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" Say, Father Thames, for thou hast seen Full many a sprightly race Disporting on thy margent green The paths of pleasure trace ; Who foremost now delight to cleave, With pliant arm, thy glassy wave... "
Poems on Various Subjects: Selected to Enforce the Practice of Virtue, and ... - Page 56
by E. Tomkins - 1804 - 256 lehte
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Lyric Generations: Poetry and the Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century

G. Gabrielle Starr, George A. Starr, Seryl Kushner Dean of the College of Arts and Science and Professor of English G Gabrielle Starr - 2004 - 298 lehte
...poet but is not. The speaker is too far away to see the details Father Thames is asked to describe: Who foremost now delight to cleave With pliant arm thy glassy wave? The captive linnet which enthrall? What idle progeny succeed To chase the rolling circle's speed, Or urge the flying ball? (11....
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A Careful Longing: The Poetics and Problems of Nostalgia

Aaron Santesso - 2006 - 221 lehte
...youth "with naked arm once more dividing]" the "yielding wave" of the Thames, which anticipates Gray's "Who foremost now delight to cleave / With pliant arm thy glassy wave?" Gray may have read the Croxall poem before writing his own ode, but there is no need to posit direct...
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