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" TO HELEN. Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicean barks of yore, That gently, o'er a perfumed sea, The weary, way-worn wanderer bore To his own native shore. On desperate seas long wont to roam, Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face, Thy Naiad airs... "
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Civilizations: Culture, Ambition, and the Transformation of Nature

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto - History - 2001 - 560 pages
...great sea-god's dwelling shows where, with feeling, I hung my dripping kit.] — HORACE, Odes, 1.5 Thy Naiad airs have brought me home To the glory that was Greece And the grandeur that was Rome. — EDGAR ALLEN POE, "To Helen" The Plow and the Prow: A Conversation with...
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Romancing the Shadow : Poe and Race: Poe and Race

J. Gerald Kennedy William A. Read Professor of English Louisiana State University, Professor of German and Comparative Literature University of Pennsylvania Liliane Weissberg Joseph B. Glossberg Term Professor in the Humanities - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 320 pages
...perfection, Helen is not a flesh-and-blood woman but a dead woman — light, bright, white, and dead: Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicean barks of yore, That gentry, o'er a perfumed sea, The weary, way-worn, wanderer bore To his own native shore. On desperate...
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Favorite American Poems

Paul Negri - Literary Collections - 2002 - 144 pages
...my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted — nevermore! To Helen Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicean barks...wont to roam, Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face, Lo! in yon brilliant window-niche How statue-like I see thee stand, The agate lamp within thy hand!...
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The Culture of Classicism: Ancient Greece and Rome in American Intellectual ...

Caroline Winterer - Education - 2002 - 244 pages
...antebellum era was summed up most memorably in these lines from Edgar Allan Foe's 1831 poem To Helen: On desperate seas long wont to roam, Thy hyacinth...brought me home To the glory that was Greece And the grandeur that was Rome.81 The rise of Greece as an alternative locus for aesthetic and literary cultivation...
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A People's History of English and American Literature

Eugene V. Moran - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 281 pages
...any actual woman and more about an ideal of beauty that can exist only in the imagination. To Helen Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nice'an barks...yore, That gently, o'er a perfumed sea, The weary, way-wom wanderer bore To his own native shore. On desperate seas long wont to roam, Thy hyacinth hair,...
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Poems and Essays on Poetry

Edgar Allan Poe - Literary Collections - 2003 - 150 pages
...would otherwise look distra'ctingly wrong. POEMS To Helen Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicéan barks of yore, That gently, o'er a perfumed sea, The...that was Greece, And the grandeur that was Rome. Lo! in yon brilliant window niche How statue-like I see thee stand, The agate lamp within thy hand! Ah,...
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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
...crime Did it not tremble with the strings! 1829 To Helen Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicean1 barks of yore, That gently, o'er a perfumed sea, The...native shore. On desperate seas long wont to roam, Thy hyacinth2 hair, thy classic face, Thy Naiad3 airs have brought me home To thy glory that was Greece,...
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Edgar Allan Poe: A Biography

Milton Meltzer - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2003 - 144 pages
...new poems (often to be reworked) was "To Helen." In it, the poet is a wanderer who longs to be home: On desperate seas long wont to roam, Thy hyacinth...classic face, Thy Naiad airs have brought me home To the beauty of fair Greece, And the grandeur of old Rome. According to the biographer Kenneth Silverman,...
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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
...crime Did it not tremble with the strings! 1829 To Helen Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicean1 barks of yore, That gently, o'er a perfumed sea, The...native shore. On desperate seas long wont to roam, Thy hyacinth2 hair, thy classic face, Thy Naiad3 airs have brought me home To thy glory that was Greece,...
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Great Short Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe - Fiction - 2009 - 576 pages
...HELEN Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nic&n barks of yore, That gently, o'er a perfumed sea, TTie weary, way-worn wanderer bore To his own native shore....brought me home To the glory that was Greece, And the grandeur that was Rome. Lot in yon brilliant window-niche How statue-like I see thee stand, Hie agate...
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