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" tis the twanging horn o'er yonder bridge, That with its wearisome but needful length Bestrides the wintry flood, in which the moon Sees her unwrinkled face reflected bright ; — He comes, the herald of a noisy world, With spatter'd boots, strapp'd waist,... "
Poems - Seite 86
von William Cowper - 1806
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Life of William Allen: With Selections from His Correspondence ...

William Allen - 1847
...place, is now in a state of dilapidation ; and was particularly reminded of him in passing over the bridge, ' That with its wearisome, but needful length, Bestrides the wintry flood ;' ' the wintry flood' was then indeed there. We returned in the afternoon to Newport Pagnel. My mind...
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Criticisms

John William Lester - 1848 - 99 Seiten
...till the fields and bridge and village are covered. The " twanging horn ' is heard ; and the postboy "comes, the herald of a noisy world, with spattered boots, strapped waist, and frozen locks." Day darkens into eve : — Now etir the fire and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel...
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The Beauties of the British Poets: With a Few Introductory Observations...

George Croly - 1849 - 395 Seiten
...empire ; that, where Britain's power Is felt, mankind may feel her mercy too. THE WINTER EVENING. Hark ! 'tis the twanging horn o'er yonder bridge, That with...spattered boots, strapped waist, and frozen locks j News from all nations lumbering at his hack : True to his charge, the close packed load behind, Yet...
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The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper ...: Including the Copyright ...

William Cowper - 1849 - 672 Seiten
...farmer's daughter, what she was. What she is. The simplicity of country manners almost lost. HARK ! 't is the twanging horn ! o'er yonder bridge That with its...reflected bright ; He comes, the herald of a noisy world, 5 With spatter'd boots, strapp'd waist, and frozen locks, News from all nations lumbering at his back....
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The Poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1849 - 491 Seiten
...corporate. — The love of rural objects natural to all* and never to be totally extinguished. HARK ! 'tis the twanging horn o'er yonder bridge, That with...Sees her unwrinkled face reflected bright ; — He conies, the herald of a noisy world, With spattered boots, strapped waist, and frozen locks; News from...
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Notes and Queries, Band 1

1850
...editions of Cowper's Task, the opening lines of the 4th book are punctuated as follows : — " Hork I 'tis the twanging horn ! O'er yonder bridge, (That...reflected bright,) He comes, the herald of a noisy world," &c. In modern editions, I believe universally, we find the following corruption of the passage : —...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1850 - 514 Seiten
...corporate. — The love of rural objects natural to all, and never to be totally extinguished. HARK ! 'tis the twanging horn o'er yonder bridge, That with...Bestrides the wintry flood, in which the moon Sees her un wrinkled face reflected bright ; — He comes, the herald of a noisy world, With spattered boots,...
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Beauties of the British Poets ...

George Croly - 1850 - 395 Seiten
...where Britain's power I* fell, mankind may feel her mercy too. COWPEB. THE WINTER EVENING. ITark ! 'tis the twanging horn o'er yonder bridge, That with...but needful length Bestrides the wintry flood, in whieh the moon Sees her unwrinkled Face reflected bright; — He comes, the herald of a noisy world,...
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Letters of Lady Hesketh to the Rev. John Johnson, Concerning Their Kinsman ...

Lady Harriet Cowper Hesketh - 1901 - 128 Seiten
...THE REV. JOHN JOHNSON. 19 this morning, after having travelled down into Buckinghamshire over Olney Bridge. " That, with its wearisome but needful length,...the Moon Sees her unwrinkled face reflected bright." Excuse me, my love, for indulging my poetical vagaries — it is morally impossible that any " mortal...
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The English Poets

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1901
...Dreams, empty dreams. [From Book IV, The Winter Evening.'] THE POST. THE FIRESIDE IN WINTER. Hark ! 'tis the twanging horn ! O'er yonder bridge, That...needful length Bestrides the wintry flood, in which the inooa Sees her unwrinkled face reflected bright, He comes, the herald of a noisy world, With spattered...
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