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" Nor, cruel earl! can I enjoy The humble charms of solitude; Your minions proud my peace destroy, By sullen frowns, or pratings rude. "Last night, as sad I chanced to stray, The village death-bell smote my ear; They winked aside, and seemed to say, ' Countess,... "
The journey-book of England. Berkshire (Derbyshire, Hampshire, Kent). - Page 127
by England - 1840
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Calliope: A Collection of Poems, Legendary and Pathetic

Ballads, English - 1814 - 328 pages
...T^^tillage death-hell smote my ear . They wink'd aside, and seem'd to say, Countess, prepare— thy end is near. ' And now, while happy peasants sleep, Here I sit lonely and forlorn; No one to soothe me as X weep, Save philomel on yonder thorn. ' My spirits flag— my hopes deeay— Still that dread death-hell...
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An Historical Account of Cumner: With Some Particulars of the Traditions ...

Hugh Usher Tighe - Cumner - 1821 - 100 pages
...death-bell smote my ear ; " They wink'd aside, and seem'd to say, " Countess, prepare — thy end is near. " And now, while happy peasants sleep, " Here I sit lonely and forlorn ; " No one to sooth me as I weep, " Save Philomel on yonder thorn. " My spirits flag — my hopes decay — " Still...
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Lives of Scottish Poets, Volume 2

Joseph Robertson - Poets, Scottish - 1822 - 414 pages
...death-bell smote my ear ; " They wink'd aside and seemed to say, " Countess, prepare — tby end is near. " And now, while happy peasants sleep, ' " Here...that dread death-bell smites my ear, " And many a hoding seems to say, " Countess, prepare — tby end is near." Thus, sore and sad, that lady griev'd,...
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Chambers's Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 3-4

Robert Chambers - American literature - 1830 - 844 pages
...death-bell smote my ear; They winked aside, and seemed to say: •* Countess, prepare — thy end is bert Chambers body seems to say : " Countess, prepare — thy end is near.'" Thus sore and pad that lady grieved...
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Bride of Lammermoor - Peveril of the peak

Walter Scott - 1833 - 474 pages
...village death-bell smote my ear ; They wink'd aside and seemed to say, ' Countess, prepare, thy/ end is near ! ' " And now, while happy peasants sleep, Here I sit lonely and forlorn ; No one to soothe mi; as I weep, Save Philomel on yonder thorn. " My spirits flag — my hopes decay — Still that dread...
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Kenilworth

Walter Scott - 1836 - 564 pages
...village death-bell smote my ear ; They wink'd aside, and seemed to say, ' Countess prepare, thy end is near !' " And now, while happy peasants sleep, Here...Philomel on yonder thorn. " My spirits flag*— my hopes decayStill that dread death-bell smites my ear j And many a boding seems to say, ' Countess, prepare,...
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Waverley Novels ...: Kenilworth

Walter Scott - 1853 - 406 pages
...death-bell smote my ear ; They wink'd aside, and seem'd to say, * Countess, prepare, thy end ia near 1* ** And now, while happy peasants sleep, Here I sit lonely...decay — Still that dread death-bell smites my ear 3 And many a boding seems to say, ' Countess, prepare, thy end is near I* Thus sore and sad that lady...
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Waverley Novels: Kenilworth. The pirate

Walter Scott - Historical fiction, Scottish - 1844 - 658 pages
...death-bell smote my ear; They wink'd aside, and seem'd to say, ' Countess, prepare, thy end is near !' 1 And now, while happy peasants sleep, Here I sit lonely and forlorn; No one to sooth me as I weep, Save Philomel on yonder thorn. " My spirit* flag— my hopes decay — Stilt that...
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Cyclopędia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844 - 746 pages
...death-bell smote my ear ; They winked aside, and seemed to say, " Countess, prepare — thy end is , , f g -r P*V- - -}" * ) ) # . - - ` - body seems to say, " Countess, prepare — thy end is near." ' Thus sore and sad that lady grieved...
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Waverley Novels: Vol. 6, Volume 6

Walter Scott - 1844 - 662 pages
...village death-hell smote my ear ; They wink'd aside, and seem'd to say, ' Countess, prepare, thy end is near !' • And now, while happy peasants sleep, Here I sit lonely and forlorn; No one to sooth me as I weep, Save Philomel on yonder thorn. " My spirits flag— my hopes decay — Still that...
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