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" CHILD of the sun ! pursue thy rapturous flight. Mingling with her thou lov'st in fields of light; And, where the flowers of paradise unfold, Quaff fragrant nectar from their cups of gold. There shall thy wings, rich as an evening sky Expand and shut with... "
Poems - Page 35
by Samuel Rogers - 1839 - 48 pages
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Nature's Wonder-workers: Being Some Short Life-histories in the Insect World

Kate R. Lovell - Insects - 1890 - 284 pages
...of being almost choked and smothered with doubts and fears, springs eternal in the human breast. " Child of the sun ! pursue thy rapturous flight, Mingling...their cups of gold : There shall thy wings, rich as an evening sky, Expand and shut with silent ecstasy. Yet wert thou once a worm — a thing that crept...
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English Poetry and Poets

Sarah Warner Brooks - English poetry - 1890 - 506 pages
...Twickenham. TO THE BUTTERFLY. CHILD of the sun ! pursue thy rapturous flight, Mingling with her thou lovest in fields of light; And, where the flowers of Paradise...their cups of gold. There shall thy wings, rich as an evening sky, Expand and shut with silent ecstasy! Yet wert thon once a worm, a thing that crept On...
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English Poetry and Poets

Sarah Warner Brooks - English poetry - 1890 - 506 pages
...school of Pope ; and this fragment is not without its spice of the bard of Twickenham. TO THE BUTTERFLY. CHILD of the sun ! pursue thy rapturous flight, Mingling with her thou lovest in fields of light ; And, where the flowers of Paradise unfold, Quaff fragrant nectar from their...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Rogers

Samuel Rogers - 1891 - 451 pages
...many a strain from Heaven ! 1 In the winter oflSOo. 2 Mrs. Sheridan's. TO THE BUTTERFLY. 1806. 3HILD of the sun ! pursue thy rapturous flight, Mingling with her thou lov'st in fields of light ; where the flowers of Paradise unfold, " fragrant nectar from their cups of gold. : shall thy wings,...
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The Fireside Encyclopedia of Poetry: Comprising the Best Poems of the Most ...

Henry Troth Coates - American poetry - 1901 - 1027 pages
...jmrsue thy rapturous flight. Mingling with licr thou lov'st in fields of light ; And, where the Mowers laught evening sky. Expand and shut with silent ecstasy ! — Vet wert thou once a worm, a tiling that crept...
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The Poets and the Poetry of the Nineteenth Century, Volume 1

English poetry - 1905
...preserves the earth a sphere, And guides the planets in their course. IV. TO THE BUTTERFLY. 1806. /"^HILD of the sun ! pursue thy rapturous flight, \-> Mingling...rich as an evening-sky, Expand and shut with silent ecstasy ! — Yet wert thou once a worm, a thing that crept On the bare earth, then wrought a tomb...
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 62

1859
...better state of existence. The poet Rogers, on this subject, has the following beautiful lines: — "Child of the sun ! pursue thy rapturous flight, Mingling...unfold, Quaff fragrant nectar from their cups of gold. Here shall thy wings, rich as an evening sky, Expand and shut with silent ecstacy! Yet wert thou once...
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 60

1857
...thrilled through his mind, and he must, one thinks, have re-uttered them with peculiar emphasis — "Child of the sun! pursue thy rapturous flight, Mingling...fields of light; And where the flowers of Paradise unroll, their cups <rf There shall thy wings, rich as an evening sky, Expand and shut with silent ecstacy."...
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The Book of Georgian Verse

William Stanley Braithwaite - English poetry - 1909 - 1313 pages
...who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in Eternity's sunrise. . W. Blake ip. To the Butterfly f HILD of the sun ! pursue thy rapturous flight, Mingling...rich as an evening-sky, Expand and shut with silent ecstasy ! — Yet wert thou once a worm, a thing that crept On the bare earth, then wrought a tomb...
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The Banker in Literature

Johnson Brigham - Bankers - 1910 - 250 pages
...course. "To the Butterfly" is perhaps the highest flight of fancy to which our banker-poet attained : Child of the sun ! pursue thy rapturous flight, Mingling...their cups of gold. There shall thy wings, rich as an evening sky, Expand and shut with silent ecstacy! Yet wert thou once a worm, a thing that crept On...
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