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" In spite of difference of soil and climate, of language and manners, of laws and customs: in spite of things silently gone out of mind, and things violently destroyed; the Poet binds together by passion and knowledge the vast empire of human society,... "
Poems - Page 381
by William Wordsworth - 1815
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A Difficult Grace: On Poets, Poetry, and Writing

Michael Ryan - 2000 - 204 pages
...of soil and climate, of language and manners, of laws and customs: in spite of things gone silently out of mind, and things violently destroyed; the Poet...is spread over the whole earth, and over all time. What Wordsworth did here is as ingenious and disfiguring as Sidneys transmutation of Plato. By imagining...
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The Making of the English Literary Canon: From the Middle Ages to the Late ...

Trevor Thornton Ross - 1998 - 412 pages
...spirit of all knowledge; it is the impassioned expression which is in the countenance of Science ... The Poet binds together by passion and knowledge the...as it is spread over the whole earth, and over all time."37 Severing the values of art from all interests except the transcendent desire for human solidarity,...
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Verstand und Einbildungskraft in der englischen Romantik: S.T. Coleridge als ...

Hans Werner Breunig - 2002 - 356 pages
...of all knowledge; it is the impassioned expression which is in the countenance of all science. ... the poet binds together by passion and knowledge the...is spread over the whole earth, and over all time. '" Hieraus ist deutlich ersichtlich, dass es Wordsworth um die Menschheit geht, und zwar nicht auf...
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Poetry and the Fate of the Senses

Susan Stewart - 2002 - 460 pages
...effects: In spite of difference of soil and climate, of language and manners, of laws and customs, in spite of things silently gone out of mind and things...over all time. The objects of the Poet's thoughts are everywhere; though the eyes and senses of man are, it is true, his favorite guides, yet he will follow...
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Slavery and the Romantic Imagination

Debbie Lee - 2017 - 314 pages
...of soil and climate, of language and manners, oflaws and customs: in spite of things gone silently out of mind, and things violently destroyed; the Poet...is spread over the whole earth, and over all time. ( IV Prose, 1:141l The present-day American poet Michael Ryan observes that "by imagining the audience...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - 2007 - 344 pages
...spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: It takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquilly." — "The Poet binds together by passion and knowledge...is spread over the whole earth, and over all time." — Wordsworth "Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history." — "Poets utter great and wise things...
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The Cambridge Companion to Wordsworth

Stephen Gill - 2003 - 324 pages
...and love. In spite of difference of soil and climate, of language and manners, of laws and customs, in spite of things silently gone out of mind and things...is spread over the whole earth, and over all time. (Prose i 141; punctuation as 18o2) Natural eagerness to relate this passage to the subjects and writing...
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Lyrical Ballads and Other Poems

William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 2003 - 356 pages
...language and manners, of laws and customs, in spite of things silendy gone out of mind and things violendy destroyed, the Poet binds together by passion and...is spread over the whole earth, and over all time. [p. 16] MARTIN SCOFIELD University of Kent at Canterbury 37 Wordsworth is of course using 'man' and...
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Global Civil Society?

John Keane - 2003 - 240 pages
...and events, have emergent properties that tend to be global. We are not exactly speaking here of a 'vast empire of human society, as it is spread over the whole earth' (Wordsworth33) global civil society is neither a new form of empire nor encompassing of the whole earth34...
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On Human Nature: A Gathering While Everything Flows, 1967-1984

Kenneth Burke - 2003 - 412 pages
...there are many new elements to be "poetized." But in so far as the poet "looks before and after," or "binds together by passion and knowledge the vast empire of human society," he cannot at this time be concerned with the new alone. Indeed (I'd add nowl, can he be concerned with...
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