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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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Giacomo Leopardi e il sublime: archeologia e percorsi di una idea estetica

Raffaele Gaetano - 2002 - 516 pages
...esprimere con un'immagine e con parole quella cosa divina che č l'artista nell'atto della creazione: «Ah! then, if mine had been the painter's hand, /...that never was on sea or land, The consecration, and poet's dream»74. Principio rintracciabile nella Biographia Literaria di 73 Tra i firmatari del manifesto...
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Lyrical Ballads and Other Poems

William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 2003 - 356 pages
...away, or brings: 10 I could have fancied that the mighty Deep Was even the gendest of all gende Things. Ah! THEN, if mine had been the Painter's hand, To...to smile; On tranquil land, beneath a sky of bliss. 20 Thou shouldst have seemed a treasure-house divine Of peaceful years; a chronicle of heaven; Of all...
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Browning and Wordsworth

John Haydn Baker - 2004 - 212 pages
...poem, linked to the "dreamlike" quality that Browning had condemned in romanticism. Wordsworth says, Ah! THEN, if mine had been the Painter's hand, To...sea or land, The consecration, and the Poet's dream. (lines 13-16) These lines present the "Poet's dream" as delusory. What the poet would add to the picture...
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Bill Brandt: A Life

Paul Delany - 2004 - 348 pages
...Wordsworth's 'Elegiac Stanzas'. Brandt, with his wide reading in English literature, probably knew the verses: Ah! then, if mine had been the Painter's hand, To...sea or land. The consecration, and the Poet's dream; Behind the brute reality of a landscape lay the potential for a higher truth. Brandt was seeking to...
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Buried Communities: Wordsworth and the Bonds of Mourning

Kurt Fosso - 2004 - 316 pages
...prior displeasure with Beaumont's painting, whose depicted castle he then naively would have situated Amid a world how different from this! Beside a sea...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...
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Allegories of One's Own Mind: Melancholy in Victorian Poetry

David G. Riede - 2005 - 236 pages
...brooding on Hallam's tomb and coating it over with the semblance of divine glory, what Wordsworth called the "gleam, / The light that never was, on sea or land, / The consecration and the Poet's dream" ("Elegiac Stanzas,"ll.14-16): When on my bed the moonlight falls, I know that in thy place of rest...
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Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic "light of All ...

Patrick J. Keane - 2005 - 575 pages
...phrase to its original Miltonic meaning in book 3 of Paradise Lost: an inner light. Wordsworth speaks of the gleam, The light that never was, on sea or land, The consecration, and the Poet's dream. (14-16) Emerson alludes to that more than natural light in "Beauty," the penultimate essay in The Conduct...
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Cultivating Picturacy: Visual Art and Verbal Interventions

James A. W. Heffernan - 2006 - 439 pages
...picture then prompts Wordsworth to imagine the kind of picture he would have created from it if he could: Ah! THEN, if mine had been the Painter's hand, To...to smile; On tranquil land, beneath a sky of bliss. (lines 13-20) Had Wordsworth been a painter, he would have taken the serene reflection of the castle...
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