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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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The Speaker's Garland and Literary Bouquet, Volume 3

1876
...decayed, To pleasure his dainty whim ; And the mouldering dust that years have made, Is a merry meal lor him. Creeping where no life is seen, A rare old plant...staunch old heart has he ; How closely he twineth, bow tight he clings, To his friend the huge oak tree! And slyly he traileth along the ground, And his...
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Lord Byron Vindicated: Or, Rome and Her Pilgrim

Elliott W. Preston - 1876 - 147 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...is seen, A rare old plant is the Ivy green. " Fast ho Btenleth on, though he wears no wings,. And a staunch old heart has he. How closely he twineth,...
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Literature for Little Folks: Selections from Standard Authors, and Easy ...

Elizabeth Lloyd - Readers - 1876 - 137 pages
...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...no life is seen, A rare old plant is the ivy green. Whole ages have fled and their works decayed, And nations scattered been ; But the stout old ivy shall...
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The language and poetry of flowers; with a complete vocabulary; together ...

Language - 1877
...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...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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Single Famous Poems

Rossiter Johnson - English poetry - 1877 - 285 pages
...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 ! 16 How closely he twineth, how tight he clings To his friend, the huge oak-tree...
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Manual of Compostion and Rhetoric

John Seely Hart - 1877
...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...no life is seen, A rare old plant is the ivy green. Dickem. CHAPTER VII. POETRY. Defective Definitions. Most of the definitions of Poetry which...
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First (Second) poetry book, selected and arranged by C. Geikie

John Cunningham Geikie - 1878
...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...staunch old heart has he ; How closely he twineth, how tightly he clings To his friend, the huge oak tree ! And slily he traileth along the ground, And his...
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The Household Book of Poetry

Charles Anderson Dana - 1878 - 28 pages
...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...is seen, A rare old plant is the Ivy green. Fast he stealcth on, though he wears no wings, And a staunch old heart has he I How closely he twineth, how...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious Indexes : Authors ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1878 - 788 pages
...The walls must be crumbled, the slones 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, While - powder' d dog-trees, and...
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The Family Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best ...

James Grant Wilson - English poetry - 1880 - 1065 pages
...decayed, To pleasure his dainty whim ; And the mouldering dust that years have made, Is a merry meal lor mpmqmrm m m x*2 twiueth, how tight he clings To his friend, the huge oak-tree ! And slyly he traileth along the ground,...
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