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" Ah me ! what hand can touch the string so fine ? Who up the lofty diapason roll Such sweet, such sad, such solemn airs divine, Then let them down again into the soul... "
The Kilmarnock mirror, and literary gleaner - Page 290
1819
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Literary Studies from the Great British Authors

Horace Hills Morgan - English literature - 1880 - 440 pages
...The god of winds drew sounds of deep delight : Whence, with just cause, the harp of jEolus it hight. Ah me ! what hand can touch the string so fine ? Who...roll Such sweet, such sad, such solemn airs divine, T5 Then let them down again into the soul ? Now rising love they fann'd : now pleasing dole They breathed,...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1881
...The god of winds drew sounds of deep delight; Whence, with just cause, the harp of JSolus it hight. Ah, me! what hand can touch the string so fine ? Who up the lofty diapason 6 roll Such sweet, such sad, such solemn airs divine, Then let them down again into the soul ? Now...
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Text-book of Poetry: From Wordsworth, Coleridge, Burns, Beattie, Goldsmith ...

Henry Norman Hudson - English poetry - 1882 - 694 pages
...god of winds drew sounds of deep delight : Whence, with just cause, the harp of ^Eolus it hight. 41 Ah me! what hand can touch the string so fine? Who...Now rising love they fann'd ; now pleasing dole They breathed, in tender musings through the heart ; And now a graver sacred strain they stole, As when...
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Golden hours, ed. by W.M. Whittemore

William Meynell Whittemore - 1882
...expressions that may provoke a smile ; such as when speaking of the harp of -'Eolus, up which — " Roll such sweet, such sad, such solemn airs divine. Then let them down again into the soul." The expression " let them down again " is scarcely happy. So, again, when speaking of party strife,...
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Music in Song, from Chaucer to Tennyson: Being a Selection of Extracts ...

Music - 1883 - 128 pages
...The god of winds drew sounds of deep delight ; Whence, with just cause, the harp of ^Eolus it hight. Ah me ; what hand can touch the string so fine ? Who...Now rising love they fann'd ; now pleasing dole They breathed, in tender musings through the heart ; And now a graver, sacred strain they stole, Ag when...
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The Seasons: And The Castle of Indolence

James Thomson - Seasons - 1891 - 436 pages
...winds drew sounds of deep delight : Whence, with just cause, The Harp of ALolus it hight. 360 XLI. Ah me ! what hand can touch the string so fine ? Who...them down again into the soul ? Now rising love they fanned ; now pleasing dole 365 XLII. Such the gay splendour, the luxurious state, 370 Of Caliphs old,...
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The Famous Allegories

James Baldwin - Allegories - 1893 - 304 pages
...The god of winds drew sound of deep delight : Whence, with just cause, the harp of yEolus4 it hight. Ah me ! what hand can touch the string so fine Who up the lofty diapason5 roll 1 Claude Lorraine, landscape painter, 1600-1682. 2 Salvator Rosa, painter, poet, musician,...
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That Dome in Air: Thoughts on Poetry and the Poets

John Vance Cheney - American poetry - 1895 - 236 pages
...what vision of healing beauty? To them, the wind harps of the spirit, belongs Thomson's tribute, — " Ah me ! what hand can touch the string so fine, Who...airs divine, Then let them down again into the soul ! " The petrifaction of bodies in the grave is rare ; but the petrifaction of spirits in life is common....
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Amateur work, illustrated, Volume 4

Handicraft - 1773
...most refined The god of winds draws sounds of sweet delight. Ah, me ! what hands can touch the strings so fine ? Who up the lofty diapason roll Such sweet,...such sad, such solemn airs divine, Then let them down into the soul ? • ••>*•• Wild warbling Nature, all above the reach of art." 1 INSTRUCTIONS...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern: A-Z

Charles Dudley Warner - Literature - 1897
...The god of winds drew sounds of deep delight: Whence, with just cause, the harp of ^Eolus it hight. Ah me ! what hand can touch the string so fine ? Who...them down again into the soul : Now rising love they fanned; now pleasing dole They breathed in tender musings through the heart; And now a graver sacred...
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