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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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Emily Dickinson and Her Culture: The Soul's Society

Barton Levi St Armand - 1986 - 388 pages
...(Reproduction from the author's collection.) LONE LANDSCAPES Dickinson, Ruskin, and Victorian Aesthetics Alt! then, if mine had been the Painter's hand, To express...and add the gleam, The light that never was, on sea or land, 7 he consecration, and the Poet's dream; I would have planted thee, thou hoary Pile Amid a...
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Biographia Literaria, Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life ..., Part 1

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1984 - 860 pages
...are 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. 4 I shall select a few examples as most obviously manifesting this faculty; but if I should ever be...
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The Argonaut, Volume 5

1875 - 398 pages
...that it is a real and interpretative light which the poet throws over his themes when he adds — " The gleam, The light that never was on sea or land, The consecration, and the poet's dream." The main difference between one poet and another will be found in the ability or inability to reach...
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Selected Poems

William Wordsworth - 1994 - 628 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...this! Beside a sea that could not cease to smile; 20 On tranquil land, beneath a sky of bliss. Thou shouldst have seemed a treasure-house divine Of peaceful...
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Lord Byron: The Critical Heritage

Andrew Rutherford - 1995 - 536 pages
...piping a slender Irishism, remotely reminiscent of the posy, 'Beauty is truth, that is all you know.' The gleam, The light that never was on sea or land, The consecration and the poet's dream, appear, after all, to him who has his eyes upon life, not to him who turns from it. Those who pursue...
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Advances in Visual Semiotics: The Semiotic Web 1992-93

Thomas Albert Sebeok, Donna Jean Umiker-Sebeok - 1995 - 690 pages
...Castle', before be has nominally described it. 'If mine had been the Painter's hand...' the poet fancies, 'I would have planted thee, thou hoary Pile / Amid a world how different from this!' (Roe 1992: 244, 13, 17-18). The speaker 'half-creates' the 'rugged Pile' at least three separate times,...
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Corresponding Powers: Studies in Honour of Professor Hisaaki Yamanouchi

George Hughes - 1997 - 274 pages
...hand," Wordsworth had written in Elegiac Stanzas, Suggested by a Picture ofPeele Castle in a Storm, To express what then I saw - and add the gleam, The...sea or land, The consecration and the poet's dream. (13-16) Considering how much Wordsworth Keats is quoting at this period, lines 30-2 of the verse-letter...
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Romantic Confusions of the Good: Beauty as Truth, Truth Beauty

Marion Montgomery - 1997 - 296 pages
...being in things. Otherwise the poet will be led, as Wordsworth recalls was his early inclination, to "add the gleam,/ The light that never was, on sea or land,/ The consecration, and the Poet's dream." That, we shall contend, is the use Shelley would make of beauty, commanding beauty as a thing transcendent,...
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The Time of Unrememberable Being: Wordsworth and the Sublime, 1787-1805

Klaus P. Mortensen - 1998 - 208 pages
...the following verses Wordsworth describes how, had he been Beaumont, he would have treated the motif: Ah! THEN, if mine had been the Painter's hand, To...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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Coleridge and the Uses of Division

Seamus Perry - 1999 - 330 pages
...on to quote from Wordsworth's 'Elegiac Stanzas', 'at once an instance and an illustration', imply: 'add the gleam, / The light that never was on sea or land, / The consecration, and the ''1 Harold BliK1m, The Rtngers 1n the Tower: Studies in Romantic Tradition (Chicago. 1971), 18,19....
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