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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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Life Questions

Minot Judson Savage - 1879 - 188 pages
...wonderful picture of Spring, he says : The little bird sits at his door in the sun, Atilt, like a blossom among the leaves. And lets his illumined being o'errun...His mate feels the eggs beneath her wings, And the dumb heart within her flutters and sings. He sings to the wide world, and she to her nest ; In the...
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American Poems: Longfellow: Whittier: Bryant: Holmes: Lowell: Emerson

Horace Elisha Scudder - 1879 - 596 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...receives; His mate feels the eggs beneath her wings, THE VISION OF SIR LAUNFAL. 355 And the heart in her dumb breast flutters and 55 He sings to the wide...
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American Poems: Longfellow: Whittier: Bryant: Holmes: Lowell: Emerson

Horace Elisha Scudder - 1879 - 480 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...receives; His mate feels the eggs beneath her wings, 27. In the Middle Ages kings and noblemen had in their tourts jesters to make sport for the company...
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The Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell - 1879 - 592 pages
...some happy creature's palace ; The little bird sits at his door in the sun, Atilt like a blossom smong the leaves, And lets his illumined being o'errun With...deluge of summer it receives; His mate feels the eggs b-neath her wings, And the heart in her dumb breast flutters anil sings ; He sings to the wide world,...
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Unity Pulpit, Volume 2

1880 - 592 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 With the deluge of summer it receives." God then is a God of beauty and of joy. The ugly things of earth are only the unfinished things, like...
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Masterpieces of English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - 1880 - 694 pages
...Explain. 6. The little bird sits at his door in the sun, Atilt like a blossom among the leaves, 50 And lets his illumined being o'errun With the deluge...breast flutters and sings ; He sings to the wide world, and she to her nest : 55 In the nice ear of Nature, which song is the best ? 7. Now is the high tide...
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Papyrus Leaves: Poems, Stories, and Essays ...

William Fearing Gill - 1880 - 496 pages
...at his door in the sun, Atilt like a blossom among the leaves, And lets his illumined being o'crrun With the deluge of summer it receives; His mate feels...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 ? 88 RECOLLECTIONS OF OLE...
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The poetical works of James Russell Lowell, with a critical preface by W.M ...

James Russell Lowell - 1880 - 662 pages
...at his door in the sun, Atilt like a blossom among the leaves, And lets his illumined being o'ernm With the deluge of summer it receives ; His mate feels...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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The Family Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best ...

William Cullen Bryant - 1880 - 1124 pages
...be some happy creature's palace ; The little bird sits at his door in the sun, Atilt like a blossom urnished rows of steel : "As ye deal with lier wings, And the heart in her dumb breast flutters and sings ; lie sings to the wide world, and...
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An Introductory Treatise on Elocution: With Principles and Illustration ...

Mark Bailey - 1880 - 74 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 tho dialogue between " Old Shylock" and " Portia."...
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