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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 Poets and Poetry of England: In the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Authors, English - 1846 - 504 pages
...raised his face, and smiled ; And lighten'd up his faded eye, With all a poet's eestasy ! In varving cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding chords...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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The Waverley Novels: With the Author's Last Corrections and Additions, Volume 10

Walter Scott - 1847
...his fingere etray'd, And an uncertain warbling made,'' before " the measure wild" was caught, and " In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding chords along." His youthful admiration of Langhorne has been rendered memorable by his own record of his first and...
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Readings for the young, from the works of sir Walter Scott, Volume 1

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1848
...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 gallery of engravings, ed. by G. N. Wright (C. H ..., Issue 110, Volume 3

Gallery - 1848
...feast were suspended, the aged minstrel told his legendary tale ; charming the listening warriors, as " In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding chords along," and sang, now of the ecstasies of love — now of the thunders of battle. In many respects "old times...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - English poetry - 1850 - 760 pages
...The old man raised his face and smiled; And lighten'd up his faded eye, "With all a poet's ecstasy! file of hi) wants, were all forgot; Cold diffidence, and age's frost, In the full tide of song were lost; Each...
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North American Second Class Reader: The Fourth Book of Tower's Series for ...

David Bates Tower, Cornelius Walker - Readers - 1850 - 276 pages
...The old man raised his face, and smiled ; And lightened up his faded eye, With all a poet's ecstasy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding...chords along ; The present scene, the future lot, His toil, his wants, were all forgot ; Cold diffidence, and age's frost, In the full tide of soul were...
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Beauties of the British Poets ...

George Croly - English poetry - 1850 - 395 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 chords along Tin- present scene, the future lot, His toils, his wants, were all forgot : Cold diffidence, and age's...
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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1851 - 746 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 lido of song were lost; Each blank, in faithless memory void, The poet's glowing thought supplied;...
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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1851 - 746 pages
...his face, and smiled ; And lighten'd up his faded eye With all a poet's ecstasy ! In varying cadenee, soft or strong, He swept the sounding chords along:...future lot, His toils, his wants, were all forgot: Cold diffidenee, and age's frost, In the full tide of song were lost; Each blank, in faitbless memory void,...
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Encyclopędia metropolitana; or, System of universal knowledge, Volume 15

Encyclopaedia - 1851
...Last, in that it procured him a hospitable and honourable reception at the houses of the great — In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding chords along, Each blank in faithless memory void The poet's glowing thoughts supplied. Scott. He arose in a rude...
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