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" Nor rural sights alone, but rural sounds, Exhilarate the spirit, and restore The tone of languid Nature. Mighty winds, That sweep the skirt of some far-spreading wood Of ancient growth, make music not unlike The dash of Ocean on his winding shore... "
The task. [Followed by] Tirocinium: or, A review of schools - Page 10
by William Cowper - 1822
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Poems of Established Reputation: To Wit: 1st. The Art of Preserving Health

1802 - 302 pages
...winds, That sweep the skirt of some far-spreading wood Of ancient growth, make music not unlike 185 The dash of ocean on his winding shore, And lull the...all at once. Nor less composure waits upon the roar 190 Of distant floods, or on the softer voice Of neighbouring fountain, or of rills that slip Through...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1802 - 350 pages
...and restore The tone of languid nature. Mighty winds, That sweep the skirt of some far-spreading wood Of ancient growth, make music not unlike The dash...branches waving in the blast, And all their leaves fast flutt'ring, all at once. Nor less composure waits upon the roar Of distant floods, or on the softer...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1806 - 234 pages
...and restore The tone of languid Nature. Mighty winds, That sweep the skirt of some far-spreading wood Of ancient growth, make music not unlike The dash...shore, And lull the spirit while they fill the mind ; Unnumbered branches waving in the blast, And all their leaves fast fluttering, all at once. Nor less...
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 2

British poets - 1809 - 526 pages
...and restore The tone of languid Nature. Mighty winds, That sweep the skirt of some far-spreading wood Of ancient growth, make music not unlike The dash...branches waving in the blast, And all their leaves fast fluti riujr, all at once. Ttf«- less composure waits upon the roar Of distant floods, or on the softer...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1810 - 262 pages
...nature. Mighty winds. That sweep the skirt of some far spreading wood Of ancient growth, make music, ntH unlike The dash of ocean on his winding shore, And...branches waving in the blast, And all their leaves fast flutt'ring all at once. Nor less composure waits upon the roar Of distant floods; or on the softer...
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The Task: A Poem. In Six Books

William Cowper - 1810 - 212 pages
...and restore The tone of languid nature. Mighty winds, That sweep the skirt of some far-spreading wood Of ancient growth, make music not unlike The dash...shore, And lull the spirit while they fill the mind ; Unnumbcr'd branches waving in the blast, And all their leaves fast flutt'ring, all at onceNor less...
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The Task: A Poem in Six Books

William Cowper - 1811 - 228 pages
...restore B The tone of languid nature. Mighty winds, That sweep the skirt of some far-spreading wood Of ancient growth, make music not unlike The dash...branches waving in the blast, And all their leaves fast flutt'ring, all at once. Nor less composure waits upon the roar Of distant floods, or on the softer...
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The London Quarterly Review, Volume 4

1811 - 566 pages
...and restore The tone of languid Nature. Mighty winds That sweep the skirt of some far spreading wood Of ancient growth, make music not unlike The dash...while they fill the mind ; Unnumber'd branches waving on the blast, And all their leaves fast fluu'ring, all at once— Nor less composure waits upon the...
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1812 - 378 pages
...winds, That sweep the skirt of some far-spreading wood, Ot ancient growth, make music, not unlike T'K- dash of ocean on his winding shore, And lull the spirit while they fill the mind, UnrmmberM branches waving in the blast, And all their leaves fast flutt'ring all at once. X T or less...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1815 - 338 pages
...and restore The tone of languid Nature. Mighty winds, That sweep the skirt of some far-spreading wood Of ancient growth, make music not unlike The dash...branches waving in the blast, And all their leaves fast flutt'ring, all at once. Nor less composure waits upon the roar Of distant floods, or on the softer...
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