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" The little bird sits at his door in the sun, Atilt like a blossom among the leaves, And lets his illumined being o'errun With the deluge of summer it receives; His mate feels the eggs beneath her wings, And the heart in her dumb breast flutters and sings;... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 504
1851
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The Poetical Works of James Russel Lowell

James Russell Lowell - 1877 - 572 pages
...blossom among the leaves, And lets his illumined being o'ernm With the deluge of summer itreeeives ; His mate feels the eggs beneath her wings, And the...breast flutters and sings; He sings to the wide world, and she to her nest, — In the nice ear of Nature which song is the best? New is the high-tide of...
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Reading and Elocution: Theoretical and Practical

Anna Randall Diehl - 1878 - 460 pages
...be some happy creature's palace; The little bird sits at his door in the sun, Atilt like a blossom among the leaves, And lets his illumined being o'errun...breast flutters and sings ; He sings to the wide world, and she to her nest, — In the nice ear of Nature which song is the best f Joy comes, grief goes,...
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A Poetry-book of Modern Poets

Amelia B. Edwards - 1878 - 358 pages
...be some happy creature's palace. The little bird sits at his door in the sun, Atilt like a blossom among the leaves, And lets his illumined being o'errun...breast flutters and sings; He sings to the wide world, and she to her nest— In the nice ear of Nature which song is the best? Now is the high-tide of the...
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The Franklin Fifth Reader: For the Use of Public and Private Schools

George Stillman Hillard - 1878 - 412 pages
...to a soul in grass and flowers ; The little bird sits at his door in the sun, Atilt like a blossom among the leaves, And lets his illumined being o'errun With the deluge of summer it receives." A striking example of both qualities may be taken from the dialogue between " Old Shylock" and " Portia."...
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A poetry-book of modern poets, selected and arranged by A. B. Edwards

Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards - 1879 - 390 pages
...be some happy creature's palace. The little bird sits at his door in the sun, Atilt like a blossom among the leaves, And lets his illumined being o'errun...breast flutters and sings; He sings to the wide world, and she to her nest — In the nice ear of Nature which song is the best? Now is the high-tide of the...
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Unity Pulpit, Volume 11

1889 - 690 pages
...be some happy creature's palace ; The little bird sits at his door in the sun, Atilt like a blossom among the leaves, And lets his illumined being o'errun...breast flutters and sings; He sings to the wide world, and she to her nest, — In the nice ear of Nature which song is the best ? " I quote this merely to...
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Warren's Reading Selection

M. Josephine Warren - 1879 - 400 pages
...be some happy creature's palace ; The little bird sits at his door in the sun ; Atilt like a blossom among the leaves, And lets his illumined being o'errun...breast flutters and sings ; He sings to the wide world, and she to her nest, — In the nice ear of nature which song is the best? Now is the high-tide of...
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Choice poems and lyrics, for study and delight, ed. by J.T. Ashby

Choice poems - 1879 - 206 pages
...lavish— bountiful. 4 chalut — cup. The little bird sits at his door in the sun, Atilt1 like a blossom among the leaves, And lets his illumined being o'errun...breast flutters and sings ; He sings to the wide world, and she to her nest, — In the nice ear of Nature which song is the best ? Now is the high-tide of...
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American Poems: Longfellow: Whittier: Bryant: Holmes: Lowell: Emerson

Horace Elisha Scudder - 1879 - 474 pages
...some happy creature's palace; The little bird sits at his door in the sun, 50 Atilt like a blossom among the leaves, And lets his illumined being o'errun...And the heart in her dumb breast flutters and sings ; 55 He sings to the wide world, and she to her nest, — In the nice ear of Nature which song is the...
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Chambers's English readers, ed. by J.M.D. Meiklejohn, Book 4

John Miller D. Meiklejohn - 1879 - 296 pages
...be some happy creature's palace; The little bird sits at his door in the sun, Atilt like a blossom among the leaves, And lets his illumined being o'errun...And the heart in her dumb breast flutters and sings; s. Now is the high-tide of the year, And whatever of life hath ebbed away Comes flooding back with...
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