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" The hills Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun,— the vales Stretching in pensive quietness between; The venerable woods— rivers that move In majesty, and the complaining brooks That make the meadows green; and, poured round all, Old Ocean's gray and... "
Wilson's Book of Recitations and Dialogues: With Instructions in Elocution ... - Page 49
by Floyd Baker Wilson - 1869 - 188 pages
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The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry

Jay Parini, Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini - Poetry - 1995 - 757 pages
...ancient as the sun,—the vales Stretching in pensive quietness between; The venerable woods—rivers that move In majesty, and the complaining brooks That...meadows green; and, poured round all, Old Ocean's gray and melancholy waste,— Are but the solemn decorations all Of the great tomb of man. The golden...
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Nineteenth-century American Poetry

William C. Spengemann, Jessica F. Roberts - Poetry - 1996 - 447 pages
...hills Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun, — the vales Stretching in pensive quietness between; 40 The venerable woods — rivers that move In majesty,...meadows green; and, poured round all, Old Ocean's gray and melancholy waste, — Are but the solemn decorations all 45 Of the great tomb of man. The...
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The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 4, Nineteenth-Century ...

Sacvan Bercovitch, Cyrus R. K. Patell - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 562 pages
...comfort from the beauty of our common sepulcher: The hills Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun; the vales Stretching in pensive quietness between; The venerable...brooks That make the meadows green; and, poured round Old ocean's grey and melancholy waste, — Are but the solemn decorations all Of the great tomb of...
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First Loves: Poets Introduce the Essential Poems That Captivated and ...

Carmela Ciuraru - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 268 pages
...past, All in one mighty sepulchre. — The hills Rock-ribb'd and ancient as the sun, — the vales Stretching in pensive quietness between; The venerable...complaining brooks That make the meadows green; and, pour'd round all, Old Ocean's grey and melancholy waste, — Are but the solemn decorations all Of...
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The Wild Gardener: On Flowers and Foliage for the Natural Border

Peter Loewer - Crafts & Hobbies - 2000 - 248 pages
...blank verse written when he was sixteen years old in which Nature discusses death: Old oceans gray and melancholy waste, Are but the solemn decorations all Of the great tomb of man. - " He went to work in 1826 as an editor at the New York Evening Post, and from 1829 until his death...
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Favorite American Poems

Paul Negri - Poetry - 2002 - 144 pages
...past, All in one mighty sepulchre. — The hills Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun, — the vales Stretching in pensive quietness between; The venerable...the meadows green; and poured round all, Old ocean's gray and melancholy waste, — Are but the solemn decorations all Of the great tomb of man. The golden...
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The Adirondacks: Wild Island of Hope

Gary A. Randorf - Architecture - 2002 - 198 pages
...possible to improve upon the ways of nature . . . The hills, rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun — the venerable woods — rivers that move in majesty...the complaining brooks that make the meadows green, these for years had been neglected by the people of the state . . . the men of public spirit generally,...
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The New Anthology of American Poetry: Traditions and Revolutions, Beginnings ...

Steven Gould Axelrod, Camille Roman, Thomas J. Travisano - Literary Collections - 2003 - 736 pages
...ages past, All in one mighty sepulchre.' The hills Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun, — the vales Stretching in pensive quietness between; The venerable...the meadows green; and poured round all, Old Ocean's gray and melancholy waste,— Are but the solemn decorations all Of the great tomb of man. The golden...
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Ethical Studies

Bob Bowie, Robert A. Bowie - Social Science - 2004 - 352 pages
...poet William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878): ... The Hills Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun. - the vales Stretching in pensive quietness between; The venerable...make the meadows green, and, poured round all Old oceans grey and melancholy waste, Are but the solemn decorations all Of the great tomb of man. Bryant...
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The Heavens Declare: Astrological Ages and the Evolution of Consciousness

Alice O. Howell - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2006 - 300 pages
...ages past, All in one mighty sepulchre. The hills Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun, — the vales Stretching in pensive quietness between; The venerable...the solemn decorations all Of the great tomb of man. — WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT "Thanatopsis" CHAPTER 12 LOVE AND FEAR. The Age of Cancer (8000—6500 BC...
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