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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... "
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McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader

William Holmes McGuffey - 1896 - 360 pages
...The fruit of all his toil. The fowls of heaven, Tamed by the cruel season, crowd around 4. One alone, The Redbreast, sacred to the household gods, Wisely...shivering mates, and pays to trusted man His annual visit. 5. Half-afraid, he first Against the window beats; then, brisk, alights On the warm hearth; then, hopping...
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

1896 - 1224 pages
...The happy season thou hast been our guest : Whither away ? c. EC STEDMAN— The Flight of the Birds. emperors and cobblers are cast in the same mould....thatmakesus wrangle with a neighbour causes a war betwixt d. THOMSON — The Seasom. Winter. L. 24«. Call for the robin-red-breast, and the wren, Since o'er...
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Queen Anne and the Georges

Donald Grant Mitchell - 1897 - 374 pages
...season, crowd around The winnowing stone. . . . One alone. The red-breast, sacred to the household goda, Wisely regardful of the embroiling sky In joyless...fields and thorny thickets, leaves His shivering mates. Half afraid, he first Against the window beats ; then, brisk, alights On the warm hearth ; then hopping...
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Standard English Poems: Spenser to Tennyson

1899 - 788 pages
...Providence assigns them. One alone, The red-breast, sacred to the household gods, Wisely regardful of th' embroiling sky, In joyless fields and thorny thickets...leaves His shivering mates, and pays to trusted man 250 His annual visit. Half afraid, he first Against the window beats ; then, brisk, alights On the...
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Standard English Poems: Spenser to Tennyson

1899 - 816 pages
...One alone, The red-breast, sacred to the household gods, Wisely regardful of th' embroiling sky, Tn joyless fields and thorny thickets leaves His shivering mates, and pays to trusted man 250 His annual visit. Half afraid, he first Against the window beats ; then, brisk, alights On the...
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Studies in English and American Literature

Goodloe Harper Bell - 1900 - 620 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...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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Historic Byways and Highways of Old England

William Andrews - 1900 - 298 pages
..."Seasons," refers as follows to " The Redbreast, sacred to the household gods, ***** In joyless woods and thorny thickets leaves His shivering mates, and pays to trusted man His annual visit." The bird's apparent love of the society of man has awakened a responsive feeling in the heart of "...
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Essays on Poetry

William Hazlitt - 1901 - 320 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...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 English Poets

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1901 - 654 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...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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How to Teach Reading and Composition

James Jesse Burns - 1901 - 172 pages
...around The winnowing store, and claim the little boon Which Providence assigns them. 4. One alone, The redbreast, sacred to the household gods, Wisely...shivering mates, and pays to trusted man His annual visit. * 5. Half afraid, he first Against the window beats ; then, brisk, alights On the warm hearth ; then,...
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