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" And soon that toil shall end ; Soon shalt thou find a summer home and rest, And scream among thy fellows ; reeds shall bend, Soon, o'er thy sheltered nest. Thou'rt gone, the abyss of heaven Hath swallowed up thy form ; yet, on my heart Deeply hath sunk... "
Time's Telescope - Page 115
1824
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The Temple of Education: Being Results of the Strivings of a Teacher After ...

T. E. Poynting - Education - 1853 - 356 pages
...along that pathless coast, — The desert and illimitable air, — Lone wandering, but not lost." " He who from zone to zone, Guides through the boundless sky thy certain Highly In the long way that I must tread alone, Will lead my steps aright." BRYANT " To the Water-fowl."...
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The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry

Jay Parini, Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini - Poetry - 1995 - 757 pages
...sheltered nest. Thou'rt gone, the abyss of heaven Hath swallowed up thy form; yet, on my heart Deeply has sunk the lesson thou hast given, And shall not soon...that I must tread alone, Will lead my steps aright. THE AFRICAN CHIEF Chained in the market-place he stood, A man of giant frame, Amid the gathering multitude...
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Nineteenth-century American Poetry

William C. Spengemann, Jessica F. Roberts - Poetry - 1996 - 447 pages
...reeds shall bend, Soon, o'er thy sheltered nest. 25 Thou'rt gone, the abyss of heaven Hath swallowed up thy form; yet, on my heart Deeply hath sunk the lesson...shall not soon depart. He who, from zone to zone, 30 Guides through the boundless sky thy certain flight, In the long way that I must tread alone, Will...
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Making America, Making American Literature: Franklin to Cooper

A. Robert Lee, W. M. Verhoeven - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 360 pages
...thy way along that pathless coast" (P, 266). The speaker draws a moral from his nature experience: He who, from zone to zone, Guides through the boundless...certain flight, In the long way that I must tread alone, 29. In the 1825 "Lectures," Bryant declares, "Well, when we are persuaded to part with our hearth-fires,...
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The Backwoods of Canada

Catherine Parr Strickland Traill - Poetry - 1997 - 335 pages
...William Cullen Bryant, "To A Waterfowl," 1815, 11. 29-32. The lines in the 1821 edition of Poems read: He, who, from zone to zone, Guides through the boundless...that I must tread alone, Will lead my steps aright. See William Cullen Bryant. Poems. Cambridge: Printed By Milliard And Metcalf, 1821, p. 28. 7.33 my...
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The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 4, Nineteenth-Century ...

Sacvan Bercovitch, Cyrus R. K. Patell - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 562 pages
...him corresponds to the instinct that guides the bird, and that the Power watches over him as well: He who, from zone to zone, Guides through the boundless...that I must tread alone, Will lead my steps aright. Bryant did not invent the stanza form of "To a Waterfowl," which he found in Southey's poem, "Hope."...
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The Company of the Creative: A Christian Reader's Guide to Great Literature ...

David L. Larsen - Religion - 639 pages
...Ralph Waldo Emerson ( 1 8031882) and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882). 8.1.1 I╠RYAXT, BUILDER He who, from zone to zone. Guides through the boundless...that I must tread alone Will lead my steps aright. — William Cullen Bryant "To a Waterfowl" The last lines from William Cullen Bryant's "To a Waterfowl,"...
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The Cambridge Companion to Robert Frost

Robert Faggen - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 281 pages
...waterfowl in a mood of joyous pensive affirmation, then the last points the pious moral (APNC i: 125): He who, from zone to zone, Guides through the boundless...that I must tread alone Will lead my steps aright. The genre extends back, of course, to the British romantics and thence to Donne, Herbert, and Vaughan...
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Favorite American Poems

Paul Negri - Poetry - 2002 - 144 pages
...of heaven Hath swallowed up thy form; yet, on my heart Deeply has sunk the lesson thou hast given, He who, from zone to zone, Guides through the boundless...that I must tread alone, Will lead my steps aright. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) The central figure among the Transcendentalist group of philosophers,...
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The New Anthology of American Poetry: Traditions and Revolutions, Beginnings ...

Steven Gould Axelrod, Camille Roman, Thomas J. Travisano - Literary Collections - 2003 - 768 pages
...form; yet, on my heart Deeply hath sunk the lesson thou hast given, And shall not soon depart. He6 who, from zone to zone, Guides through the boundless...that I must tread alone, Will lead my steps aright. 1818 This poem resembles what MH Abrams identified as "the greater romantic lyric" as practiced by...
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