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" IT is a beauteous evening, calm and free ; The holy time is quiet as a Nun Breathless with adoration... "
Medical Herald - Page 456
1913
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Mind in Creation: Essays on English Romantic Literature in Honour of Ross G ...

Ross Greig Woodman - 1992 - 182 pages
...his own Dover Beach. The octave of Wordsworth's sonnet describes what lies before him to the west: It is a beauteous Evening, calm and free; The holy time...is on the sea: Listen! the mighty Being is awake, And doth with his eternal motion make A sound like thunder - everlastingly. Compare these lines with...
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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - 1992 - 210 pages
...from the sea; Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn. 'It Is a Beauteous Evening, Calm and Free' It is a beauteous evening, calm and free, The holy time...down in its tranquillity; The gentleness of heaven broods o'er the Sea: Listen! the mighty Being is awake, And doth with his eternal motion make A sound...
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Wordsworth, Dialogics and the Practice of Criticism

Don H. Bialostosky - 1992 - 288 pages
...own sweet will: Dear God! the very houses seem asleep; And all that mighty heart is lying still! It is a beauteous evening, calm and free, The holy time...down in its tranquillity; The gentleness of heaven broods o'er the sea: Listen! the mighty Being is awake, And doth with his eternal motion make A sound...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 pages
...OAEL-2; OBEY; OBNC; OHFP; PoRA; PWR; SCV; TEP; TrGrPo; TTTS; UnPo; WBLP /( Is a Beauteous Evening 26 It 2-55) 47 Sightless, unless The eyes reappear As the perpetual star Multifoliate rose Of death's t (1. 1—3) 27 Thou liest in Abraham's bosom all the year; And worshipp'st at the Temple's inner shrine,...
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Selected Poems

William Wordsworth - 1994 - 587 pages
...heartfelt sighs, Among men who do not love her, linger here. '// is a beauteous evening, calm and free' It is a beauteous evening, calm and free, The holy time...down in its tranquillity; The gentleness of heaven broods o'er the Sea: Listen! the mighty Being is awake, And doth with his eternal motion make A sound...
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The Wordsworth Book of Sonnets

Masson - 1995 - 195 pages
...grant a time When good may have, as well as bad, their prime. WILLIAM DRUMMOND It is a beauteous It is a beauteous evening, calm and free, The holy time...down in its tranquillity; The gentleness of heaven broods o'er the Sea: Listen! the mighty Being is awake, And doth with his eternal motion make A sound...
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Romanticism and the Androgynous Sublime

Warren Stevenson - 1996 - 153 pages
...visit across the Channel to Annette and her and Wordsworth's daughter, Anne-Caroline, beginning: It is a beauteous evening, calm and free, The holy time...down in its tranquillity; The gentleness of heaven broods o'er the Sea; Listen! the mighty Being is awake. And doth with his eternal motion make A sound...
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Romantic Confusions of the Good: Beauty as Truth, Truth Beauty

Marion Montgomery - 1997 - 237 pages
...counterpoint to a Wordsworthian metaphor. On the beach at Calais, Wordsworth characterizes evening also. It is a beauteous evening, calm and free, The holy time is quiet as a Nun Breathless with adoration. Prufrock promises himself just such a stroll along a beach, incidentally, though we know by his own...
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Registering the Difference: Reading Literature Through Register

Lance St. John Butler - 1999 - 215 pages
...chaste religious calm. As all this implies, evening is a good time for God, as Wordsworth knew: It is a beauteous evening, calm and free; The holy time...is on the Sea: Listen! The mighty Being is awake... The god is a god of Nature, but the quasi-Christian metaphor is clear: evening is female, quiet, adoring...
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Renewing the Covenant: A Kabbalistic Guide to Jewish Spirituality

Leonora Leet - 1999 - 264 pages
...achieve a state of ultimate tranquillity. It is of such a state that the poet Wordsworth also writes: It is a beauteous evening, calm and free, The holy time...with adoration; the broad sun Is sinking down in its tranquility; The gentleness of heaven broods o'er the Sea: Listen! the mighty Being is awake, And doth...
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