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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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McGuffey's New Eclectic Speaker: Containing about Three Hundred ..., Book 8

William Holmes McGuffey - Elocution - 1858 - 504 pages
...wild, The old man raised his face, and smiled; And lighted up his faded eye, With all a poet's ecstasy! In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding...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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Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott: Two Lives

James White - Authors, Scottish - 1858 - 278 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...all forgot ; Cold diffidence and age's frost In the full tide of song were lost. Each blank in faithless memory's void The poet's glowing thought supplied,...
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Osgood's Progressive Fifth Reader: Embracing a System of Instruction in the ...

Lucius Osgood - Readers (Elementary) - 1858 - 480 pages
...to grandeur as well as beauty*. 2. Hags*, goblins*, demons*, lemures', have made me all aghast\ 3. The present scene*, the future lot*, his toils*, his wants', were all forgot\ 4. Our own selfishness*, our own neglect*, our own passions*, and our own vices', will furnish the...
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The advanced prose and poetical reader, by A.W. Buchan

Alexander Winton Buchan - 1859
...old man raised his face, and smiled ; And lighteu'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 memory void, The poet's glowing thought supplied...
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The poetical reader, with notes and questions by A.W. Buchan

Alexander Winton Buchan - 1859
...old man raised his face, and smiled ; 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 memory void, The poet's glowing thought supplied...
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The Merrie Days of England: Sketches of the Olden Time

Edward McDermott (of Camberwell, Eng.?) - England - 1859 - 154 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 POETICAL WORKS OS=F SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART

1860
...**v VAVt. uzc*U iCUOGU U*O litUC, UUU. 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 song were lost; Each blank, in faithless memory void, The poet's glowing thought supplied;...
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Lectures on Mental and Moral Culture

Samuel Penniman Bates - Education - 1860 - 319 pages
...fingers strayed, And an uncertain warbling made," before the hand had caught the cunning of the art, and "In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding chords along." What culture can do for the singer, it can also do for the reader and the speaker. It requires many...
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The New Speaker. With an Essay on Elocution

John Connery - Elocution - 1861 - 395 pages
...wild, The old man rais'd his head and smiled. And lighten'd up his faded eye With all a poet's ecstacy. 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 poetical reader, with notes and questions by A.W. Buchan

Alexander Winton Buchan - 1861
...old man raised his face, and smiled ; And lighten'd up his faded eye With all a poet's ecstasy I . 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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