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" I come from haunts of coot and hern, I make a sudden sally, And sparkle out among the fern, To bicker down a valley. By thirty hills I hurry down, Or slip between the ridges, By twenty thorps, a little town, And half a hundred bridges. "
Favorite Poems - Page 90
by Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1877 - 96 pages
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THE UNITED METHODIST FREE CHURCHES' MAGAZINE. VOLUME XXIV.

JOHN SWANN WITHINGTON - 1881 - 788 pages
...specimen of Tennyson's music we cite " The Brook." Let the following stanzas be read aloud : — " I come from haunts of coot and hern, I make a sudden...slip between the ridges, By twenty thorps, a little towr, And half a hundred bridges. Till last by Philip's farm I flow To join the brimming river, For...
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Advanced Readings and Recitations

Austin Barclay Fletcher - Elocution - 1881 - 498 pages
...; Snug and safe is that nest of ours, Hidden among the summer flowers. Chee, chee, chee. BRYANT. I come from haunts of coot and hern, I make a sudden...sparkle out among the fern, To bicker down a valley. I chatter over stony ways, In little sharps and trebles, I bubble into eddying bays, I babble on the...
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The Sunday at Home, Volume 28

1881 - 882 pages
...another whose names wo forgot. Wo have walked by some of them, and heard them sing the laureate's song. " By thirty hills I hurry down, Or slip between the...thorps, a little town, And half a hundred bridges. I clatter over stony ways, In little sharps and trebles, I bubble into eddying bays, I babble on the...
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Complete Poetical Works

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1882 - 656 pages
...babbling brook,' says Edmund in his rhyme, ' Whence come you ? ' and the brook, why not ? replies. I come from haunts of coot and hern, I make a sudden...the fern, To bicker down a valley. By thirty hills l hurry down, Or slip between the ridges, By twenty thorps, a little town, And half a hundred bridges....
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Readings and Recitations: A New and Choice Collection of Articles ..., Volume 4

Lizzie Penney (ed) - Readers and speakers - 1882 - 132 pages
...new-found joy — a holy hope of heaven ! WM. H. BURLEIGH. SONG OF THE BROOK. I COME from haunts of crook and hern, I make a sudden sally And sparkle out among the fern To bicker down a valley. Song of the Brook. By thirty hills I hurry down, Or slip between the ridges, By twenty thorps, a little...
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I Knock at the Door

Sean O'Casey - Drama - 1986 - 84 pages
...orthography, etymology, syntax, and prosody. Curse o' God on it! Isn't it terrible! Who the hell's Tennyson? I come from haunts of coot and hern, I make a sudden sally And sparkly out among the firn, To bicker down a valley. Coot and hern. I wonder what they are? Must be...
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Ăsthetics: Or, The Science of Beauty

John Bascom - Aesthetics - 1872 - 294 pages
...there, whatever is asked her, answers ' Death.' * " I come from haunts of coot and hern, I make a sndden sally, And sparkle out among the fern, To bicker down a valley." u We parted: sweetly gleamed the stars, And sweet the vapor-braided bine, Low breezes fanned the belfry...
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742 Heart-Warming Poems

Poetry - 1982 - 348 pages
...and give, and pray; oh, Christian, Go! They die, they die, they die! Grace Howard 526. THE BROOK I come from haunts of coot and hern; I make a sudden...sparkle out among the fern, To bicker down a valley . By thirsty hills I hurry down, Or slip between the ridges, By twenty thorps, a little town, And half a...
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Words that Taste Good

Bill Moore - Cooking - 1987 - 180 pages
...eighteenth and nineteenth centuries they were very apt to murmur. Another word, bicker, is unusual: I come from haunts of coot and hern, I make a sudden...sparkle, out among the fern, To bicker down a valley. ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON Bicker, its sound, and the suggestion of chattering, possibly arguing and pushing...
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The Power and the Glory

Graham Greene - Fiction - 2003 - 244 pages
...thought for some reason so suitable for young girls after their first communion. 'I come,' he read, 'from haunts of coot and hern, I make a sudden sally,...sparkle out among the fern, To bicker down a valley.' It was a very obscure poem, full of words which were like Esperanto. He thought: So this is English...
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