Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Syrian” in chapter 1 of The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 2.:

...s fold The golden-tissued weather. I lean my heart against the day To feel its bland caressing; I will not let it pass away Before it leaves its blessing. God's angels come not as of old The Syrian shepherds knew them; In reddening dawns, in sunset gold, And warm noon lights I view them. Nor need there is, in times like this When heaven to earth draws nearer, Of wing or song as witnesses ...
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