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" Eve, Young virgins might have visions of delight, And soft adorings from their loves receive Upon the honey'd middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright ; As, supperless to bed they must retire, And couch supine their beauties, lily white... "
The boys' own story-book, by the best authors - Page 179
by Boys - 1852
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 2

Half hours - 1856 - 676 pages
...flight for heaven without a death, Past the sweet Virgin's picture, while his prayer ho saith. ##**** They told her how, upon St. Agnes' Eve, Young virgins...the night, If ceremonies due they did aright ; As, suppcrless to bed they must retire, And couch supine their beauties, lily white ; Nor look behind,...
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The Poetry and Mystery of Dreams

Charles Godfrey Leland - 1856 - 292 pages
...ask of thee ; Let me this night my husband see,' — and you will dream of your future spouse." — THEY told her how upon St. Agnes' Eve, Young virgins...And soft adorings from their loves receive Upon the honeyed middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright ; As, supperless to bed they must retire,...
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The Poetry and Mystery of Dreams

Charles Godfrey Leland - 1856 - 296 pages
...virgins might have visions of delight ; And soft adorings from their loves receive Upon the honeyed middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright...they must retire, And couch supine their beauties, lily-white ; Nor look behind, nor sidewise, but require Of heaven with upward eyes for all that they...
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The Poetry and Mystery of Dreams

Charles Godfrey Leland - 1856 - 300 pages
...virgins might have visions of delight ; And soft adorings from their loves receive Upon the honeyed middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright ; As, supperless to hed they must retire, And couch supine their beauties, lily-white ; Nor look behind, nor sidcwisc,...
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The every-day book: or The guide to the year, Volume 1

William Hone - 1859 - 882 pages
...the frozen grwi, And silent was the flock in woolly fold . The; told her how, upon St. Agnes' Ere, Young virgins might have visions of delight, And soft adorings from their loves receivs Upon the honey 'd middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright ; As, supperless to...
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The book of days, a miscellany of popular antiquities, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1862 - 880 pages
...poem, The Eve of St Agnes, of which the essence here follows : — ' They told her how, upon St Agnes's Eve, Young virgins might have visions of delight,...And soft adorings from their loves receive Upon the honey d middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright ; As, supperlcss to bed they must retire,...
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Dwellers on the Threshold, Or, Magic and Magicians: With Some Illustrations ...

William Henry Davenport Adams - 1864 - 334 pages
...another night sacred to love and the future. Keats has made a beautiful use of the fond delusion : — They told her how upon St. Agnes' eve, Young virgins...And soft adorings from their loves receive Upon the honey 'd middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright ; As supperless to bed they must retire,...
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The Seer: Or, Common-places Refreshed, Volume 2

Leigh Hunt - 1864 - 298 pages
...day, On love, and winged St. Agnes' saintly care, As she had heard old dames full many times declare. They told her how, upon St. Agnes' Eve, Young virgins might have visions of delight ; AncJ soft adorings from their loves receive Upon the honeyed middle of the night, If ceremonies due...
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Golden Leaves from the British Poets

John William Stanhope Hows - 1866 - 574 pages
...day On love, and winged St. Agnes' saintly care, As she had heard old dames full many times declare. They told her how, upon St. Agnes' Eve, Young virgins...And soft adorings from their loves receive Upon the honeyed middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright ; As, supperless to bed they must retire,...
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Notes on the Folk-lore of the Northern Counties of England and the Borders

William Henderson - 1866 - 380 pages
...SdKj>i»=lacrima, the Sanskrit madhu, in Latin is mel. Wee-day is also a corruption of Wustan or Woden.— SBG They told her how, upon St. Agnes' Eve, Young virgins might have visions of delight, And soft advisings from their loves receive, Upon the honeyed middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did...
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