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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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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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Language, Custom and Nation in the 1790s: Locke, Tooke, Wordsworth, Edgeworth

Susan Manly - 2007 - 222 pages
...one who '[i]n 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, ... binds together by passion and knowledge the vast empire of human society, as it is spread over...
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Criticism in the Wilderness: The Study of Literature Today

Geoffrey H. Hartman - 2007 - 351 pages
...popular sources and oral documentation, especially testimonies, illness narratives, and trauma stories. "In spite of things silently gone out of mind and things violently destroyed," Wordsworth wrote, "the poet binds together by passion and knowledge the vast empire of human society."...
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