manuscript illustrated is one that Bryant copied out in the last year of his life. To a Waterfowl. Whither, midst falling dew, / While.../ Vainly the fowler's eye / Might mark thy distant ftight, to do thee wrong, / As, darkly seen against the crimson sky, / Thy figure floats along. / Thou'rt...
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American Literary Autographs, from Washington Irving to Henry James

Herbert Cahoon, Thomas V. Lange, Charles Ryskamp - Antiques & Collectibles - 1977 - 10 pages
...intense emotion. The manuscript illustrated is one that Bryant copied out in the last year of his life. To a Waterfowl. Whither, midst falling dew, / While...day / Far through their rosy depths dost thou pursue I Thy solitary way? / Vainly the fowler's eye / Might mark thy distant flight, to do thee wrong, /...
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Essays and Reviews

Library of America, Edgar Allan Poe, Gary Richard Thompson - Literary Collections - 1984 - 1544 pages
...mind, and a fine sense of effect in throwing its figure on the back ground of the "crimson sky," amid the pricks of nettles' But the merits which possibly have had most weight in the public estimation of the poem, are the melody...
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Sea Tales: The Pilot, the Red Rover

James Fenimore Cooper - Fiction - 1991 - 902 pages
...himself of the vestiges of the fight, and proceeded to obey the repeated and earnest call. Chapter XXXIV. "Whither, 'midst falling dew, While glow the heavens...their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way?" Brvant, "To a Waterfowl," 11. 1-4. WHEN THE YOUNG SEAMAN, who now commanded the frigate, descended...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...FaBoBe; FaFP; LiTA; NAAL-1; NOBA; OBEY; OHFP; OxBA; PWR; TAP; TrGrPo; WBLP; WGRP To a Waterfowl 25 @ (1. 2—4) 73 POETRY QUOTATIONS 74 26 There is a power whose care Teaches thy way along that pathless...
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The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry

Jay Parini, Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini - Poetry - 1995 - 757 pages
...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 glow...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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Nineteenth-century American Poetry

William C. Spengemann, Jessica F. Roberts - Poetry - 1996 - 447 pages
...grave, so Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams. 1817 TO A WATERFOWL \ Whither, midst falling dew, While...their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way? 5 Vainly the fowler's eye Might mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong, As, darkly seen against the...
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Rural Hours

Susan Fenimore Cooper - Nature - 1998 - 352 pages
...movement; Mr. Bryant saw his bird in the evening, and it was alone; still the lines would recur to one: "Whither, 'midst falling dew, While glow the heavens...their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way." A flock of migratory birds can never fail, indeed, to be a beautiful and striking sight. The proud...
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