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" What elegance and grandeur wide expand, The pride of Turkey and of Persia land ? Soft quilts on quilts, on carpets carpets spread, And couches stretch'd around in seemly band ; And endless pillows rise to prop the head ; So that each spacious room was... "
The governess in Egypt. Harem life in Egypt and Constantinople - Page 120
by Emmeline Lott - 1865
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English Poetry and Prose of the Romantic Movement

George Benjamin Woods - England - 1916 - 1432 pages
...show. 1 trumpet 'Immediately * while tbc sun-god dips his wagon, I. e., while the sun Is setting see," he cried, "their column shake. Now, gallants ! for your ladies ' sake, Upon the fullswelling bed. And everywhere huge covered tables stood. With wines high-flavored and rich viands...
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The Daring Muse: Augustan Poetry Reconsidered

Margaret Anne Doody - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 288 pages
...fullness of lazy luxuriance: Soft Quilts on Quilts, on Carpets Carpets spread, And Couches stretch around in seemly Band; And endless Pillows rise to prop the Head; So that each spacious Room was one full-swelling Bed. (Canto i, stanza 33) Who cannot respond to such surrealistic and voluptuous interior...
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The Anxieties of Idleness: Idleness in Eighteenth-century British Literature ...

Sarah Jordan - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 298 pages
...the halls of the castle, where Soft Quilts on Quilts, on Carpet Carpets spread, And Couches stretch around in seemly Band; And endless Pillows rise to prop the Head; So that each spacious Room was one full-swelling Bed. Stanza xxiii compares the "melting" and "unknitting" effects of indolence to surrendering...
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Old and New, Volume 3

Edward Everett Hale - History - 1871
...on carpets, carpets spread; And conches stretched around in seemly band; 418 Pink and White Tyranny. And endless pillows rise to prop the head : So that each spacious room was one full swelling bed." It was not without some considerable profit that Mrs. Follingsbee had read Balzac and Dumas, and had...
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