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" Nor less composure waits upon the roar Of distant floods, or on the softer voice Of neighbouring fountain, or of rills that slip Through the cleft rock, and, chiming as they fall Upon loose pebbles, lose themselves at length In matted grass, that with... "
The London Quarterly Review - Page 288
1811
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Poems,

William Cowper - 1800 - 420 pages
...Of distant floods, or on the softer voice Of neighb'ring fountain, or of rills that slip Through the cleft rock, and, chiming as they fall Upon loose pebbles,...livelier green Betrays the secret of their silent course. Nature inanimate employs sweet sounds, But animated nature sweeter still, To sooth and satisfy the...
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Beauties of Cowper: To which are Prefixed, a Life of the Author and ...

William Cowper - 1801 - 231 pages
...slip Through the cleft rock, and, chiming as they full Upon loose pebbles, lose themselves at length 1 In matted grass, that with a livelier green Betrays the secret of their silent course. No tree in all the grove but has its charms, Though each its hue peculiar; paler some, And of a wannish...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1802
...Of distant floods, or on the softer voice Of neighboring fountain, or of rills that slip Through the cleft rock, and, chiming as they fall Upon loose pebbles,...livelier green Betrays the secret of their silent course. Nature inanimate employs sweet sounds, But animated nature sweeter still, To sooth and satisfy the...
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Poems of Established Reputation: To Wit: 1st. The Art of Preserving Health

1802 - 288 pages
...distant floods, or on the softer voice Of neighbouring fountain, or of rills that slip Through the cleft rock, and chiming as they fall Upon loose pebbles,...length In matted grass, that with a livelier green 195 Betrays the secret of their silent course. Nature inanimate, employs sweet sounds, But animated...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1806
...distant floods, or on the softer voice Of neighbouring fountains, or of hills that slip Through the cleft rock, and, chiming as they fall Upon loose pebbles,...livelier green Betrays the secret of their silent course. Nature inanimate employs sweet sounds, But animated nature sweeter still, To sooth and satisfy the...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1806
...voice Of neighbouring fountain, or of rilh that slip Through the cleft rock, and, chiming as they Łall Upon loose pebbles, lose themselves at length In matted grass, that .with a livelier green. Bttrays the secret of their silent course. Nature inanimate employs sweet sounds, But animated nature...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1808
...fountain, or of rills that slip Through the cleft rock, and, chiming as they fell Upon loose pehhles, lose themselves at length ' In matted grass, that...livelier green Betrays the secret of their silent course. Nature inanimate employs sweet sounds, But animated nature sweeter still, To sooth and satisfy the...
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 2, Part 1

British poets - 1809
...Of distant floods, or on the softer voice Of neighb'ring fountain, or of rills that slip Through the cleft rock, and, chiming as they fall Upon loose pebbles,...livelier green Betrays the secret of their silent course. Nature inanimate employs sweet sounds, But animated nature sweeter still, To soothe and satisfy the...
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The Task: A Poem. In Six Books

William Cowper - 1810 - 193 pages
...Of distant floods, or on the softer voice Of neighb'ring fountain, or of rills that slip Through the cleft rock, and, chiming as they fall Upon loose pebbles,...livelier green Betrays the secret of their silent course. Nature inanimate employs sweet sounds, But animated nature sweeter still, To sooth and satisfy the...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1810 - 231 pages
...distant floods; or on the softer voice Of neighboring fountain ; or of rills that slip Through the cleft rock, and, chiming as they fall Upon loose pebbles,...green, Betrays the secret of their silent course. Nature inanimate employs sweet sounds, But animated nature sweeter still, To soothe and satisfy the...
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