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" Soft yielding minds to water glide away, And sip, with nymphs, their elemental tea. The graver prude sinks downward to a gnome, In search of mischief still on earth to roam. The light coquettes in sylphs aloft repair, 65 And sport and flutter in the fields... "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: In Four Volumes. Collated with the ... - Page 68
by Alexander Pope, Thomas Park - 1808
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Faust: From the German of Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1880 - 422 pages
...passage asserts a curious species of metempsychosis : — For when the fair in all thetr pride eipirc, To their first elements their souls retire. The sprites...tea. The graver prude sinks downward to a Gnome, In seareh of mischief still on earth to roam. The light coquettes in Sylphs aloft repair, And sport and...
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The Fireside Encyclopaedia of Poetry: Comprising the Best Poems of the Most ...

Henry Troth Coates - 1881 - 1138 pages
...Her joy in gilded chariots, when alive, And love of ombre, after death survive ; For when the fair y 肀 " Know further yet; whoever fair and chaste Rejects mankind, is by some sylph embraced : For spirits,...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1881 - 738 pages
...cards. Her joy in gilded chariots, when alive And love of ombre, after death survive. For when the fair in all their pride expire. To their first elements...retire : The sprites of fiery termagants in flame TRANSMICHIATION— continued. Soft yielding minds to water glide away, And sip, with nymphs, their...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 936 pages
...cards. Her joy in gilded chariots, when alive. And love of ombre, after death survive. For when the fair in all their pride expire, To their first elements...termagants in flame Mount up, and take a salamander's name. wi Soft yielding minds to water glide away, And sip, with nymphs, their elemental tea. The graver prude...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - 260 pages
...cards. Her joy in gilded chariots, when alive, And love of ombre, after death survive. For when the fair in all their pride expire, To their first elements...termagants in flame Mount up, and take a salamander's name. 60 And sip, with nymphs, their elemental tea. The graver prude sinks downward to a gnome, In search...
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The Absentee

Maria Edgeworth - 2001 - 378 pages
...preservation of eighteenth-century English pronunciation; see Pope's rhyme in The Rape of the Lock: 'Soft yielding minds to Water glide away, / And sip, with Nymphs, their elemental Tea.' (i. 61-2) execution: the putting into effect of a legal judgment; here, seizure of the goods or person...
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The Fairies in Tradition and Literature

Katharine Mary Briggs - 2002 - 360 pages
...Termagants in Flame '' The ftwns of Alexander Pbpe, edited by Jobu Bull (1963l, p. 219, Camo I. II. 29-36. Mount up, and take a Salamander's Name. Soft yielding...aloft repair, And sport and flutter in the Fields of Air.8 He goes on to speak of the Fairy Lover, or Incubus as a sylph, though he does not press that...
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Language @t work: language learning, discourse and translation studies in ...

2005 - 656 pages
...and its role at the start of the eighteenth century. In "Canto I" he sets the tone: For when the Fair in all their pride expire, To their first Elements...souls retire: The Sprites of fiery Termagants in Flame 60 Mount up, and take a Salamander's name Soft yielding minds to Water glide away, And sip with Nymphs,...
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Literatur und Lebenskunst: Festschrift für Gerd Rohmann

Eva Oppermann - 2006 - 302 pages
...sanfteren bzw. nachgiebigeren Gemüter gerne zur ewigen Teestunde in das Reich des Wassers zurück: „Soft yielding Minds to Water glide away, And sip, with Nymphs, their Elemental Tea." (I, 6 1f.) Warum sollten sie im neuen Element und im neuen Status etwas anderes trinken als vorher?...
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