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" THESE, as they change, Almighty Father, these Are but the varied God. The rolling year Is full of Thee. Forth in the pleasing Spring Thy beauty walks, Thy tenderness and love. Wide flush the fields ; the softening air is balm ; Echo the mountains round... "
The Works of Mr. James Thomson: With His Last Corrections and Improvements ... - Page 141
by James Thomson, Patrick Murdoch - 1802
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Holidays at Roselands, Book 2

Martha Finley - 1993 - 362 pages
...than its weight in gold," he said, pressing her to his heart, and kissing her tenderly. CHAPTEK XV. " Wide flush the fields ; the softening air is balm...smiles ; And every sense, and every heart, is joy." THOMSON. IT was spring again; early in April; the air was filled with the melody of birds, and balmy...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 936 pages
...with "Winter," which was later used as the first book of The Seasons. A HYMN ON THE SEASONS These, as they change, Almighty Father! these Are but the...Forth in the pleasing Spring Thy beauty walks, thy tendemess and love. Wide flush the fields; the softening air is balm; Echo the mountains round; the...
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James Thomson: Essays for the Tercentenary

Richard Terry, Reader in Eighteenth-Century English Literature Richard Terry - 2000 - 300 pages
...finds its most sustained expression. In the opening lines the poet declares of the seasons, 'These, as they change, ALMIGHTY FATHER! these,/ Are but the VARIED GOD' — the emphatic repetition of 'these', placed at the beginning and end of the opening line, contributing to...
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The Earliest Wordsworth: Poems, 1785-1790

William Wordsworth - 2002 - 172 pages
...known Thomson's Seasons since his schooldays and would have recognised its debt to Virgil. Wide-flush the Fields; the softening Air is Balm; Echo the Mountains...Forest smiles; And every Sense, and every Heart is Joy. (A Hymn on the Seasons 5-7) Though a peculiar one, the claim that 'the Forest smiles' is consistent...
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Lyric Generations: Poetry and the Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century

G. Gabrielle Starr - 2004 - 318 pages
...moral music of nature. As he describes his subject in the concluding "A Hymn on the Seasons," These, as they change, Almighty Father! these Are but the varied God. The rolling year Is full of thee . . . (11. 1-3) Mysterious round! what skill, what force divine, Deep-felt in these appear! a simple...
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