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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 Works of Shakespeare: the Text Carefully Restored According to the First ...

William Shakespeare - 1851 - 500 pages
...were difficult indeed to name any thing else of human workmanship so thoroughly transfigured with " the gleam, The light that never was on sea or land, The consecration and the poet's dream : " the celestial and the earthly being so commingled, — commingled, but not confounded, — that...
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Literature and life, lects

Edwin Percy Whipple - 1851 - 144 pages
...and enchanting regions, — regions which, to all that is lovely in the forms and colours of earth, " Add the gleam, The light that never was on sea or land, The consecration and the pnet'a dream." A motion of the hand brings all Arcadia to sight. The war of Troy can, at our bidding,...
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Memoirs of William Wordsworth, Compiled from Authentic Sources; with: With ...

George Searle Phillips - 1852 - 314 pages
...have fancied that the mighty deep Was even the gentlest of all gentle things. Ah ! tfien, if mine bad been the painter's hand, To express what then I saw...and the poet's dream ; I would have planted thee, tbou hoary pile ! Amid a world how different from this ! Beside a sea that could not cease to smile...
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The Howadji in Syria

George William Curtis - 1852 - 330 pages
...their wounded Thammuz mourn." DAMASCUS " Es Sham, Shereef: the beautiful, the blessed." "Ah I if but mine had been the Painter's hand To express what then...sea or land, The consecration and the poet's dream." Wordsworth. " Air rather gardenny I should say."— MelmiUe's Moby-Dick. " Nor shall the garden during...
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The British Millennial Harbinger

1853 - 588 pages
...yield themselves to the indolence of despair — the ennui of disappointment — Becanse they fail " to add the gleam, The light that never was on sea or land ; The consecration, and the poct's dream." He who pronounced his work good at the creation, merely used the term good adjectively....
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The Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - 1854 - 776 pages
...brings : I could have fancied that the mighty Deep Wu even the gentlest of all gentle Things. Ah ! ram, if mine had been the Painter's hand, To express what...sea or land, The consecration, and the Poet's dream ; 1 would have planted thee, thou Hoary Pile ! Amid a world how different from this ! Beside a sea...
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The Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: With an ..., Volume 3

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1854 - 766 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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Proceedings of the Literary & Philosophical Society of Liverpool, Volumes 8-10

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1854 - 630 pages
...landscape." Nay, as Wordsworth expresses it, true poetry does 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." The musical beauty of language, the measure and the rhyme which the poet adopts, tends to keep in view...
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The Howadji in Syria

George William Curtis - 1856 - 380 pages
...Thammuz mourn." DAMASCUS. "Ea Sham, Shereef: the beautiful, the blessed." " Ah 1 if but mine had beea the Painter's hand To express what then I saw, and...sea or land, The consecration and the poet's dream." Wordsworth. "Air rather gardenny I should say."— Melville's Moby-Dick. • " Nor shall the garden...
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Sketches of the Poetical Literature of the Past Half-century

David Macbeth Moir - 1856 - 362 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.' " With much, nay, with almost all of this, I am quite disposed to agree ; but then it applies only...
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