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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 Natural Delineation of Human Passions": The Historic Moment of Lyrical ...

C. C. Barfoot - 2004 - 296 pages
...differences of soil and climate. of language and manners. of laws and customs ... the Poet hinds together hy passion and knowledge the vast empire of human society....spread over the whole earth. and over all time."'' One may even point out that this grandiloquent statement of the powers of the poetic imagination runs...
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Multiple Lenses, Multiple Images: Perspectives on the Child Across Time ...

Hillel Goelman, Sally Ross, Sheila Marshall - 2004 - 260 pages
...between the poet and the scholar exactly right when he holds, in the Preface of Lyrical Ballads, that 'the Poet binds together by passion and knowledge the vast empire of human society' (1927, p. 182). Certainly, in the study of childhood we are surely past imagining that there is a knowing...
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Mystical Discourse in Wordsworth and Whitman: A Transatlantic Bridge

D. J. Moores - 2006 - 260 pages
...ultimately mind and nature are one and the same. The poet, armed with this immense power of Imagination, 'binds together by passion and knowledge the vast...is spread over the whole earth, and over all time' (444). He unifies all disparate entities, and his instrument - his verse - serves as 'the breath and...
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Robert Bloomfield: Lyric, Class, and the Romantic Canon

Simon White, John Goodridge, Bridget Keegan - 2006 - 324 pages
...customs . . . of things gone silently out of mind and things violently destroyed . . . binds together the vast empire of human society, as it is spread over the whole earth, and over all time."48 The Banks of Wye does not quite aspire to connect the entire known planet, but the various...
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Romanticism After Auschwitz

Sara Emilie Guyer - 2007 - 392 pages
...relationship and love. In spite of difference of soil and climate, language and manners, of laws and customs: in spite of things silently gone out of mind, and...is spread over the whole earth, and over all time. . . . Poetry is the first and last of all knowledge — it is as immortal as the heart of man. Unwilling...
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The Cambridge Companion to Elizabeth Gaskell

Jill L. Matus - 2007 - 192 pages
...the preface to Lyrical Ballads, "in spite of difference of soil and climate, of language and manners, in spite of things silently gone out of mind and things...as it is spread over the whole earth and over all time."10 The very contemporary task of writing The Life of Charlotte Bronte left Gaskell much troubled...
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The Romantics and the May Day Tradition

Essaka Joshua - 2007 - 172 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...as it is spread over the whole earth and over all time.15 Importantly, Wordsworth stresses the accessibility of customs to the poet and his possession...
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A Revolution Almost Beyond Expression: Jane Austen's Persuasion

Jocelyn Harris - 2007 - 288 pages
...of the 'mother country,' "95 but a genuinely universal artist who, as Wordsworth grandly proclaims, "binds together by passion and knowledge the vast...as it is spread over the whole earth, and over all time."96 8 The Worth of Lyme J ANE AUSTEN WRITES ABOUT LYME REGIS WITH A SPECIFICITY QUITE NEW in her...
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DIVINE SPARK

Frank MacHovec - 2007 - 206 pages
...a poet's function: "In spite of different soil and climate, language and manners, laws and customs, in spite of things silently gone out of mind and things violently destroyed, the poet binds together the vast empire of human society as it is spread over the whole earth and over time" (Beck, 1968)....
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Open Secrets: The Literature of Uncounted Experience

Anne-Lise François - 2008 - 336 pages
...to Lyrical Ballads" when assigning to the poet the role of bridging cultural and temporal distances "in spite of things silently gone out of mind, and things violently destroyed" (Wordsworth, Selected Prose, 292); here as elsewhere, whether consciously evoking "wise passiveness"...
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