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" MILTON ! thou should'st be living at this hour ; .England hath need of thee : she is a fen Of stagnant waters : altar, sword and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower Of inward happiness. We are... "
Poems - Page 212
by William Wordsworth - 1815
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Charles Lever: Or, The Man of the Nineteenth Century

William Gresley - 1841 - 290 pages
...gone ; our peace, our fearful innocence, And pure religion breathing household laws. • . . England is a fen Of stagnant waters : altar, sword and pen,...bower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower Of happiness. We are selfish men : O raise us up, and come to us again, And give us manners, virtue, freedom,...
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Tait's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 8

William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1841 - 836 pages
...highwaymen ! Of a spirit akin to this, is the following invocation to the hero of " Rookwood." Turpin ! thou shouldst be living at this hour ! England hath need of thee : common and fen, Hounslow and Bagshot, tavern, boozing ken, The triple tree, and stone jug's lonely...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 1

John Wilson - 1842 - 414 pages
...the following sonnet, as an example of the chaste severity of Wordsworth's loftier style : " Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour; England hath...give us manners, virtue, freedom, power ! Thy soul ivas like a star, and dwelt apart : Thou hadst a voice, whose sound was like the sea, Pure as the naked...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 1

John Wilson - 1842 - 426 pages
...the following sonnet, as an example of the chaste severity of Wordsworth's loftier style : " Milton ! thou shouldst be living at this hour; England hath...give us manners, virtue, freedom, power ! Thy soul teas like a star, and dwelt apart: Thou hadst a voice, whose sound was like the sea, Pure as the naked...
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Boston Miscellany, Volume 2

1842 - 414 pages
...patriot, and evince a noble sympathy with political liberty and individual greatness. XIV. Milton ! thou shouldst be living at this hour; England hath need of thee j she is a fen Of stagnant waters ; altar, sword and pen, Fireside, the heroic wreath of hall and bower,...
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Elements of Rhetoric and Literary Criticism: With Copious Practical ...

James Robert Boyd - 1844 - 372 pages
...good example of the chaste severity of Wordsworth's loftier style : SONNET. LONDON, 1802. MILTON ! thou shouldst be living at this hour England hath...power. Thy soul was like a star, and dwelt apart ; Thou hadft a voice whose sound was like the sea , Pure as the naked heavens — majestic, free, So didst...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844 - 738 pages
...Sonnets. London, 1808. Milton ! thou shouldst be living at this hour ; England hath need of thce ; 'm dead. [The Hebrew Bard.] » « * Softly the tuneful...divine, While fountains spring with oil and wine. ; ОЫ raise us up, return to us again ; And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power. Thy soul was...
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The North American Review, Volume 59

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1844 - 548 pages
...this is the case may be seen from the sonnet to the memory of Milton, in 1802. " Milton, thou shouldsl be living at this hour! England hath need of thee...sword, and pen, Fireside, the Heroic wealth of hall and bowtr, Have forfeited their ancient English dower Of inward happiness." Here, church, state, and the...
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The Bible Christian VOLUME VI.-Third Series

The Bible Christian VOLUME VI.-Third Series - 1844 - 448 pages
...liberty, we ure still under the yoke of bondage to a state theology and a state priesthood. O PENN! " thou shouldst be living at this hour; England hath need of thee!" ( To be concluded in our next.) THE WOMEN OF THE OLD TESTAMENT. PART III. THE infamous Jezebel must...
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The Poems of William Wordsworth ...

William Wordsworth - 1845 - 688 pages
...fearful innocence, XIV. S LONDON, 1802. MILTON ! thou should'st be living at this hour : England haul need of thee : she is a fen Of stagnant waters : altar,...dower Of inward happiness. We are selfish men ; Oh 1 raise us up, return to us again ; And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power. Thy soul was like...
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