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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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The Lover's Seat: Kathemérina; Or, Common Things in Relation to Beauty ...

Kenelm Henry Digby - 1856 - 418 pages
...did not prescribe a limit to his material excursions. It is that for him unconsciously is added • The gleam, The light that never was on sea or land, The consecration and the poet's dream." "Analogous to the deceits in life," says a great author, "there is a similar effect on the eye from...
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The American Journal of Education and College Review, Volume 2

1856 - 732 pages
...heart to beat with a celestial ardor. To all that is lovely and noble in the actual world it may " Add the gleam, The light that never was on sea or land, The consecration and the poet's dream." Sir Philip Sidney passes the cup of water by his own parched lips to the wounded soldier ; Howard enters...
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Lectures on the British Poets, Volume 1

Henry Reed - 1857 - 424 pages
...be searched in vain for the archetypes of those creations. A great modern poet boldly tells us of " The gleam, The light that never was on sea or land, The consecration, and the poet's dream ;" and yet the heart takes those dreams home to itself for realities. Humanly speaking, this is mysterious...
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The Diary of an Ennuyée

Mrs. Jameson (Anna) - 1858 - 360 pages
...nnobscured by cloud or vapors ;— 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 dreum! Genoa, 30. We arrived here late, and I should not write now, weary, weak, sick, and down-spirited...
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the poetical works of william wordsworth

WILLIAM WORDSWOTH - 1858 - 564 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...that never was, on sea or land, The consecration, and tho Poet's dream ; I would have planted thee, thou hoary pile ! Amid a world how different from this...
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - 1858 - 550 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 express what then I saw ; and add the gleaia, The light that never was, on sea or land, The consecration, and the Poet's dream ; I would...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - 1861 - 356 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 express...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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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - 1861 - 662 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 the Poet's dream ; I would have planted thee, thon hoary pile ! Amid a world how different from this ! Beside a sea that could not cease to smile...
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The Churchman's family magazine, Volume 1

696 pages
...wish to have photographed the feelings, as well as the friends, of the days that were onco ? " All ! then if mine had been the painter's hand, To express...land — The consecration and the poet's dream." I am sure that the fire that would preserve the heart young most come down from heaven ; and Religion,...
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The Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: With an Introductory Essay ...

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1864 - 770 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."* I shall select a few examples as most obviously manifesting this faculty ; but if I should ever be fortunate...
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