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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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Poems of Old Age

Old age in literature - 1861 - 128 pages
...smiled, And lightened up his faded eye With all a poet's ecstasy. In varying cadence, soft or strong, lie 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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Favourite English Poems: Thomson to Tennyson, 1700-1860

English poetry - 1863
...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...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 thoughts supplied...
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Selections in poetry, Volume 51

Selections - English poetry - 1863 - 176 pages
..., The old man raised his face and smiled ; And lighted-up his faded eye With all a poet's ecstacy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong , He swept the...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...
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The first (-sixth) 'Standard' reader, Volume 6

James Stuart Laurie - 1863
...smiled; But when he caught the measure wild, 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 mem'ry void, The poet's glowing thought supplied....
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The poetical reader for school and home use, ed. by J.C. Curtis

John Charles Curtis - 1863
...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...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 of sir Walter Scott. With memoir of the author

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1864
...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...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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Golden Leaves from the British Poets

John William Stanhope Hows - English poetry - 1866 - 546 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...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 of Sir Walter Scott: Bart

Walter Scott - 1866 - 740 pages
...smiled ; And lightened up his faded eye, With all a poet's ecstasy ! In varying cadence, soft or strone, He swept the sounding chords along: The present scene,...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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Poetical works. With a biogr. and critical memoir by F.T. Palgrave

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1866
...And lighten'd up his faded eye, With all a poet's ecstasy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong, lie swept the sounding chords along: The present scene,...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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Poetical Works, Volume 1

Walter Scott - 1867 - 559 pages
...varying cadence, soft or strong, The present scene, the future lot. lie swept the sounding chords along : 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 poet's glowing thought supplied...
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