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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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The Poets and Poetry of England, in the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1845 - 558 pages
...code, No master spirit, no determined road ; But equally a want of books and men ! MILTON. MILTON ! thou shouldst be living at this hour ; England hath need of thee ; she is a fen Of stagnant waters ; altars, sword, and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower, Have forfeited their ancient...
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Papers on Literature and Art, Parts 1-2

Margaret Fuller - 1846 - 382 pages
...a sufficient advertisement of each reprint : ' Milton ! 1 1 ii in shouldst be living at this hour. Return to us again, And give us manners, virtue, freedom,...power. Thy soul was like a Star, and dwelt apart ; Thou ] 1 1 1 1 1 .1 a voice whose sound was like the Sea : Pure as the naked Heavens, majestic, free : So...
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The Poets and Poetry of England: In the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1846 - 540 pages
...code, No master spirit, no determined road ; But equally a want of books and men ! MILTON. MILTON ! thou shouldst be living at this hour ; England hath need of thee ; she is a fen Of stagnant waters ; altars, sword, and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower, Have forfeited their ancient...
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Wanderings of a Pilgrim in the Shadow of Mont Blanc

George Barrell Cheever - 1846 - 444 pages
...neck of the grim old tyrant, even with tears and kisses. What a disgraceful spectacle ! " Milton ! thou shouldst be living at this hour : England hath need of thee : she is a few* fe. )u Of stagnant waters : altar, sword and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower,...
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Papers on Literature and Art, Parts 1-2

Margaret Fuller - 1846 - 380 pages
...and a sufficient advertisement of each reprint : " Milton ! tliou shouldst be living at this hour. Return to us again, And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power. Thy aoul was like a Star, and dwelt apart; Thou hadst a voice whose sound was like the Sea : Pure as the...
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Literary Studies: A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays, Volumes 1-2

William Alfred Jones - 1847 - 322 pages
...the patriot, and evince a noble sympathy with political liberty and individual greatness. Milton ! thou should'st be living at this hour ; England hath...waters ; altar, sword and pen, Fireside, the heroic wreath of hall and bower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower, Of inward happiness, we are selfish...
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The Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1847 - 568 pages
...DISPUTE HIS STRENGTH AND GRANDEUR ? SIR EOERTOJf BRTDOES. MILTON ! THOU SBOULDST BE LIVING AT THIS BOOR. RETURN TO US AGAIN, AND GIVE US MANNERS, VIRTUE, FREEDOM,...A STAR, AND DWELT APART THOU HADST A VOICE, WHOSE SOOND WAS LIKE THE SEA : PURE AS THE NAKED HEAVENS, MAJESTIC, FREE; SO DIDST THOU TRAVEL ON LIFE'S...
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Essays and Reviews ...

Edwin Percy Whipple - 1848 - 372 pages
...clergy. That this is the case may be seen from the sonnet to the memory of Milton, in!802 : — " Milton, thou shouldst be living at this hour ! England hath...their ancient English dower Of inward happiness." Here, church, state, and the whole society of England are represented as " a fen of stagnant waters."...
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A Second Gallery of Literary Portraits

George Gilfillan - 1850 - 448 pages
...sincere, and so gifted, as his! and who will not join in the language of "Wordsworth? — " Milton ! thou shouldst be living at this hour. England hath need of thee. She is a fen Of stagnant waters. We are selfish men. Thy soul was like a star; and dwelt apart; Pure as the naked heavens, majestic,...
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Modern Literature and Literary Men: Being a Second Gallery of Literary Portraits

George Gilfillan - 1850 - 396 pages
...sincere, and so gifted, as his ! and who will not join in the language of Wordsworth 1 — " Milton ! thou shouldst be living at this hour. England hath need of thee. She is a fen Of stagnant waters. We are selfish men. Thy soul was like a star ; and dwelt apart ; Pure as the naked heavens, majestic,...
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