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" And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days; Then heaven tries the earth if it be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays : Whether we look, or whether we listen, We hear life murmur, or see it glisten ; Every clod feels... "
New Outlook - Page 183
1913
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Holden's Dollar Magazine, Volume 3

1849
...: Whether \ve look, or whether we listen, We hear life mnrmnr, or see it glisten ; Every clod teels a stir of might, An instinct within it that reaches and towers, And. grasping blindly above it for light, Climbs to a sonl in grass and flowers; The flnsh of life may well...
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Garden Walks with the Poets

Caroline Matilda Kirkland - 1852 - 340 pages
...perfect days ; Then Heaven tries the earth if it be in tune, And o'er it softly her warm ear lays ": Whether we look, or whether we listen, We hear life...An instinct within it that reaches and towers, And, grasping blindly above it for light, Climbs to a soul in grass and flowers ; The flush of life may...
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Taghconic: Or, Letters and Legends about Our Summer Home

Joseph Edward Adams Smith - 1852 - 228 pages
...cattle, even where houses and barns, seemed as much in exuberant enjoyment of the day as ourselves. " Every clod feels a stir of might, — An Instinct -within It that reaches and towers, And, grasping blindly above it for light, Climbs to a soul In grass and flowers ; The flash of life may...
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TAGHCONIC

GODFREY GREYLOCK - 1852
...cattle, even where houses and barns, seemed as much in exuberant enjoyment of the day as ourselves. " Every clod feels a stir of might,— An instinct within it that reaches and towers, And, grasping blindly above it for light, Climbs to a soul in grass and flowers; The flash of life may well...
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North American Second Class Reader: The Fifth Book of Tower's Series for ...

David Bates Tower, Cornelius Walker - 1855 - 296 pages
...perfect days ; Then heaven tries the earth, if it be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays ; Whether we look, or whether we listen. We hear life...An instinct within it that reaches and towers, And, grasping blindly above it for light, Climbs to a soul in grass and flowers; The flush of life may well...
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The Irish quarterly review, Volume 5

1855
...perfect days ; Then Heaven tries the earth if It be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays : Whether we look, or whether we listen, We hear life murmur, or see it glisten ; Kvery clod feel;* a stir of might, An instinct within us that reaches and towers, And. gnuping blindly...
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Rural Essays

A. J. Dowing - 1856
...the moss, lately grown green in the rain and sunshine of April. And, as Lowell has so finely said, " Every clod feels a stir of might, An instinct within it that reaches and towers ; And grasping blindly above it for light, Climbs to a soul in grass and flowers." From the time when the...
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Miscellaneous poems. Memorial verses. Sonnets. I-XXVII. L'Envoi. Vision of ...

James Russell Lowell - 1857
...perfect days ; Then Heaven tries the earth if it be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays : Whether we look, or whether we listen, We hear life...within it that reaches and towers, And, groping blindly above it for light, Climbs to a soul in grass and flowers ; The flush of life may well be seen Thrilling...
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The Poetical Works of James R. Lowell: Complete in Two Volumes

James Russell Lowell - 1858
...perfect days ; Then Heaven tries the earth if it be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays: Whether we look, or whether we listen, We hear life...see it glisten ; Every clod feels a stir of might, Climbs to a soul in grass and flowers; The flush of life may well be seen An instinct within it that...
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The White Hills: Their Legends, Landscape, and Poetry

Thomas Starr King - 1859 - 403 pages
...perfect days ; Then Heaven tries the earth if it be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays: Whether we look, or whether we listen, We hear life...within it that reaches and towers, And, groping blindly above it for light, Climbs to a soul in grass and flowers; The cowslip startles in meadows green, The...
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