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" On Leven's banks, while free to rove, And tune the rural pipe to love, I envied not the happiest swain That ever trod the Arcadian plain. Pure stream ! in whose transparent wave My youthful limbs I wont to lave... "
Rural Sports - Page 173
by William Barker Daniel - 1812
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The Tourist in Europe: Or, A Concise Summary of the Various Routes, Objects ...

George Palmer Putnam, Author of An introduction and index to general history - 1838 - 302 pages
...The pretty vale in the foreground is the scene of Smol let's beautiful ode : 'On Leven's banks when free to rove, And tune the rural pipe to love, I envied not the happiest swain That ever trod the Arcadian plain.' In sailing up the Clyde, the most remarkable sight was the immense number of steam-boats...
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Travels in Europe: Viz., in England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy ...

Wilbur Fisk - 1839 - 754 pages
...best monument, which seems to echo back, as it glides down its soft channels, his own sweet song. " On Leven's banks, while free to rove, And tune the rural pipe to love, I envied not the happiest twain That ever trod the Arcadian plain. Pure stream ! in whose transparent wave My youthful limbs...
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Travels in Europe, Viz., in England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy ...

Wilbur Fisk - 1839 - 742 pages
...back, as it glides down its soft channels, his own sweet song. " On Leven's banks, while free to rcrve, And tune the rural pipe to love, I envied not the happiest swain That ever trod the Arcadian plain. Pure stream ! in whose transparent wave Hy youthful limbs I wont to lave." Al the...
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Cyclopædia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844 - 746 pages
...And Independence o'er the day preside, Propitious power ! my patron and my pride. Ode to Lcrcn-Watcr. On Leven's banks, while free to rove, And tune the...love, I envied not the happiest swain That ever trod the Arcadian plain. Pure stream, in whose transparent wave My youthful limbs I wont to lave ; No torrents...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844 - 738 pages
...Independence o'er the day preside, Propitious power ! my patron and my pride. Odt to Lnen-WtOer. On Ijeven's utu . 1 envied not the happiest swain That ever trod the Arcadian plain. Pure stream, in whose transparent...
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The Scottish tourist, and itinerary; or, A guide to the scenery and ...

Scottish tourist - 1845 - 522 pages
...beautifully apostrophized by Smollett, in one of the most charming odes in the English language. On Leven*s banks, while free to rove, And tune the rural pipe...Arcadian plain Pure stream ! in whose transparent ware My youthful limbs I wont to lave ; No torrent stains thy limpid source ; No rocks impede thy dimpling...
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History of the Town and Castle of Dumbarton, from the Earliest Period Till ...

John Glen - 1847 - 164 pages
...immortality which the celebrated Smollet has given to it in the .following classic Ode ON THE RIVER LEVEN. " On Leven's banks while free to rove, And tune the...love, I envied not the happiest swain That ever trod the Arcadian plain. Pure stream! in whose transparent wave My youthful limbs I wont to lave; No torrent...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Tobias Smollett: With Memoir of the Author

Tobias Smollett - 1848 - 1048 pages
...they first inspired him, wandering fancy -free — a happy and careless youth : — " On Leven's bank while free to rove, And tune the rural pipe to love, I envii-d not the happiest swain That ever trodth' Arcadian plain." There is little doubt, indeed, that,...
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The Castles, Palaces, and Prisons of Mary of Scotland

Charles Mackie - 1850 - 556 pages
...Smollett, to whose memory a monument is erected at the village of Renton : — ON THE RIVER LEVEN. " On Leven's banks while free to rove, And tune the...love, I envied not the happiest swain That ever trod the Arcadian plain. Pure stream ! in whose transparent wave My youthful limbs I wont to lave ; No torrent...
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Cyclopedia of English Literature: a Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1851 - 764 pages
...goblins of the night ; And Independence o'er the day preside, Propitious power ! my patron and my pride. be a soldier's sepulchre. [From « The Lait ¿fan.'] All worldly snapes the Arcadian plain. Pure stream, in whose transparent ware My youthful limbs I wont to lave ; No torrents...
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