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" Wisely regardful of the embroiling sky, In joyless fields and thorny thickets leaves His shivering mates, and pays to trusted man His annual visit. Half-afraid, he first Against the window beats ; then brisk alights On the warm hearth ; then, hopping... "
Our Young Folks - Page 275
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The Boy's Treasury of Sports, Pastimes, and Recreations: With Nearly Four ...

1848 - 486 pages
...that the bird may enjoy a bath. It may be so tamed as to eat from the hand : "The redbreast payyto trusted man His annual visit. Half afraid, he first Against the window heats ; then brisk alights On the warm hearth; then, hopping on the floor, Eyes all the smiling family...
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Lectures on the English Poets

William Hazlitt - 1849 - 290 pages
...crowd around The winnowing store, and claim the little boon Which Providence assigns them. One alone, The red-breast, sacred to the household Gods, Wisely...shivering mates, and pays to trusted man His annual visit. Half-afraid, he first Against the window beats ; then, brisk, alights On the warm hearth ; then hopping...
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The Poetical Works of James Thomson: Comprising All His Pastoral, Dramatic ...

James Thomson - 1849 - 772 pages
...the household-gods, Wisely regardful of the' embroiling sky, In joyless fields and thorny thiekets leaves His shivering mates, and pays to trusted man His annual visit. Half afraid, he first 250 Against the window beats ; then brisk alights On the warm hearth ; then, hopping o'er the floor,...
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Beauties of the British Poets ...

George Croly - 1850 - 442 pages
...crowd around The wianowing store, and claim the little boon Which Providence assigns them. One alone, The red-breast, sacred to the household gods, Wisely...leaves His shivering mates, and pays to trusted man His aanual visit. Half afraid, he first Against the window beats ; then, brisk, alights Ou the warm hearth...
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The Poetical Works of James Thomson

James Thomson - 1850 - 800 pages
...the household-gods, Wisely regardful of the' embroiling sky, In joyless fields and thorny thiekets leaves His shivering mates, and pays to trusted man His annual visit. Half afraid, he first 250 Against the window beats ; then brisk alights On the warm hearth ; then, hopping o'er the floor,...
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Cyclopedia of English Literature: a Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1851 - 764 pages
...little boon Which Providence assigns them. One alone, The red-breast, sacred to the household gode, s uneasiness, is to free our minds from the habit...on whom the blessings of life are more bountifully Half-afraid, he first Against the window beats ; then, brisk, alights On the warm hearth ; then hopping...
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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1851 - 624 pages
...crowd around The winnowing store, and claim the little boon Which Providence assigns them. One alone, The redbreast, sacred to the household gods, Wisely...sky, In joyless fields and thorny thickets, leaves Hie shivering mates, and pays to trusted man His annual visit. Half afraid, he first Against the window...
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The naturalist's poetical companion, with notes, selected by E. Wilson

Naturalist pseud, Edward Wilson (M.A., F.L.S.) - 1852 - 444 pages
...and selfish disposition, his seeming humbleness and necessities win our pity in seasons of severity. The Redbreast, sacred to the household gods, Wisely...shivering mates, and pays to trusted man His annual visit. Half-afraid, he first Against the window beats ; then, brisk alights On the warm hearth ; then, hopping...
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Studies from the English Poets

George Frederick Graham - 1852 - 570 pages
...boon Which Providence assigns them. One alone, 245 The red-breast, sacred to the household-gods, . Wisely regardful of the embroiling sky, In joyless...shivering mates, and pays to trusted man His annual visit. Half-afraid, he first 250 Against the window beats ; then, brisk, alights On the warm hearth ; then,...
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

1852 - 874 pages
...Providence assigns them. One alone, The red-breast, sacred to the household gods, Wisely regardful of th' could they bo Subjected, these to those, or all to...subdued by thee alone, Is not thy Reason all thes Half-afraid, he first Against the window beats; then, brisk, alights On the warm hearth ; then, hopping...
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