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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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Little Classics: Poems, narrative

Rossiter Johnson - 1875 - 256 pages
...old dames full many times declare. They told her how, upon St. Agnes' Eve, Young virgins might hare 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 bed they must retire,...
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - 1876 - 599 pages
...On love, and winged St. Agnes' saintly care, As she had heard old dames full many times declare. VI. 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, suppeiiess to bed they must retire,...
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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1876 - 562 pages
...Agnes' saintly care, As she had heard old damew full many times declare. They told her how, upon Saint Agnes' Eve, Young 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 bed they must retire,...
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 1

William Cullen Bryant - 1877 - 618 pages
...saintly care, As she had heard old dames full many times declare. VI. They told her how, upon St. Agues' Eve, Young 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 bed they must retire,...
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Longer English Poems: With Notes Philological and Explanatory, and an ...

John Wesley Hales - 1878 - 772 pages
...love, and wing'd St. Agnes' saintly care, As she had heard old dames full many times declare. 45 VI. They told her how, upon St. Agnes' Eve, Young virgins...middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright ; 50 As, supperless to bed they must retire, And couch supine their beauties, lily white ; Nor look...
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The Household Book of Poetry

Charles Anderson Dana - 1878 - 882 pages
...On love, and winged St. Agnes' saintly care, As she had heard old dames full many times declare. TL They told her how, upon St. Agnes' Eve, Young virgins...delight, And soft adorings from their loves receive Uf on the honeyed middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright ; As, supperless to bed they...
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Notes on the Folk-lore of the Northern Counties of England and the Borders

William Henderson - 1879 - 424 pages
...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 aright; As supperless to bed they must retire, And conch supine their beauties, lily white ; Nor look behind, nor sideways, but require Of Heaven, with...
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Simple English poems, ed. by H.C. Bowen

Herbert Courthope Bowen - 1879 - 382 pages
...told her how, upon St. Agues' Eve, Young virgins might have visions of delight, And soft adoringrs from their loves receive Upon the honey'd middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright ; 50 As, supperless to bed they must retire, And couch supine their beauties, lily white ; Nor look...
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Simple English poems, ed. by H.C. Bowen

Herbert Courthope Bowen - 1879 - 318 pages
...On love, and wing'd St. Agnes' saintly care, As she had heard old dames full many times declare. 45 They told her how, upon St. Agnes' Eve, Young virgins might have visions of delight, And soft adoring^ from their loves receive Upon the honey'd middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did...
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Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 60

1880 - 976 pages
...day. On love, and wing'd 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 honey 'd middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright; As, supperless to bed they must retire,...
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