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" In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding chords along : The present scene, the future lot, His toils, his wants, were all forgot: Cold diffidence, and age's frost, In the full tide of song were lost ; Each blank, in faithless memory void,... "
The Gentleman's Magazine - Page 326
1810
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The Gem of the Peak; Or, Matlock Bath and Its Vicinity: An Account of Derby ...

William Adam - Derbyshire (England) - 1843 - 432 pages
...Kendal green, With gorget closed of silver sheen," was playing on his native harp in ancient strain, cl In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding chords along." Over his dress he wore a silver harp and silver medals, which had been presented to him for his skill,...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 13

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - Literature - 1843
...Rizzio could touch so well, that its tones vibrated even with the strings of her sorrowful heart ; "In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding chords along." How beautifully that instrument sounded in the silent night, through the time-honoured and gloomy apartments...
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review, Volume 2

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - English essays - 1844
...old man rais'd his face and smi1'd ; And lighten'd up his faded eye, With all the poet's ecstasy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding...forgot ; Cold diffidence, and age's frost, In the full tide of song were lost. Each blank, in faithless mem'ry void, The poet's glowing thought supplied...
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The American Class-reader: Containing a Series of Lessons in Reading; with ...

George Willson - American literature - 1844 - 288 pages
...lightened up his faded eye, 10 With all a poet's ecstasy . In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept tho sounding chords along : The present scene, the future...forgot • Cold diffidence, and age's frost, In the full tide of song were lost ; Each blank, in faithless memory void, The poet's glowing thought supplied...
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The rhetorical reader, consisting of choice specimens of oratorical ...

John Hall Hindmarsh - 1845 - 80 pages
...The old man raised his face, and smiled ; And lightened up his faded eye, With all a poet's ecstacy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding...all forgot: Cold diffidence, and age's frost, In the full tide of soul were lost ; Each blank, in faithless memory void, The poet's glowing thought supplied...
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The Lay of the Last Minstrel: With Ballads, Songs, and Miscellaneous Poems

Walter Scott - Scottish poetry - 1845 - 352 pages
...The old man raised his face, and smiled ; And lighten'd up his faded eye, With all a poet's ecstasy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding...forgot : Cold diffidence, and age's frost, In the full tide of song were lost ; Each blank, in faithless memory void, The poet's glowing thought supplied...
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The Poets and Poetry of England: In the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Authors, English - 1845 - 504 pages
...The old man raised his face, and smiled ; And lighten'd up his fuded eye, With all a poet's eestasy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding...lot. His toils, his wants, were all forgot : Cold dif1idence and age's frost, In the full tide of song were lost; Each blank, in faithless memory void,...
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The Modern Poetical Speaker; Or, a Collection of Pieces Adapted for ...

Modern poetical speaker, Fanny Bury PALLISER - 1845
...faded eye With all a poet's ecstacy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding cords along ; The present scene, the future lot, His toils,...all forgot ; Cold diffidence and age's frost In the full tide of song were lost ; Each blank in faithless memory void, The poet's glowing thought supplied...
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - Edinburgh review (1802) - 1846 - 762 pages
...old man rais d his fare and ginil'd ; And lighten'd up his laded eye, With all the poel'a ecstasy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding...forgot ; Cold diffidence, and age's frost, In the full tide of song were lost. Each blank, in faithless mem'ry void, The poet's glowing thought supplied...
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review by Francis Jeffrey, Volume 2

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1846
...old man raised his face and smil'd ; And lighten'd up his faded eye, With all the poet's eestasy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding...forgot ; Cold diffidence, and age's frost, In the full tide of song were lost. Each blank, in faithless mem'ry void, The poet's glowing thought supplied...
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