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" The wall must be crumbled, the stone decayed, To pleasure his dainty whim: And the mouldering dust that years have made Is a merry meal for him. Creeping where no life is seen, A rare old plant is the Ivy green. "
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club - Page 47
by Charles Dickens - 1838 - 388 pages
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1873
...crumbled, the stones decayed, To pleasure his dainty whim ; And the mouldering dust that years have made la g voices sound, — An infant wail alone ; A sob suppressed,...gasp, and then — The parting groan. 0 change ! 0 won stanch old heart has he ! How closely he twineth, how tight he clings To his friend, the huge oak-tree...
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The Works of Charles Dickens, Volume 6

Charles Dickens - 1873
...crumbled, the stone decayed, To pleasure bis dainty whim: And the moldering dust that years have mnde, Is a merry meal for him. Creeping where no life Is...rare old plant Is the Ivy green. Fast he stealeth on, thongh he wears no wings, And a stannch old heart has he. How closely he twlneth, how tight he clings,...
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Primer First (-Fourth, Sixth) reader

Public school series - 1874
...The walls must be crumbled, the stones decay'd, To pleasure his dainty whim; And the mould'ring dust that years have made Is a merry meal for him. Creeping...where no life is seen, A rare old plant is the Ivy greea. Fast he stealeth on, though he wears no wings, And a stanch old heart has he ; How closely he...
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A Manual of Composition and Rhetoric: A Textbook for Schools and Colleges

John Seely Hart - English language - 1874 - 368 pages
...The walls must be crumbled, the stones decayed; To pleasure his dainty whim; And the mould'ring dust that years have made Is a merry meal for him. Creeping...where no life is seen, A rare old plant is the ivy green.—Dickcna. CHAPTER VII. POETRY. Defective Definitions. — Most of the definitions of Poetry...
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Floral poesy

Floral poesy - 1875
...The walls must be crumbled, the stones decayed, To pleasure his dainty whim ; And the mouldering dust that years have made Is a merry meal for him. Creeping...twineth, how tight he clings To his friend, the huge oak-tree ! And slily he traileth along the ground, And his leaves he gently waves, And he joyously...
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The life and writing of Charles Dickens: A woman's memorial volume

Phebe Ann Hanaford - Biography & Autobiography - 1871 - 401 pages
...The wall must be crumbled, the stone decayed, To pleasure his dainty whim ; And the mouldering dust that years have made Is a merry meal for him. Creeping...twineth, how tight he clings, To his friend the huge oak-tree ! And slyly he traileth along the ground, And his leaves he gently waves, As he joyously hugs...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious Indexes ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1875 - 772 pages
...The walls must be crumbled, the stones decay'd, To pleasure his dainty whim ; And the mould'ring dust that years have made Is a merry meal for him. Creeping...no life is seen, A rare old plant is the ivy green. CHARLES DICKENS. There were dark cedars, with loose, mossy tresses, White - powder' d dog-trees, and...
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Lord Byron Vindicated;or Rome and Her Pilgrim

Manfred - 1876
...The wall must be crumbled, the stone decayed, To pleasure his dainty whim : And the mouldering dust that years have made Is a merry meal for him. Creeping...wings, And a staunch old heart has he. How closely he twincth, how tight he clings, To his friend the huge Oak Tree ! To Man's o'er-ripen'd Greatness ! —...
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A NEW LIBRARY OF POETRY AND SONG

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT - 1876
...The walls must be crumbled, the stones decayed, To pleasure his dainty whim ; And the moldering dust that years have made Is a merry meal for him. Creeping...Fast he stealeth on, though he wears no wings, And a stanch old heart has he ! How closely he twineth, how tight he clings To his friend, the huge oak-tree...
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The illustrated English reader

English reader - 1875
...The -walls must be crumbled, the stones decayed, To pleasure his dainty whim; And the mouldering dust that years have made Is a merry meal for him. Creeping...Fast he stealeth on, though he wears no wings, And a stanch old heart has he; How closely he twineth, how tight he clings To his friend, the huge Oak-tree!...
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