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Poems - Page 381
by William Wordsworth - 1815
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The poetical works of William Wordsworth, ed. with a critical memoir by W.M ...

William [poetical works] Wordsworth - 1882 - 642 pages
...things violently destroyed ; the Poet hinds together hy passion and knowledge the vast empire of imman that Nature never did hetray The heart that loved her ; 'tis her priv ohjects of the Poet's thoughts are every where ; though the .eyes and senses of man are, it is true,...
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The Liberal Movement in English Literature

William John Courthope - 1885 - 272 pages
...theories of poetic diction, — ' The objects,' he cried, ' of the poet's thoughts are everywhere ; though the eyes and senses of man are, it is true, his favourite guides, yet he will follow wherever he can find an atmosphere of sensation in which to move his wings. . . . The remotest discoveries...
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 166

1885 - 850 pages
...current theories of poetic diction, — The objects [he cried] 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 wherever he can find an atmosphere of sensation in which to move...
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 169

1886 - 860 pages
...may it be said of the Poet, as Shakespeare hath said of man, t''tai he looks btfyre and after ... he binds together by passion and knowledge the vast empire of human society. . . . Poetry is the first and last of all knowledge — it isas immortal as the heart of man. These...
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Prefaces and Essays on Poetry: With a Letter to Lady Beaumont

William Wordsworth - 1892 - 214 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 violently destroyed; the Poet binds together by 25 j passion and knowledge the vast empire of human society, 'as it is spread over the whole earth,...
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Literary Criticism for Students

Edward Tompkins McLaughlin - 1893 - 284 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...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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Literary Criticism for Students

Edward Tompkins McLaughlin - 1893 - 286 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...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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Literary Criticism for Students

Edward Tompkins McLaughlin - 1893 - 288 pages
...spread over the whole earth, and 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 wheresoever he can find an atmosphere of sensation in which to...
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The Prelude to Poetry: The English Poets in the Defence and ..., Volume 10

Ernest Rhys - 1897 - 250 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...Poet's thoughts are every where; though the eyes and sensesof man are.it is true, his favourite guides, yet he will follow wheresoever he can find an atmosphere...
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Adventures in Criticism

Arthur Quiller-Couch - 1896 - 448 pages
...and love. In spite of diffeience of soil and climate, of 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." It is Wordsworth who speaks—too rhetorically, perhaps. At any rate, the prose will not compare with...
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