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" No spirit feels waste, Not a muscle is stopped in its playing nor sinew unbraced. Oh, the wild joys of living ! the leaping from rock up to rock, The strong rending of boughs from the fir-tree, the cool silver shock Of the plunge in a pool's living water,... "
New Outlook - Page 324
1897
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An Introduction to the Study of Robert Browning's Poetry

Robert Browning - 1830 - 367 pages
...'Saul.' Was the full physical life ever more beautifully sung ? " Oh ! our manhood's prime vigour ! no spirit feels waste, Not a muscle is stopped in its playing, nor sinew unbraced. Oh, the^wild joys of living! the leaping from rock up to rock, The strong rending of boughs from the fir-tree,...
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Poems: A blot in the 'scutcheon

Robert Browning - 1850
...vigour ! — No spirit feels waste, No muscle is stopped in its playing, No sinew unbraced ; — And the wild joys of living ! The leaping From rock up to rock — The rending their boughs from the palm-trees, — The cool silver shock Of a plunge in the pool's living...
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Men and Women

Robert Browning - 1856 - 351 pages
...once again to my playing, pursued it unchecked, As I sang, — 9. " Oh, our manhood's prime vigour ! no spirit feels waste, Not a muscle is stopped in...silver shock Of the plunge in a pool's living water, — the hunt of the bear, And the sultriness showing the lion is couched in his lair. And the meal...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 39

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - 1856
...of that rich picturesque genre which marks some of the poet's happiest earlier works ; for example : Oh, the wild joys of living ! the leaping from rock...silver shock Of the plunge in a pool's living water,— the hunt of the bear, And the sultriness showing the lion is couched in his lair. And the meal —...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 39

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - 1856
...of that rich picturesque genre which marks some of the poet's happiest earlier works ; for example : Oh, the wild joys of living ! the leaping from rock...silver shock Of the plunge in a pool's living water, — the hunt of the bear, And the sultriness showing the lion is couched in his lair. And the meal—...
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The Cornhill Magazine, Volume 2; Volume 49

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1884
...victim was at home in his bed. Whenever I think of Calverly I think of fun and good fellowship ; of the ' wild joys of living ; the leaping from rock up to rock ; the cool silver shock of the plunge in the pool's li ving water ; ' of health and youth and strength. Alas,...
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Selections from the Poetical Works of Robert Browning

Robert Browning - 1863 - 411 pages
...again to my playing, pursued it unchecked, As I sang, — • IX. " Oh, our manhood's prime vigour! no spirit feels waste, Not a muscle is stopped in...silver shock Of the plunge in a pool's living water, — the hunt of the bear, And the sultriness showing the lion is couched in his lair. And the meal...
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The English Woman's Journal, Volume 6

...friends, troubles, and annoyances for a time, and give themselves up to the pure enjoyment of living. "The wild joys of living! The leaping From rock up to rock — The rending their boughs from the palm-trees, The cool silver shock Of a plunge in the pool's living water....
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Poems, Volume 2

Robert Browning - 1864
...Oh, our manhood's prime vigour ! — No spirit feels waste, No muscle is stopped in its playing, And the wild joys of living ! The leaping From rock up to rock — The rending their boughs from the palm-trees, — The cool silver shock Of a plunge in the pool's living...
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A Campaigner at Home

Sir John Skelton - 1865 - 367 pages
...do so ; but Mr. Browning's intense enjoyment is peculiar, and very characteristic of the man : — Oh, the wild joys of living ! the leaping from rock...silver shock Of the plunge in a pool's living water, — the hunt of the bear, And the sultriness showing the lion is couched in his lair. How good is man's...
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