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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 Poetical Works of William Wordsworth..

William Wordsworth - 1876 - 574 pages
...never was, on sea or land, The consecration, and the Poet's dream ; I would have planted thee, thon hoary pile ! Amid a world how different from this...to smile ; On tranquil land, beneath a sky of bliss : Thon shouldst have seemed a treasure-house, a mine Of peaceful years ; a chronicle of Heaven : —...
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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1876 - 562 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...and add the gleam, The light that never was on sea or land, The con secretion, and the poet's dream, — I would have planted thee, thou hoary pile, Amid...
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Our Poetical Favorites, Second Series: A Selection from the Best Monor Poems ...

1876 - 508 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 gleain, The light that never was on sea or land, The consecration, and the poet's dream, — I would...
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The Franklin Sixth Reader and Speaker: Consisting of Extracts in Prose and ...

George Stillman Hillard, Homer Baxter Sprague - 1876 - 454 pages
...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." roam to the most remote regions of the earth, or soar into realms where Spencer's shapes of unearthly...
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Chambers's Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - 1876 - 860 pages
...are at once an instance and an illustration, he does indeed, to all thoughts and to all objects — ; other gifts Have followed, for such loss, I would believe, Abundant recompense. For I have The fame of Wordsworth was daily extending, as we have said, before his death. The few ridiculous or...
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Freemason's Monthly, Volume 7

1876 - 396 pages
...on the sea beyond. The sacred emblem of our order dees, indeed, to all thoughts and all objects — "Add the gleam, The light that never was on sea or land, The consecration and the poet's dream." With the organization of the Crusades there sprang up a living principle that can never die — in...
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The Melbourne Review, Volume 1

1876 - 514 pages
...critics are beginning to see, art consists not in imitating but in idealising Nature. The artist must " Add the gleam, The light that never was on sea or land, The consecration and the poet's dream." Music, for instance, may be a form of emotional or passionate language, but it is not the mere imitation...
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A Life of Pius IX Down to the Episcopal Jubilee of 1877

Bernard O'Reilly - 1877 - 546 pages
...day is not far distant when the painters of Italy may seek in vain for inspiration and never find " the gleam. The light that never was on sea or land, The consecration, and the poet's dream." It would be impossible to describe in these pages, even did our subject and space permit it, the varied...
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The treasury of modern biography, compiled by R. Cochrane, Issue 92

Robert Cochrane (miscellaneous writer) - 1878 - 570 pages
...which 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."* DOROTHT WORDSWORTH. Wordsworth's only sister, Dorothy, whose life was so helpful in every sense to...
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English Lake District as Interpreted in the Poems of Wordsworth

William Angus Knight, William Wordsworth - 1878 - 284 pages
...at once (as I hope to show) interpreted them, as they had never been interpreted before, and added The gleam, The light, that never was on sea or land, The consecration, and the poet's dream. Most persons are aware that Wordsworth himself wrote a " Guide through the District of the Lakes in...
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