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" Twas a fair scene wherein they stood, A green and sunny glade amid the wood, And in the midst an aged Banian grew. It was a goodly sight to see That venerable tree, For o'er the lawn, irregularly spread, Fifty straight columns propt its lofty head ; And... "
Christina, the Maid of the South Seas: A Poem - Page 187
by Mary Russell Mitford - 1811 - 332 pages
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The Fourth Reader of the School and Family Series, Book 4

Marcius Willson - 1860 - 372 pages
...GAR'-NEBED, gathered; .laid up in store, 9 DEOUTH, dryness; want of rain. LESSON VII. THE BANYAN-TBEE. 'Twas a fair scene wherein they stood, A green and sunny glade 1 amid the wood, And in the midst an aged banyan grew. It was a goodly sight to see And many a long...
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Cassell's popular natural history, Volumes 1-2; Volume 42

Cassell, ltd - 1863 - 836 pages
...pillared shade High overarched, and echoing walks between." Soutliey pictures it still more fully : — ' Twas a fair scene wherein they stood, A green and...sunny glade amid the wood, And in the midst an aged banyan grew It was a goodly sight to see That venerable tree, For o'er the lawn, irregularly spread,...
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Beauties and Wonders of Vegetable Life; or, Rambles in parks, forests ...

Beauties - 1866 - 310 pages
...had, together sew'd, To gird their waist. Southey also has described one of these far-famed trees : 'Twas a fair scene wherein they stood, A green and...It was a goodly sight to see That venerable tree, 1 Paradise Lost, book ix. O'er the lawn irregularly spread, Fifty straight columns propp'd its lofty...
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The Juvenile Verse and Picture Book

Juvenile verse and picture book - 1866 - 138 pages
...strange affair ; Yet so it was, that Whittington Did thrice become Lord Mayor. -a r THE BANIAN. ' T was a goodly sight to see That venerable tree : For o'er the lawn, irregularly spread, Fifty straight columns propped its lofty head ; And many a long dependmg shoot, Seeking to strike its root,...
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Wonders of the Vegetable World

William Henry Davenport Adams - 1867 - 136 pages
...The scene is " a green and sunny glade " in a tropical forest, — "And in the midst an aged banyan grew. It was a goodly sight to see That venerable...tree ; For o'er the lawn, irregularly spread, Fifty straight columns propped its lofty head; And many a long depending shoot, Seeking to strike its root,...
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The Intellectual Observer, Volume 10

1867 - 558 pages
...fair scene wherein they stood, A green und sunny glade amid (he wood, And in the midst an aged bunyan grew. It was a goodly sight to see That venerable tree. For o'er the lawn, irregularly spread, Fifty straight columns propped its lofty head ; And many a long depending shoot, Seeking to strike its root,...
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Wonders of the plant-world: or, Curiosities of vegetable life

Wonders - 1870 - 264 pages
...The scene is " a green and sunny glade " in a tropical forest, — " And in the midst an aged banyan grew. It was a goodly sight to see That venerable...tree ; For o'er the lawn, irregularly spread, fifty straight columns propped its lofty head ; And many a long depending shoot, Seeking to strike its root,...
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Poems of Places Oceana 1 V.; England 4; Scotland 3 V: Iceland ..., Volume 23

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1878 - 274 pages
...through the stillness of departing day, Like thunder far away. Robert Southey. T THE BANIAN-TREE, I WAS a fair scene wherein they stood, A green and sunny...tree, For o'er the lawn, irregularly spread, Fifty straight columns propt its lofty head Aud many a long depending shoot, Seeking to strike its root,...
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Mysore and Coorg: Coorg

Benjamin Lewis Rice - 1878 - 478 pages
...Fraserpet, to which the elegant lines of Southey in the Curse of Kehama, so truly apply : — It vras a goodly sight to see That venerable tree. For o'er the lawn irregularly spread, Filly straight columns propt its lolty head ; And many a long depending shoot, Seeking to strike its...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Southey: With a Memoir, Volume 4

Robert Southey - 1880 - 616 pages
...Hope we have none: why travel on in fear ? We cannot fly from Fate, and Fate will find us here." 5. 'Twas a fair scene wherein they stood, A green and...tree; For o'er the lawn, irregularly spread, Fifty straight columns propped its lofty head; And many a long, depending shoot, Seeking to strike its root,...
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