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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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A Household Book of English Poetry: Selected and Arranged, with Notes

Richard Chenevix Trench - 1870 - 466 pages
...painter's hand To express what then I saw ; and add the gleam, The light that never was, on sea or land, 15 I would have planted thee, thou hoary Pile, Amid a...to smile; On tranquil land, beneath a sky of bliss. 20 Thou should'st have seemed a treasure-house divine Of peaceful years, a chronicle of heaven ; Of...
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A Hand-book of English Literature Intended for the Use of High Schools, as ...

Francis Henry Underwood - 1871 - 664 pages
...was day to day, Whene'er I looked, thy image still was there. It trembled ; but it never passed away. 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, Volume 1

William Wordsworth - 1871 - 630 pages
...brings : I could have fancied that the mighty Пеер Was even the gentlest of all gentle things. Ah ! THEN, if mine had been the Painter's hand, To...consecration, and the Poet's dream ; I would have planted thce, thou hoary Pile Amid a world how different from this ! Beside a sea that could not cease to smile...
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The poetical works of William Wordsworth, ed. with a critical memoir by W.M ...

William [poetical works] Wordsworth - 1871 - 642 pages
...fancied that the mighty Deep Was even the gentlest of all gentie things. Ah! THEN, if mine had heen the Painter's hand, To express what then I saw ; and add the gleam, The light that never was, on sea or land, The conseeration, and the Poet's dream ; I would have planted thee, thou hoary Pile Amid a...
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Literature and Life

Edwin Percy Whipple - 1871 - 350 pages
...to the commonplaces of his thinking, and apparels his loftier conceptions in celestial light, — " The gleam, The light that never was on sea or land, The consecration and the poet's dream." The first and grandest exercise, therefore, of his imagination is the creation of this harmonizing...
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The poetical works of Wordsworth. Repr. of the 1827 ed., with ..., Issue 476

William [poetical works] Wordsworth - 1872 - 584 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 gleam, The lustre, known to neither sea nor land, But borrowed from the youthful poet's dream ; I would have planted...
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A Manual of American Literature: Designed for the Use of Schools of Advanced ...

Noble Kibby Royse - 1872 - 376 pages
...sublime and enchanting regions — regions which, to all that is lovely in the forms and colors of earth, "Add the gleam, The light that never was on sea or land, The consecration and the poet's dream." A motion of the hand brings all Arcadia to sight. The war of Troy can, at our bidding, rage in the...
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Studies in Poetry and Philosophy

J. Campbell Shairp - 1872 - 364 pages
...so powerfully the familiar appearances and common facts of earth, adding, as he himself says, — " The gleam, The light that never was, on sea or land, The consecration, and the poet's dream," one is tempted to ask, Is this true, is the light real, or only fantastic? Now in this, I conceive,...
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Shakespeare: His Life, Art, and Characters : with an Historical ..., Volume 1

Henry Norman Hudson - 1872 - 488 pages
...being. It were difficult 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 are here so commingled, — commingled, but not confounded, — that...
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Saint Pauls [afterw.] The Saint Pauls magazine, ed. by A. Trollope, Volume 12

Anthony Trollope - 1873 - 766 pages
...that verse of Wordsworth's from the " Elegiac Stanzas suggested by a picture of Poele Castle : " — " Ah ! then, if mine had been the painter's hand To...express what then I saw ; and ADD the gleam, The light tJml ntvcr max on sea or land. The consecration, and thc poefs dream! " Well, though these lines help...
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