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" O'er the broad plantain's humbler shade And dusk anana's prickly blade ; While o'er the brake, so wild and fair, The betel waves his crest in air. With pendant train and rushing wings, Aloft the gorgeous peacock springs ; And he, the bird of hundred dyes,... "
Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India: From Calcutta ... - Page 177
by Reginald Heber - 1828
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Bishop Heber, Poet and Chief Missionary to the East: Second Lord Bishop of ...

George Smith - 1895 - 370 pages
...flower ; The ceiba's crimson pomp display'd \ O'er the broad plantain's humbler shade, }And dusk ananas' prickly blade ; J While o'er the brake, so wild and fair, The betel waves his crest in air. With pendent train and rushing wings, Aloft the gorgeous peacock springs ; And he, the bird of hundred dyes,...
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Six Weeks' Trip Through India: Being Notes by the Way

John Ferguson - 1902 - 155 pages
...ceiba's crimson pomp display'dj O'er the broad plain tain's humbler shade > And dusk anana's pr1ckly blade ; J While o'er the brake, so wild and fair,...shade, so green a sod, Our English fairies never trod I Yet who in Indian bow'r has stood, But thought on England's " good green wood? And bless'd, beneath...
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The Poets and the Poetry of the Nineteenth Century, Volume 11

Alfred Henry Miles - 1906
...ceiba's crimson pomp displayed O'er the broad plantain's humbler shade And dusk anana's prickly glade ; While o'er the brake, so wild and fair, The betel waves his crest in air. With pendent train and rushing wings Aloft the gorgeous peacock springs ; And he, the bird of hundred dyes,2...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 27

1850
...Ceiba's gaudy pomp displayed O'er the broad plantain's humbler shade, And dusk anana's prickly blade ; While o'er the brake so wild and fair The betel waves his crest in air. We follow her among the negro population, and the supple, indolent, passionate creóles, into the company...
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Peacock

Christine E. Jackson - 2006 - 192 pages
...jump-jet Harrier, that Bishop Heber had closely observed the living birds: With pendant train and rustling wings Aloft the gorgeous peacock springs; And he,...hundred dyes, Whose plumes the dames of Ava prize. The Reverend Reginald Heber (1783-1826) was an English divine and hymn writer, inducted into the family...
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Notes and Queries

1897
...DYES. " — Bishop Heber in ' An Evening Walk in Bengal ' writes : — With pendent train and milling wings Aloft the gorgeous peacock springs ; And he,...bird of hundred dyes, Whose plumes the dames of Ava priie. Will any one kindly tell me what bird is referred to in the third and fourth lines ? JAJ [It...
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction

1828
...hi-; crest in air. With pendent train and rushing wings, Aloft the gorgeous peacock springs , And be, the bird of hundred dyes, Whose plumes the dames of Ava prize. So rich a shade, so greeii a sod, Our English fnries never trod ; Yet who in Indian bo Wr has stood, But thought on England's...
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