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" Ah ! then if mine had been the painter's hand To express what then I saw, and add the gleam, The light that never was on sea or land, The consecration, and the poet's dream... "
Poems - Page 338
by William Wordsworth - 1815
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Visits and Sketches at Home and Abroad: With Tales and ..., Volumes 3-4

Mrs. Jameson (Anna) - 1834 - 632 pages
...cloud or vapours ; — but it is something more than these, something beyond, and over all — . . The gleam, The light that never was on sea or land The consecration, and the poet's dream ! Genoa, 30. We arrived here late, and I should not write now, weary, weak, sick, and down-spirited...
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The authors of England, portraits engraved by A. Collas with illustr ...

Henry Fothergill Chorley - 1838 - 190 pages
...at once an instance and an illustration, he does indeed, to all thoughts and to all objects, — ' add the gleam, The light that never was on sea or land, The consecration, and the poet's dream !'" With a name worthier than his who has so largely influenced the literature of his country, and...
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The New York Review, Volume 4

Francis Lister Hawks, Caleb Sprague Henry, Joseph Green Cogswell - 1839 - 554 pages
...may search in vain for the archetypes of those creations. Wordsworth boldly and plainly tells us of " the gleam, The light that never was, on sea or land, The consecration, and the poet's dream," and yet it is undoubted, that all this is by our spiritual being recognised for its truth. To the poet's...
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 2

1840 - 378 pages
...away or brings : I could have fancied that the mighty deep Was even the gentlest of all gentle things. Ah ! then, if mine had been the painter's hand, To...smile ; On tranquil land, beneath a sky of bliss. A picture had it been of lasting ease, Elysian quiet, without toil or strife ; No motion but the moving...
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Select Pieces from the Poems of William Wordsworth

William [poetical works Wordsworth (selections]) - 1843 - 278 pages
...I could have fancied that the mighty deep Was even the gentlest of all gentle things. 136 Ah ! sure if mine had been the painter's hand, To express what then I saw ; and add the gleam, i* Ii w The light that never was, on sea or land, The consecration, and the poet's dream ; I would...
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Cyclopędia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844 - 746 pages
...are at once an instance and an illustration, he docs indeed, to all thoughts and to all objects — Add the gleam, The light that never was on sea or land, The consecration and the poet's drcaiu.' SAMUEL TAYLOB COLERIDGE. SAMUEL TAYLOB COLERIDGE, a remarkable man and rich imaginative poet,...
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The Poems of William Wordsworth ...

William Wordsworth - 1845 - 688 pages
...away, or brings : I could have fancied that the mighty Deep Was even the gentlest of all gentle Things. Ah! THEN, if mine had been the Painter's hand, To...; and add the gleam, The light that never was, on веа or land, The consecration, and the Poet's dream ; I would have planted thee, thou hoary Pile...
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The American Whig Review, Volume 1

1845 - 732 pages
...into the name of Genius ; and is no other than, " the vision and the faculty divine ;" the power to " Add the gleam. The light that never was on sea or land. The consecration and the poet's dream." It is not to be had for study, nor for price ; a man may be familiar with all science, as with "household...
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The American Whig Review, Volume 1

1845 - 688 pages
...into the name of Genius ; and is no other than, " the vision and the faculty divine ;" the power to " Add the gleam, The light that never was on sea or land. The consecration and the poet's dream." It is not to be had for study, nor for price ; a man may be familiar with all science, as with household...
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A Transatlantic Tour: Comprising Travels in Great Britain, France, Holland ...

William Coombs Dana - 1845 - 408 pages
...dead — in a word, if pleased sometimes to live in the past, and, to the actual and the present, to " Add the gleam, The light that never was on sea or land, The consecration, and the poet's dream, — then, 0 most courteous and friendly reader, thou art, indeed, a companion after mine own heart;...
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