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" IT is a beauteous evening, calm and free ; The holy time is quiet as a Nun Breathless with adoration... "
Poems - Page 191
by William Wordsworth - 1815
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The New-York Review, Volume 4

1839
...the heedless little one, that sports beside him : " Air sleeps — from strife or stir the clouds are free ; The holy time is quiet as a Nun Breathless...down in its tranquillity ; The gentleness of heaven broods o'er the Sea : But list ! the mighty Being is awake, And doth with his eternal motion make A...
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume 3

William Wordsworth - 1840
...divine Rejoice, as, through that power, it ceased to mourn. xxx. A FAIRER face of evening cannot be ; The holy time is quiet as a Nun Breathless with adoration...down in its tranquillity ; The gentleness of heaven broods o'er the Sea : Listen ! the mighty Being is awake, And doth with his eternal motion make A sound...
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Lectures on General Literature, Poetry, &c: Delivered at the Royal ...

James Montgomery - 1840 - 324 pages
..." The winds, that will be howling at all hours And are up-gather'd now, like sleeping flomsn." " It is a beauteous evening, calm and free, The holy time is quiet as a nun, Breathless with adoration !" " Flower* laugh before thee in their beds, And fragrance in thy footing treads." " The cataracts...
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The book of sonnets, ed by A.M. Woodford

A Montagu Woodford - 1841
...own sweet will; Dear God! the very houses seem asleep; And all that mighty heart is lying still! IT is a beauteous evening, calm and free; The holy time...tranquillity ; The gentleness of heaven is on the sea; Listen!—the mighty Being is awake, And doth with his eternal motion make A sound like thunder—everlastingly....
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Compton Audley; or, Hands not hearts

lord William Pitt Lennox - 1841 - 281 pages
...flowers of spring were in their richest bloom, as the General and Ravensworth left the priory. " It is a beauteous evening, calm and free, The holy time...the broad sun Is sinking down in its tranquillity." Stopping at a small public-house, the General, taking the pistols from the carriage, led Dudley through...
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The Ladies' Repository, Volume 17

1857
...powerful and intense meditation with the utmost sweetness of feeling and melody of expression : "It is a beauteous evening, calm and free ; The holy time...is quiet as a nun, Breathless with adoration ; the brood sun Is sinking down in its tranquillity ; The gentleness of heaven is on the sea. Listen I the...
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Gems of the Modern Poets: With Biographical Notices

Samuel Carter Hall - 1842 - 408 pages
...calm and free; The holj time is quiet as a nun Breathless with adoration ; the broad son la jinking down in its tranquillity; The gentleness of heaven is on the sea; LUten! — the mighty Being is awake. And doth with his eternal motion make A sound like thunder —...
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New Englander and Yale Review, Volume 47

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - 1887
...describes the deep peace of a summer evening : " It is a beauteous evening, calm and free ; The holy air is quiet as a nun, Breathless with adoration ; the broad sun Is sinking down in his tranquility : The gentleness of heaven is on the sea," etc. Or when in the Excursion he describes...
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The North American Review, Volume 59

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1844
...combination of the most powerful and intense meditation with the utmost sweetness of feeling. " It is a beauteous evening, calm and free ; The holy time is quiet an a nun Breathless with adoration ; the broad sun Is sinking down in its tranquillity ; The gentleness...
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The Poems of William Wordsworth ...

William Wordsworth - 1845 - 619 pages
...And let my spirit in that power divine Rejoice, an, through that power, it ceased to mourn. XXX. IT is a beauteous evening, calm and free, The holy time...down in its tranquillity ; The gentleness of heaven broods o'er the Sea : Listen ! the mighty Being is awake, And doth with his eternal motion make A sound...
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